Fishing is fun for the whole family and can be easily learned at any age. The best time to fish in Big Bear is just before sunup to mid-morning, early sundown until dark. You must have a California fishing license (unless you are under the age of 16).
The most popular areas for shore fishing are the North Shore, from the dam to the West Boat Ramp. There are several areas to park off of Highway 38. If you choose Juniper Point, on the north shore just west of the East Boat Ramp, you will need an Adventure Pass for parking. Additionally, Boulder Bay Park has a fishing dock and is a great place for families to play and fish from shore.