The past week has been gorgeous on Big Bear Lake and the rainbow trout are definitely on the move and keeping all us fishermen and fisher women on our toes. It's a good time to have a great selection of lures and variety of bait and even some scent as an added attractant. The good news is that if you are willing to put a little effort into changing up your lures, depths, speeds and locations you should come in with your limit of quality great eating rainbow trout and a satisfying day on the lake. The areas we caught our fish in the past days were trolling in Boulder Bay, just outside Papoose Bay and anywhere in between and back to the observatory. Yes, there is plenty of area to cover on the lake right now which actually makes it an added benefit because it's hard to go wrong no matter which way you head from the observatory all the way west to the dam. Needlefish, Dick Nites, Thomas Bouyants and Rapalas were getting the most action. Silver, copper, brass with orange or chartreuse lures hit most on leaded lines at 3-4 colors and down riggers with night crawlers at 6 and 20 feet hit eventually. Captain/Guide Mike says that chartreuse 01 Dick Nite has hit most often at 3-4 colors! Plenty of territory, plenty of depths and plenty of lures makes for a great day of trout fishing on Big Bear Lake. It should be an action packed Memorial Day weekend on the most beautiful lake in Southern California! Here's Jay from Litchfield Park, AZ on 5/24/12 he and his wife like to catch and release and they enjoy Big Bear Lake and fish often with Lucky Bear Fishing Charters.