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We have provided thousands of families and fishermen from all over the world their fishing dream. Our company can assist individuals, families and groups up to 30 people. From our four boats and three guides we can provide fishing options for almost everyone. Kids are our specialty and we’re a pet friendly boat. Drinks and snacks provided.
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  • Testimonial

    “Bass fishing with Aaron was one of the best fishing days I have ever had on Big Bear Lake.  He has the best equipment and knows the best spots.  I caught a large bass my first time out.  It was great fishing and I have been fishing on the lake for over ten years.”

    Don T.
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    “Our 3 hour charter with Matthew was awesome! He was super friendly, very knowledgeable and made it really fun for our family. Our kids had never fished before and he was so patient and helpful. He worked really hard to help make sure they caught fish! I highly recommend this company and our guide Matthew.”

    Sara Q.

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout is the most popular species of fish found in Big Bear Lake, as its depths allow rainbow trout to thrive, even in the heat of summer.

This fish eats insects, snails, worms, sowbugs, crawfish, roe and small fish. The weight varies with this fish.


Large-Mouth Bass

The Northern Strain Large Mouth Bass can live as long as 15 years and on Big Bear Lake some six pound and larger bass have been caught. They eat other fish like trout, bluegill and other critters such as frogs, and crawdads.


Small-Mouth Bass

Smallmouth bass prefer cool water and are bottom dwellers. They tend to stay at about 30 feet below the water. These fish weighs less than three pounds. When fishing Big Bear Lake’s smallmouth bass use bucktail streamers, spinners, flies, spoons, minnows, small crawfish, nightcrawlers or hellgramites. In autumn, surface plugs will work. Refer to the fish report for updates.


Blue & Channel Catfish

Catfish grow with its environment. It is not strange to see a 10-pound catfish. Catch this fish with shrimp, nightcrawlers, clams, mackerel, red worms, minnows, fish belly strips or even your leftover hotdog!

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Common Grass Carp

Carp can be caught while fishing Big Bear Lake with PowerBait nuggets.



This fish weigh about 2 pounds. Pieces of nightcrawlers, redworms, mealworms, grubs and nymphs are good bait. Use a small hook, #10, and suspend the bait from a bobber of fish the bottom in shallows near tules. Small spinners and bass plugs will also induce bluegill to strike.

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Black Crappie

A black crappie reaches about 1.5 pounds. When fishing for crappie, use minnows, shiners, or shad, two to three inches long. Crappie will hit small rapalas, or Broken Backs, however, the most popular lure is an 1/8th ounce lead head jig with a rubber or marabou skirt. The most popular colors are green and white, red and white, yellow and white and purple and black. The jigs can be suspended from a bobber or jigged at a variety of depths.