Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Haunting in Big Bear!

Hey all you boys and ghouls out there, it's time to get your scare on! 
Get out to the village this evening and have a hauntingly awesome time!

This is the night for thrills and chills. 
Keep it safe, Keep it clean, Have an awesome Halloween!

Greetings from the Halloween Crew at Gold Rush


The Halloween Haunt Meister

Monday, October 29, 2012

Fall brings fun fishing times on Big Bear Lake!

The incredible fall scenery and fantastic fishing make for good times on Big Bear Lake.  Fall and spring are the two times of year the lake reaches cool temperatures that the rainbow trout thrive in and the jet skiers and wake sports do not!  This is prime fishing time and also a great opportunity to watch the eagles.  You feel as if the lake is waiting just for you and the trout get feisty in the cooler weather and fight hard which is as much fun as it is a great show.  Photo opportunities are countless and the memories are priceless.  We'd like to take a moment and thank Gold Rush Resort Rentals for all the fine folks they send to fish with us.  Keeping visitors happy and returning is top priority and our goal is to bring quality fishing adventures and experiences to all who come to Big Bear for their special getaway or vacation time.  Gold Rush referred one of their wonderful cabin rental owners to us over the past weekend.  This was a special grandfather/grandson fishing trip on a perfect Saturday morning.  The trout were spunky and biting and grandpa was proud watching his young grandsons reel in their catch and having fun.  Words can't describe the quality moments and bonds made while charter fishing.  It's exciting watching folks taking turns reeling in the trout and being the star while everyone else on the boat is cheering you on.  Many laughs and fun competitive times happen while fishing with your group.  It always turns out to be so much more than expected.  The grand finale for most who keep their fish is the group photos, fish cleaning and then taking the catch back to the cabin for a fresh meal.  Rainbow trout fishing is special and after finding out how rewarding trolling on Big Bear Lake can be, most come back once or even twice a year to make it a regular event.  Couples, families, friends and even solo private charter fishing trips are ALL fun and everyone is always happy they spent time fishing on Big Bear Lake. The leaves are changing colors and falling fast, the air is getting brisker and there's still about a month of fantastic fall fishing left.  For a fishing getaway full of fun memories you may book your cabin at Gold Rush
Resort Rentals 1-866-372-2246 or view the "rental search" at the link above on this page.  Call Lucky Bear Fishing at 909-866-7303 to book a private charter or for fishing suggestions/tips.  If you go fishing on your own we suggest Pleasure Point Marina for pontoon or slip rentals 909-866-2455 and Big Bear Sporting Goods for fishing gear and tackle 909-866-3222.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It was a sweet summer and it should be fantasic fall fishing on Big Bear Lake!

