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Shifting from summer into fabulous fall fishing on beautiful Big Bear Lake!

It was a bit more challenging this past week.  sept2013 004The weather is starting to change and fall is in the air.  We averaged 10 rainbow trout in a three hour trip and there were a couple six and eight fish trips and as many as 18 fish in a trip so timing has mattered.  All times of day have been fine to troll for rainbow trout but no time has been consistently the best.  We have stayed west of Gilner and Windy Points and most trout were caught in front of Boulder Bay and Papoose Bay and up to the dam and along the north shore to Grays Landing.  The fish were all over the lake and many different depths so we covered lots of territory each trip.   Down riggers were from 2 to 20 feet, leaded lines 2 1/2 to 4 colors and the surface was hitting on occasion as well.  The hottest lures were UV red, UV pink and watermelon needlefish, brown trout Rapalas, Heavens Door and Gold Gobie Little Warriors, PK Lures prototype flies and Flutter Fish and night crawlers.   The trees are starting to change colors and jackets are now required many times!  It’s been absolutely spectacular out and around the lake and sometimes we were the only boat on the lake.  No finer time to come fishing for rainbow trout in Big Bear than in the fall.  Go to Big Bear Sporting Goods for gear and tackle 909-866-3222 and Lucky Bear Fishing Charters 909-866-7303.