Headed up to Big Bear lake in the late morning since I brought the wife and daughter along. Arrived around 10 AM and the lake was calm and the sun was shining bright. Most of the ice has melted off the lake with just a patch along the south shore. I thought there would be lots of room for everyone to fish, but when I arrived to my usual spot it seems like everyone and their dog decided to go fishing Super Bowl Sunday. Anyways there was a nice big open spot for me where I usually like to fish anyways. Nothing was biting when I got there. I could hear everyone saying you should have been here this moring, they were really biting.
So apparently it is a morning bight right now.
Didin't get my first fish until afternoon but it was 19 inches. The fish turned on around 3:30pm and I caught 4 in a row. Ended up catching 6 rainbows, released two and missed 3 or 4 other hits. So not to bad for a slow start.
Check out my video report if you'd like, I explain exactly how I catch the fish as well on the video.