Big Bear Lake Fishing report – High winds and heavy boat traffic took the bite out of fishing Big Bear Lake.
The most effective fishing method was trolling leadcore line with flashers followed by a lure or nightcrawler. With the water still a dark green due to algae blooms, flashers are a big help for attracting fish.
Water temperatures held in the high 60s, but are expected to fall. Oxycline levels dropped significantly to 46 feet at the dam and 33 feet at Papoose Bay.
Catfish and bass continue to show on the east end along sandy bottoms. Crappie and blue gill are hitting small mini jigs and worms near shore along weed beds and docks in bays on the west end of the lake.
Fly fishing: Slow troll streamers from Grays Landing to the Buoy line mornings or evenings. Anglers can cover lots of water fishing streamers.
Information and tips are provided by Alan Sharp of Big Bear Marina, John Cantrell of Cantrell Guide Service and Keith Kern of K-Flies Guide Service. For more information, call (909) 866-3218