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Fishing

Big Bear Lake offers one of the top rated fishing locations in all of Southern California. Big Bear fishing reports indicate that for yet another season, freshwater anglers of all types will enjoy the quality trout and bass found in the local waters at Big Bear Lake.

Along with trout and bass, you will also love to find the waters of Big Bear Lake offer an abundant supply of catfish, crappie, blue gill and sunfish. Fishermen of all types will find something to their liking in the pristine waters of the lake. More...

Holloway's Marina & RV Park

Come visit our 2 marinas on Big Bear Lake. Our friendly staff can help you can rent pontoon boats, go fishing, rent fishing equipment, take wakeboard and waterski rides, rent kayaks and canoes, ride the pirate ship, and much more!

Big Bear Municipal Water District (MWD)

Provides information on public boat launching, quagga mussel inspections, and lake info for Big Bear Lake.

Fish Big Bear Charter Service

Catch hard fighting-great eating Rainbow Trout from the cool waters of beautiful Big Bear Lake. Your guide is Master Angler & Guide Curt Dills who has over 40 years experience fishing Big Bear Lake.

Cantrell Guide Service

Fish with one of our professional licensed guides with over 80 yrs of experience on a comfortable 24 foot pontoon boat, the only Guide Boat on Big Bear Lake that has an 18 foot roof and a full enclosure that will keep you out of the wind and cold. We offer fly fishing too! Located at Pine Knot Marina.

Big Bear Charter Fishing

Big Bear Charter Fishing is located at Holloway's Marina in Southern California. Have fun, relax, and fish in Big Bear Lake with a friendly, licensed, and professional guide who will help you as much or as little as you'd like.

Captain John's Marina

Secluded Fawnskin Harbor & Marina is nestled in Grout Bay. We offer a wide variety of water sport activities with a serene, uncrowded small town ambience.

Pine Knot Marina

Looking for some fun on Big Bear Lake? Stop by to rent one of our pontoon boats (22’ and 25’), fishing boats, kayaks and performance pontoon boats or enjoy one of our lake activities.

Big Bear Fishing Adventures

Spin and fly fishing guides offering 1 to 4 day adventure packages on the rivers, streams and lakes.

Big Bear Marina

We offer the best mountain lake fishing and water sport adventures in Southern Ca.

Pleasure Point Marina, LLC.

Pleasure Point Marina remains a favorite destination for fishing and boating. We feature a luxury fleet of pontoon boat rentals as well as a full service bait house. We are an authorized Premier Pontoon, Voyager Pontoon and Suzuki Outboard dealer.

Why travel five or six hours to the Sierras when you can get the same quality of fishing here in Big Bear Lake? The cool alpine lake is just a short drive from scorching deserts and inland valleys. In fact, Big Bear Lake’s temperatures rarely exceed the 80’s during summertime, which makes it a pleasurable experience for anglers looking for refuge from the heat!

Let the rod and reel do all the work as you sip a cold beverage and wait for fish to nibble on the bait. Reel in the big one or catch some pan fish with the kids. Fishing in Big Bear Lake has become a family tradition where grandpa once caught his first fish. It's also a great getaway away with just the guys to see who can bring in the most fish. You can throw just about anything in your tackle box at the fish and they will bite!

The most popular species of fish found in Big Bear Lake is rainbow trout. It is a first-rate trout fishery lake because its depths allow rainbow trout to thrive, even in the heat of summer. One of the best ways to track down Big Bear’s healthy population of rainbow trout is down rigging deeper waters and trolling leadcore lines at three colors or more. The west end of the lake tends to see a majority of the action during the summer months. Shore anglers fishing near Big Bear Dam will have success with slip bobber setups with power bait or live bait 15 to 18 feet.

Summertime also generates action from a variety of other species, namely largemouth bass. The aggressive northern bass start to get hungry after their mid-summer spawn and will attack just about anything thrown in their direction. Crank baits such as, Rapala Husky Jerks, Luhr Jensen Mini Speed Traps, and plastics fished Carolina or Texas style near docks, rocks and weed beds get good results. Some of the hot spots for bass fishing are Eagle Point and Grout Bay.

Channel catfish are fished throughout the summer. These fish inhale stink baits, mackerel, shrimp or chicken livers, and are on the prowl for a good meal both day and night, so fishing is good all day long. Catfish are primarily found on the east end of the lake near Stanfield cutoff and the East Boat Public Launch Ramp. 

There are a variety of panfish in Big Bear Lake such as bluegill, pumpkinseed and crappie found in and around the south shore, especially at the marina docks. These tasty fish make great fishing for young anglers.

Fishermen looking for boat rentals are amply served by six marinas that offer fishing and pontoon boats. Licenses and tackle can also be purchased at the marinas. Licensed fishing guides offer a more in-depth fishing experience for trollers and downriggers. Both public boat launch ramps are open and will remain open through November. The lake is also accessible from all shoreline vantage points for easy fishing from shore.

Fishing licenses, tackle and bait supplies are available at the local marinas and sporting good stores. If you prefer to fish over the deep waters of the dam or perhaps troll the entire lake, boat rentals are available at a great price! Or perhaps you are interested in any one of the great sport fishing charter services that are offered by the local.

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