Tag: Fishing

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 food from Saucy Mama’s and Hacienda Grill, $10 prepaid or $15 at the event, and a raffle after. Call Karrie Gardner, Tournament Coordinator for additional information...

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Spots Still Available For The Jim Hall Memorial May Trout Classic

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 Big Bear Valley for the past 29 years.  Now known as the Jim Hall Memorial May Trout Classic, after the passing of Hall in 2001, this event brings thousands of people to the Big Bear Valley every year. “People plan their vacations around this,” said Jacque Hall, “This year we have people coming from as far as Oklahoma and Kansas to participate.” Jacque, the late Jim Hall’s wife, and their son Jason, with the help of countless volunteers, continue to organize and promote the event that Jim created.   There is a maximum of 500 entrants each year, and many years they have filled all the spots.  For this year’s event there are only 150 spots left, so interested parties should sign up now.  Entry fees are $65 per person, with two divisions for children, who can join in the fun for free if a relative is participating in the tournament.   The top nine anglers will split an $8,000 cash purse.  Entry applications are available...

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Trout Rescued and Returned to Big Bear Lake

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 spawn.   Many times the fish are unable to return to the lake and would die without the help of department game wardens, volunteers, and biologists.  Between 400 and 500 fish have been returned to Big Bear Lake in two rescue missions.  In Friday’s operation, Mike Giusti, Senior Environmental Scientist for the department donned waders and carried a machine on his back that gently shocked the fish for a short time.  Assistants were then able to safely scoop the stunned fish into a holding tank for their short trip back to the lake.  Many of the captured fish were estimated to be in the 3 – 4 pound range.  The public is reminded that fish seen in local streams may not be caught or handled during spawning season.  Local streams are closed to fishing through May 27. Additional pictures and information is on the CA DFG  News website [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30620.mp3|titles=Trout Rescued and Returned to Big Bear...

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Enjoy Big Bear Lake Safely

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 and buckled up.  This is particularly important when the lake is cold.  Falling into cold water causes a reflex gasp that can result in swallowed water and drowning.  An inexpensive PFD keeps the mouth and nose above the surface, allowing a second breath to be air instead of more water.  Clothing should be chosen carefully.  Cotton jeans, sweatshirts, and jackets hold cold water next to the body when they get wet.  Polyester fleece and wool, with a nylon shell to protect from the wind are better choices.  They dry quickly and keep the body warm even when damp.  According to the US Coast Guard, the leading causes of boating accidents are inexperience, inattention, and alcohol.  Take a boating class, stay warm and dry, wear a PFD, and wait to party until back on dry land.  Take the time to pay attention to these details and a trip on Big Bear Lake this spring will be safe and fun. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30583.mp3|titles=Enjoy Big Bear Lake...

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