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Posted: 26-Jun-15
Big Bear Lake secret fishing map, fisherman's club, boat rentals and launching, fish Big Bear Lake

Is this a secret Big Bear Lake Map? Maybe... it is as close as you will get!
1-5 red numbers are where MWD takes fish readings for fish plants

JUNE 20, 2015 AT 11AM


Fish Big Bear Lake

Fishing Report for Golden Bear Cottages guests -- June 26, 2015
This past week we 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!  Mornings are a bit hit and miss, mid day is fine and afternoon to dusk has been best.

Fishing Report June 5, 2015

 Did you hear it? The sound of one million rainbow trout being planted into Big Bear Lake.

You heard me right. ONE MILLION. The blue light was flashing and the District purchased

some beauties to over-flow our Lake for this season and seasons to come. The Big Bear Lake

management is keeping half of the trout secured in a super-secret location until they grow larger

for you anglers to catch a toad down the road.

The carry-over from last fall and winter are bringing in some nice numbers for people drifting

from Rock Wall to the Zebra Room or center-lake from the Observatory to Windy Point.

My thoughts are using dough baits and night crawlers if you want to reel in dinner.

Trolling hasn't fared quite as well and water temps are in the mid-fifties. But for you die-hard

trollers, the rainbow trout colored Rapalas will be your best bet. Keep your lines low.

These babies are staying fairly deep between 12-20ft. Give it time. They will be moving

east soon with the temperatures rising.

The bass are still in pre-spawn and haven't shown all their hiding places yet.

You bassers hold tight. When these guys emerge from their winter haunts, they will be hungry,

aggressive and protecting the nest. Please remember these fish grow very slow and will be

spawning in early spring so return them quickly to fight another day. You just have to be

patient for that time and then wham, bam, thank you ma'am.

Catfish and bluegill are still not showing, but the carp are coming out in the warmer

afternoons just in time to get your shooting skills sharpened for the BBMWD's

Carp Round-Up June 20th-21st. A new category for fishing only is added to this year's

event and we expect a giant turn-out and even better prizes. We expect those crazy,

in the news, read-all-about-it, record breaking numbers to come rolling in this season.

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Lake and marinas opened for 2015 on April 1st. Big Bear Fishing,

Find AAA approved Big Bear
Lodging, big bear vacation rentals and big bear lake marina services and discount coupons available at Golden Bear Cottages resort office. Exclusive: 10-20% off pontoon boat rentals of all sizes at Pleasure Point Marina for our Golden Bear Cottages guests. Top 20 Family Vacations in USA by, Top 20 Rustic Resorts, Top 20 Fishing Lodges in USA



Boating is permitted 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 be inspected and have a boat permit for Big Bear Lake before being launched. Privately owned boats can be launched or you can rent one from a local marina. The District has two public launch ramps on the North shore of the Lake where there is no cost for launching. Additionally, all hand launched vessels must be inspected prior to entry into the Lake.

The best mountain lake fishing and water sport adventures in Southern California, only a block away from world famous Golden Bear Cottages resort. You may choose to cruise the lake in one of their comfortable pontoon boats that can accommodate up to 12 people, or spend the day fishing for rainbow trout, bass, catfish or panfish from their outboard fishing boats. For those looking for the wilder side, marinas have jet skis, water skiing and wake boarding available, or you can get a good workout plying the waters of Big Bear Lake in a pedal boat, canoe or kayak. Marina facilities have launch ramps, slip rentals and they sell fishing licenses, bait, tackle, beer, soda, snacks and gift items. Big Bear Marina is home of the Big Bear Queen lake tours as well as professional fishing guide services to ensure a memorable day on the lake. They have ample parking and welcome large coaches and buses. Big Bear Marina, Pleasure Point Marina and Halloway's Marina are open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset from April to November, weather permitting.

See the rules and regulations specific to Big Bear Lake.



