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Big Bear Lake Fishing Weather and Fishing News Service Reports
Posted: 09-Nov-14
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The current Big Bear Lake surface water temperature is near 59 degrees
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Big Bear Lake 7 day weather UPDATED November 9 - fishing weather forecast
Weather details hour by hour for Golden Bear Cottages in Big Bear Lake

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FISHING SEASON IS STILL WIDE OPEN THIS YEAR!

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FORECAST FROM GOLDEN BEAR COTTAGES FOR SOUTHWESTERN BIG BEAR LAKE

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Big Bear Lake Weather Advisories

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 61. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 57. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38.

Veterans Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.

Point Forecast:2 Miles WSW Big Bear Lake CA
 34.23°N 116.96°W (Approx. Elev. 7047 ft.)

NOTE: Highest risk in Big Bear Lake of rainy days for the next month
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BIG BEAR LAKE RAINFALL TOTALS YEAR BY YEAR SINCE 1894

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Congratulations to little Ms. Buckner, on catching a 13 lb. 4oz. Largemouth Bass today.

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OCTOBER 11, 2014 UPDATE: 
El Niño update for 2014-15
The model predictions of ENSO for this Fall and beyond are indicating an increased likelihood of  El Niño for Fall 2014 through Winter and Spring 2015 (now 70%). This means more rain and snow for Big Bear Lake, CA in the year ahead.


Lucky Bear Fishing Charters, UPDATES

FISHING SEASON STILL WIDE OPEN THIS YEAR!


Big Bear Lake is the best spot for trout fishing in Southern California. Not only do you get a great day of fishing, but the scenery that surrounds is superb!

GOLDEN BEAR COTTAGES GUEST FISHING CHARTER FALL SPECIAL:
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Please note Lucky Bear Fishing Charter's new location

Captain John's Fawn Harbor &  Marina


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$210.00 for a 3 hour charter for up to six people. 
A fishing licenses are required for those fishing 16 or over.
Otherwise that's the TOTAL price from LUCKY BEAR CHARTERS!
Call to book ahead.Only rarely can do same day trips anymore.


Marina Info:

  • Big Bear Marina - Opened March 22-23 for the weekend pontoon boat rentals. 2014 season opening, March 28.
  • Captain John's Marina - Opened March 22-23 for the weekend pontoon boat rentals.
  • Holloway's Marina - Now Open 7 days a week for pontoon boat rentals; can launch private boats during limited hours.
  • Pine Knot Marina - Opened March 22-23 for weekend pontoon boat rentals. 2014 season opening, April 1.
  • Pleasure Point Marina - Fully Opened March 22 for pontoon boat rentals.



FISHING REPORTS!

Big Bear Lake marinas are opening early this fishing season for boat rentals. If you have your own boat the public launch ramps will open April 1.


Big Bear Lake is the best spot for trout fishing in Southern California. Not only do you get a great day of fishing, but the scenery that surrounds is superb!
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Marina Contact Info:

  • Big Bear Marina - 500 Paine Ct., Big Bear Lake, CA  (909) 866-3218

  • Captain John's Marina - 39369 North Shore Drive #350., Fawnskin, CA 92333-0350 (909) 866-6478.

  • Holloway's Marina - 398 Edgemoor Rd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 1-909-866-5706 (one mile from Golden bear Cottages)

  • Pine Knot Marina - 439 Pine Knot Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315  (909) 866-7766.

  • Pleasure Point Marina - 603 Landlock Landing Big Bear Lake, CA 1-909-866-2455 (about one block from Golden Bear Cottages)  Visit Website
  • "We take care of Golden Bear Cottages guests who come to fish with us.
    We give them lasting memories so they will come back for more great
    Big Bear Lake fishing experiences, year after year after year. Thank you". 
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    $210.00 for a 3 hour charter for up to six people. 
    fishing licenses are required for those fishing 16 or over.
    Otherwise that's the TOTAL price from LUCKY BEAR CHARTERS!
    Call to book ahead.Only rarely can do same day trips anymore.

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2014 Big Bear Fishing Reports
October 11, 2014

There's no finer time to be out on beautiful Big Bear Lake trolling for rainbow trout.  The tree leaves are turning vibrant colors before our eyes daily now.  The air is starting to chill with the scent of wood burning from chimney's and there's frost on the boat in the morning now!  All these are indicators that the trout are about to adjust to the cooler water temperatures and the bite will be on most days to come before seasons end.  This is truly prime time to be on the lake since all other recreation activities have subsided and fishing is the main attraction now with incredible conditions.  The past couple weeks through a curve at us several times as we expected and we had to work a bit harder to locate and get the trouts attention.  With the water temperatures adjusting and a huge plant for TroutfesT the fish were temperamental at times as they scatter all around the lake.  The good news is the past six hours of fishing did bring a change for the better for those trolling.  Last weekend was TroutfesT 2014 and Lucky Bear Fishing Friend John Rizya and his family had success trolling night crawlers on their down rigger and leaded line.  The youngest of the Rizya Family, Deztany, won FIRST PLACE of the girls division.  Deztany's grandpa, John did a excellent job putting the family on the fish and Deztany did a great job catching!!  Please see our special report on these TroutfesT memories at our Lucky Bear FaceBook page and please LIKE US.   https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.733428596694123.1073741875.106167629420226&type=1

The past two weeks the majority of our fish have been caught along the south shore from Gilner Pt to Papoose Bay and in the middle of the lake many times.  We did catch along the north shore from SS Relief to the West Ramp but many times we could find a good pattern and get into fish before venturing too far from Metcalf Bay and Boulder Bay.  There were times we did get into double and triple hits which is always nice and brings memorable excitement to the trip!  The down riggers were at 3-15 feet most times and leaded lines from 2-4 colors.  Down riggers did well with custom made spinners tipped with crawlers and the hottest lures on leaded lines were Watermelon and Red Magic Needlefish, brown and gold colored/patterned Rapalas, Phoebes and Little Warriors in Green Gobie and Heavens Door both with copper backs.  Flat lining a variety of Rapalas and Flicker Shads has brought a few of the larger fish ranging 2 1/2-3 pounds.  Timing has been hard to call but fortunately three hour trips seem to always average from 5-15 fish and occasionally late mornings-mid day did have a little more action.  Everyone is mentioning the ideal weather and beauty of the ever changing scenery and enjoying the photo opportunities.  There is no better time to plan a getaway to Big Bear after summer has ended and before the winter rush- a special calm or LULL that most locals and visitors who know enjoy most!

Please call Golden Bear Cottages for lodging 800-461-1023  GoldenBearCottages.com and Lucky Bear Fishing Charters 909-866-7303 for guided fishing trips and our Fall $210 special for 6 people.






Beautiful conditions and nice Fall weather have many planning Big Bear fishing trips!

Families, couples and groups of friends, colleagues and coworkers are still planning getaways while the gorgeous summer conditions continue and fishing is the highlight of the mountain stay!  Trolling has been perfect this past week out on the lake.  We covered the entire west end at times but from Metcalf Bay to the dam has continued to be the most productive area for us.  From Boulder Bay to Papoose Bay has been particularly generous with action and on occasion the dam has been a sure place to get into frequent doubles.  Again, it's been a week of multiple fish hitting at once and landed at the same time which is extra thrilling and makes for priceless memories.  Down riggers have been running a variety of custom made spinners with blades from Alaska and assorted UV and Glow Beads we've collected from Utah to Michigan!  Orange, Red with Crystal and custom painted blades with UV, Glitter and Glow finishes in reds, purples, greens and blues.  Leaders from 3″-24″ trail the in line spinners with a night crawler and keeping em pinched off with less instead of MORE has been best to avoid short strikes.  Leaded lines have been at 2-3 colors and hottest lures have been Green Gobie/Copper, Heavens Door/Copper and Wicked Witch/Silver Little Warriors, Watermelon and Red Magic Needlefish, Gold and Copper Thomas Bouyants.  Slower speed has been best and turns have also contributed to some of the better strikes.  Most of the 2+ lb rainbows were caught up at the shallower depths on the down riggers with night crawlers on spinners.  Three hour trips have been great to allow for the LULL that can happen and for the hour that can be total glory!  At times the lures are on fire then the spinners go wild so it's been great to have a combination of different rigs and depths running at once.  This has been a awesome week for Lucky Bear with many returning customers who we enjoy taking to the rainbow trout each season and also a couple special new fishing friends we've made.  We look forward to all visitors, second home owners and locals coming back and fishing for rainbow trout on Big Bear Lake.

Please call Pleasure Point Marina for pontoon rentals at 909-866-2455, Golden Bear Cottages for lodging 800-461-1023  GoldenBearCottages.com and Lucky Bear Fishing Charters 909-866-7303 for guided fishing trips.


Fishing Report September 8, 2014 By trish
Super end to summer as fabulous fall time fishing arrives on Big Bear Lake!
Trolling for rainbow trout has been incredible this past week on Big Bear Lake with limits for almost all and several hard fighters up to three pounds.   Summer vacation is over and the kids have gone back to school.  This means the lake is now wide open for fishing as the temperatures drop and summertime activities dwindle down.  What a fantastic week filled with lots of catching and releasing in beautiful conditions and mild weather.  We have experienced some of the best fishing of the season in the past 30 days averaging 15-30 fish in three hours!  It's hard to keep the fish off the lines lately and more are landed as we seemed to cease the short striking.  Consistency in lures, locations, depths and trolling patterns or style of troll were all dialed in and became easy.  We found the right combination that would work well at any time of day the past 30+ hours on the lake.  Most rainbow trout were caught along the south shore from Metcalf Bay to the dam and we concentrated on the middle of the lake and over to the drop offs and several times had great action from Grays Landing to the SS Relief.  Getting into a rhythm and repeating and coming into several fish at a time was simple and countless double and triple hits throughout the week.  Many times two fish were put in the net at once.  Night crawlers on various custom spinners in UV and Glow with different combinations of orange, red, crystal or chartreuse running at 2-6 feet and 10-15 feet on the down riggers were HOT all week.    Leaded lines tinkered between 2-4 colors with Red Magic, Water Melon and Chicken Wing Needlefish or Green Gobie/Copper Little Warrior, Purple Hot Head and Brass Red Head Wee Dick Nites and various Rapalas in Greens, Gold or Firetiger.  All times of day have been fine for fishing with only a couple moments during mid day that lull but with three hour trips it's been plenty of time to be productive.  It's now the time of year to have layers of warm clothing handy and plenty of water as the dryer, cooler air arrives.    Please call Pleasure Point Marina for pontoon rentals at 909-866-2455, Golden Bear Cottages for lodging 800-461-1023  GoldenBearCottages.com and Lucky Bear Fishing Charters 909-866-7303 for guided fishing trips.



