Big Bear Lake Fishing Report

Big Bear Lake - Big Bear Lake, CA (San Bernardino County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Big Bear Sporting Goods

by Big Bear Sporting Goods

The best Trout Fishing conditions exist in the West End of the Lake.

Shoreline anglers need to be using 3 to 4 foot long leaders when fishing the bottom from Windy Point to the "Red House". We are seeing plenty of "Catchin' Action" Early in the A.M. and again later in the day in these areas.

Power Bait, in a Variety of Colors and Scents, is still the go to bait for getting some beautiful 'High Altitude Pink Meats" to the net. For those wishing to fish West of the Buoy Line then a Slip Bobber set at 10 to 20 feet is necessary as the dissolved oxygen levels fade below 25 feet .

Jacob Gaffney was fishing the Northshore with his friends the Renos and using PowerBait when he caught this nice 3lb Bow . He stopped back by BBSG to take a pic and share the tale of his catch.

Kenny "Dalton" McDaniels was trolling from his kayak a in the late afternoon near the Buoy Line and Red House when hooked into a 5.15lb Rainbow. Ken was using a rig made popular by BBSG and the "Fishin' Guys" called a "Live Mouse Tail". Its a combo of PowerBait and a piece of NightCrawler on the same hook.

Remember..."Trolling is the way to go when the bite is slow..." It's the best way to cover more territory and increase your chances of landing more fish. Again, "West is Best and East is Least when Summer arrives and Lake Waters Heat". Trolling 1 to 3 colors down in the early a.m. or late afternoon/evening with Needlefish, Thomas Buoyants and Night Crawlers is proving to be pretty successful.

We are still seeing very inconsistent catches of Big Bear Bucket Mouths along the South Shoreline's Structure from Boulder Bay to Garstin Island. Plastics, Jigs, Crank and Swim Baits are all performing. In short...just throw your whole tackle box at them and hope for the best!

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