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Asking for Help isn’t a Bad Thing

Asking for Help isn’t a Bad Thing

Our family has fished several times in Big Bear Lake this Summer and have gotten shut out (we haven’t caught anything). Nothing. Zilch. Nada.

I will admit, half the time we’re eating, watching movies and soaking up the sun, but I was a little surprised that we couldn’t pull anything in.

Another little tidbit….our 4 year old daughter is fishing with a pink Dora fishing pole…so I don’t expect her to be reeling in a big trout but she enjoys the experience and feels like she’s out there trying too.

I decided to go over to Big Bear Sporting Goods and seek some help from someone who has experience.  I talked to Greg, a talkative but friendly guy who knows his stuff.  He pulled out the liminology chart that the MWD publishes on their website and gave us a brief overview of the oxygen levels, how a slip bobber works and what depth you want your bait to hang out (15-25′ down).  I’ve seen the liminology report before, but never questioned why they reported it and how you interpret it.  He also explained that normal power bait isn’t working as well as power bait with garlic and what areas are good areas of Big Bear Lake to fish.  In 5-10 minutes, we got a very quick but informative lesson on how to fish Big Bear Lake.

The next half hour was killed getting over to KFC for a bucket of chicken, getting on the boat, and cruising over to Papoose Bay (our favorite part of the lake).  But as the sun went down, something magical happened!  I actually caught a fish!  It wasn’t complicated and it didn’t take very long.  I thought to myself, “why didn’t we do this sooner”?

Sometimes asking for help isn’t such a bad thing.  You feel a little vulnerable and out of your comfort zone, but sometimes all it takes is one or two tips from someone who knows what they’re talking about to make the difference.

I equate this to buyers who want to look on their own without the help of a real estate agent.  They want to drive around and do their homework on their own.  There’s nothing wrong with “getting a feel” for the area and discovering what you like or dislike, but once you know what you are looking for you might save some time seeking the advice of a realtor who follows the market daily and knows the ins and outs of the area.  Obviously, all real estate agents are different, but if you can find someone who listens to what you want, and knows the inventory, they should be able to save you time.

Hope you’re having a great Summer, and if I can help in any way
(with real estate, not fishing :)) don’t hesitate to call or email me.

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New Listings in Big Bear Lake

596 Wren Drive

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1484 sq ft
  • $349,000

42597 Cedar Avenue

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1150 sq ft
  • $329,000

475 Thrush Drive, Unit 47

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 800 sq ft
  • $69,900

0 Evergreen

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $199,000

796 Conklin Road

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2642 sq ft
  • $479,000

0 Siskiyou Drive

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $125,000

0 Buffalo Trail

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $139,000

1269 Siskiyou Drive

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1811 sq ft
  • $449,000

43346 Buffalo Trail

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1120 sq ft
  • $369,000

42633 Gold Rush

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1860 sq ft
  • $599,990

41431 McWhinney Lane

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1359 sq ft
  • $399,000

250 Eagle Drive

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 904 sq ft
  • $3,200,000

42332 Snowcrest Drive

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2846 sq ft
  • $739,900

40173 Esterly Lane

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 896 sq ft
  • $219,000

861 Thrush, Unit 5

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1088 sq ft
  • $310,000

255 Echo Hill Road

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 2862 sq ft
  • $735,000

475 Thrush, Unit 52

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 684 sq ft
  • $37,000

42323 Switzerland Road

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 1 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 936 sq ft
  • $749,000

42628 Alta Vista Avenue

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 640 sq ft
  • $212,500

185 North Eureka

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2901 sq ft
  • $1,095,000

0 Fawn Trail

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $139,900

572 Cienega Road

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2136 sq ft
  • $489,900

39607 Forest Road

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3000 sq ft
  • $650,000

38842 Big Bear Boulevard

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1403 sq ft
  • $429,000

684 Chipmunk Lane

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1098 sq ft
  • $324,900

692 Butte Avenue

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 1.75 Baths
  • 1832 sq ft
  • $399,900

41764 Brownie Lane, Unit 1

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1200 sq ft
  • $249,900

43170 Moonridge Road

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2152 sq ft
  • $450,000

43140 Sunset Drive

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 896 sq ft
  • $259,000

42307 Evergreen Drive

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3519 sq ft
  • $799,900

39802 Lakeview, Unit 26

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1574 sq ft
  • $269,000

667 Summit Boulevard, Unit 3

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1528 sq ft
  • $329,000

1271 Sand Canyon Court

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 976 sq ft
  • $299,999

0 Starvation Flats

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $159,000

620 Cienega Road

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2272 sq ft
  • $499,000

595 Cove Drive

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3436 sq ft
  • $1,295,000

41150 Lahontan, Unit C-4

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 560 sq ft
  • $69,900

605 Summit Boulevard

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 6 Beds
  • 8 Baths
  • 5000 sq ft
  • $925,000

