Fishing Quick Facts
Fishing in Big Bear Lake - See best spots, view where to launch, see what types of fish we have, plus get info on tournaments and upcoming derbies.
Big Bear Lake Map
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Fishing Tournaments and Derbies
Types of Fish
Rainbow trout are the most popular species of fish found in Big Bear Lake. The water's depths allow the trout to thrive, even in the heat of summer. Summertime also brings other species to the lake like largemouth bass, channel catfish, and a variety of panfish, which make great fishing for younger anglers.
Top Fishing Spots
Launch Ramp Info
The Public Launch Ramps are open for all vessels, motorized and non-motorized. Both ramps are located on the North Shore. The East Ramp is close to Stanfield cutoff, near the Discovery Center and the West Ramp is closer to the Big Bear Dam, west of Fawnskin. Launching your vessel is free, but your vessel will need to pass inspection for the Quagga mussel. You will also need to have a Lake Use Permit. Permits can be purchased daily, multiple days or annually. For launching information in day use and permits visit Big Bear Municipal Water District.