Tag: Boating

Big Bear Lake Is Open For The Season

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 2, 2015 – Yesterday, Big Bear Municipal Water District opened the Carol Morrison East Launch Ramp for the 2015 season. The public boat launch ramp, which has been closed for the winter, gives boat owners the opportunity to launch onto the lake for boating and fishing, and is especially good news for anglers that prefer trolling over shoreline fishing. In addition to the public launch ramp opening, five Big Bear Lake marinas are now open for the 2015 season. On May 8, the Duane Boyer West Launch Ramp will open offering even more public access to the lake. To celebrate Big Bear Lake’s opening day, Big Bear MWD planted approximately one million fingerling trout into the lake. This should help increase the trout population for years to come. In addition to the fresh load of fingerling trout, the MWD plans to plant two more truckloads of 250,000 larger trout that are approximately 10 to 12 inches within the next two weeks. In addition to the ‘pink-meat’ that Big Bear Lake is famous for, it also has both large mouth and small mouth bass, catfish, crappie, and...

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Busy Labor Day Weekend in the Valley

Big Bear, CA, Sept. 4, 2014 – As the unofficial end of the summer season, Labor Day Weekend and all the visitors it brings to the valley is something local businesses in Big Bear look forward to every year. Judging by the never ending line of traffic heading west from Big Bear City towards Big Bear Lake and the checkout lines at the grocery store, there were a lot of people enjoying what our valley has to offer. According to the MWD, many of those visitors were out on the lake. On Saturday afternoon there were 545 boats on the water and on Sunday there were 352. This is double the number of boats out on a typical Saturday or Sunday. There were also 571 boat launches from the two public ramps. These numbers are similar to 2013, however last year Sunday was the busy day. From an informal survey of several restaurants both in Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City, most said it was their busiest weekend of the summer. Also, the private home rental businesses reported over 95%...

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Back to Big Bear Regatta Set for September

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 9, 2012 — Lake Arrowhead Fleet 434 invites skippers and crews to the Back to Big Bear Regatta, September 29 and 30. This is a Hobie One-Design series, sanctioned points event to be sailed on Big Bear Lake, and will include both spinnaker and non-spinnaker classes.. Entries must be current members of HCA; applications will be available. The entry fee is $60 and each boat will check in at the Meadow Park office. Free camping for tents and RVs will be available at the park, but there will be no hookups. Request registration forms through email at kanayan4@aol.com. For more information, call (909)...

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Riverside Man Dies In Lake Accident

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 23, 2012, 8:00am – (UPDATE) – The victim has been identified as 44 year-old Cesar Espana of Riverside, California. [Original Story] Big Bear Lake, Saturday July 22, 2012, 2:00 pm – On Friday afternoon at 4:59 pm a there was a report of a possible drowning victim near the east launch ramp on Big Bear Lake.  The Municipal Water District Lake Patrol, Big Bear Sheriff”s Department and local fire agencies were called to the scene.  Two related males were riding a personal water craft near the northern shoreline when one of the males slipped under the water.  Both men were not wearing a personal flotation device as mandated by law while riding a Jet Ski type boat.  An immediate search did not find the victim.  A dive team and helicopter were called in to help with the search.  As the evening began to fall the recovery efforts were called off until Saturday morning.  The county dive team described the visibility as very poor on the bottom where the victim was later found in about 20 feet of water.  Scott Heule, General Manager of the Municipal Water District, told KBHR that this tragic accident was avoidable with the use of a personal flotation device better know as PFD.  The Sheriff”s Department has described this as an accidental drowning and identified the man as a resident...

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