Rancho Seco 2023 Fishing Derby Registration

Rancho Seco Recreational Area

April 1 and 2, 2023

Win cash prizes plus a fishing kayak, fishing equipment and more!

  • 2-day derby entry fee: $5 (plus daily park entrance & fishing fees)
  • Gates open at 6 a.m. (rain or shine)
  • RV and tent camping, as well as boat rentals are available
  • Thousands of catchable trout planted in the lake

Submit your information below to register

A $5 ticket fee will be charged on location upon entry (does not include park entrance).

Covid Restrictions We ask all participants to evaluate themselves and NOT show up to the event if they are actively ill with COVID symptoms or have been exposed to a COVID-positive person within the last 10 days.

Please choose which age group you fall into

A Grand Prize will be awarded each day of the Trout Derby.

Grand prizes were furnished by Lasher Auto Group, The Fish Sniffer Magazine and Angler’s Press Outdoors.


Rancho Seco is located 25 miles south of Sacramento at 14960 Twin Cities Road, Herald, CA.

For more information about Derby, camping or directions, visit smud.org/RanchoSeco or call 1-800-461-6992

View the flyer for derby rules and all prizes.


Derby Flyer

Thanks for fishin’ at Rancho Seco Recreational Area