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Fishing… The sport annually attracts hundreds of thousands to the mountain to enjoy Big Bear Lake fishing. The Southern California lake renowned for its Big Bear Lake trout fishing and Big Bear Lake bass fishing. It is also the home to Big Bear Lake fishing guides, some of the best in the world.
Fishing… The sport annually attracts hundreds of thousands to the mountain to enjoy Big Bear Lake fishing. The Southern California lake renowned for its Big Bear Lake trout fishing and Big Bear Lake bass fishing. It is also the home to Big Bear Lake fishing guides, some of the best in the world.

Big Bear Lake fishing is some of the finest on the planet

Big Bear Lake trout fishing is all about trolling…

Big Bear Lake bass fishing will find you casting for lunkers the size of a Volkswagen bug

(Not really, but there’s some granddaddies out there waiting for a battle)

 Fishing…

The sport annually attracts hundreds of thousands to the mountain to enjoy Big Bear Lake fishing. The Southern California lake renowned for its Big Bear Lake trout fishing and Big Bear Lake bass fishing. It is also the home to Big Bear Lake fishing guides, some of the best in the world.

The quixotic images evoked with just the slightest utterance of the word—fishing—is Americana at its finest. It’s Huck Finn floating the mighty Mississippi with cane pole and bobber; an old man battling sharks to protect a giant marlin lashed to his skiff; an obsessed captain in search of a white whale and Robert Redford and Brad Pitt whipping their lures through a fiery sky fly fishing.

For many, fishing is truly an important part of the fabric of the Red, White & Blue soul of America.

So, what’s your vision of fishing?

Is it a Big Bear Lake trout fishing sun blazing overhead framed against a cobalt background, a slight cooling breeze rocking your boat on a glass-smooth lake? Does it include a Big Bear bass fishing lake free of craft impinging on what is your regal right to fish a lake clear of competition? Finally, is it a day so Big Bear Lake fishing friendly that piscine friends can’t wait for you to drop a hook in water? Are you envisioning fish lined up to hurdle the gunwale, laughingly hopping into your fish box, slamming the lid closed behind them?

Visit Big Bear and make your dreams come true! Big Bear Lake fishing is fantastic!

However, in reality, sometimes fish can be elusive. You may find yourself heading back to the cabin empty handed.

That’s right, after frustrating hours of lost lures, stolen bait and having been gifted by the protective piscary lords of the lake a raging sunburn, you find yourself standing at the butcher counter of a local market buying fresh fish to claim as your own catch to protect your pride against the viciousness of so-called “friendly ribbing” of family and friends over your lowly plight.

However, here in Big Bear, there’s a method to transform a day of fishing into an almost certain day of “catching.” Sign on with a professional, knowledgeable Big Bear Lake fishing guide who will practically throw your hooks directly into the gapping jaws of giant rainbows or bass and send you home happy.

With a Big Bear Lake fishing guide, you don’t have to worry about gear, bait, snacks, cold drinks, entertaining conversation or cleaning your catch. Your only challenge is who’s going to fry that mouth-watering catch?

You don’t even have to wonder where to find your friendly Big Bear fishing guides. Here’s information on some suggested by The Voice Network.

Lucky Bear Fishing Charters
Your Lucky Bear Fishing Charters Big Bear fishing guides are the only professionally licensed husband-and-wife team on Big Bear Lake. Mike and Trish Marzell, better know as Captain Mike and First Mate Trish, have been fishing for rainbow trout together on Big Bear Lake for more than a quarter century. Their passion for fishing is unmatched.

The Marzells claim the Lucky Bear Fishing Charters mission is to provide to all their guests a quality fishing experience. The pair strives to give the upmost in personal attention to their anglers to ensure their clients disembark from the Lucky Bear Fishing Charters fully-equipped, sparkling clean fishing pontoon with a boat-load of joyful memories. Captain Mike and First Mate Trish do everything they have to so as to ensure your Happy Bear Fishing Charters fishing experience the is highlight of your Big Bear stay.

Rainbow trout fishing is accomplished by trolling, or slowly cruising about around the lake dragging multiple fishing lines. This is a fantastic way to enjoy beautiful Big Bear Lake. Lucky Bear Captain Mike and First Mate Trish will find the fish. They do the work; you enjoy the fishing.

You may catch and release or Lucky Bear Fishing Charters will clean your fish for you and pack them on ice for the trip home. Lucky Bear provides all fishing gear, life jackets, snacks, bottled water, soft drinks and memories.

And First Mate Trish says she feels she is more than a fishing guide to her patrons. She works to be a friendly ambassador and knowledgeable tourist guide to Big Bear Lake visitors. “I love to chat with the folks on our boat,” Trish said. “I usually spend as must time talking about where to eat, or stay, or what to do, as I do talking about fishing. I love making sure folks really enjoy their visit to this wonderful place.”

For more information on Lucky Bear Fishing Charters for a great time Big Bear Lake trout fishing call Captain Mike and First Mate Trish at (909) 866-7303. You may visit the Lucky Bear Fishing Charters Website at www.luckybearfishing.com. For more information, please e-mail them at Lucky Bear.

Cantrell Fishing Guide Service
“The worst day fishing beats the best day of anything else. We’ll see you at the scales.”—John Cantrell.

John Cantrell first came to Big Bear Lake on family vacations when he was a child. He continued to come back when he had a family of his own. In 1989, he met “Capt. Pete,” who taught him everything there was to know about fishing in Big Bear Lake.

In 1991, John took over his guiding business and Cantrell Fishing Guide Service began…

With the longest running guide service on Big Bear Lake, John knows Big Bear Lake and loves to share fishing tips and the secrets spots.

Beware, though! John has some jokes that will either make you LOL or just shake your head.

Working with John is Cliff Fowler, who fell in love with Big Bear in 1965 when his parents built their first vacation home in Moonridge.

After selling the valley’s best-known fishing shop, he teamed up with John. Cliff Fowler has been the host of “Fowlers Fish Tales” on KBHR 93.3 FM in Big Bear for more 15 years.

Cantrell Fishing  Guide Service is at 400 Pine Knot Avenue in Big Bear Lake at Pine Knot Landing. For more information, call (909) 585-4017. The Website is www.BigBearFishing.net.

Big Bear Charter Fishing
Big Bear Charter Fishing and Big Bear Bass Fishing offer trout and bass fishing tours.

Aaron Armstrong is the owner of Big Bear Charter Fishing. Aaron has been a licensed fishing guide on Big Bear Lake since 1999. He is continuously involved in improving Big Bear Lake as a fishery and as a resort destination. Since 2010 he has been hosting bass fishing tournaments, raising money for stocking bass and sharing his fishing knowledge with the community. He has a vast knowledge of Big Bear Lake trout fishing and Big Bear Lake bass fishing.

Trout fishing is done off a pontoon boat. The type of fishing we use is trolling; this is when the boat moves at a slow pace with multiple lines set out behind the boat. This is perfect for the less experienced fisherman and is great for a very relaxing time on the lake. All gear is provided for trout fishing, just show up and be ready to have a good time.​​

Bass fishing is done on a tournament style bass boat. All Big Bear Lake bass fishing will be done in cast and retrieve or casting. There will be no trolling.

They offer many different types of fishing reels and rods for all different experience levels. Along with bass, crappie and bluegill can often be caught in a bass fishing trip.

The boats are moored at Holloway’s Marina, 398 Edgemoor Rd in Big Bear Lake. The telephone is 800-475-3166. The Web site is www.bigbearfishing.com.

For more information on Big Bear Lake fishing, visit the Web site of the new Big Bear Fishing Association at www.BigBearFishingAssociation.org.