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Big Bear Fishing Map, Fishing Report, Hunting Clubs, 2017

2017 Big Bear Lake Fishing Map, Fishing Report, local Hunting Clubs, San Bernardino Fishing




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Quick Fishing Information and Big Bear Lake Reports: 


Big Bear Lake is located near the city of San Bernardino, in the San  Bernardino National Forest. 
Size: The lake covers 3,000 surface acres, and has 22 miles of shoreline at an  elevation of 6,743 feet. 
Species: Rainbow trout, large and smallmouth bass, channel catfish, and  bluegill. 
Facilities: Big Bear Lake is a complete destination area, with all services a  vacationer could want. There is camping for tents and RV‘s, motels and  resorts, marinas and public launch ramps, swimming, hiking, biking,  horseback riding, golf, tennis, picnicking, boat rentals, storage, moorage,  docking, tackle shops, grocery stores, and more. 
Just about a mile above the sea  lies Big Bear Lake in the San  Bernardino National Forest.  As one would expect at a lake  of this altitude, most anglers  are in pursuit of trout. Surprisingly, the bass fishing at this  cloud-scraping chunk of water is  tlso outstanding.  Rainbow trout are the mainstay of  Big Bear Lake, but in recent years it  ias seen an explosion in the population of northern strain largemouth  and smallmouth bass.
Big Bear also  contains large numbers of channel  catfish and bluegill. What  you will find is some of the best trout  fishing in the state.       
What has actually  been caught is a naturally reproduced  trout. These fish are the result of planted  rainbows that dodged the hook and  became holdovers. The holdovers  spawned, and now a population of the  naturally reproduced fish inhabit the  lake. Natives, some say, and while this is  not true, the moniker is close enough to  reality to let it slide.       
Why the pink meat? It’s the excellent  forage found in this lake, crustaceans, and  midge flies, and assorted other goodies , from the table of Mother Nature that   help the trout grow fast, healthy, and l  tasty. The natives are beautifully colored, square-tailed trout that are harder  to catch than recent planters, and if you  land one, pat yourself on the back for a  job well done. You can keep the fish, but  it may prove more rewarding to let it go y  and help the cycle of natural reproduction continue.
 CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Migration is  the key to locating the naturally reproduced trout at Big Bear. The rainbows        make two annual moves that correspond  with the seasons and water temperature.  You’ll find the fish keep the same Zip  Code, but slide from one neighborhood  to the next.
 In the dead of winter the trout are at  the east side of the lake near the Eagle  Point, hunkered down beneath the thermocline away from the layer of ice  filming the surface. With spring, the  ‘bows pack it up and head west, getting  closer to the surface as they pass Metcalf  Bay and Wind Point.
As Summer comes  on and surface temps rise, the fish go  deeper again, and end up in the dam  area. With fall, the fish reverse the process.  It’s the natives that do most of the  migrating. Planters don't catch on too  quickly, and the happy result is fish just  about anywhere on the lake.
 INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH PLANTS:        They ain’t foolin’ around when they  plant this lake. Tons of fish are planted  each season, from the DFG catchable  size, to bruisers at a whopping 15  pounds. When the big trout derbies take  place, preparations are made in the form  of trophy stockings, with 5,000 pounds  of strictly lunker-fish plopped into the  water. Your stringer can have fish with  vastly different sizes here. 
SURVEY SAYS: Based on what anglers  find when chasing the trout at Big Bear,  it’s almost difficult to get skunked.  Go with the best lures, and  have even more success. The number one  lure is a Needlefish,  Rapalas close behind.  Go with gold, trout pattern, firetiger and  clown as the smart colors .
 Trolling is a killer method for  hammering the ’bows, and placing the lure miles behind the boat   is sound thinking. Actually, 100 to  200 feet will do fine, but the  whole idea is to disassociate the  lure from your boat.
As a vessel   passes over a school of fish, they  tend to move off to the sides, returning  long after the boat has passed. With gear  wa-a-ay back, it will hopefully arrive on  the school as they return to the area. 
SIDE ORDER: When the fish spook to  the sides of the boat, there may be no  better way to hang one than with the use  of a side planer.  Mastmounted, in-line and clip-on units  can be ordered from a catalogue or  bought at a store, but the clip-ons are the  easiest to use and the least expensive to  buy.
With this product, the lure travels as  far to the side of the boat as it does  behind, and gives you a shot at fish you  otherwise wouldn‘t have a chance to  catch. 
BANKER’S HOURS: Trout anglers plying their skills from the bank spend  hours battling fish at Big Bear, and when  the action is hot and heavy, there‘s no  better way to bum through a few jars of  Power Bait. The manufactured bait simply slays the stocked fish, and an occasional native will fall victim to the putty  as well. 
Nightcrawlers are the superior bait for  the naturally reproduced trout, and  they’ll take their share of the planters  too.             


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