The Watonga Trout Derby is Friday through Sunday (March 2-4) at Lake Watonga in Roman Nose State Park.
Anglers can register for the derby at the lake from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.
All fish must be weighed in by 3 p.m. Sunday which will mark the end of the derby.
The three-day event gives anglers a chance to catch tagged trout for prizes. An additional 100 tagged trout are put in the lake in conjunction with the normal trout stockings done by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
A drawing for the tags from all registered trout will determine the $300 grand prize cash winner.
A $100 prize will be given in the senior division (ages 18 and older) for the biggest trout caught each day. In the junior division (ages 17 and younger), a $50 prize will be awarded each day for the largest trout..
Prizes also will be given for the heaviest stringer of trout. All tagged trout are worth cash or gifts.
Alsor, one registration will be drawn to win a deluxe patio package from Lowes valued at more than $1,200 and a “Stay and Play” package from Oklahoma State Parks also will be given away. The package includes a one night stay in a cabin or standard lodge room at Roman Nose State Park, plus one round of golf for two, including cart.
The trout derby is sponsored by Friends of Roman Nose State Park and the Watonga Chamber of Commerce.