11-30-2003, 09:26 PM
I have fished Big Bear Lake over the years so many times, having a place up there helps. I was wondering if anyone has thrown any flys around and what worked for you. I got the itch to try up there. :big grin santa hat:
12-04-2003, 09:54 AM
I have fished Big Bear on a handful of occasions. I am 99.9% a fly only
guy. For Flys, Big Bear has been pretty tough for me, although granted I have not fished it enough to give up.
Typically when I go fishing there I fish with a friend use uses conventional gear. Typically I do as well as him (if not better) with flys, but at Big Bear it has always been the opposite.
What little success I have had, has been on sinking lines with wooley buggers. There is a proffesional guide who takes people out on Big Bear and I have seen him at the lake, doing fairl well. I believe his name is Keith Kern, and I could look up his info if you are interested. Anyway from what I have seen, he slow trolls
streamers (wooley buggers) very slowly down deep. He also uses a fish finder on his tube to locate fish and keep his fly at that depth. This is not exactly my favorite type of fly-fishing, but its interesting once in a while.
I have heard of some limited surface action with dry flys, primarily midges but personally I have never seen rising fish at Big Bear. I bet if you spent enough time at it, you could do fairly well at Big Bear, but in general IMHO it is not a lake that lends itself well to flyfishing.
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