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...]

PaddleFest, Jazz Trax and TroutfesT Coming to Big Bear Lake, Pending Today’s MWD Approval

Big Bear Lake, CA -- More special events are being planned for the summer months on Big Bear Lake, and permit consideration for upcoming activities will be granted during this afternoon’s meeting of the Board of Directors for the Big Bear Municipal Water District. Special event applications include those for the Big Bear PaddleFest, for July 10 … [Read more...]

MWD Board Unanimously Adopts New Lake Ordinance Pertaining to Non-Marina Kayak Rentals

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The updated Big Bear Lake ordinance, as it pertains to non-marina kayak rentals, was unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of the Big Bear Municipal Water District at their April meeting, which took place on the 1st. As adopted, explains MWD General Manager Scott Heule, “The big piece on Ordinance 43 allows the kayak … [Read more...]

Boating Season on Big Bear Lake Launches April 1st

Big Bear Lake, CA -- April 1st marks the official launch of boating season on Big Bear Lake, and the Big Bear Municipal Water District will re-open both the boat launch ramps on the North Shore, which have been closed over the winter months in order to serve as an American Bald Eagle habitat area. As of Thursday, the Carol Morrison East Boat Launch … [Read more...]

As Trout Spawn in Spring Season, No Fishing From Tributaries

Big Bear Valley, CA -- With the ice now melted from Big Bear Lake and the anticipation of the boat launch ramps re-opening on April 1st, fishing season is upon us. If you haven’t yet purchased your fishing license for the season, they are available from sporting goods stores at a cost of $41.50, cost for a second rod stamp on your license is … [Read more...]

MWD Board to Consider Permit Approval for Lake Events, Ordinance Update for Commercial Rentals

Kaelee's 5.56 pound trout earned her a rod and reel, plus a trophy; grownups win cash prizes for top catches in the Jim Hall Memorial.

Big Bear Lake, CA -- A number of events are coming to Big Bear Lake, including the Jim Hall Memorial May Trout Classic on May 15 and 16, the Fishin’ for 50K Trout Derby on June 5 and 6, and the annual Fourth of July fireworks show—all of these pending permit approval, which will likely be granted during this afternoon’s meeting of the Board … [Read more...]

Municipal Water District to Adopt Non-Marina Kayak Rental Policy and Re-Address Old Gas Leak

The MWD's General Manager Scott Heule

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The Big Bear Municipal Water District has been addressing the issue of non-marina kayak rentals for use on Big Bear Lake for many months now. Commercial marina operators first brought the issue before the MWD, which then culled public input at a workshop in October. Since that time, the MWD’s Operations Committee, made up of … [Read more...]

Public Input Welcome on School District Budget and Non-Marina Kayak Rentals; BVUSD and MWD Meetings on Thursday

Big Bear Lake, CA -- This week’s meetings include opportunities for the public to comment, one among those being tomorrow afternoon’s Budget Advisory Committee meeting for the Bear Valley Unified School District. In a conversation with the school district’s Superintendent Dr. Nancy Wright earlier this month, she told KBHR, “Because our … [Read more...]

Municipal Water District Reminds: Do Not Walk on Boat Docks or Lake Ice

Heavy snow load on boat docks can present dangers to those who use them. (Photo courtesy MWD)

Big Bear Lake, CA -- With an abundance of snow this season, the Big Bear Municipal Water District, the agency that oversees the lake, has noticed more than usual snow load on boat docks this winter. Given the extra weight on these floating structures, the MWD notes that extra caution should be exercised; dock owners and visitors need to refrain … [Read more...]

Steve Foulkes Retains Position as DWP Chairman, Per Thursday’s Unanimous Board Election

Big Bear Lake, CA -- The Board of Commissioners for the Department of Water and Power convened for a special meeting yesterday morning, during which time board elections were conducted. However, all existing positions remain intact, so Steve Foulkes will continue as the chairman of the board for the DWP, Fred Miller remains as vice chairman and … [Read more...]