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We are enjoying beautiful, clear skies and perfect temps this week here in Big Bear Lake and are expecting more of the same for the coming week. This is the perfect time to beat the heat and escape the city! We have quite a few events going on this weekend plus mountain biking, hiking, boating, kayaking, fishing, and so much more!! Come on up and experience a perfect weekend getaway.

Head on over to RSVacations.net and check out our wide selection of well-equipped, clean and cozy cabins. We have all sizes available and have some great specials going on right now on top of low, spring rates. Book your Big Bear Cabin today!


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Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby

Jun 09 – 10, 2018 | 06:00AM – 02:00PM

June 9 & 10, 2018 are the dates to save because the Fishin’ for $50K Trout Tournament is back! Grab your family and friends and get out on the lake for a chance to win up to $50,000 with 5 tagged fish worth $10,000 and more.

Location: Registration at 630 Bartlett Road.
Contact: Tel: (800) 424-4232 Website: www.bigbear.com


The Village Summer Wine Walk

Jun 09, 2018 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake will host their annual Summer Wine Walk on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the downtown Big Bear Lake Village shopping district.

Location: Registration and Day of Ticket Sales at the Corner of Pine Knot & Village Drive in the The Village of Big Bear Lake

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747 Website: www.villagewinewalk.com


Glow Golf at Bear Mountain Golf Course

Bear Mountain Golf Course is lighting up the night with glow golf tournaments – with light-up golf balls and course features – on select dates throughout the summer for just $59 per person. Registration includes green and cart fees, one (1) glow ball, and dinner, but spaces are limited, so sign-up today and get ready to play a round under the stars.



Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain provides a great way for families to cool off this summer with its double water slide. Choose from a single ride to a 10-ride booklet to an all-day unlimited water slide pass. Better yet, if you plan to visit Big Bear for multiple days this summer, be sure to get the kids a season pass, which is good from June 9th through Labor Day Weekend. In addition to the water slide, Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain offers other activities you can enjoy, including Southern California’s only bobsled experience, fun go-karts, and putt-putt golf. Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain is located at 800 Wildrose Ln. For more information visit AlpineSlideBigBear.com or call 909-866-4626.

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Spring has arrived in beautiful Big Bear Lake and with it comes the start of the fishing tournament season! Whether you are an experienced angler or just looking to make some fun memories with the family, we have several fishing tournaments that take place throughout the spring, summer, and fall. It’s gorgeous up here, come on up!!

Check out our RS Vacations Events Page on our website for a list of the major Big Bear events each month and then browse our selection of cabins to find your perfect fit! Our spring rates can’t be beat and our cabins are always clean and ready for your arrival!! Book your Big Bear cabin today!


2018 Fishing Tournaments and Derbiesexcellent-trout

  • May 18-20 – Big Bear Lake Spring Fishing Festival – Big Bear Lake Fishing Association
  • June 9-10 – Fishin’ for $50k – Big Bear Visitor’s Bureau
  • June 16-17 – 15th Annual Big Bear Lake Carp Round-Up – Big Bear Municipal Water District
  • June 22-24 – Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series – Big Bear Lake Fishing Association
  • June 27-29 – Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series – Big Bear Lake Fishing Association
  • August 17-19—Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series—Big Bear Lake Fishing Association
  • September 14-16—Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series—Big Bear Lake Fishing Association
  • October 6-7—Big Bear TroutFest—Western Outdoor News

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Whether you catch one of the tagged $10k trout in Big Bear Lake this weekend or just catch a not-worth-any-money trout 😦, here is a recipe for pan-fried trout that is sure to please! Enjoy!!

Pan-Fried Trout – Courtesy of the Food Network – Anne Burrell


  • 1 1/2 cups bread crumbsTroutRecipePhoto
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 lemons, juiced and 1 lemon, zested and reserved
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 4 (10 to 12-ounce) trout, boned, belly flap removed, rinsed and patted dry, heads and tails left on
  • Extra-virgin olive oil


In a wide flat dish, combine the bread crumbs, garlic, parsley, oregano, red pepper flakes, zest of 1 lemon and salt, to taste.

In a small bowl, mix together the mustard and the juice of 1 lemon. Brush both sides of the trout with mustard mixture. Coat the fish on both sides with the seasoned bread crumbs and press firmly to adhere the crumbs to the fish.

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.

Coat a large skillet with about 1/4 to 1/2-inch of olive oil and bring to a medium-high heat. Add the fish to the pan, skin side down, and cook the fish 2/3’s of the way, about 6 to 7 minutes. Carefully turn the fish over and cook the other side until the fish is brown and crispy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the fish from the pan and drain on paper towels. You will probably need to work in batches to do 4 fish. After the first batch is done and dried on paper towels reserve it on a rack in a warm oven.

When all the fish has been fried, remove the oil and any brown bits from the pan. Add the butter and remaining lemon juice and swirl to combine as the butter melts. Season with salt, to taste, and reduce by about half. Transfer the fish to a serving platter, drizzle with the butter lemon sauce and serve.

What a fishtale!

