Big Bear Fishing Report

Big Bear Fishing Report by Alan Sharp

Rainbow Trout fishing finally improved this past week on Big Bear Lake. Lead core trollers going down 2 1/2 half to 3 colors have seen limits of fish to 2 pounds.

The best time to fish is early and late, in the western third of the lake. The top water action has been dead, with all the trout hitting nickel back spoons in 12 to 15 feet of water.

Water temperatures and the oxycline are uniform from top to bottom which means the fish are scattered and lethargic.

Bait anglers with slip bobbers rigged at fifteen to twenty feet with Nitro and Nightcrawlers suspended below have also seen some limits when drift fishing from a boat or sitting on the shore.

Patience is a virtue during the summer on Big Bear Lake. Conditions will improve as the water cools and boating pressure slows.

Large and Small mouth Bass have been hitting topwater poppers and small spinners fished near docks in the shallows of Mallard and Papoose Bay.

Catfishing remains good in the east end. Anglers soaking shrimp, mackerel, or stink baits have had singing drags.

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2 Responses to “Big Bear Fishing Report

  • 1
    September 3rd, 2008 05:13

    I am having a hard time finding a Fishing Report about Big Bear Lake,,,,

    Can anyone tell me a link that gives the current Fishing report for Big Bear Lake ?

    ALSO…. can someone tell me how Trout Fishing off of the shore is doing as of September 3rd, 2008 ?

    Looking forward to your links and comments.

    Thank You

  • 2
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    September 4th, 2008 11:02

    I didn’t receive a fishing report this week. Usually I run them on Monday or Tuesday. The holiday weekend was hectic so the best I can do is say, check back or call Big Bear Sporting Goods.