Tag: Fishing

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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Fish and Wildlife Taking Advisor Applications Through Today

Big Bear, Ca July 13, 2011 12:00 pm – In Big Bear, all residents and visitors are stakeholders in the health and vitality of the fish and wildlife in the Valley.  Much of the allure of our resort community is the abundant fishing and the chance to see eagles and other wildlife.  Big Bear and other California residents have an opportunity to serve as advisors to the state Fish and Wildlife Strategic Vision Committees and to participate in making policies about our resources, however they must apply before the end of the day today.  The Strategic Vision Advisory Group will include representatives of a wide range of organizations involved in creating a joint vision for the state’s fish and wildlife resources.  The group’s main purpose is to coordinate and identify spokespersons for interested groups in order to include them in the Strategic Vision process.  Those interested in applying can access the application online at http://www.vision.ca.gov/stakeholder_advisory.html. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30894.mp3|titles=Fish and Wildlife Advisor Applications...

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FREE Fishing Day- July 2nd!

Big Bear, Ca, June 29, 2011, 3:00pm –  The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) invites anglers to celebrate Independence Day by fishing in California’s waters for FREE!  Saturday, July 2 is the first of California’s two 2011 Free Fishing Days, when people can try their hand at fishing without having to buy a sport fishing license. All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, report card requirements, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect. Every angler must have an appropriate report card if they are fishing for abalone, steelhead, sturgeon, spiny lobster or salmon in the Smith and Klamath-Trinity River systems.  Free Fishing Days provide a low-cost way to give fishing a try.  Anglers should check the rules and regulations (www.dfg.ca.gov/regulations/) for the waters they plan to...

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Protect the Bears of Big Bear

Big Bear, Ca May 7, 2011 3:00 pm – The grizzly bears that named the Big Bear Valley are no longer with us, except at the Moonridge Animal Park.  Our local wild bears are the smaller and less aggressive black bears.  They are not small animals however, and will be aggressive enough for concern if they are protecting food or cubs.  Care should be taken when hiking, fishing, camping, and in your backyard to limit encounters with the bears, for your protection and the animal’s.  “Bears are constantly in search of easily obtainable food sources.” says Marc Kenyon, California’s Department of Fish and Game Bear Program Coordinator.  It is key to limit food odors that attract bears.  When camping, never keep food in a tent.  Store food and toiletries in air-tight containers away from your campsite.  Use bear-proof garbage cans or pack out trash to a secure location if not available in the campground.  Don’t burn or bury food waste.  Keep your area clean of anything that might smell good or be food for a bear.  “A bear’s fate is almost sealed once it associates human activity with potential food” continues Kenyon.  To protect the bears of Big Bear, do not feed or tempt them with human food....

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