Big Bear Lake offers a unique experience for locals and tourists to fish at night. Recently, the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station has received several reports of bright lights being used on the North shoreline that shine across the Lake into the windows of homes located on the South shore. Please use common courtesy when fishing at night. Halogen lights, vehicle headlights and the use of generators with exterior lighting fixtures create a general nuisance. The use of Coleman-style lanterns and flashlights are recommended for night fishing. The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station thanks the fishing community for its cooperation and wishes you tight lines!
The District is looking for the perfect photo for the cover of next year’s Mountain Waters Dispatch Magazine. One photograph that illustrates the natural magnificence of Big Bear Lake while at the same time showcases the fun and enjoyment of Big BEar Valley’s crowning glory. Capture that original and maybe, unexpected moment of joy or beauty on our Lake and it could be featured in our 2015 publication!
The KOOL Kids Program was piloted during the summer of 2007 and has now been established as an annual event that is held by the District for Bear Valley third grade students and their teachers. All three elementary schools in the Bear Valley School District are invited to attend. Participation by the three elementary schools provides a lake learning opportunity and experience for about 250 school children and 10 to 15 third grade teachers. The KOOL Kids Program was designed to introduce Bear Valley youth to Big Bear Lake, while at the same time explaining to them what a watershed is and how human activities in the watershed impact the lake. The biggest bonus of the day is that each student will fish for bluegill in our special lake area created just for this event! And....all of the youngsters received goodie bags with items from each session, along with a KOOL KIDS T-shirt as well as a hot dog lunch. The students not only have a lot of fun but go home with an increased awareness of Big Bear Lake.
The Big Bear Municipal Water District is an independent special district governed by a five-member board of directors elected by geographic division.
The MWD is responsible for the overall management of Big Bear Lake, Southern California’s premier recreational Lake.The primary goal of the MWD is the stabilization of Big Bear Lake at as constant a water level as possible, given the availability of water and financing. A more constant lake level increases recreational opportunities, stabilizes property values, improves water quality, aesthetic benefits and supports a healthier fish and wildlife environment.