Friends and families havin' fun with all the rainbow trout action trolling on beautiful Big Bear Lake!

You cannot find a more comfortable time to troll for rainbow trout on Big Bear Lake.  The temperatures are perfect the skies are blue and sometimes full of fluffy white clouds.  We've been blessed with incredible sunrises and sunsets too!  The consistency in fishing for us has been the territory and depths we are covering.  Other than that it's hard to find the same lure or rig that stays ON at a particular time of day or for a long period of time.   As soon as you want to say something is ON FIRE it will TURN OFF. The secret to us averaging 8-15 fish within three hours is to keep changing up our location, lures/rigs and speed.  There have been times we are almost at a drift and other times we've been doing well by keeping the speed faster than normal.  Using more rigs with rattle, thumps and sound and UV and GLOW is vital!  Whether these lures are the ones hit or acting as attractors to bring the trout to the other lines we tend to keep a couple NOISY or BRIGHT lures/rigs running always.  UV and GLOW and lures or rigs more common with Salmon, Walleye or Kokanee have been key all season and the past two seasons and they continue to catch the most fish.  If the larger lure has too big of a hook we change it out or make  a SHORT leader 3-14″ to trail a night crawler on.  We trolled over 40 hours this past week  and fished the entire west end of the lake.  Most rainbow trout were caught from Metcalf Bay to the dam and many fish hit in the middle of the lake in the deeper water.  The down riggers were at 3, 6, 12 and 15 feet and the leaded lines were running from 2 1/2 to 4 colors.  Flexibility and willingness to change up lures and check night crawler rigs often as well as to keep moving to new locations are key now.  Not near as many doubles and no triple hook ups this past week which was a bit different than earlier in the month.   The past week clients did land over 1/2 dozen 2-3+ lb bows - all were exceptional hard fighters and beautiful fish.  All the larger fish were caught on night crawlers trailing on custom made rigs of red or orange colors.  The hottest lures of the week on the leaded lines were Watermelon and Pearl Bikini Needlefish, Wicked Witch and Green Gobie copper finish Little Warriors, Cat Dog and Purple Frog copper finish Scorpion Stingers and one particular PK Lure Prototype with a gold finish and orange dot pattern!!! Various sizes and types of Rapalas from HJ to ULM's- we had em all out this past week!   Purples including Sunfires and Purpledescents and Greens like Perch, Bass or Muddler as well as Gold and Chrome finishes at 2-3 colors on the leaded lines and on the surface.   Not one particular Rapala turned on it's been such a variety and fun to have a huge arsenal of sizes and types now.  Best time of day could be ANY lately but three hour trips seem to be PERFECT for the trouts agenda as they do take their occasional breaks!  There truly is no finer time to be out of the heat and on the lake trolling in fresh air with breath taking scenery while reelin' in rainbow trout.   Please call Pleasure Point Marina for pontoon rentals at 909-866-2455, Golden Bear Cottages for lodging 800-461-1023  GoldenBearCottages.com and Lucky Bear Fishing Charters 909-866-7303 for guided fishing trips.



Summer's coming and the rainbow trout are biting on Big Bear Lake!

This past week brought QUALITY size rainbow trout and decent fishing any time of day for us. Late morning and mid day seemed to be the best times overall for conditions and number of fish caught. We trolled the south shore from Gilner Pt to Papoose Bay and most the rainbow trout were hitting from 3ft-15ft from Metcalf Bay to Boulder Bay. Night crawlers were the hottest ticket and at the top of the menu all week long. Detail in the rigging/leaders, quality bait and patience when reeling in all helped when trying to keep the fish on the hook! Varying speed and turns also kept us getting into doubles and triples most trips. Little Warrior spoons in Green and Gold Gobie with silver finish when bright out, Scorpian Stinger spoons in Cat Dog and Purple Frog with copper finish when darker out , Tasmanian Devils in Pink/Purple and Yellow/Orange all at 3 colors on the leaded lines. Olive Flies, PK Lures Prototype Flies and Rapalas in various patterns in shades of greens on the surface. Night Crawlers from 3ft-19ft on the down riggers. We trolled 21 hours this past week and averaged 7-18 fish on each three hour trip. The trout are fighting hard and many ranged 2-3lbs. On June 4th we took eight Boy Scouts out and they each landed 2 fish within 3 hours no problem following great instructions and working as a team during double hookups! The weather is spectacular and the fish are biting. Call Lucky Bear Fishing Charters at 909-866-7303 for guided fishing charters on Big Bear Lake.



Fishing Report May 30, 2014
It was a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend on Big Bear Lake. This is a favorite time of year when the trout keep us workin' to find the hungry ones and trolling allows us to cover lots of territory quickly. The trout are well fed from all the natural food supply and the 2lb+ size and beautiful pink meat is an indicator of time well spent in a quality lake. We did pick up some smaller stocked trout along the way this past week and almost all were released successfully. The good news is you can figure out and almost isolate where the nicer size hold overs are biting. The past week we would find the best trout in 38 feet deep in the lake.
ALL fish were caught between 41-42 feet deep so we are aware they are moving rapidly and into the deeper water. When we fished east of Metcalf Bay/Windy Point we hit almost all smaller fish. This week our depths completely changed along with our bait and lures and we were able to locate a few reliable spots that would give within a three hour trip most times of day. The largest rainbow trout were caught on the surface, 6-12 feet on down riggers and 2 1/2 to 3 colors on the leaded lines with occasional other hits down at 25-28 feet on down riggers and as deep as 4 or 5 colors on the leaded line! So flexibility has been key to getting our numbers up from the start of the season. This week we averaged 6-10 trout in three hours and had a couple of 2 fish trips and spent 24 hours on the lake. Best spot for us was along Trout Alley and out across to Gray's Landing and back to Windy Point. We stayed in 41-42 deep water as much as possible until hitting shallower areas of the lake. Some fish were caught to the East too. Hottest lures were Little Warriors Barney/Silver or Gold, Heavens Door/Silver, Hot Banana Glow, various Brown Trout Rapalas, Purple Hot Head Wee Dick Nite, Sarge's Ballistic Bait Co. Ballistic Baby inline spinner, Dark Purple Frog Scorpian Stinger and UV Hum Dingers in silver and pink. Night crawlers were working well from surface to 12 feet at times. Many others too hit and the notable colors were once again BRIGHT PINK or DARK PURPLE and PERCH and GOBIE. What might have been working for us in the past is not working this season yet so be flexible and change up every 15 minutes or so and you will catch. Winds have been a challenge at times but fishing is doable and otherwise the conditions and weather are PERFECT now. Go to Big Bear Sporting Goods for tips and all necessary fishing supplies for Big Bear Lake 909-866-3222, Pleasure Point Marina for pontoon/kayak/canoe and slip rentals 909-866-2455, Capt John's Fawn Harbor for fishing boat/kayak/canoe rentals 909-866-6478 and Lucky Bear Fishing Charters 909-866-7303. GoldenBearCottages.com and Lucky Bear Fishing Charters 909-866-7303 for guided fishing trips. http://www.luckybearfishing.com/memorial-day-weekend-on-big-bear-lake





Fishing Report May 22, 2014

We managed to find most fish in the rougher conditions up near the surface or down deeper.  The past week we spent 15 hours on the lake and all our rainbow trout were caught trolling from Metcalf Bay to Papoose Bay and between Gilner Pt and Windy Pt.  Flies and Rapalas on the surface particularly when the slight wind and ripple picks up across the lake.   Down riggers were hitting at 4- 6, 19, 21 and 23 feet and leaded lines were at 3-4 colors.  The hottest lures were  CD-3 and CD-5 Rapalas in various patterns, Little Warriors in Green and Gold Gobie with silver or gold backs, various PK Lures Flies prototypes and a variety of flashers/dodgers with night crawlers.  Not enough consistency with many lure patterns so not worth mentioning specific colors/patterns.   Worth noting that many lures/flashers/dodgers we used were in green and purple shades and silver/copper/gold finishes all hit.  What's important is to continuously switch up as the conditions and sun/clouds changes brightness throughout the day.  Varying leaders,  speed and turns will help put the fish on the lines when the trout won't bite!  Don't always follow the norm when the fish are not biting.  Some very bright lures hit while darker out and gobie, perch, baby bass patterns were workin well at moments and could rarely get the brown, rainbow trout or firetiger to hit.   We averaged 12 fish in three hours and ran about 30 different lures/rigs on 5-6 lines per trip.  The bite has been hard to call with time of day and extreme differences with the winds.   We had a 4 fish 3 hour trip on this past Thursday and Linda Ankrom from San Diego landed a beautiful 4.32lb lunker on this lower count trip.  Then we had a 22 fish 4 hour trip on Saturday during the May Trout Classic.  Both of these trips mentioned were late morning-mid day, similar wind conditions and we covered same locations and used similar variety of lures and night crawlers.  The moon has been BRIGHT and winds not always favorable but we are catching by switching up often and sticking in the areas where we initially get more than one hit because beggars can't be choosers when you're dealing with GUSTS or LACK of wind.  Plan to spend a little extra time if possible and you can never have enough in your fishing pantry or arsenal to catch the rainbow trout.   We ran about 70 lures/rigs, two different size crawlers and three different scents during the past four trips.  This is a wonderful time of year to visit and fish on Big Bear Lake the scenery is gorgeous and weather is spectacular.   Please call Pleasure Point Marina for pontoon rentals at 909-866-2455, Golden Bear Cottages for lodging 800-461-1023  GoldenBearCottages.com and Lucky Bear Fishing Charters 909-866-7303 for guided fishing trips.




