Though No Tagged Fish Worth $50K Was Reeled In, Resort Association’s Trout Derby Was a Win for Local Lodges; RA Launches New Ad Campaign to Drive Summer Tourism

The Big Bear Lake Resort Association hosted their Fishin’ for 50K Trout Derby over the weekend, and though no one reeled in the trout worth $50,000, the RA says the event was a win for local lodges. Over 700 anglers participated in the trout derby and, per the RA, this resulted in a 233% increase in lodging reservation arrivals compared to last … [Read more...]

And You Thought the Trout Was Big… Fontana Fisherman Catches 27.82 Pound Catfish–With a Dog

Kevin Bremer used half of a Ball Park hot dog (with a six pound test) to lure this 27.82 pound catfish.

Since receiving the new record trout report on Sunday, Alan Sharp of Big Bear Marina (Big Bear Lake’s official weigh-in station) tells us that this Memorial Day also brought a new record for channel catfish. At 12:30am on May 25, Kevin Bremer of Fontana wrangled in a 27.82 pound catfish, surpassing the previous record by .79 pounds. Bremer caught … [Read more...]

New Record Reeled In Over the Weekend: Erin Dominguez Catches 18.69 Pound Rainbow Trout from Big Bear Lake’s South Shore

Erin Dominguez has a winning fish tale with her 18.69 rainbow trout, reeled in from the south shore on Sunday, May 24.

According to Big Bear Marina, the official weigh station for Big Bear Lake’s anglers, a new lake record was set on Sunday. Erin Dominguez of Trabuco Canyon reeled in an 18.69 pound rainbow trout, which shatters the previous record set by Harvey Clark of El Cajon in 1995, when a 14.69 pound trout was reeled in during the Jim Hall Memorial Trout … [Read more...]

Second Biggest Fish Ever Caught on Big Bear Lake Earns Top Prize for Angler George Burruss in 27th Annual Jim Hall Memorial Trout Classic

Catch of the day: George Burruss, with the 13.83 pound trout he reeled in, and local volunteer Gloria Ann Greene.

Anglers reeled in some big fish over the weekend in the 27th annual Jim Hall Memorial Trout Classic and, tells event organizer Jacque Hall, “We had a 13.83 pound fish! It was actually the second largest fish ever caught during the tournament.” The largest fish caught in the trout classic was, back in 1995, a 14.69 pounder, which is also the … [Read more...]

Two Fishing Tournament Permits Approved by MWD, as Well as Plans for Peninsula Recontouring Project and Office for Boat Ramp

There are two fishing events planned for Big Bear Lake in May, as the Board of Directors of the Big Bear Municipal Water District granted event permits for both at their meeting of March 19. That said, fisherman can look forward to the 27th annual Jim Hall Memorial Trout Classic on May 16 & 17 and the Big Bear Lake Resort Association’s … [Read more...]

Two Fishing Tournaments Planned for May, Pending MWD Board Approval Today

The Board of Directors of the Big Bear Municipal Water District will meet at 1pm this afternoon (March 19), at the MWD offices at 40524 Lakeview Drive in Big Bear Lake. Today’s MWD agenda includes permit consideration for two special events: the Jim Hall Memorial Trout Classic on May 16 &17 and the Big Bear Lake Resort Association’s … [Read more...]