Big Bear Fishing Report

It was an up and down week on Big Bear Lake. When the wind wasn’t howling, limits came easy for trollers going down three colors, with various lures and patterns in tow as they worked “Trout Triangle” (Eagle Pt. Observatory and Lagonita Point).

The western two thirds of the lake remained slow for trolling. Water temperature did bump up 3 degrees through out the lake and oxygen levels remained high from top to bottom. Clarity is at 12 feet and the main reason the fish are holding at 15 feet. Look for the trout to go off in the weeks to come as the weather settles into a consistent spring pattern.

Shore fishing remained good as the pink meat holdovers showed along the North Shore on PowerBait and nightcrawlers 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.

Trophy sized Rainbow Trout that have been raised in pens since last October will be released for the May Trout Classic and Fishin’ for $50K. These fish are not your usual hatchery stockers! They have already acclimated to our lake and are fat and happy, no long truck ride for them.



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