May 17, 2014

This weekend is the 32nd annual Jim Hall May Trout Classic. Large stocks of trout have been going in the lake every week for the last month with fish up to 8lbs. The boaters are fishing North Shore from the buoy line up to the North Shore landing in 8-15 feet of water. Needle fish in brass or pearl essence have been working great as well as night crawlers. Shore fisherman are fish by the Dam in 20-22 feet of water and casting 60 feet from shore with 3 foot leaders and a variety of powerbaits. Small mouth have picked up around China Island on a variety of plastics. Crappie and Bluegill are slow still but fish the dogs with earth colored jigs and you will find a few. Catfish has picked up with most catches being Bullheads and Channel Cats but there are a few Blues being caught as well. Mackerel and Catfish Stinkbait seem to be the best baits. Water Temperatures are between 54degrees.




Fishing Report - May 10, 2014
Trout fishing has been excellent on holdover rainbows and DFW trout were planted each of the past two weeks and more fish are slated for next week. The trout spread over much of the lake. For shore anglers the north shoreline has been the best bet with small lures and floating baits both good bets. The trollers are working the Trout Triangle in the east end of the lake, through the middle of the lake, and at the dam with Needlefish and Thomas Bouyants. Limits are common with a lot of the holdover rainbows hitting the two-pound mark or more. Largemouth bass are very active, holding off points in 12 to 20 feet of water. Best baits are drop-shotted Robo Worms and skirted crayfish jigs. The bass are also showing along docks all over the lake. Smallmouth bass have moved on and off beds due to chilly weather, but are now setting up in the back of bays for spawning. Crappie and bluegill remain sluggish, but should come on strong as the weather continues to improve. The marinas and public boat launches are all open, and the Jim Hall Memorial Trout Classic will be held May 17-18 (info by calling 909-585-4007). For more fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods 909-866-3222.


Big Bear Lake Fishing Report (BBLMD) May 3, 2014:

Trout success is screaming and it is as good as it gets. We have seen limits as the norm and there isn't anything that doesn't work right now (except sleeping on the couch has had limited success). The District has made a couple trout plants to the Lake, hoping to see the DFW (Dept. of Fish and Wildlife) truck arrive and fill this baby to the brim with rainbows. The carry over fish from the winter are still showing up and the planters are filling the balance of the creel. Baiters from the shore are doing well on dough baits with 2 to 3 foot leaders on a slip sinker rig and the people on the move trolling have spanked them with Rapalas of all shapes and sizes the brook trout color seems to work best for me this time of year. Of course the lead core boys chatter is two to three colors and the needle fish combo is hard to beat. One thing for sure is water clarity is off the hook and light line is the ticket to fool the smart ones. Stay away from using rope or large cable because it DOESN'T WORK!!! Use as light of line as you can this water clarity is very good and these rainbow trout can be very line shy.

Bassers are finding fish on deep structure and doing well I might add. Lots of 3lb fish are showing up. Try bouncing a jig or two through the structure and wake these fish up. This season is going to be epic for small mouth and large mouth. We just broke a large mouth Lake record and I know the smallie record will be shattered this year as well.

No bluegill reports or crappie, but I can see them getting ready to have the annual crappie spring extravaganza. These crappie have grown quite a bit in a year and this should be a good year for some nice pan ready slabs.

No catfish reports to speak of but I have seen some carp floating on the warm sunny days. Carp Roundup this year is June 21st-22nd; come one, come all!




Fishing Report  April 19, 2014
Trout fishing is off the hook right now. Cold temps combined with high oxygen levels has the Trout moving all over the lake. Shore anglers are catching them on the West end of the lake down by the Dam, Windy Point, Juniper Point and the East launch ramp. Fishing early morning or evening hours is the best time for catching them. Powerbait and Nightcrawlers on a 3 foot leader off the bottom is working good. The colors are salmon egg peach and garlic yellow. Inflated night crawlers keep them from sitting off the bottom. Bass are hunkering down still but structure is producing some Smallmouth Bass. Catfish is slow but Bullheads continue to bite on NIghtcrawlers and Mackerel. Trolling is working well by the Solar Observatory and up the centerline of the lake.


Fishing Report from the BBLMD on April 1st, 2014


The Spring trout season is HERE and it is time for the spring trout boil to begin. The fish are stacking on the tributaries in hopes that the streams will flow and the snow melt will provide a wall of water to make their way upstream and find a new girlfriend. However the little bit of precipitation we received was mostly rain and the snowpack is currently non-existent. There is still some time to bring the Lake up to a reasonable level and add to the one foot lake level rise we just received with the last rain storm.

Now to the fun stuff… the fish are biting and they are big, I mean real big, as in 3lb stuff that are very common on stringers all over. I have seen the fly fishing gang doing very well on the pre-spawn fish and also floating bait with light, cold water colors and crawlers are putting fish in the bank. Juniper is always a producer when the water is warming and Stanfield works also. The Windy Point area has been pretty steady and will certainly have picked up big time from there to the Dam as the water warms. Folks are filling their stringers up; all along the shoreline from the old Gray's landing to the dam with big bad twelve sandwich eating monsters. This is as good as it gets!!!! My friends can even catch fish when it is like this. The East ramp is opening up on April 1st and with this report the world may show up, so come early and just an FYI the ramp will be closed on April 4th for a bike pre-qualification run. Big Bear Marina will offer free launching that day to cover any die hard fisherman.

To let you in on a little secret; we have found a source to augment our trout stocking and I may be making this happen very soon. I would tell you when but I would have to … you know the rest.

OK, we just dropped 3,500lbs of line rippers ready for the frying pan but you have to catch them first so loosen your drag because they will be taking some line.

Remember fishing in the tributaries is prohibited when the streams are flowing in the spring and game warden Rick has already said he is on the prowl for violators.

2014 Fishing and Boating events on Big Bear Lake are listed below:

Big Bear lake 2014 Summer/Fall Events

 

June 20-22

Jazz Trax on the Lake

 (760) 333-9100

VIEW WEBSITE

June 20-22

11th Annual Carp Roundup

BBMWD

(909) 866-5796

CLICK HERE

June 21-22

Aaron's Bass Tournament Championship Series 3

Aaron Armstrong Big Bear Charter Fishing

VIEW WEBSITE

(909) 866-7374

June 28

ABC Safe Boating Class

Coast Guard Auxiliary

Contact Mark Poster

(909) 725-0447

CLICK HERE

 

