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CA
United States
34° 15' 15.5088" N, 116° 55' 45.4548" W
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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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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

Trollers are seeing fair to good action in the west end of the lake in six to 12 feet of water in the triangle the mooring buoys, the floating outhouse, and Papoose Bay. Some fish on Needlefish early, but most on nightcrawler trailers. 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. 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. Matt Delucia, Big Bear, had three smallmouth to four pounds. 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

Fair to good trout bite. The best action has been best early and late in the day or after dark. Shore anglers are using four-foot leaders and slip bobbers to stay above the weeds on the bottom. Top shoreline spots continue to be along the north shore from Grey’s Landing to the dam. Trollers are working deeper water with the best action in 12 to 20 feet on a very slow troll in Trout Alley on the south shore and between the S.S. Relief east to the west public ramp. Lots of rainbows in the one to two pound range. Panfish are good around areas of submerged boulders, around docks, in deeper water near the dam, the west end of the lake, and in the coves along the south shoreline. Bass anglers are seeing pretty good action on spinnerbaits and crankbaits worked in the shallows around submerged structure. For updated fishing information: Big Bear Sporting Goods at 909-866-3222 or visit the store’s Facebook page.

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