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fishinfor50_realThis weekend is the Annual Fishin’ for 50k Trout Derby in Big Bear. Here’s hoping that you catch one of the tagged trout and win some big $$! If you don’t, here are some of the fish that you might catch in Big Bear Lake. 🙂 Good luck!!

Big Bear Lake has many summer activities to offer visitors of all ages. One of the most popular is fishing. Whether or not you like to eat fish, fishing is easy to do and can be fun for the whole family.

Fishing is allowed from a boat or from the shore and there are many beautiful places where you can set up your day camp and fish. The north shore of the lake has some of the best fishing spots.

During summer, fishing is excellent from before sunup to just before mid-morning. In the afternoon fishing is great from early sundown until dark. A California fishing license is required for anyone over the age of 16 years; these can be purchased at various establishments in the Big Bear Lake area.

Big Bear Lake is stocked with several kinds of fish including the following:

Join us in beautiful, Big Bear Lake for your next adventure and try your hand at fishing. RS Vacations has cabins to suit every need including lakefront homes with private docks, so visit us online today to find your perfect Big Bear Getaway!

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It is almost the weekend once again here in fabulous Big Bear Lake and the weekend looks absolutely spectacular with high temps in the mid 70°s and lots of sunshine. Beat the June Gloom of the city andwave runner head up to clear blue skies!!

This weekend, Big Bear is filled with things to do: Boating, Kayaking, Fishing, WaterTubing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Ziplining, Helicopter Tours, Pirate Ship Tours, Off-Road 4 x 4 Tours, Segway Tours, Bowling, Ice Skating, Shopping, Stargazing, Zoo, Golfing, Alpine Slide, Live Concerts, Museum, Discovery Center, Sky Chair, and so much more!

fishinfor50_realThere are also several Special Events happening such as: The Annual Fishin’ for 50k Trout Derby, Team Big Bear Mountain Bike Shoot Out #1 at Snow Summit, Big Bear Eco-Tourism Outdoor Adventure Festival, and Live Concerts at The Cave in the Village. See the details below! There is so much to do at 7000′!!

If you or someone you know is looking for a cabin in Big Bear, whether as a last-minute getaway this weekend or dates in the future, please visit our website at RSVacations.net. We have an ever-growing number of cabins available: From quiet Lakefronts for 2, to one of our Lodge Cabins that sleep 12 +. Most of our cabins have the amenities you are looking for such as WiFi, Cable, Spas, BBQs, Game Tables and more, and we have Stunning Lakefronts and Cozy Cabins that are walking distance to the Lake or Village! RS Vacations offers superior customer service and we do everything possible to make sure your visit is enjoyable. Take a look at what we have to offer and book your perfect BigBear Cabin today!!

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Weekend Events

“The Wailers Reunited” at The Cave

Jun 02, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

The legendary Wailers band is carrying on its revolutionary sound and message to loyal fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Family Man” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ band members, The Wailers are on the brink of musical history!

The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers.

Doors open at 6:30pm Concert starts at 8pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

Team Big Bear Mountain Bike Shoot Out #1 at Snow Summit

Jun 03, 2017 – Jun 04, 2017

Team Big Bear presents Mountain Bike Racing with the Big Bear Shoot-Out #1 which is the #4 event in the Kenda Cup XC Series and #3  Kenda Cup Endurance, So Cal Enduro #7
and Snow Summit Down Hill Series #1

For more details please visit website or call (909) 633-6729

Location: Registration/Start: Snow Summit Bear Mountain Ski Resort 880 Summit Blvd.

Contact: Tel: (909) 633-6729 Website: www.teambigbear.com

Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby

Jun 03 – 04, 2017 | 06:00AM – 02:00PM

Fishing’ for $50K will take place on June 3-4, 2017 with more chances to win cash prizes! 80 Tagged Trout – All Worth Cash Prizes Including Five Grand Prize Tagged Trout Worth $10,000 each.

This year’s cash prizes: 5 grand prize tagged trout worth $10,000 each, 25 consolation prize tagged trout worth $200 each and 50 consolation tagged trout worth $50 each.

Please call or visit website for more details.

Register today!

Location: Registration at 630 Bartlett Road., Big Bear Lake

Contact: Tel: (800) 424-4232 Website: www.bigbear.com

Outdoor Adventure Festival at the Xmas Tree Lot in Village – FREE ECO TOURS!

Jun 03, 2017 09:00AM – Jun 04, 2017 03:00PM

The Big Bear Eco-Tourism Outdoor Adventure Festival will take place on Saturday-Sunday, June 3-4 at the center of Big Bear Village (at the corner of Village Dr. and Pine Knot Ave.)

FREE TOURS: Get a taste of the fun!
Sample:…nature & discovery hikes, …Water Sports,…Birding Hikes,…Off-Road Rides

BOOTHS: Information on BBV eco-friendly outdoor adventures & green businesses

Outdoor Adventures, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding,  Lake Activities, Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding,Wildlife Sightings, Gorgeous Scenery, Amazing Wildflowers.

Please visit website or email for more information.

Location: Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive

Contact: Website: www.bigbearecotourism.org e-mail: bbvecotourism@gmail.com.