June 28

Big Bear Triathlon

Big Bear Valley Triathlon Club

info@bbvtriclub.com

July 4

Fourth of July Fireworks 2012

Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake

Contact Skip Suhay

July 5

Free Fishing Day

Department of Fish and Game

VIEW WEBSITE

July 12

Big Bear PaddleFest

North Shore Trading Co. Jim Dooley

VIEW WEBSITE

July 19

Big Bear Big Bass Tournament

Aaron Armstrong Big Bear Charter Fishing

(909) 866-7374

VIEW WEBSITE

August 16

Big Bear Big Bass Tournament

Aaron Armstrong Big Bear Charter Fishing

(909) 866-7374

VIEW WEBSITE

August 17

BBMWD Celebrating 150 Years

BBMWD

(909) 866-5796

August 23

ABC Safe Boating Class

Coast Guard Auxiliary

Contact Mark Poster

(909) 725-0447

CLICK HERE

August 23

Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show

Charlie Brewster - ACBS

(909) 866-4643

September 6

Free Fishing Day

Department of Fish and Game

VIEW WEBSITE

September 21-22

Big Bear Lake Hobie Cat Regatta

William Kanayan

(951) 317-1010

No Website

September 27-28

Big Bear Big Bass Tournament

Aaron Armstrong Big Bear Charter Fishing

(909) 866-7374

VIEW WEBSITE

October 4-5

Troutfest

Western Outdoor News and

Big Bear Lake Resort Association

(800) 424-4232

CLICK HERE

October 18-19

Aaron's Fall Bass Blast

Aaron Armstrong Big Bear Charter Fishing

(909) 866-7374

VIEW WEBSITE

October 18-19

K.O.O.L. KIDS

BBMWD

(909) 866-5796

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MARCH 27, 2014 FISHING REPORT
www.luckybearfishing.com - Although the past week brought cooler weather and tougher fishing conditions it was well worth the effort to bundle up and venture out on the hunt for the hungry, aggressive ones.   There's nothing like trolling around gorgeous Big Bear Lake in the spring.  While fishing for rainbow trout you will enjoy the incredible color changes in foliage around the shore, bright blue skies and crisp air with the hint of wood burning in the cabin stoves around the lake.  Every trip has been blessed with eagle sightings lately.   Just spend a few hours along the shore or on a boat fishing Big Bear Lake this time of year and you should be hooked for life!  Several very nice size hard fighters right under 3lbs were landed in past days and all the trout that hit were feisty.  It was slim pickin' as far as locations where we could find the most aggressive and active fish.  The trout are all over the lake now, adjusting to the dramatic change in temps.  They are well fed and still a bit touchy and acting finicky at times.  Dozens of night crawlers were snatched right off the hooks and many hits on lures running on the leaded lines.  We covered lots of territory some trips but always found ourselves back at the same HOT spots.  Metcalf Bay (near Golden Bear Cottages), Windy Point and Gilner Point is where the majority of the trout were caught.  We averaged 12 fish in three hours.  Hottest lures have been UV red and Watermelon Needlefish, Green Gobie in copper or silver and Heavens Door copper Little Warriors, various smaller Rapalas on the surface, PK Lures Flutter Fish and flies,  flo pink Macks Wedding Rings re-rigged with glow beads and tipped with a night crawler and various dodgers/flashers with night crawlers on 8-14″ leaders.   Leaded lines hit most at 4 colors and down riggers at 3, 12 and 22 feet.  Vary speed and turn to get the fish aggressive and on the hook.   Patience and letting the fish fight is key to catching and never assume that the fish is small or not on the line.  The three biggest fish of the week hit delicately, fought hard and then played possum at times!   Be aware and check lures for weed often and crawlers must be watched closely for strikes.   Some trips we got into great consistency and others each fish came in on a different lure or rig.  So variety, determination, flexibility with locations has been vital to making the day go easy.  Never feel your failing and always keep trying and stay creative and positive - you will catch your limit!  Make sure to have fresh line, sharp hooks a good net and great selection of bait and lures there is a great chance of landing a lunker now.  Most important- prepare and dress warm and always think safety FIRST.  Also, plenty of snacks and drinks/water always make fishing extra enjoyable this time of year.  Lucky Bear Fishing Charters 909-866-7303

 BIG BEAR LAKE 2014 FISHING AND BOATING EVENT SCHEDULE
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Provided by the Big Bear Lake Marketing Association

2013 Archived Big Bear Lake fishing reports:
October 14, 2013 -- Fishing report
Fall has arrived and the change in temperature gets the rainbow trout spunky, on the move and has us on our toes a bit more.  Flexibility, determination and willingness to try new things and get outside the box is what keeps us catching satisfactory numbers.   Six to 15 trout within 3 hours was our average the past week and there was a tough 3 fish trip when the trout were striking short and not hooked deep at all.  Trout are delicate and if not hooked well patience and finesse becomes more critical.  More territory than usual has been covered and when coming into an area that gave two or more hits the best strategy has been to focus and concentrate on these small spots and not be so choosy!  If the trout are being particular it’s best to respect that or you will spend more time fishing not catching.  Most our fish came from the same three areas of the lake the past two weeks but not the same spots or depths.   Along the south shore from Gilner Point to Papoose Bay is where majority of the trout were caught in the morning through mid day.  Then early afternoon to dusk we spent most time along the north shore from SS Relief to Grays Landing and to the dam.  Covering all depths from shore to the middle of the lake is also key now.  Several nice hold overs at 2+lbs were caught very close to shore down at about 15 feet and others were caught out in the middle of the lake down at 20-25 feet.  The trout are enjoying the change in temperatures and moving around rapidly and are feisty and hard fighting.   Checking drags and lines frequently is important too.  We have our drags set to run and checking lures for weed and flashers/dodgers with crawlers about every 10-15 minutes.  Many crawlers will get hit and it is worth feeding about three trout to land one.  Using scent and glow beads has helped get more trout on the hook for sure.   Being active and aware will keep you warm and presentation perfect.  When you get a bite/hit be patient and let the trout fight and wear out while keeping lines tight and you will get more fish to the net.   Forcing or slack in the line is the little window a trout will take to escape!   The hottest lures are UV red and watermelon needlefish, Heavens Door/copper, Green Gobie/silver,  Gold Gobie/copper and gold Little Warriors, little copper Phoebe, chartreuse Macks wedding rings, various salmon spoons made into flashers many with metallic purple and silver, watermelon, fire tiger dodgers with a night crawler on a 10-12″ leader.  The shorter the leader â€" the more action so try various leader lengths.   In spring we had a 3 foot leader and during summer we ran 8-14 inch leaders.  Down riggers were from 4 to 20 feet and most fish hit at 4 and 14 feet.  Leaded lines from 2 1/2-4 1/2 colors most hitting around 4 colors.  Very little surface action but a few nicer size fish caught flat lining and at 4ft on Macks wedding rings (re-rigged with glow beads!).   Confidence, persistence and creativity are great qualities to possess while fishing for rainbow trout on Big Bear Lake!  Being prepared with good gear, tackle and proper clothing and most important think safety to ensure a fun and successful time as the temperatures have dropped.  Warm feet, hands, neck and head really help to keep you focusing on the fishing and good times.  It’s been extremely dry so don’t forget to drink water and protect your skin from the elements.  With a little extra preparation and thought to detail you will prevent distractions and you may catch a lunker!  Good luck to all participating in the upcoming tournament.  The summer rush is gone and we hope more detail in the reports inspires you to get your gear in order and come to Big Bear Lake for some of the best fishing and scenery of the entire season!  Lucky Bear Fishing Charters 909-866-7303


Archived Fish Reports: Lucky Bear Fishing Charters
Fish Report 9/19/13

The weather is starting to change and fall is in the air.  We averaged 10 rainbow trout in a three hour trip and there were a couple six and eight fish trips and as many as 18 fish in a trip so timing has mattered.  All times of day have been fine to troll for rainbow trout but no time has been consistently the best.  We have stayed west of Gilner and Windy Points and most trout were caught in front of Boulder Bay and Papoose Bay and up to the dam and along the north shore to Grays Landing.  The fish were all over the lake and many different depths so we covered lots of territory each trip.   Down riggers were from 2 to 20 feet, leaded lines 2 1/2 to 4 colors and the surface was hitting on occasion as well.  The hottest lures were UV red, UV pink and watermelon needlefish, brown trout Rapalas, Heavens Door and Gold Gobie Little Warriors, PK Lures prototype flies and Flutter Fish and night crawlers.   The trees are starting to change colors and jackets are now required many times!  It's been absolutely spectacular out and around the lake and sometimes we were the only boat on the lake.  No finer time to come fishing for rainbow trout in Big Bear than in the fall.  Go to Big Bear Sporting Goods for gear and tackle 909-866-3222 and Lucky Bear Fishing Charters 909-866-7303.
We have been blessed again with another great week of guests and fishing in Big Bear Lake.
Thank you.



Archived Fish Reports: Lucky Bear Fishing Charters
Fish Report 9/9/13
The past week we took some more time off for R&R, and each time we ventured out on a trip it remained no brainer fishing!  Trolling for rainbow trout has been phenomenal for us the entire summer.  We figured out the perfect blend between down riggers, leaded lines and surface.  Labor Day weekend was spectacular and the majority of our trout were caught in the a.m. and mid day along the south shore from Metcalf Bay to the dam and then in the late afternoons to dusk we stayed along the north shore from the west ramp to the dam.  Hot spots were Trout Alley and from Grays Landing to the dam.  Hottest lures have been UV Red and Watermelon Needlefish, brown trout and various other smaller sized Rapalas, Heavens Door Little Warrior, PK Lures prototype flutter fish and flies and night crawlers.  The down riggers were at 3 and 14 feet and leaded lines at 3 to 4 colors.  When boat activity subsided and we could put lures on the surface several different Rapalas and Flicker Shads turned on.  There were a couple 40+ and many 15-20 fish trips in the past week.  Anytime of day has been fine to troll with exception of a few trips we had to work our times out with the lightning and rain.  Truly amazing days lately on the lake and no less than FIVE STARS for beautiful Big Bear Lake and the rainbow trout this week!  For all your Big Bear Lake gear and tackle go to Big Bear Sporting Goods 909-866-3222 and for guided trips call Lucky Bear Fishing Charters 909-866-7303.
 

Archived: Lucky Bear Fishing Charters Fish Report 8/22/13
This past week we covered the entire west end from Metcalf Bay to the dam.  Most fish were caught in front of Metcalf Bay, Trout Alley, Grays Landing and near the dam.  Hot lures were UV Red and Watermelon Needlefish, various brown trout Rapalas, Heavens Door and a variety of Little Warriors, prototypes of PK Lures flutter fish and flies, and night crawlers.  GLOW and UV lures are working well with rainbow trout when trolling.  Leaded lines are running at 3 to 5 colors and down riggers steady at 2-4 feet and 13-15 feet and surface has been fair.  All times have day have been fine for trolling and we averaged 6 to 24 rainbow trout within 3 hours.  Go to Big Bear Sporting Goods for gear and tackle 909-866-3222, Pleasure Point Marina on the south shore for fishing boats and pontoon rentals 909-866-2455, Capt John's Fawn Harbor & Marina on the north shore for fishing boat and pontoon rentals 909-866-6478 and Lucky Bear Fishing Charters 909-866-7303



Archived: Lucky Bear Fishing Report 7/29/13
This past week we trolled 36 hours and covered the entire west end and majority of the rainbow trout were hitting along the north shore from Windy Point to the dam.  Our depths were from the surface to 20 feet.  All times of day have been good fishing and late afternoon tends to pick up particularly near dusk.  Leaded lines at 3 to 4 colors and down riggers running from 3 to 6 feet and 13 to 15 feet most times.  Flicker Shads on the surface, Needlefish, Dick Nites, Little Warriors and PK Lures proto type flies and flutter fish were the hottest lures of the week on leaded lines and night crawlers or various spoons on down riggers.  The weather has been great with the exception of a few showers and a bit of lighting but as quick as it arrived it cleared out and fishing remained strong.  In a three hour trip we caught 6-24 fish this past week so timing has been key to the fish count.  Even the low count of six rainbow trout is not bad for three hours!  Mornings are a bit hit and miss, mid day is fine and afternoon to dusk has been best.  The weather has been keeping us juggling trip times and rescheduling some but overall it's been fine conditions and not too much boat traffic thanks to the sporatic drizzle and rain.  For tackle and gear go to Big Bear Sporting Goods 909-866-3222, for fishing boats, pontoons and kayak/conoe rentals on the south shore call Pleasure Point Marina 909-866-2455, for fishing boat, pontoons, and kayak/canoe rentals on the north shore call Capt John's Fawn Harbor 909-866-6478 and Lucky Bear Fishing Charters 909-866-7303.
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Archived: Lucky Bear Fishing Report 6/24/13
 
