Big Bear Lake Fishing Report – When the moon is full over Big Bear Lake the fish slow down on the bite. And fishing the first part of the week proved to be slow, but by the weekend things were heating up again.
Surface water temperatures went up one degree from the dam to the observatory. Oxycline deepened at the dam to 46 feet and jumped to 16 feet at Papoose Bay, 20 feet at the west ramp and observatory.
Largemouth bass: Fishing for these swimmers is beginning to slow as they start pairing up in shallow water in preparation of the spawn.
Channel and blue catfish: Continue to feed on cut mackerel and chicken livers fished off the sandy bottom along the North Shore from Dana Point to east of Juniper Point. Best time is during the evening hours.
Don’t forget the Troutfest fishing tournament at Big Bear Lake, Oct. 8-9. For more information or to register, call (909) 866-5796.
Information and tips for the Big Bear Lake Fishing Report are provided by Keith Kerns of K-Flies Guide Service, John Cantrell of Cantrell Guide Service and Alan Sharp of Big Bear Marina. For more information, call (909) 866-3218.