Location

CA
United States
34° 15' 15.5088" N, 116° 55' 45.4548" W
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

Surface water temperaters are 70 degrees at the east ramp, but only 66 at the dam from the surface to the bottom. Clarity is a little off due to recent runoff and algae blooms. Most of the trout are stacked up in the west end of the lake. Trollers are fishing eight to 15 feet of water in the morning slow-trolling live nightcrawlers on a bright wedding ring or behind micro flashers. Shore anglers are getting limits at the Red House near the dam and all along the north shore from Gray Landing west. Most of the action has been on PowerBait in garlic and salmon egg flavors fished four to five feet off the bottom or with a nightcrawler eight to 16 feet below a slip bobber. The topwater bass bite has been spotty with only a few fish showing early. Also some bluegill and crappie showing in the bays or nightcrawler pieces or meal worms, especially in the boulder bay area. Even some catfish and bullhead being landed. All the public launch ramps and the five private marinas are open. For more fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

The trout action has been fair to good with a “normal” pattern returning after monsoon rains a couple of weeks ago. The best action is for trollers to work Trout Alley (along the south shoreline) with local guides John Cantrell and Curt Dills reporting easy limits on a variety of Needlefish, Rapalas, and nightcrawlers fish behind Wedding Ring rigs. Bank fishing has been best off the north shore from the dam to Windy Point and long leaders of four to five feet with PowerBait in garlic and salmon egg mixes or inflated nightcrawlers. The long leader keeps the bait above the weeds. The topwater bass bite has been pretty fair early and late in the day with a frog pattern fished slowly getting the most takes. Also some bluegill and crappie showing in the bays or nightcrawler pieces or meal worms. Even some catfish and bullhead being landed. All the public launch ramps and the five private marinas are open. For more fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny

     BIG BEAR LAKE: The water is a little off-color from runoff and an algae bloom, and the best bite has been on slow-trolled nightcrawlers fished behind flasher rigs. The most action has been behind three to five colors of leadcore along the south shoreline from Gilner Point to the Zebra Room. Shoreline anglers saw action from the North Shore from the dam to Windy Point, but weeds are becoming a problem. Most anglers are using garlic PowerBait on a Carolina rig with a four to five foot leader or a slip-bobber rig set from eight to 16 feet deep with a nightcrawler. A few bluegill, crappie, and small catfish are hitting on ‘crawlers and meal worms in the bays and coves in and around docks at the East Launch Ramp. The bass bite has been best on drop-shot plastics, especially on the rip-rap at the dam in 12 to 20 feet of water. Catfish are also surprisingly slow, but some bullhead are showing in the evenings. All the public launch ramps and the five private marinas are open. For more fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

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