Fishing has remained fantastic for us trolling for rainbow trout on the west end of the lake.  We spent 95 hours of the past 15 days on the water and found some consistency.  Times of day important- mornings are hit and miss.  Had a rare TWO fish A.M. trip  then as many as 13 but mid day fine and late afternoon to dusk is BEST.  The biggest fish at 2-3lb range were caught closer to shore and mostly from dam along the north side in shallow water by SS Relief, Grays Landing and over by West Ramp and to Windy Pt. Bigger fish caught with PK Prototype purple/blue colored flies on surface or salmon spoon flasher worm combo on surface trolling S L O W L Y at sun up and sun down.  Many trout were caught all over the entire west end.  We averaged 12 trout within three hours.  The best depths have been surface, 3-8 feet and 18-23 feet on down riggers, 2-5 colors on leaded lines.  The hottest rig has been a salmon or walleye spoon with hook removed used as a small flasher with a worm or fly trailing behind on a 8" to 3 foot leader.  Best lures of July so far are UV red Needlefish, Little Warriors Heavens Door/copper or silver, Green Gobie/copper or silver and Barney/silver, also Little Warrior Yellow Tail and Blueberry Muffin GLOWS, Warrior Flutter Spoons Purple and Pink alewife in UV ELITES,  brown trout Rapalas in smaller sizes.  Lots of pink and purple and frog patterned lures too many varieties to mention.  Fishing conditions have been tough at times but even with some gusty winds and high pressure we are experiencing pretty good numbers.  Lots of crawlers are stolen off the hooks but for every three taken we get one fish so well worth the effort there!  If you troll crawlers keep them lined straight on the hook and use only 1/2 of a worm or less to get the trout to the hook.  Patience, finesse and steady reeling is getting most fish to the net.  The trout are taking any opportunity to flip or spit the hooks - such as slack in the line or forcing or pulling.  Challenging to catch yet easy to get them on the lines now and the weather is absolutely perfect so we are enjoying the ultimate fun summertime fishing.  Yesterdays 4pm-7pm had 24 fish and released half. Go to Big Bear Sporting Goods for tackle/gear 909-866-3222, Pleasure Point Marina for aluminum boats, pontoons, kayaks and slip rentals 909-866-2455 and Lucky Bear Fishing Charters 909-866-7303.


ARCHIVED Lucky Bear Fishing Report 6/30/13
 
Trolling for rainbow trout took many hits and misses this past week with conditions.  It could be a 10 fish trip or a 2 fish trip in three hours.  Mother nature has taken control at times and we have stepped up our creativity and stayed determined.  From the heat to winds and even weeds we were on our toes and workin hard to get the fish on the lines.  Good news many quality size bows ranging from 2-3 lbs were caught this past week.  Noah Thomas from Palm Desert and PK Lures are starting off the Lucky Lunker 2013 contest.  Noah practiced patience and finesse as he reeled in his beautiful lunker.  The hard fighter was caught trolling near the west ramp on 6/8/13 on a PK flutter fish prototype.  At 19" and 2lb 13oz it's a great start to the season long contest.  We spent over 35 hours trolling this past week from observatory and Lagunita Lodge all the way to the dam.  Best spots were Gray's Landing, West Ramp and Trout Alley.  Our nicest fish were caught on the west end and many smaller stocked fish were caught east of Gilner/Windy Points.  We used a huge variety of lures and only several were consistent.  Night crawlers had their moments too.  Hottest lures were Little Warriors in Barney/Silver, Heavens Door/Copper, Hot Banana Glow and Rotten Muffin Glow.  UV Red Needlefish, various Brown Trout Rapalas and PK Lures prototype flutter fish.  Many other lures were hit most with pink, purple and lots of silver finishes worked.  Most fish hit at 10 and 19-21 feet on down riggers and 2-3 colors on leaded lines.  Surface showed little to NO action unless we used a salmon spoon/flasher with night crawler.  It's been a week full of unpredictable conditions but with extra effort willingness to try different locations and times of day you should get your limit.  Important to also check lines and change up lures every 15 minutes if you're not getting any action.  Fish are all over and not much is consistent yet.  Weather and temperatures have been nice and scenery has been incredible.  Many eagles out soaring overhead.  There's no finer time to come up and enjoy some fishing and relaxation and the chance of landing a trophy size trout.  Go to Big Bear Sporting Goods for gear and tips 909-866-3222, Pleasure Point Marina for pontoon, kayak and slip rentals 909-866-2455, Capt John's Fawn Harbor for fishing boats, kayak and canoe rentals 909-866-6478 and Lucky Bear Fishing Charters 909-866-7303.


ARCHIVED BIG BEAR LAKE FISHING AND BOATING INFORMATION TO RETAIN:
To help maintain Big Bear Lake as a premium trout fishery by planting trophy sized fish each year prior to the May Trout Classic. The May Trout Classic will remain a family oriented event with two divisions for the kids between the ages of 5 and 15.  The kids of participants vie for 1st through 3rd places and have a chance at winning rods and reels and trophies. Last year we were able to give a fishing pole to every child under eleven thanks to our generous sponsors and your entry monies. You make it all happen!
The application is also available May 1 on this link   http://www.maytroutclassic.com/page297.htm
The payout is $8000, based on 500 entrants. The first nine (9) places are "in the money".  The entry fee is $65.00.  All entrants are given a May Trout Classic hat and are welcome to join us for all the festivities at the awards show. And remember, this is a family affair, bring the kids!


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We give them lasting memories so they will come back for more great
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Fishing Reports - The latest from Big Bear Lake


More Archived Big Bear Lake fishing reports:
 

Lucky Bear Fishing Report:
 
6/2/13
 
It was a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend on Big Bear Lake.  This is a favorite time of year when the trout keep us workin' to find the hungry ones and trolling allows us to cover lots of territory quickly.  The trout are well fed from all the natural food supply and the 2lb+ size and beautiful pink meat is an indicator of time well spent in a quality lake.  We did pick up some smaller stocked trout along the way this past week and almost all were released successfully.  The good news is you can figure out and almost isolate where the nicer size hold overs are biting.  The past week we would find the best trout in 38 feet deep in the lake.  Now we are moving toward the center and almost ALL fish were caught between 41-42 feet deep so we are aware they are moving rapidly and into the deeper water.  When we fished east of Metcalf Bay/Windy Point we hit almost all smaller fish.  This week our depths completely changed along with our bait and lures and we were able to locate a few reliable spots that would give within a three hour trip most times of day.  The largest rainbow trout were caught on the surface, 6-12 feet on down riggers and 2 1/2 to 3 colors on the leaded lines with occasional other hits down at 25-28 feet on down riggers and as deep as 4 or 5 colors on the leaded line!  So flexibility has been key to getting our numbers up from the start of the season.  This week we averaged 6-10 trout in three hours and had a couple of 2 fish trips and spent 24 hours on the lake.  Best spot for us was along Trout Alley and out across to Gray's Landing and back to Windy Point.  We stayed in 41-42 deep water as much as possible until hitting shallower areas of the lake.  Some fish were caught to the East too. Hottest lures were Little Warriors Barney/Silver or Gold,  Heavens Door/Silver, Hot Banana Glow, various Brown Trout Rapalas, Purple Hot Head Wee Dick Nite, Sarge's Ballistic Bait Co. Ballistic Baby inline spinner, Dark Purple Frog Scorpian Stinger and UV Hum Dingers in silver and pink.  Night crawlers were working well from surface to 12 feet at times.  Many others too hit and the notable colors were once again BRIGHT PINK or DARK PURPLE and PERCH and GOBIE.  What might have been working for us in the past is not working this season yet so be flexible and change up every 15 minutes or so and you will catch.  Winds have been a challenge at times but fishing is doable and otherwise the conditions and weather are PERFECT now.  Go to Big Bear Sporting Goods for tips and all necessary fishing supplies for Big Bear Lake 909-866-3222, Pleasure Point Marina for pontoon/kayak/canoe and slip rentals 909-866-2455, Capt John's Fawn Harbor for fishing boat/kayak/canoe rentals 909-866-6478 and Lucky Bear Fishing Charters 909-866-7303.


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 Well worth trying your luck again soon as you may get a big one on powerbait.



Free Fishing days for 2013 are July 6 and September 7

Provided by the Big Bear Lake Marketing Association

Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feeling the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? Or having a salmon practically tear the rod out of your hands as it smashes your lure? What's that? You say you never learned to fish?

If you are new to the sport of fishing, and not sure if you will enjoy it, a great opportunity awaits you. CDFW offers two Free Fishing Days each year in Big Bear Lake. On these days, you can fish without a sport fishing license. Free Fishing Days provide a great, low-cost way to give fishing a try.

Archived Big Bear Lake fishing reports:
May 29, 2013

Bass fishing has been epic. Spinner baits and buzz baits are working well, but I hear stories everyday about someone catching one on a trout lure. Trout fishing has been slow, but somehow the fishing charters are doing very well catching trout. Maybe these Big Bear Lake experts know something we don't.