The summer could not have been sweeter on Big Bear Lake for all water activities. The weather was incredible, fishing was fine and most important the memories made with so many special visitors were PRICELESS. Big Bear is truly a four season getaway and we think you should visit at least once during winter, spring, summer and fall. FALL IS FANTASTIC and personally as trout fishers we find fall the most appealing for being out on the lake catching rainbow trout. This blog is to inspire you to get to Big Bear soon during this time and try some trout fishing before winter hits. Not only are the trout loving the cooler water temperatures and starting to bite more but the scenery is absolutely amazing. If you go out on the lake this time of year and troll for rainbow trout you will feel as if you are fishing in a PAINTING.  First thing you notice as you're trolling along and looking into the lake is the colors and different effects of the water. Then you look up and outward and start taking in the beauty of the entire lake and incredible views all around the shoreline. You'll get lost looking at all the trees with their different shades of leaves which is a kaleidoscope of autumn colors- those trees are hard to get past. Once you look up along the mountains to their peaks and then all the way to the sky you will feel the total picture and know what we mean by fishing in a painting. Some are fortunate to get a bonus like a great sunrise, sunset maybe a rainbow or awesome clouds and the moon. It sometimes does not look real it is so perfect and finely detailed and ever changing. The birds are intersting to watch this time of year and you will see many sorts from ducks to eagles. Can't forget the feeling and smell of the air, it's feeling is clean and crisp and the scent it's different now for sure- it smells like one of those room fresheners but REAL with the gentle scent of pine, the other plants and leaves and there's that little kick of the wood burning coming from the smoke of a cabins chimney. Your senses really can tell that the seasons are changing and winter is on the way. Now that all the summertime recreational activities are done and gone from this point on you might even find you are the ONLY one fishing on the lake and it feels as if the entire mountain and lake was reserved all for yourself. It is a treat like none other. We highly suggest if you're looking for a new adventure to give Big Bear Lake and charter fishing a try. You will not be disappointed and it is often the highlight of ones stay in Big Bear. It's more than fishing, it's a tour of the lake while relaxing and catching beautiful rainbow trout at the same time. You will find countless photo opportunities, memories and feeling of complete satisfaction when you get back to the dock. It's a huge surprise for many when they find out how much joy and fun times trolling for rainbow trout on such a beautiful lake can be. Once discovered how rewarding trout fishing can be, Big Bear usually becomes an annual getaway and there is an awesome bond many families and friends make with their favorite charter fishing guides. It's special fishing for a few hours together, getting to know folks and watching them catch their trout each year while on quality vacation time.  You may want to do all the fishing on your own and that's great too. Pleasure Point Marina is close to the Gold Rush office and it's where Lucky Bear Fishing Charters is located.  It's a wonderful marina and great location to fish out of. Pleasure Point offers pontoon and slip rentals and will do your Quagga Muscle inspection, issue you a lake permit and let you launch your boat if you moor there. Big Bear Sporting Goods is a great resource and place to shop if you plan to go fishing on your own. They will give you tips, sell you what you need and ultimately save you time and money.  If you go charter fishing or visit the guys at Big Bear Sporting Goods it can make a difference and you should be catching instead of fishing! We will continue to do charters until December 1st or as soon as 6" or more of snow arrives- which ever comes first. The trout bite should get better and better as the water temperature drops. Please go to Fishhound for the latest Big Bear Lake fishing reports. One of the most important things to consider when you visit Big Bear is where to stay. We know our customers who stay with Gold Rush Resort Rentals always enjoy their getaway and they mention how lovely, clean and conveniently located the cabins are and they really like the Gold Rush office location too. All customers plan to return which is a sure indication that Gold Rush treats folks right. Here's the phone numbers and web sites to the businesses mentioned who will all make your stay memorable and fun. Gold Rush Rental Resorts for cabin rentals: hit the CABIN SEARCH button above or call 1-866-372-2246. Pleasure Point Marina for pontoon/slip rentals: 909-866-2455. Lucky Bear Fishing Charters for guide service: 909-866-7303. Big Bear Sporting Goods for fishing  tackle, gear and pole rentals: 909-866-3222. IMPORTANT- anyone who plans to fish on Big Bear Lake who is 16 years or older must have a valid California fishing license. Please visit for licenses, general info and fish and game regulations. The limit is five trout per person each day. Well we pretty much have given you the resources needed to make your fall fishing trip complete while visiting Big Bear Lake now all you need to do is make your reservations!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Falling for Big Bear

Fall has officially arrived in Big Bear. With each season, the weather isn’t the only thing that changes, so does the options of things to do. Come on up, the weather is cooler and the crowds have waned. Visitors to Big Bear are treated to the beauty of autumn colored leaves, brilliant yellow, orange, and red all ablaze and in bloom.
While the lake is still accessible and always a special treat, anglers have recorded record weight catches. If you don’t own a boat you can still rent one from many of Big Bears marinas sprinkled throughout the Big Bear Valley.  If the lake is not on your to do list, maybe you want to enjoy the mountains on horseback.  At Baldwin Lake Stables you can choose from 1 or 2 hour rides as well as half day rides. There’s a variety of terrains to explore on several trails, each with incredible views along the way. Riding by horseback is a peaceful way to discover another side of the Big Bear Valley. 
Another option would be to explore the trails of the Big Bear Valley by foot. Get your hiking boots on and prepare for adventure via foot path.  Become one with nature and declare your independence from the trappings of modern technology by using your own foot power. You may just surprise yourself, hiking just may become an activity you will discover you enjoy and choose to do it more often.
These activity options are just a few to consider. Big Bear Lake has so much to do, see, and explore every season of the year.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The holidays will be here before you know it! We are already posting some savings to help make things more affordable.

At Gold Rush Resort Rentals, we are commited to helping our guests by offering nice cabins at fair pricing. Value for your vacation dollar.

Keep watching our specials page as we have promotions planned at various times. We look forward to welcoming you to our home for the holidays!

Come on up and treat yourself to a white winter wonderland this Christmas!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Come On Up to Oktoberfest Fun!

The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest is in full swing.  It began September 15, just a few weekends ago, but, nonetheless, it’s as good as ever. Anyone that has attended surely knows why this event is the most popular in the country. 
The Big Bear Oktoberfest history dates as far back as 1970, that’s 42 years of German festival fun!  Come on up we’re serving up the Bratwurst,  apple strudel, and many varieties of Beer for all to  enjoy. Don’t forget to participate and try your skill at log sawing or stein carrying, and, of course, let’s not forget doing the Chicken Dance.
We’re here to help you find the cabin that is perfect for your specific needs.  Last day of Oktoberfest is Oct. 27th. Call us today at 800 363-8303.