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 … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]

Protect the Bears of Big Bear

Black Bear photo courtesy OC Hiking Club

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 … [Read more...]

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Big Bear Lake Bass Tournament

2-person teams set out to catch the biggest bass in the lake.  10% of entry fees go to plant 3 pound+ bass in Big Bear Lake, 90% goes to prizes.  Entry fees $200/team, $25 Big Fish entry. At Holloway's Marina, 398 Edgemoor Rd, Big Bear Lake.  After mandatory angler's meeting, launch at the east or west ramp.  Weigh-in begins at 5:00 pm, with … [Read more...]

Spots Still Available For The Jim Hall Memorial May Trout Classic

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Big Bear, Ca, April 21, 2011, 4:00pm - In 1983 two men decided they wanted to create a trout tournament to help bring people to the Big Bear Valley in the springtime between the ski season, and summer.  These two men were Jerry Eden and Jim Hall, and the tournament they created, then called the May Trout Classic, has become a major event in the … [Read more...]

Trout Rescued and Returned to Big Bear Lake

Trout Rescued and Returned to Big Bear Lake, photo courtesy Mike Giusti

Big Bear, Ca Saturday, April 16, 2011 12:00 pm - Friday, April 15, between 50 and 100 rainbow trout were rescued from culverts and ditches beside the Big Bear City Airport by the California Department of Fish and Game.  Because of the abnormally high water levels in Big Bear Lake, mature trout have been swimming into normally dry creek beds to … [Read more...]

Enjoy Big Bear Lake Safely

Boat responsibly on Big Bear Lake

Big Bear, Ca April 3, 2011 12:00 pm - Big Bear Lake is open and the early spring is a great time for boating on the lake.  Because the water temperature is quite cold as snow melt runs into the lake, a few extra precautions should be taken to make your trip safe.  Personal flotation devices, also known as PFDs or lifejackets should always be worn … [Read more...]

Well-Fed White Pelicans on Baker Pond

White pelicans on Stanfield Marsh in Big Bear

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Big Bear Lake Open for 2011 Season

Big Bear Lake Municipal Water District East Launch Ramp

Big Bear Lake, Ca April 1, 2011 12:00 pm - The 2011 season for Big Bear Lake has begun.  Each year, the Big Bear Municipal Water District officially opens the lake for fishing, boating, and water skiing at the beginning of April.  While there is still snow on the mountain slopes, Stacy, on duty at the MWD’s East Boat Ramp, says she has been … [Read more...]