Big Bear Lake is a man made Reservoir/Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains. It’s a decent sized lake at 22 miles of shoreline and 2,971 surface acres at water capacity, which sits at an elevation of about 6.750 feet . Close to home, but far away enough to feel like a vacation, fishing Big Bear is still a nice way to get away from it all. There is great Rainbow and Brown Trout Fishing in the Winter, though the Lake will start to freeze over if it gets cold enough. Also great Sunfish and Bass fishing in the Spring through Fall and many species of Catfish in the lake from Channels to Bullhead of all varieties. In my opinion though, the best feature of Big Bear is the Carp Fishing in the flats end of the lake.
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