Crappie have started the spring frenzy and are being caught on the rocks at Stanfield and any other structure and it looks to be shaping up to have some bigger eating slabs this season. White mini-jigs is always a go-to bait but any small jig and worm will make things happen and with a rising bluegill population, a worm and a hook can make a kids day.

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Fowler's Fish Tales 4/29/13  Cliff Fowler

Spring has sprung in our mountain paradise.


Hi, this is Cliff Fowler with Cantrell's Fishing Guide service at Pine Knot Landing with your season's opener of Fowler's Fish Tales! Coming out from a relatively mild winter, at least our late march snow has brought us up to 60in of precipitation; basically another average season. The Lake, however, is 4.48 feet down from capacity with surface temps in the low to mid 50's. [The temp recorded this week was an average of 50F. (Recorded on 4/15/13, Unknown measurement location, MWD)]. Our Lake is slightly ahead of schedule maturation-wise but that what happens after lean winters.

All of our spring constitutionals must be put into effect prior to heading out on to that 3,000 acre majestic lake.

First, don't forget to get a new fishing license. It sounds stupid but you would be amazed at how often it is overlooked.

Second, take inventory of your tackle box and replace everything lost from last season and replace old jars of open bait as they can go bad with age.  

Next, replace all mono-fillament line with fresh no matter how much it was used it also deteriorates with time, not usage. You'll only find out how bad it can get when that personal trophy breaks you off!

The quality is there even though the numbers may not be. Each and every one of those native pink meats is a line stretching experience. Rainbows are a spring spawner and even though there's not a lot of runoff coming into that oversized swimming pool, 'bows can still be found trying to make their way upstream.  Big bear has a tributary closure from March 1st to Memorial Day Weekend just to protect them during this annual cycle. An easy rule of thumb "If the water is still, you are in the lake. If the water is moving, you are in a tributary." Fish in a tributary during this time gets you an all-expense paid trip to the gray bar motel, a hefty fine, lost tackle, and three very mediocre meals a day. Not my idea of a great vacation.

We're lovin' life a mile and a quarter closer to heaven so grab your rod, grab your sweetie, pull up a rock and go! Teach a worm how to swim, this is Cliff Fowler with Cantrell's Fishing Guide service signing off with your most recent copy of… Fowler's Fish Tales! 

Cliff

CURRENTLY BITING:

Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass

BEST BAIT:

Unknown (yet).

For more on fishing on Big Bear Lake check out the fishing report on 93.3FM KBAR with Cliff Fowler. Broadcast times are 8:45AM and 4:45PM

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 Almanac 2012-13. Snow Forecast for Big Bear Lake CA: 125+ inches snow this year.
Rain fell as traditional in May and October and Big Bear Lake received a series of
rain showers. Thunderstorms in July and August continued to keep our lake nearly full
and mountain area at the top of the San Bernardino National Forest pristine and green.

WESTERN BIG BEAR LAKE: Average Big Bear Lake temps for SPRING:
average daytime from 58-64 degrees and nighttime near 35-42 degrees.

WESTERN BIG BEAR LAKE: Average Big Bear Lake temps for SUMMER:
average daytime from 72-78 degrees and nighttime near 50-56 degrees.



BIG BEAR LAKE -- 2013 FISHING REPORTS
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Pleasure Point Marina - best value
http://www.pleasurepointbbl.com

Phone:
909-866-2455
Address:
603 Landlock Landing
just a block from Golden Bear Cottages Resort

Pleasure Point Marina, on Big Bear Lake at Metcalf Bay, is a refreshing escape from the summer heat, and is easy to get to from all the major attractions in Southern California. Whether you want to cruise or just relax, they have the perfect boat for your needs, so you and your family can enjoy the warm California sun and the refreshing water of Big Bear Lake. You can walk from your cabin at Golden Bear Cottages in less than 5 minutes, and get a 20% guest discount. Check out their website at Pleasure Point Marina.net for extensive information on their boat types and rental rates. 20% off boat rental coupons are available at the Golden Bear Cottages office at 39367 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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Come visit our 2 north shore marinas on Big Bear Lake. Our friendly staff can help you can rent pontoon boats, go fishing, rent fishing equipment, take wakeboard and waterski rides, rent kayaks and canoes, ride the pirate ship, and much more!


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Come visit our marinas on Big Bear Lake only a mile from world famous Golden Bear Corrages resort. Book a pontoon boat for Fishin' for $50K June 8 or 9, 2013 at a participating marina and we will waive 4 entries. PLEASE NOTE: YOU ARE NOT OFFICIALLY REGISTERED UNTIL WE RECEIVE YOUR SIGNED 2013 OFFICIAL RULES, ENTRY AND RELEASE FORMS FROM EVERYONE IN YOUR PARTY WHO IS PARTICIPATING IN THE DERBY. Call 1-800 424-4232 with any questions. (more)

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Pleasure Point Marina -only a block from world famous Golden Bear Cottages resort- remains a favorite destination for fishing and boating. We feature a luxury fleet of pontoon boat rentals as well as a full service bait house. We are an authorized Premier, Voyager Pontoon and Suzuki Outboard dealer. (see - best value - above)


Trout fishing is on fire everywhere in the lake except the deep cold middle. The shallow water areas are warming quickly and the fish are becoming much more active Juniper Point and Stanfield are producing well using light colored power baits. So get up here and get a jump start on the fishing season! Don't forget to get your fishing license which can be purchased from Big Bear Sporting Goods today!

Fishing Licenses: (Required for all persons 16 years of age or older.)
Yearly for Residents: $45.93
Yearly for Non-residents: $123.38

Don't Forget: Big Bear Lake hosts numerous fishing tournaments throughout the year so if you are an avid fisherman, don't miss your chance to catch the big one and to win the big prizes. For more information about our fishing tournaments, or other fishing license costs, visit Big Bear Municipal Water District website


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DFG trout plant again this week. For fishing information: Big Bear Marina 909-866-3218, Big Bear Sporting Goods 909-866-3222, Pleasure Point Marina 909-866-2455, Big Bear Lake Marketing Association 909-866-4417.
Golden Bear Cottages Resort has 20% off guest coupons for Pontoon boat rentals of all sizes from Pleasure Point Marina.


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Trout fishing is back to the summer norm and will continue into July with the same dough baits, needle fish, and rapalas working every time. The magic trick to catching is to go fishing. Slip sinker rigs from shore and trollers are doing very well. Fish are kinda hanging center Lake from Windy to Juniper Point.

Bass fishing is great everywhere on spinner baits and jigs. My buddy, the other 'Big Mike' Madden caught and released what would have been the new Lake record bass this past week. I love the smoke colors gitz-it tube baits, but I know that these bass number one forage is crayfish, so that is my two cents.

Crappie fishing is WIDE OPEN!!!!! on mini jigs at the docks and rocks. I still say white is the color but ten fisher-people, ten different answers. The worm on a hook trick is always the dollar for dollar most efficient form of entertainment for the kids when pan-fish fishing and guess what? It is all about the kids.

This week we just put in another large stocking of bluegill and we are seeing a lot of action around the shallows again with these fish. A worm or mini jig is always a good presentation. Also a guaranteed lake record was spotted in the batch for you trophy folks.

Catfish reports are slow coming in but it is time to put out smelly stuff. Summer comes real soon.

Carp boys come on down because you are the next contestant. Carp are showing on the surface - still no spawn activity but when the sun is high the carp are floating up to bask.



April 24, 2013 --The Municipal Water District has a goal to reestablish the bluegill population on Big Bear Lake
and up until nowwe have seen just a little progress, however the first report of some slabs showing up was quite
encouraging. Minijigs are always a good bait to see if they are in the neighborhood and the secret worm on a hook
trick is ano brainer.
 Almanac 2012-13. Snow Forecast for Big Bear Lake CA: 125+ inches snow this year.
Rain fell as traditional in May and October and Big Bear Lake received a series of
rain showers. Thunderstorms in July and August continued to keep our lake nearly full
and mountain area at the top of the San Bernardino National Forest pristine and green.

WESTERN BIG BEAR LAKE: Average Big Bear Lake temps for SPRING:
average daytime from 58-64 degrees and nighttime near 35-42 degrees.

WESTERN BIG BEAR LAKE: Average Big Bear Lake temps for SUMMER:
average daytime from 72-78 degrees and nighttime near 50-56 degrees.


Crappie: will show in big numbers soon; a couple here and there are reported but it will pop any minute and
go postal. It is a pretty short lived frenzy but it is truly a frenzy.

Catfish: this would be a great time to see if can snatch a catfish on some cut mackerel or shrimp or stink bait or hot dog or cheese bait or
secret dough bait or get it anything that smells a little or a lot! Some cats are showing this spring
already and this is quite early as water temps are up  and they seem to be moving and looking to feed.

Bass: fisherman are surprisingly happy with the early start to some pretty darn good bass showing the spring
with spinner baits and jigs being the bait of choice. Always a crawdad looking thing is a good choice because that is prime forage for these big mouths.

Shore fishing: The top areas are still along the north shore from Stanfield to Windy Point, and a lot of fish are still stacked up where water is flowing into the lake.

Trollers:
mostly working on three to four colors of leadcore and Needlefish or Buoyants with the best action in the east end. Water temperature has been uniform at 49 degrees. The bass bite has been improving with both smallmouth and largemouth showing in fair numbers around docks, rocky areas, and other shoreline structures.


