Fishing At Big Bear Lake In Southern CA
Fishing for largemouth bass, rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, bluegill and pumpkinseed sunfish at Big Bear Lake in California.
Located twenty five miles northeast of San Bernardino, the lake is an easy trip from the city. Excellent camping and fishing opportunities, during the warm months, attract visitors from across the state. The lake is six mile long. Camping facilities with RV hookups are available, on the water, at Serrano Campground. The town of Big Bear offers a variety of accommodations, restaurants, bars and shopping. The scenery is spectacular with mountains and ski slopes for the winter visitors.
Fishing At Big Bear Lake
Trout, bass, crappie, catfish and sunfish populate the lake. At 7,000 feet elevation the lake freezes over during winter, however it is not safe. Ice fishing is prohibited with warnings to keep off the lake.The warm months offer good fishing with trout excelling during spring and fall.
Trout are stocked to support the resident population. The lake record rainbow trout is 21 pounds so there are trophy trout available as well. Early spring and late fall are the best times to catch lunkers. The first and last couple hours of the day increase your odds of catching bigger fish.
During the warmer months the lake offers decent bass, crappie and catfish fishing. Summertime is best for catching sunfish.
Primary fish species residing in Big Bear Lake.
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
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Camping & Campgrounds At Big Bear Lake
Pine Tree RV Park - 909 866-2015
Big Bear Lake Information
Marinas & Boat Rental
Big Bear Marina - 909 866-3218
Holloway's Marina & Boat Rental - 909 866-5706
Big Bear Marina - 909 866-3218
East - Carol Morrison Public Launch - 909 866-5200
West - Duane Boyer Public Launch - 909 866-2917
Average high and average low, monthly temperatures at Big Bear Lake.
- January 47° - 21°
- February 47° - 22°
- March 52° - 25°
- April 59° - 29°
- May 69° - 36°
- June 76° - 42°
- July 81° - 48°
- August 80° - 47°
- September 73° - 42°
- October 64° - 33°
- November 54° - 27°
- December 47° - 21°
Big Bear Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Big Bear Lake CA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Rentals & Lodging Nearby Big Bear Lake
This is a year-round vacation area with snow skiing in the winter and plenty of boating and fishing during the warmer months. Whatever your style or budget for accommodations you can find it here. Motels, hotels, resorts, cabins and vacation rentals are plentiful. The town is built for tourists and offers a vacation paradise to outdoor lovers.
Northwoods Resort - 909 866-3121
Robinhood Resort - 909 866-4643
Big Bear Frontier Cabins - 909 866-5888
Hotels & Motels
Big Bear Lake Best Western Hotel - 909 866-6666
Big Bear Lakefront Lodge - 909 866-8271
Big Bear Cabins and Vacation Rentals - 877 417-6504
Real Estate, Homes & Property
Big Bear Homes & Land - 909 878-5522
Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Marina
500 Paine Court
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315