Can I Go Fishing At Bear Mountain

Is fishing allowed at Bear Lake?

At Bear Lake you can fish from the shore, kayak the lake or troll the waters by boat. You will find boat ramps available at the Bear Lake State Park Marina, First Point, Cisco Beach and Rainbow Cove with watersport rentals near Bear Lake State Park Marina on the west shore.

Can you fish off shore in Big Bear?

Fishing from the Shore Everyone over the age of 16 must have a California state fishing license. Fishing licenses can be purchased at establishments in Big Bear Lake, including fishing stores. If you need to rent fishing gear there are several places where you can do so.

Can you still fish at Big Bear Lake?

Fishing is allowed from a boat or from the shore and there are many beautiful places where you can set up your day camp and fish. The north shore of the lake has the best spots. During summer the fishing in Big Bear is excellent from before sunup to just before mid-morning.

What fishing license do I need for Bear Lake?

Yes, your Idaho Fishing license is good on all water in Bear Lake except areas closed to both Idaho and Utah anglers. We actually have a reciprical agreemeent with Utah for this body of water. Check for signs and additional information.

Do you need a fishing license at Big Bear Lake?

Fishing licenses are required for persons 16 years and older and can be purchased ahead of time online from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, or from a Big Bear Lake sporting goods store and supply shop.

What fish are biting in Big Bear?

Big Bear Lake is home to a variety of sport fishing – Rainbow trout, largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegills, blue catfish, carp, and black crappie.

Can you boat on Big Bear Lake?

Lake Activities Big Bear Lake has it all, fishing, paddle boarding, pontoon boating, wake boarding, water skiing, inner tubing, jet skiing and kayaking! Boats, equipment and watersports lessons can be rented or booked at any one of six marinas that dot the lake’s 23 miles of shoreline.

What time of day is best to fish?

Fish generally prefer early morning and evening sun to the bright midday rays. In midday, the surface temperature of the water is also hotter, forcing the fish to move deeper.

What is the best bait to use at Big Bear Lake?

Big Bear Lake has a great deal of stocked fish in it, so Powerbait, worms, or corn are good baits to use. Trout also naturally like minnows, so things like spinners, jigs, or actual minnows will also work. Do not put too much bait on the hook; trout are not naturally big eaters and may not go for large amounts of bait.

Is there catfish in Big Bear Lake?

Where to Catch Catfish. Catfish can be found primarily on the east end of the lake near the Stanfield cutoff and the East Boat Public Launch Ramp, both during the day and evening hours. Read our blog on the seven best places to fish in Big Bear Lake to get a map of these locations.