Annual Independence Trout Fishing Derby

The Independence Chamber of Commerce invites visitors, friends and families to come and enjoy Father’s Day weekend with Dad.

The trout derby is a “Blind Bogey” event – Sample trout are caught shortly before the event and the secret winning weight is determined.

View the 2006 Derby results.

Lodging and Camping
We invite you to stay in one our local motels. You can bring your RV or tent and camp in one of the many local campgrounds. All of which have pristine creeks nearby.

2006 Trout Derby Sponsors
We hope you will patronize the businesses that sponsor the event:

Gardner’s True Value HardwareMairs’ Market & Deli
Dave’s Auto PartsIndependence Shell
Inyo Masonic Lodge 221F. & A.M.Independence Paiute Tribe
Valley Market & SubwayWailani Natural Pure Water Systems
Wal-Mart, RidgecrestWinnedumah Hotel
Big Pine Bristlecone MotelCourthouse Motel
Hendrix Bait & TacklePaiute Palace Casino
Ray’s Den MotelJoseph’s Bi-Rite Market, L.P.
McGee Creek Pack Station$1.00 Saving Store
Manzanar History AssociationPizza Factory, L.P.
Roger’s Tires 

2006 Trout Derby Contributors

Charmaine NolanRich and Kathy White
Ralph and Flo DoullDon and Kelly Reade
Keith and Jane Bright 

We would like to express a special thanks to the California Department of Fish and Game and the Mount Whitney Fish Hatchery for all the work they do in maintaining the great fishing experience available in the Independence area.

While You Are Here

Visit the Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery, Eastern California Museum, Manzanar National Historic Site and the Chamber’s Visitor Center in the center of town.

Sign up for the Chamber sponsored Independence Day 4K/10K Run-Walk and other July 4th Celebration activities.