Fishermen Lodging
: close to the lake is available at Golden Bear Cottages resort. Special rate for fishermen and families. Call 909-866-2010

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Get to Big Bear Lake this month as the temps start to warm up. The fish have been

sleeping like polar bears and want some dang food; any food. We are seeing most of

the action during the warmest time of the day and it adds up to early spring frenzy

in the making. I have been seeing fish caught all over the Lake from the east to

the west but I do believe as the east warms first the fish will sprint that

direction. Fish are still stacked-up on the tributaries but as the inflow subsides

they will give up on another unsuccessful spawn and go find something to eat. Dough

baits are still the ticket on a sliding sinker in light colors. Don't forget not to

use rope for your line. Try the lightest line you can stand because with the water

clarity a screaming 17 feet they can see the rope. Also remember light colors when

it is light and dark colors when it is dark, seems to still be holding true. Trout

are active, so time the weather and come get lunch. The East Launch Ramp is open

for business and is the only place to access the Lake by boat.

The marinas will be open for the rest of the fishing and boating season. The best

boat rental coupons we have seen are for the guests at Golden Bear Cottages Resort.

These historic resort cabins are located close to the lake on Big Bear Blvd. at

Metcalf Bay. Phone 909-866-2010  www.GoldenBearCottages.com

The largemouth for some reason are pretty active right now and a few are showing up

for you die-hard bass fisherman. Seems kind of early to me but the docks and rocks

are holding willing to strike fish.

The Big Bear Lake Fishing Season is on for 2013 !!!

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At the beginning of each season change your entire line on your reel. Sun and artificial light, especially florescent light weakens your line.
 

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Phone:
909-866-2455
Address:
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April Fishing News:

FRESHWATER TOP SPOT:  BIG BEAR LAKE
Trout: The best action in Southern California has been at Big Bear Lake with limits of holdover rainbows to seven pounds or better pretty common for trollers and shore anglers. Quite a few fish over five pounds thanks to great mountain fishing weather.
A 10.22-pound rainbow caught by Ronald Couture, Riverside, on a CD Rapala caught off the SS Relief. Dan Nucum, Lucerne Valley, had a 9.3-pound rainbow off Juniper Point on garlic Power Bait. Steve Caines, Riverside, landed a 7.69-pond rainbow on a deep diving Rapala off Lagonita Point. Overall, the trout bite has remained very good for both shore and boat anglers. Trolling is still very good in the Trout Triangle (Eagle Point to Lagonita Point to the Solar Observatory) with two to four colors of leadcore and Needlefish in the new UV Flo-Pink or old standards in brown trout or copper chicken wing colors or Rapalas. Bait anglers are getting fish in the Juniper Point and Stanfield Cutoff areas all the way to the dam now. The floating dough baits are still the best bet. DFG trout plant this week. The bass action is good, especially in the Eagle Point and in all the bays on jigs and plastics. Most bass anglers are getting largemouth to four pounds and smallmouth to three pounds, in about a 50-50 mix. The crappie action is very good around sheltered docks and rocky structure, with small, sparkle jigs the best bet. With cool water, Catfish are still a little slow. For fishing information: Big Bear Lake Marketing Association 909-866-2010 (http://goldenbear.net/news.cfm) Big Bear Marina 909-866-3218 (www.bigbearmarina.com), Big Bear Sporting Goods 909-866-3222.
 
Trout: Remember, the best action in Southern California has been at Big Bear Lake with limits of rainbows of four pounds or better pretty common for trollers and shore anglers.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lake Patrol is out on the weekends for you.  Our two public launch ramps are open and the MWD guys and gals are waiting to serve you. If this is your first trip of the year, check your lifejackets to make sure they are serviceable and you have all your carriage requirements on board. If you don't know what is required STOP and come by our office for information.

Big Bear Lake is a good producer of wild brown trout. Running clear and cool below Big Bear Dam, Bear Creek also supports a good population of rainbows and, some say, a few salmon. While I've never seen a salmon caught out of the stream, I know they exist in Big Bear Lake. So it is possible. Two trailheads east of Snow Valley Ski Resort provide good access to the stream below. While the fishing is good in the upper reaches of the stream, the further down you go the better it gets and the greater the ratio of browns to rainbows. This year, even before the runoff was complete, I met an angler down near the confluence with the Santa Ana that had caught and released a 19" brown along with a couple of nice 'bows. In the last few years with the improved water situations and nicer weather it could be even better in the years to come.
 
 
 

 
Mountain lakes are full to the brim and fishing is great.
April 

"We can't handle much more water in the lake," said Don
DiCarlo, director of marketing and public relations for the
Big Bear Lake Marketing Association. "The lake is filled to
the brim."
 Water is released from the dam in Big Bear Lake on Tuesday.
This winter season marks the first time since 1996 that the
Big Bear Municipal Water District has released water from the
lake. Snow and rain in the mountains have kept the lake full
for the first time since 1996.
The lake's maximum water depth is 73 feet. The depth Monday
was 72 feet, 11 inches, according to an association news
release.
Water district officials expect melting snow to continue to
flow into the lake through May, making it necessary to
release more water from the lake's dam into the streams.
Keeping the lake full of fresh, clean water helps improve its
quality and clarity, said Mike Stephenson, lake manager for
the water district.
"We've certainly put in some nice, clean, aerated water and
released some old, not-so-clean, not-so-aerated water," he
said.
Back in October 1998, the water level in Big Bear Lake was
down more than 17 inches, Stephenson said. The water quality
was not real good, the high docks dried up and the lake's
aesthetic quality took a dive.
Now, the water quality is up and the high water level is good
for the fish, he said.
"When the quality of water is up, the fish grow faster and
just do better, Stephenson said "It's going to be a great
year for fishing at Big Bear Lake."
"The trout are jumping on the bait as soon as you toss it in
the water. Limits are the rule for now and fishing is at its
best for nice carry-over 3 to 4 lb beauties. So get on up
here to the Lake and beat the weather cuz the trout fishing
is unstoppable for all bank fisher people. That magic
dough-bait and hook trick with a sliding sinker is working
very well from the observatory to Stanfield Cutoff, and
remember to stay out of the creeks and leave the spawning
trout alone PLEASE" Stephenson said!

East Launch Ramp opened on the first of April and looks to be
a good week of weather so check your boat plug and life
jackets and come on down. You are next in line because there
won't be a crowd.

As far as the warm water species - well, the water is not
warm. It is 45 degrees so they are nonexistent for now, but
expect this to be a banner year for bass fishing and of
course the crappie are one year larger with lots to eat so it
should be epic.

"If you haven't been up to the Lake in a while do come now
and see that the Lake is full and the trout are not"
Stephenson said.
 
The rest of the state has also experienced a water surplus,
so much so that Gov. Jerry Brown declared an end to
California's drought.
 


Visit http://www.bigbearbassfishing.com for more details.

The crappie fishing will be epic this season which

means next year we will see some slab daddies showing up. The mini jigs and

worms seem to make it happen all summer long.

Catfish fishing: all summer long, so get ready 

to throw some cut mackerel or a perfectly good hot dog out there to see what

happens!


Big Bear freshwater fishing related articles on the web:

http://www.bigbeargrizzly.net/articles/2010/06/10/sports/doc4c0d7a2ce6a1c198430236.txt

http://www.sbsun.com/ci_15240813?IADID=Search-www.sbsun.com-www.sbsun.com

http://kbhr933.com/index.php?s=fishing+for+50k

http://www.wonews.com/t-EventsUpdate_060310.aspx

http://goldenbear.net/usa_top_20_family_vacations

http://goldenbear.net/fish
 
http://www.bbmwd.com/Fees.html
 
http://www.pleasurepointbbl.com/
 
http://www.facebook.com/goldenbearcottages
 
Here it is:  If you come to Big Bear Lake right now and cannot catch trout, then you should break your fishing rods in half and throw your tackle box in the trash. I have been fishing my whole life and it doesn't get any better than this for premier Southern Cal rainbow trout fishing, PERIOD!!!!!!! 

Types of Big Bear Lake Fish

Detail report brought to you by Big Bear Lake Marketing Association 

Black Crappie:

A black crappie reaches about 2 pounds. When fishing for crappie, use

minnows, shiners, or shad, two to three inches long. Crappie will hit small

rapalas, or Broken Backs, however, the most popular lure is an 1/8th ounce lead

head jig with a rubber or marabou skirt. The most popular colors are green and

white, red and white, yellow and white and purple and black. The jigs can be

suspended from a bobber or jigged at a variety of depths.

Blue Catfish:

Blue catfish grow with its environment. It is not strange to see a 15-20 pound

catfish in Big Bear lake. Catch this fish with shrimp, nightcrawlers, clams,

mackerel, red worms, minnows, fish belly strips or even your leftover hotdog!

Bluegill:

This fish weigh about 2 pounds. Pieces of nightcrawlers, redworms, mealworms,

grubs and nymphs are good bait. Use a small hook, #10, and suspend the bait from

a bobber of fish the bottom in shallows near tules. Small spinners and bass

plugs will also induce bluegill to strike.

Carp:

Carp can be caught while fishing Big Bear Lake with PowerBait nuggets.

Smallmouth Bass:

Smallmouth bass prefer cool water and are bottom dwellers. They tend to stay

at about 30 feet below the water. These fish usually weigh less than 4 pounds.

When fishing Big Bear Lake's smallmouth bass use bucktail streamers, spinners, flies,

spoons, minnows, small crawfish, nightcrawlers or hellgramites. In autumn,

surface plugs will work. Refer to the fish report for updates.

Largemouth Bass:

Largemouth bass live as long as 15 years and can weigh more than 20 pounds.

They eat other fish like bluegill and other critters such as frogs, crawdads and

sometimes even ducks! Use heavy duty equipment and plenty of bait like minnows,

crawfish, nightcrawlers or hellgramites.

