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...]

Snowshoes Paddleboards and More at North Shore Trading


Big Bear, Ca March 18, 2011 5:00 pm - Big Bear is a wonderful place to play outdoors.  Across the lake in Fawnskin is a great place to get your gear for outdoor activities, the North Shore Trading Company.  For winter sports, the store carries both high tech snowshoes and traditional designs, beautiful wooden sleds and antique style toboggans.  … [Read more...]

No Fishing in Big Bear Streams


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 … [Read more...]


Since 2004, the Big Bear Lake October Troutfest (a joint venture between Western Outdoor News and Big Bear Municipal Water District has proven to be a popular outing for all members of your family. Come on up to the crisp clean air of Big Bear and enjoy a weekend among your fellow anglers as you fish for fun and thousands of dollars in cash and … [Read more...]

Aaron’s Fall Big Bear Lake Big Bass Tournament

Aaron's Fall Big Bear Lake Big Bass Tournament will be held on Saturday September 18th, at Holloway's Marina.  Team tournament entry fee is $200.00 and a team consists of two people.  Teams must use a boat that contains a properly aerated or recirculating livewell to keep alive a team's catch of fish.  Teams can catch a limit of five fish per a … [Read more...]

Free Fishing in Big Bear Lake on September 6th


Big Bear Lake, Ca, September 1, 2010, 3:00pm - The California Department of Fish and Game invites all anglers to celebrate Labor Day by fishing in California’s spectacular waters – even without a license.   This Sept. 6 is one of California’s two Free Fishing Days (the other being the July 4), when residents and nonresidents alike can try … [Read more...]

RA’s Fishin for $50K Trout Derby Results in Two $500 Prizes for Colton’s Kim Bray, and a Big Fish Prize for Local Ray Pulsipher

Kim Bray of Colton scored $500 for the largest catch of the day (a 5.54 lb. trout)--and another $500 for the biggest fish caught on Berkley PowerBait, as well as the fish plaque, as presented by Alan Sharp of Big Bear Marina.

Big Bear Lake, CA -- On what was a beautiful weekend to be on the lake, the Big Bear Lake Resort Association hosted the Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby on June 5 and 6. Though two tagged fish were reeled in during the derby, it was Big Bear Lake resident Ray Pulsipher who bagged one of the biggest cash prizes of the day: $500 for the largest trout, … [Read more...]

Record Number of Entrants for Jim Hall Memorial May Trout Classic; Apple Valley’s Carl Van Burger Reels in $2025

Girl power: Cheyenne Arroyo, age 8, was the only female to place in this year's tournament. Last year, seven-year-old Kaelee Haggerty took top honors in the pee-wee division.

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The 28th annual Jim Hall Memorial May Trout Classic took place over the weekend and drew a record 401 entrants for the ever-popular fishing tournament run by the Hall family and local volunteers. The overall winner in the two-day event was Carl Van Burger of Apple Valley, who reeled in an 8.55 pound trout, which also netted him … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake Gets Stocked With More Trout, in Anticipation of 28th Annual Jim Hall Memorial Trout Classic on May 15 & 16

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The ever-popular Jim Hall Memorial May Trout Classic returns to Big Bear Lake in May’s third weekend—which also means that anglers can look forward to plenty more trout. “There is still space available for the 28th annual Jim Hall Memorial May Trout Classic,” Jacque Hall tells KBHR, “because this year we are … [Read more...]

The Trout Are Biting on Big Bear Lake; Fowler’s Fish Tales Returns on Saturday

Using a nightcrawler last May, Erin Dominguez of Trabuco Canyon set a new record with the 18.69 lb. rainbow trout she reeled in near the dam. Big Bear Marina, the official weigh station for Big Bear Lake, tells KBHR that the trout was 32 inches long with a girth of 22 inches.

Big Bear Lake, CA -- With lake access, given the re-opening of the boat launch ramps on April 1st, and a break in the snowy weather, 'tis the season to fish on Big Bear Lake. With lake temperatures in the 40s, local fishing guide Cliff Fowler has been testing the waters, so to speak, and found that there were plenty of good-sized trout to be reeled … [Read more...]