Poncho Sanchez at The Cave

Jun 03, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:00PM

For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, conguero Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straight ahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources. His influences are numerous, but among the more prominent figures that inform his music are two of the primary architects of Latin jazz – conga drummer and composer Chano Pozo and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie.

The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6:30 pm Concert starts at 7:30 pm.

Call or visit website for ticket information.

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

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Love to fish? Would you like the chance to win $50,000? Come to Big Bear Lake on Junehttps://i1.wp.com/www.bigbear.com/assets/content/images/Special%20Events/String%20of%20Trout%20Fish%20Nov_11_064.jpg 11-12, 2016 and participate in the annual “Fishin’ for $50K” Trout Tournament and have both! And, when you book a cabin with RS Vacations, you get HALF PRICE registration for the event for yourself and your guests! We still have many cabins to choose from including lakefronts with Docks AND we are still running our Spring Special of 50% off the 2nd Night of a 2 Night Stay or 3 Nights for the Price of 2!! Book your Big Bear Cabin today and put out that ‘GONE Fishin’ Sign!

Below you will find information and links for registration for the event here in Big Bear Lake:

Big Bear Lake’s Fishing’ for $50K is back and better than ever on June 11-12, 2016, with more chances to win cash prizes! 80 Tagged Trout – All Worth Cash Prizes – Including Five Grand Prize Tagged Trout Worth $10,000 each!

This year’s cash prizes: 5 grand prize tagged trout worth $10,000 each, 25 consolation prize tagged trout worth up to $200 each and 50 consolation tagged trout worth $50 each.*

Register today!

Big Bear Fishing Tournament

There are two ways to save 50% on entry fees at this year’s Fishin’ for $50K+ Trout Derby. Participants who stay at least one night at any Big Bear lodging accommodations from June 10 to June 12 get a 50% discount per entry. Another way to get a 50% discount on entry fees is to rent a pontoon boat for one or both days of the tournament (June 11-12, 2016) at a participating marina, which includes Big Bear Marina, Captain John’s Fawn Harbor & Marina, Holloway’s Marina, Pine Knot Marina, Pleasure Point Marina. The discounted entry fees are good for everyone in the reservation’s party. Fishin’ for $50K+ Trout Derby is Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Entry is $70 for adults and $30 for participants under age 16.

Discounted entry of 50% off ($35 adult, $15 youth) is available to participants who either stay at least one night at a Big Bear lodging facility or rent a pontoon boat at a participating marina in Big Bear Lake. For each entry $20 is contributed to the Big Bear Lake trout fishery program to help feed and grow the fish. Entries are limited to the first 750 registered anglers. Each contestant receives a free jar of Pautzke Fire Bait and a wristband that provides discounts at participating Big Bear restaurants, shops and specialty services.

Register today for your chance to WIN BIG!

*All potential winning catches must be presented to the tournament director for documentation at Big Bear Sporting Goods, 40544 Big Bear Blvd from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., June 11 & 12, 2016 with tag attached for claim verification.

Location: Registration at 630 Bartlett Road.

Contact: Tel: (800) 424-4232 Website: www.bigbear.com

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This is a post from a couple of years ago, but every year at this time when Big Bear Lake opens for boating and the fishing tournaments get under way, I think of my grandparents and all of the memories I have of spending time with them on the lake. So in case you missed it, here it is again.

Miss you Grandma and Grandpa…

When I was a kid, my grandparents loved to take myself and my siblings fishing on Big Bear Lake. They had a pretty nice boat that they had named ‘The Jennifer Lynn’ after my oldest sister. Sometimes they would take all of us kids, sometimes we would go with them individually – but a good time was always in store.

Now my Grandpa was a kind and sweet man, but he was also pretty stubborn about things. We always had to use proper words around him – no slang was allowed. He was a bit fussy and liked things just so. I guess he was a bit of a perfectionist (hmm…I guess I got that from him :) ) so I was always a bit on guard around him.

Grandma on the other hand, ACTED that way around him, but she liked to be silly and ‘naughty’ on the sly. My mom told me stories about how when she was a kid, every once in awhile her mom would let her hide in the closet until Grandpa went to work and then let her play hooky from school and they would go do something fun.

As most men are, my Grandpa was pretty competitive and really didn’t like to lose. Unfortunately for him, my Grandma was a very lucky fisher-woman. Very lucky. He would use all of these fancy lures and specialty baits and catch maybe one little blue gill. Grandma would slap some Velveeta cheese on a hook and catch so many trout she would have to throw them back. Grandpa would get so mad! He just couldn’t figure it out. And when he wasn’t looking, she would look over at me and just giggle and giggle. Those were fun times and wonderful memories.

Big Bear Lake is open for the season and the fishing is great! This coming weekend is the Annual “Fishin’ for 50k” Trout Derby. This year, there are more chances than ever to win cash prizes!! Look for more information in tomorrow’s ‘Tuesday’s Topic’ post.

Come on up to Big Bear Lake and make your own special memories. We have many homes available for this coming weekend, including several LAKEFRONT CABINS WITH DOCKS!! Visit RS Vacations.net  and book your Big Bear Getaway today!!

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