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Super end to summer as fabulous fall time fishing arrives on Big Bear Lake!

sdfb315fb310Trolling for rainbow trout has been incredible this past week on Big Bear Lake with limits for almost all and several hard fighters up to three pounds.   Summer vacation is over and the kids have gone back to school.  This means the lake is now wide open for fishing as the temperatures drop and summertime activities dwindle down.  What a fantastic week filled with lots of catching and releasing in beautiful conditions and mild weather.  We have experienced some of the best fishing of the season in the past 30 days averaging 15-30 fish in three hours!  It’s hard to keep the fish off the lines lately and more are landed as we seemed to cease the short striking.  Consistency in lures, locations, depths and trolling patterns or style of troll were all dialed in and became easy.  We found the right combination that would work well at any time of day the past 30+ hours on the lake.  Most rainbow trout were caught along the south shore from Metcalf Bay to the dam and we concentrated on the middle of the lake and over to the drop offs and several times had great action from Grays Landing to the SS Relief.  Getting into a rhythm and repeating and coming into several fish at a time was simple and countless double and triple hits throughout the week. domains with traffic .  Many times two fish were put in the net at once.  Night crawlers on various custom spinners in UV and Glow with different combinations of orange, red, crystal or chartreuse running at 2-6 feet and 10-15 feet on the down riggers were HOT all week.    Leaded lines tinkered between 2-4 colors with Red Magic, Water Melon and Chicken Wing Needlefish or Green Gobie/Copper Little Warrior, Purple Hot Head and Brass Red Head Wee Dick Nites and various Rapalas in Greens, Gold or Firetiger.  All times of day have been fine for fishing with only a couple moments during mid day that lull but with three hour trips it’s been plenty of time to be productive.  It’s now the time of year to have layers of warm clothing handy and plenty of water as the dryer, cooler air arrives.    Please call Pleasure Point Marina for pontoon rentals at 909-866-2455, Golden Bear Cottages for lodging 800-461-1023  GoldenBearCottages.com and Lucky Bear Fishing Charters 909-866-7303 for guided fishing trips.