2021derbyHeld annually for over thirty years, the Clearlake Oaks - Glenhaven Catfish Derby is the largest catfish tournament west of the Mississippi. Each May hundreds of of eager fishermen and women visit Clear Lake for a chance to land the BIG ONE and win one of many prizes. 

The tournament features:  separate divisions for adults and kids; food and entertainment; a $5,000 prize cash for the largest fish caught in the adult division; $100 for the largest fish caught in each of two kids divisions; over $10,000 total in cash and merchandise prizes.

Registration and checkin begins on Thursday of Derby week at 12:00 noon at  Derby Headquarters at the Clearlake Oaks fire station, 12655 E. Highway 20.  Fishing starts at noon on Friday and ends at noon on Sunday. 

The 2024 Catfish Derby will be held May 17th, 18th & 19th.

Now accepting entries!


Register Online for the Derby

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Entry Information Rules Prizes


Attention Derby Entrants: If fishing from a boat, you must have a current Lake County quagga mussel inspection sticker on your vessel.

Download a Catfish Derby flyer here  


Come join us this year for the most fun you've ever had fishing!


Contact the Catfish Derby here