Motorized boats and sailboats over 8 feet in length

Power boats, jet skis, personal water craft



One Day $25.00 Two Day $40.00 (valid April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016)

Three Day $55.00 Four Day $70.00 Five Day $85.00 Fees shown include quagga prevention program surcharge


Non-motorized boats and sailboats 8 feet or less in length

Kayaks, canoes, rowboats, sailboards, float-tubes...DAILY PERMIT


One Day $12.00, Two Day $22.00

Fees shown include quagga prevention program surcharge

Fishing in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake is a premiere rainbow trout fishery and also boasts a good population of largemouth and smallmouth bass, catfish, crappie, bluegill, and carp. The Lake is stocked regularly throughout the year by the California Department of Fish and Game. The Fishing Association of Big Bear Lake and the October Troutfest also stock trout in conjunction with their annual fishing tournaments. Additionally, the District cage raises over 1000 trophy trout to be planted each spring in order to augment the fish numbers.
Lake rules

Swimming in Big Bear Lake

Swimming is allowed within 50' of the shore, unless otherwise posted. There is a designated swim beach at Meadow Park run through Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District.

OUR BIG BEAR LAKE FISHING RESEARCH: is for our guest's benefit and yours. Local history, MWD reports, personal experience, weather, new tackle information and recent activity is used . Boating: look here for link to Pleasure Point Marina( just 300 yards from Golden Bear Cottages) . Golden Bear Cottages guests receive discounts of 10-20% on boat rentals at Pleasure Point Marina.This report is going to be updated every week during fishing season because of all the fish being caught. If we see or hear about anything, find something new, or see closeouts or specials on tackle... You will find it here! BIG BEAR FISHING SERVICE REPORTS. FISH BIG BEAR LAKE. 

BIG BEAR LAKE LODGING: Golden Bear Cottages, AAA Diamond rated and AAA approved 4 season family resort established in 1927, is nestled among historic pines on five scenic acres in Big Bear Lake, California in the San Bernardino National Forest at 7000' elevation. Clean family friendly vacation and group cabin rentals have many outdoor recreational facilities for adults and children, including a beautiful heated pool and spa, sand lot volleyball, ping pong, horseshoes, basketball and shuffleboard. BOATING: take off from the marina, just 200 yards from your cabin. Trout fishing on Big Bear Lake is going wide open! Trollers, as well as shore anglers are bagging easy limits.Golden Bear Cottages resort in Big Bear Lake is listed as one of the TOP 12 FISHING RESORTS in North America on
Our Big Bear Lake cabins are clean, comfortable and located within a five-acre forest area of 300 historic pines. Golden Bear Cottages is truly an historic mountain resort cabin property, not a five star hotel. If you are looking for a peaceful and quiet resort with a heated pool and spa, lots of family friendly outdoor activities and a family of staff that truly appreciates you and your family or group of any size, then this is the place for you!
Best place to stay in Big Bear Lake
look here to see the Press Release

2015 Fishing & Boating News

Updated weekly as available from Big Bear Lake sources:
Big Bear Lake Parks and Recreation Events and Information Golden Bear Cottages guests receive discounts of 20% on boat rentals at Pleasure Point Marina

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Best National Forest Hiking and Mountain Biking... look here for maps

QUAGGA & ZEBRA MUSSEL NOTIFICATION information provided by the Big Bear Lake Marketing Assn:

Dept. of Fish and Game Quagga Mussel Information

  • Destroy fish habitat and food sources, thus threatening the fishery.
  • Ruin your engine by blocking the cooling system causing overheating.
  • Increase drag on the bottom of your boat, reducing speed and wasting fuel.
  • Jam steering equipment on boats.
  • Colonize all underwater objects such as boat ramps, docks, lines and other surfaces so they require constant cleaning.
  • Thoroughly wash the hull of each watercraft once it is out of the water, removing all plants and animal material.
  • Drain any water through the vessel's hull plug, and ensure the area is dry.
  • Ensure the vessel's lower outboard unit is drained and dry.
  • Clean and dry any live-well aboard the vessel.
  • Empty and dry any buckets.
  • Dispose of all bait in the trash.
Keep Big Bear Lake Quagga Mussel free...

Make sure your boat is CLEAN, DRAINED , and DRY!

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