Location

CA
United States
34° 15' 15.5088" N, 116° 55' 45.4548" W
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny

 Trout action has been best for slow trollers (drift speed) in six to 14 feet of water with nightcrawlers and micro flashers or drift fishing with a slip bobber. The best area has been from Papoose Bay, to the mooring buoys, to the SS Relief. For bank anglers the north shore, especially near the dam, is the best area and the slip-bobber rig and nightcrawlers is the best bet. Some fish early in the morning on small jigs or trout lures. Some bass, both largemouth and smallmouth, are being caught in 12 to 20 feet of water on drop-shot Senkos in pumpkin or black flake. Bass to four pounds reported. Most one to two pounds. Panfish are mostly slow, with only a few showing on bobber-suspended meal worms. Catfish also spotty. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

The trout bite has been pretty fair. Trollers are fishing the west end of the lake in six to 12 feet of water in the triangle between the mooring buoys, the floating outhouse, and Papoose Bay. Some fish on Needlefish early, but most on nightcrawlers and flashers. For shore anglers, there is still fair action at the dam on an inflated nightcrawler of salmon egg peach PowerBait with garlic fished below a slip bobber. Heavy boat traffic on weekends makes fishing tough. There was a DFW trout plant last week. Largemouth bass and panfish have slowed with the summer heat, but there is a fair bite on smallmouth on submerged rock structure on drop-shot wacky-rigged plastics. Early and late in the day have been the best times to fish for all species. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F

 Last week it was a lake record catfish, this week the week’s top catch is a rare brown trout -- rare for Big Bear anyway. Garry Work, Fresno, landed a 4.5-pound brown trout last Friday while fishing near the dam. Big Bear Sporting Goods reports that about six years ago a few brown trout were inadvertently mixed in with a rainbow plant. Those fish would be three to five pounds. Overall, the trout bite has been pretty fair. Trollers are fishing the west end of the lake in six to 12 feet of water in the triangle between the mooring buoys, the floating outhouse, and Papoose Bay. Some fish on Needlefish early, but most on nightcrawlers and flashers. For shore anglers, there is still fair action at the dam on an inflated nightcrawler of salmon egg peach PowerBait with garlic fished below a slip bobber. Heavy boat traffic on weekends makes fishing tough. There is a DFW trout plant slated for this week. Largemouth bass and panfish have slowed with the summer heat, but there is a fair bite on smallmouth on submerged rock structure on drop-shot wacky-rigged plastics. Early and late in the day have been the best times to fish for all species. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

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