Fishing in Big Bear Lake

The cold water of mountain fed Big Bear Lake is the perfect place for trout and other fish to call home.  But this year is bound to be extra rewarding for experienced and novice anglers thanks to the 1 Million trout that were added to the lake the week of May 5th, which is why Big Bear Lake has the best fishing.

The drought has forced many hatcheries around the state to reduce their stock which benefits the state’s lake fish populations for fishing enthusiasts.  The process is being managed and overseen by agencies keeping lake health in mind.  This is a great time to book a cabin rental in Big Bear Lake for a fishing getaway.

Fishing by boat on Big Bear Lake

Fishing by boat on Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake has the best fishing with multiple pro shops, charter services and boat rentals to make your fishing trip fun and easy.  You can fish from banks of the north shore or head out onto the water and have your pick of great locations.  Let any of local shops know you are renting a Big Bear Lake cabin with Destination Big Bear for possible discounts.


Big Bear Marinas: HERE

Big Bear Charter Fishing: HERE

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.

  • One-Day Sport Fishing License: $15.12
  • Two-Day Sport Fishing License: $23.50
  • Annual Sport Fishing License: $47.01
  • Special rates for Military, low-income and impaired/disabled persons
  • Lifetime Fishing Licenses available
  • Ten-Day Non-California resident Sport Fishing License: $47.01
  • Valid through December 31, 2015.
Trout fishing in Big Bear Lake

Trout fishing in Big Bear Lake

If you plan on bringing your own boat, let us know so we can help you plan on staying at a lakefront cabin rental in Big Bear Lake or recommend a local marina for easy access.  Lake levels are low this year but there is still plenty of water for you to have an enjoyable stay.  To book your Big Bear Lake vacation rental, call (909) 752-0234 and let our local, experienced agents help you plan the perfect getaway.  Destination Big Bear has lakefront, pet friendly and luxury vacation rentals in Big Bear close to all the desired destinations.