While we all expected a chill in the air over Memorial Weekend, no one really thought it would snow…but it did. Anglers visiting this weekend in shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops awoke to a white valley. One of three days was lost, as the Big Bear thawed out on Saturday. It all got better on Sunday as large trout started hitting the scales and anglers found a nice mix of pound and a half to three pound fish in the mix.
Trollers resumed their assualt on the trout, going down to three colors of leader core with a variety of spoons in numerous colors putting trout in the boat. Be it Needlefish, Buoyants, Dick Nite or Phoebes the trout just seemed to hit all of them. The east end from Eagle Pt. to Stanfiled is slowing down as the water temps go up and the oxygen levels down. Most of the good action is happening from the observatory west to Windy Pt. On a recent trip with Fish Big Bear Charter Fishing, Luke Jeffery from Moreno Valley landed a 8.69 bow on a gold Phoebe off Gilner Pt. that Capt. Curt Dills brought to the boat.
Bait anglers soaking PowerBait along the North Shore continue to nail nice trout. Katte Schenkan got a little more than see bargained for over the holiday weekend. Fishing off Windy Pt. with her family, 13 yr. old Katte got into a huge trout while fishing garlic PowerBait on 4 lb. test line. The 10.74 trout gave her quite the fight and finally gave up as it wedged itself between some rocks. Not willing to give up the fight at this point Katte wadded in up to here waist to get a h0ld of her trophy. When she arrived at the scales she was shivering not from excitement but from the chill of the water.