Trout Pays $10K: California angler lands “Mr. Ten Grand” at fishing derby

Of the 15,000 trout stocked ahead of California's 17th Annual Lake Isabella Fishing Derby, only two carried tags worth $10,000 to any angler lucky enough to catch one. Known as Mr. and Mrs. Ten Grand, the lucrative rainbows are planted every year but none have been caught since 1994—until now. Less than an hour before the derby's deadline, Joe Pacheco of Bakersfield brought in Mr. Ten Grand. Mrs. is still out there, and though the derby is over—and despite her name--she's worth $1 grand until May 10th.