Big Bear, Ca March 11, 2011 5:00 pm – Streams and creeks that flow into Big Bear Lake are closed to fishing during the trout spawning season, from March 1 through May 27.  No fish may be taken from the streams and fishing with a pole, net, or by hand may lead to a ticket or arrest.  Fish in the streams may be observed but should not be harassed or caught.  Valley citizens and visitors are asked to help keep the lake’s Rainbow Trout numbers strong by reporting violators to the Department of Fish and Game’s tip line at 1-888-334-2258 or 1-888-DFG-CALTIP.