Tag: Fishing

Big Bear Lake Open for 2011 Season

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 busy.  The ramp has already launched at least 25 boats and she has heard reports that fishing is good, especially at the east end of the lake.  Boating permits for motorized craft, sailboats, and paddlers must be obtained prior to launching and all vessels must also be inspected for quagga mussel infestation.  The mussels can live in standing water for several months and are not visible to the eye.  For this reason, the MWD asks that prior to launch, all boats and trailers be clean of debris, all bilges, lockers, and engines be drained and dry.  Boats that are damp or with standing water will require decontamination.  Boats with obvious mussel infestation will require decontamination and may be prohibited from launching.  Boat permits, inspections, and decontamination services are available at the East Ramp from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm Sunday through Thursday and 6:00 am – 7:00 pm Fridays and Saturdays.  Big Bear Lake is at its highest level in years, ready for a full...

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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.  When the weather warms up, they have a full line of stand up paddleboards, kayaks, and beautiful, lightweight wooden canoes.  If you need a canoe for your home instead of for the lake, North Shore Trading has classic cedar and mahogany bookcases, coffee tables, and other furniture in a canoe motif.  The store carries boots, jackets, and beautiful sweaters for winter wear, sandals, shorts, and paddle sports clothing for the summer.  Owners Jim and Janet Dooley can set you up for a fly fishing trip with Big Bear Fishing Adventures or for canoe, kayak, or paddleboard lessons on the water.  In July, North Shore Trading Company hosts the Big Bear Paddlefest, 2 days of clinics, races, and a paddle sports expo.  If you’re looking for outdoor clothing or equipment, a fishing, boating, or snowshoe adventure, North Shore Trading Company is a short trip to the north shore of Big Bear Lake.  Call 866-3414 or go to gopaddleacanoe.com for directions and more information. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30537.mp3|titles=Snowshoes and more at North Shore...

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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 or caught.  Valley citizens and visitors are asked to help keep the lake’s Rainbow Trout numbers strong by reporting violators to the Department of Fish and Game’s tip line at 1-888-334-2258 or 1-888-DFG-CALTIP....

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Troutfest

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 prizes! Please visit www.wonews.com for more information about the 2010 Troutfest or call Ashley Hartman at (949)366-0030 Ext....

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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 team, with the official minimum length being 12 inches.   There will be a raffle, and tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the Big Bear Cool Cabins Office located next to the Alpine Slide, on Big Bear Blvd.   Call 800-475-3166 for more...

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