Big Bear Fishing Report

Above: Dave Henderson

Big Bear Fishing Report is courtesy of Alan Sharp of Big Bear Marina.

The recent heat wave made water temperatures rise on Big Bear Lake and the trout responded well to the warming waters, high winds and cooler temperatures slowed the bite a little by the end of the past week.

Water temperatures range from 49 degrees at the west end to 54 degrees in the east. Oxygen levels are high throughout the water column. This simply means that the trout are scattered all over the lake. The east end has produced the most fish due to the higher water temperatures that are close to the ideal trout temperature of 55 degrees.

Shore fishing remained good as the pink meat holdovers showed along the North Shore on PowerBait and Night Crawlers from Stanfield Cutoff to Juniper Pt.

Drift fishing the middle of the lake, or anchored off the points using the same technique will get you in on the bite.

Locals Jack Wands and Dave Henderson landed 3.63 and 3.11 pound Big Bear Rainbows while working “Trout Triangle” (Eagle Pt.-Observatory-Lagonita Pt.) this past week. Jack’s fish hit a Needlefish at 3 colors, while Dave’s came in on a CD Rapala on flatlined mono.

Big Bear Lake will host a new trout tournament this year called Fishin’ for $50K which will be held on May 30-31, 2009.

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