Spring got passed over this week as summer time temperatures of 70 degrees warmed the valley and the lake. Trollers going down three plus colors, with various lures and patterns in tow did well as they worked “Trout Triangle” (Eagle Pt. Observatory and Lagonita Pt.). The western two thirds of the lake remained slow for trolling, but look for it to improve as the water temperatures rise. Clarity is at 12 feet and the main reason the fish are holding at levels below that.
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. See the Tackle Tips section on this site for more info on how to bait fish the lake, in the spring..
The Jim Hall Memorial May Trout Classic is all set for May 16 and 17. 425 anglers will compete for cash prizes. Trophy sized Rainbow Trout will be released for this event and provide good fishing for the entrants and the public on that weekend and for weeks to come.
Lowell Linder of Glendora gets a big “that a boy” for his 1lb. 13oz. trout he caught while trolling in front on the marina. Lowell’s fish hit our number one all time lure, a red dot frog Needlefish.
Big Bear Marina is proud to announce that we are a Berkley Pro Shop! We will have a full line of Pure Fishing Products that includes Berkley, Pflueger, All Star, Stren, Penn, Abu Garcia, Spiderwire, Fenwick, Mitchell, Shakespeare and all of the PowerBait and Gulp Alive baits.
Big Bear Lake has a new trout tournament this year. “Fishin’ for $50K” will be held 5/30/09-5/31/09. The event is sponsored by The Big Bear Lake Resort Association, Berkley, Rapala, Luhr-Jensen, Flambeau, all of the marinas on the lake, Big Bear Marina, Holloways, Pleasure Point, Pine Knot Landing, Capt. John’s Marina and The Big Bear Municipal Water District. Information and registration is available at www.bigbear.com or 1-800-4-BIGBEAR.
Big Bear Marina is the Official Weigh Station on Big Bear Lake! Bring your trophy catches in and be eligible for monthly Berkley Pro Shop prizes! Stop by and have your picture and catch reported to the fishing media throughout Southern California.