Rainbow Trout:

This fish is caught with insects, snails, worms, sowbugs, crawfish, roe and

small fish. The weight varies with this fish, but regular catches of 4 to 7 pounds reported. http://www.luckybearfishing.com/

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HISTORY: Big Bear Lake is a NEW LAKE. Trout fishing is good in the spring, summer and fall months. Large and small mouth bass, crappie and catfish have reestablished themselves after years of decline. What created the NEW LAKE? The Big Bear Municipal Water District is in the middle of a five year plan to eradicate prolific undesirable aquatic vegetation and allow the desirable plants to grow. They have planted crappie, bluegill and smallmouth bass in large numbers. Shocked and removed thousands of tons of carp. Habitat and aquatic zones have been created to support the fishery. The changes are evident and will continue as the lake transitions from the weed choked put and take trout lake that it was to a well balanced NEW LAKE.
Call us at 909-866-2010 for weather and fishing updates, and to book your rental cabin close to the lake at Golden Bear Cottages, one of the Top 20 Fishing Lodges in the USA. Trout fishing will be great for weeks at Big Bear Lake through the end of the season in November. This season our fisherman's club special includes one FREE day cabin rental for each one you pay for Sunday through Thursday...Exclusive: 25% to 50 % off boat rentals at Pleasure Point Marina for our Golden Bear Cottages guests... Call today, or visit our website at
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Big Bear Lake Statistics

Elevation

6843'
Length

8 miles
Average Lake Width

1.5 miles
Shoreline

23+ miles
Maximum Water Depth


72' 4' ( lake is full from Winter snow)
Average Water Depth


42'

Lake Storage Capacity

73,370 Acre Feet,  surface about 3,000 acres




The BBMWD District 2013 fishing and boating events on Big Bear Lake
 


Big Bear Municipal Water District  *  P.O. Box 2863  *  Big Bear Lake, CA 92315  * 

Big Bear Lake 2013 Events       
 
 

Polar Plunge

Special Olympics

(951) 672-7707

Date: March 9


Big Bear Big Bass Tournament

Aaron Armstrong Big Bear Charter Fishing

(909) 866-7374

Date: April 21 and May 4


Adopt-a-Shoreline Kick-Off

BBMWD

Date: May 11


May Trout Classic

Jim Hall Memorial May Trout Classic Inc.

(909) 585-4007

Date: May 18-19


ABC Safe Boating Class


Coast Guard Auxiliary

(909) 725-0447

Date: June 1


Fishin' for $50K

Big Bear Lake Resort Association.

Alan Sharp, Tournament Director

(909) 866-3218

Date: June 8-9



Big Bear Triathlon

Big Bear Valley Triathlon Club

info@bbvtriclub

Date: June 15


Jazz Trax on the Lake

Art Good

(760) 333-9100

Date: June 21-23


10th Annual Carp Roundup

BBMWD

(909) 866-5796

Date: June 22-23


Big Bear PaddleFest


North Shore Trading Company

Contact Jim Dooley

JUNE 29


Fourth of July Fireworks

Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake

Contact Skip Suhay

Date: July 4


Free Fishing Day


Department of Fish and Game

Date: July 6


Big Bear Big Bass Tournament

Aaron Armstrong Big Bear Charter Fishing

(909) 866-7374

Date: July 14


Big Bear Big Bass Tournament

Aaron Armstrong Big Bear Charter Fishing

(909) 866-7374

Date: August 11



K.O.O.L. KIDS

BBMWD

(909) 866-5796

Date: August 13-14



ABC Safe Boating Class

Coast Guard Auxiliary

(909) 725-0447

Date: August 17




Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show

ACBS - Charlie Brewster

(909) 866-4643

Date: August 22-25



Free Fishing Day

Department of Fish and Game

Date: September 7



Big Bear Big Bass Tournament

Aaron Armstrong Big Bear Charter Fishing

(909) 866-7374

Date: September 15



Annual CA Coastal Clean-up Day

Big Bear Marina

Contact Alan Sharp

(909) 866-3218

Date: September 21




Big Bear Lake Hobie Cat Regatta


William Kanayan

(951) 317-1010

Date: September 28-29



Big Bear Lake October Troutfest


Western Outdoor News and

Big Bear Lake Resort Association

(800) 424-4232

Date: October 5-6


Big Bear Lake Boating and fishing licences online

Boating is open to the public on Big Bear Lake. All types of boating activity is allowed including: water skiing,sailing, fishing, personal watercraft, float tubes, kayaking, canoeing and sailboarding.
The maximum boat length is 26', and all vessels must have a boat permit for Big Bear Lake.
Privately owned boats can be launched* or you can rent one from a local marina (Golden Bear Cottages guests receive discounts of 15% on weekends and 25% to 50% on weekdays at Pleasure Point Marina).
*The District has two public launch ramps on the North shore of the Lake where there is no cost for launching.




Fish Big Bear Lake
Don't forget to join our free Fisherman's Club and get these great offers:
one free day with each paid day of weekday lodging in any size cabin and 20% off first hour on weekends and 20% off each hour on weekdays for pontoon fishing boats at Pleasure Point Marina (just a block from your cabin at Big Bear's best fishing lodge: Golden Bear Cottages).


SEASONAL PERMITS

(valid April 1, 2012 - October 31, 2012)

All prices listed below include quagga surcharge and are subject to change


Registered:

$90.00

Motorized boats and sailboats over
8 feet in length


Non-Registered:

$45.00

Non-motorized boats (canoes, kayaks,
float-tubes, sailboards) and sailboats
8 feet or less in length





DAILY PERMITS (ALL VESSELS)

All prices listed below include Big Bear Lake quagga surcharge

One day

$25.00

One $25.00 daily permit may be applied
toward the cost of a seasonal permit.


Two day

$40.00


Three day

$55.00


Four day

$70.00


Five day

$85.00


Float-tube one day

$12.00

One $12.00 daily permit may be applied
toward the cost of a seasonal non-registered
permit.


Float-tube two day

$22.00


Float-tube three day

$32.00


Float-tube four day

$42.00






Duane Boyer West Launch Ramp




Carol Morrison East Launch Ramp
A Favorite Fishing Spot



Big Bear Lake Fishing Guide Trips

Charter Times:

6 am, 9:30 am, 1pm, 4:30pm

Open Charter - 3 Hour Trip - Pontoon Boat

$85 per person (two person minimum)
Primary Trolling
1-10 People Max 

Private Charter - 3 Hours - Pontoon Boat

1 -4 People $285
5-10 People $375

Private Charter - 3 Hours - Bass Boat

1-2 People $325
3 People $375

Big Bear Lake CA Lake Tour

Pontoon Boat - Up to 10 people $150 per hour
Bass Boat - Up to 3 People $185 per hour
please call for lake tour availability

Join our Big Bear Lake Fishing Guides and have a good time.  Catch  Trout, Crappie, Bass and Bluegill on Big Bear Lake CA .


Contact Big Bear Charter Fishing for more information: 909-866-2240



Big Bear Lake Swimming
Swimming is allowed within 50' feet of shore, unless otherwise posted. There is a designated
'Swim Beach' at Meadow Park.
 

Big Bear Lake Fishing



Fish Big Bear Lake: Big Bear Lake is a trophy rainbow trout fishery and also boasts a large population of largemouth and smallmouth bass, catfish, crappie, bluegill, and pumpkinseed. The Lake is stocked regularly throughout the year by the California Department of Fish & Game.
In 2010 alone, the department stocked more than 545,000 trout. The Fishing Association of Big Bear Lake also stocks trout in conjunction with its annual May Trout Classic.
MWD cooperates with the Association in sponsoring a fall plant of catfish and trout
.


MORE BIG BEAR LAKE FISHING REPORTS and HINTS...

Whatever your favorite method of fishing for trout is, it should work now and for weeks to come. Trolling with leadcore line is the best way to fish the lake. If you don't have leadcore don't be afraid to troll the surface with straight mono. When trolling the leadcore try Needlefish, Buoyants, Helgys or Rapalas in your favorite colors, for the flatline mono go with CD Rapalas in gold/black, silver/black or my favorite rainbow. Bait anglers can score trout in their favorite spots, or by drift fishing the lake with Eagle Claw Nitro and nightcrawlers.

There are a lot of big fish in the lake, perhaps a new lake record, so keep a loose drag, take your time and wear the fish down. Tip up...tight line and good fishing to you!

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10/1-2 Go fish! Big Bear Lake presents their Troutfest hosted by the Big Bear Water District located in central Big Bear Lake.
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Superior AAA Company
Rating
Resort Lodging for 10 years


Golden Bear Cottages

AAA Top Rated Big Bear Lake Fishing resort


Rating Explanation:
Big Bear Chamber and AAA rating assigned to this resort cabin lodging business is determined by our composite score of such factors as the type of business, length of time in business and superior level of lodging compliance.


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Have you ever dreamed about having your own mountain cabin or cottage for a getaway by the lake? You really need a relaxing vacation in the mountains, but don't want to buy property and for sure don't want to go through the hassle of purchasing a time share. Our Vacation Club may be the answer for you! You don't need a big down payment or a loan. The price is only a small fraction of a time share. The one bedroom package is less than $3,000 an gets you a 5-day or longer vacation every year for up to 5 years. Call our friendly Christian staff today at 1-800-461-1023 and get bonus weeks in Big Bear added for free. The Big Bear Lake vacation club is a new offer exclusively at Golden Bear Cottages in Big Bear Lake, CA.

Boat Rental Coupon for Pleasure Point Marina
Discount coupons are available for guests at Golden Bear Cottages
ONLY Golden Bear Cottages Guests Receive discounts on Big Bear Lake Boat Rentals,

 20%  OFF on Pleasure Point Marina Boat Rentals!


Excluding Holidays. 2 Hour Minimum.

Not valid with any other 2013 offers.

You must present this exclusive coupon at Pleasure Point Marina.

to receive your special Golden Bear Cottages Guest Discount,

pick up a 2013 coupon for use by guests of Golden Bear Cottages.
NOTE: Must have Golden Bear Cottages management signature.­

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