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October 26, 2018 -- I can see the evenings are cooling and the days shortening to drop these temps to real numbers and get these fish active again. BUT! There are still fish to find with the right technique and patience. Controlled depth fishing is the only answer and I'm seeing a bit of life in the early mornings and just at sunset so we have a window of biters. Algae is creeping but not blowing up yet, as soon as I see the water temps and DO dropping but the cooling off will save us just as it gets critical for these hold overs. I am feeling an itch and the only way I can scratch it is with more cow bell or a big fat stocking of scales and slime. Interesting to me how the methodical fisher bad asses have continually caught fish all summer and the towel tossers have not. Let this be a lesson to us-all patience pays off. If all else fails try a nice drift through a few areas with a light weight and a crawler or dough blob and see if the bell rings. I am feeling a good fall of bent rods is upon us and that itch will be scratched. Stand by its going to get weird thanks to my peeps at the Visitor's Bureau providing us the funds to make fun.
Catfish are around and biting, use stink and stuff to find the noses of these kitties and of course they are late night partiers and love the lights out foraging.
Haven't heard of a ton of Bass being caught but they are there on the little structure that we have and a slow bounce may be the ticket.
On a good note, a truck load of bluegill are heading our way this week and those are only caught with the scientific method of hook-worm. It's very complicated but you can Google it. Crappies are cyclic and we are on the down and out rock bottom of the cycle but have no fear they will be back like we have seen them before. Nothing better than spending an evening by the dock watching panfish spanking a surface mini plug.
One thing I know for sure is if you are having a bad day of fishing regardless of the success there is more to the story.
We stocked some kitties this last fall and it seems it worked-they are showing up all over
along with some very hefty bull heads at the scales. Cut mackerel and crawlers have been
doing the trick and as the water warms, it can only get better.
It's very interesting after you drop 12,000 lbs. of rainbow trout into the lake that people start to catch Rainbow trout "weird". This weekend was a perfect example of just that. This is a hit as fishing folks from California and beyond came to try their luck on slaying the power ball fish. I hear that fishing was good and most caught some, and a few caught a lot, and scattered in were a few real monsters that hit the scales.
The DFW has been showing us a touch of love and dropping a load of rainbows here and there which adds to filling up every nook and cranny with Pescado.
The water is warming and the lake is beginning to stratify and be fickle which will help suppress the algae bloom that seems to be hampering our visibility among other things. Currently sinking Rapalas and leaded line used to sink a colorful needle fish are producing.
Drifting dough bait is always a great go-to if nothing else seems to be enticing a bite. We are not far away from the magical suspended fish slip bobbing extravaganza AKA "controlled depth fishing" which happens every summer when the lake layers (stratifies). The lake is warming fast and this will change everything. Lakes are like snowflakes and this one is melting fast. Spring bass fishing has been phenomenal; we are seeing excellent size and numbers.
Crank baits and plastics are smoking them; super-hot bait is the smoke colored gitzit tube bates.
We are seeing a few catfish showing up along with a hand full of bullheads. Cut mackerel is also a go-to along with the magic of anything that smells like feet. The moment you all have been waiting for, the carp are up and everywhere. The spawn just keeps on going like an energizer bunny. Lots of folks are taking advantage of the early spawn and sharpening their skills for the greatest tournament on earth. The 14th annual Carp Round-up will be taking off without a hitch on the 17th and 18th of June. We are only taking the first 10,000 entrants so snooze you lose. Raffle is out of control this year everyone wins.
Rainbow trout is the most popular species of fish found in Big Bear Lake, as its depths allow rainbow trout to thrive,
even in the heat of summer. Summertime also brings other species to the lake like largemouth bass, channel catfish,
and a variety of panfish, which make great fishing for younger anglers.
Big Bear Lake is open for 2019 boating season and the lake is up over ten feet from last year. The Public Launch Ramps are open for all vessels,
motorized and non-motorized. Both ramps are located on the North Shore. The East Ramp is close to Stanfield cutoff, near the Discovery Center and the West Ramp is closer to the Big Bear Dam, west of Fawnskin.
Our six marinas have everything you need to have a great time on the lake. Get your fishing license, fishing gear, bait and more. Rent a pontoon boat for family fun or try a fishing boat for adventure exploring the fishing coves in Big Bear Lake.
Autumn bass fishing can put your catching skills to the test, but that's also part of the allure. Use these bass fishing tricks to catch more fish.
GO EARLY OR GO LATE
If you're wondering when to fish for bass during the Spring, the key is to get out on the water before sunrise or at sunset. So if you can't go early, plan to fish around dusk. The best times to fish for bass will be during the cooler periods of the day. This is one of the most important fundamentals of lake bass fishing for beginners.
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************* Fishing reports for Big Bear Lake -- archived from 2018
AUGUST - This is the easiest report I have ever put together because the fishing is that good and it really doesn't matter what I say, YOU WILL CATCH FISH. Currently Rapala and Needlefish are working well on the troll. The folks using the drift method have been very successful as well. Dough bait from the shoreline is always a good go-to this time of the year. The Lake is packaged full of beautiful trout right now and we are seeing some of the best fishing in a decade. The water is mixed so there is no honey hole at the present time however the fish are moving to the west as the water warms. So get out and try your luck and catch something for the grill. Bass fishing is good along the structure; we have seen a lot of fish in the three pound range. The carp have not shown their face as of yet but we hope to see sprinklings of uglys soon as the granddaddy tournament of them all is rapidly approaching. Get your registration in soon as we have blown this baby up this year to be the best ever.
FISHING TIP OF THE WEEK The water clarity is pretty good this time of year so use the lightest line you can, 4lb or less works for most applications.
Point Forecast:2 Miles WSW Big Bear Lake CA 34.23°N 116.96°W (Approx. Elev. 7047 ft.)
Fishing Reports for Golden Bear Cottages guests -------
FIRST FISHING TIP OF THE YEAR 2018
We planted over a million fish last fall and trout fishing has already been very good with Department of Fish and Wildlife adding a few nice truckloads of good size Trout and Bass lately. We are seeing quite a few limits of respectable fish hitting the scales. The fish are scattered all over the massive body of water and working the surface when the sun is high in the sky with a big pile of metal flashy stuff and a crawler on your line always seems to work this time of the year. For shore fishing folks, the magical dough bait on a light lined leader with a sliding sinker will produce as always. I like the light colors of dough bait like white and the patriotic American flag; red, white, and blue as a go-to color when the water is cold. Besides, if you don't catch a fish it makes you feel like you are living the American dream.
P.S., Catfish are sleeping and bass are hibernating
-------------------------------------------------Archived fishing reports from Big Bear lake
2017 Final Fishing Report for Golden Bear Cottages guests -- NOVEMBER 7, 2017 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.
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APRIL UPDATE: El Niño update for 2016 The model predictions of ENSO for this Spring and beyond are indicating an 70%likelihood of El Niño for Spring and Summer 2015 (now 70%). This means more rain for Big Bear Lake, CA in the months ahead.
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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.
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