861 Thrush Boulevard, Unit 83

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1088 sq ft
  • $335,000

43536 Shasta Road

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $179,000

43708 Colusa Drive

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1320 sq ft
  • $389,900

41954 Switzerland

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1928 sq ft
  • $629,000

42714 La Placida Avenue

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 942 sq ft
  • $275,000

42632 La Cerena Avenue

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 822 sq ft
  • $249,900

42769 Peregrine Avenue

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2189 sq ft
  • $435,000

371 Santa Clara Boulevard

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1280 sq ft
  • $445,000

43857 Canyon Crest Drive

Big Bear Lake, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1820 sq ft
  • $500,000

New Listings in Sugarloaf

494 Wabash Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1149 sq ft
  • $220,000

683 Orange Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 896 sq ft
  • $199,900

405 Vista Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 816 sq ft
  • $189,000

0 Imperial Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $49,000

662 Maple Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 686 sq ft
  • $174,900

130 Maple Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 875 sq ft
  • $184,900

271 Pine Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1190 sq ft
  • $240,000

764 Cedar lane Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 1.75 Baths
  • 1506 sq ft
  • $310,000

516 San Bernardino Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1078 sq ft
  • $219,500

154 Leonard Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 560 sq ft
  • $183,900

411 Pine Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1428 sq ft
  • $360,000

605 Kern Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 972 sq ft
  • $219,000

527 Victoria Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 896 sq ft
  • $169,000

527 Riverside Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1368 sq ft
  • $229,900

456 Moreno Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1000 sq ft
  • $219,900

676 Los Angeles

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 840 sq ft
  • $147,000

731 Santa Barbara

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1224 sq ft
  • $272,000

280 Wabash Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1068 sq ft
  • $239,000

898 Vista Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1960 sq ft
  • $329,000

433 Victoria Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 896 sq ft
  • $184,995

432 Moreno Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1056 sq ft
  • $245,000

813 Riverside Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1123 sq ft
  • $269,000

800 Cedar Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 938 sq ft
  • $184,500

758 Sunset Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 504 sq ft
  • $90,000

337 Santa Barbara Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1110 sq ft
  • $234,900

298 Holmes Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 600 sq ft
  • $150,000

168 Maple Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 1008 sq ft
  • $210,000

653 Santa Barbara Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1448 sq ft
  • $264,900

756 Cedar Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 832 sq ft
  • $184,900

641 Cedar

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 760 sq ft
  • $165,000

742 Holmes Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 1346 sq ft
  • $249,900

512 Imperial Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1020 sq ft
  • $210,000

559 Highland Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 839 sq ft
  • $195,000

455 Moreno Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 588 sq ft
  • $169,900

44408 VALLEY VIEW Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 944 sq ft
  • $239,900

263 Imperial Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1200 sq ft
  • $244,999

223 Los Angeles

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 804 sq ft
  • $179,000

353 Leonard Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 800 sq ft
  • $209,000

463 Moreno Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 720 sq ft
  • $249,900

606 Leonard Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 499 sq ft
  • $255,000

346 San Bernardino Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 608 sq ft
  • $165,000

426 Imperial Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1181 sq ft
  • $230,000

0 Inyo Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $21,000

312 Riverside Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 570 sq ft
  • $143,000

247 Kern Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 960 sq ft
  • $205,000

183 Sunset Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 728 sq ft
  • $145,900

616 Maple Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 960 sq ft
  • $195,000

230 Pine Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1116 sq ft
  • $299,000

441 Vista Avenue

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 900 sq ft
  • $184,500

299 Leonard Lane

Sugarloaf, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1140 sq ft
  • $210,000

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New Listings in Big Bear City

0 Bernhardt

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $35,000

1032 West Big Bear Boulevard

Big Bear City, CA

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 816 sq ft
  • $189,900

1140 West Sherwood Boulevard

Big Bear City, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1300 sq ft
  • $219,900

1110 Mitchell Lane

Big Bear City, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1320 sq ft
  • $289,900

412 Gold Mountain

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $13,900

42432 Bear Loop

Big Bear City, CA

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2662 sq ft
  • $575,000

2216 State Lane

Big Bear City, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1514 sq ft
  • $289,900

0 Kiener Dr

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $20,000

185 Hillen Dale Drive

Big Bear City, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1200 sq ft
  • $379,900

437 Gold Mountain Drive

Big Bear City, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1112 sq ft
  • $279,000

337 West Sherwood Boulevard

Big Bear City, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1080 sq ft
  • $299,900

43431 Sand Canyon Road

Big Bear City, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1904 sq ft
  • $499,000

2127 7th Lane

Big Bear City, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1080 sq ft
  • $195,000

1039 Pine Mountain Drive

Big Bear City, CA

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1820 sq ft
  • $399,900

1333 La Crescenta Road

Big Bear City, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1514 sq ft
  • $429,000

113 East Fairway Boulevard

Big Bear City, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1104 sq ft
  • $229,000

391 Montclair Drive, Unit 120

Big Bear City, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 840 sq ft
  • $118,000

0 Pioneertown Rd

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $16,900

0 Ponderosa Ranch Road

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $99,000

0 Curvate

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $16,000

0 Cedar Glen Drive

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $219,000

0 1st Street

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $26,900

0 5th Street

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $21,000

0 6th Street

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $11,900

0 Parkway Drive

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $12,900

1113 Mount Whitney Drive

Big Bear City, CA

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2488 sq ft
  • $288,888

0 Arastre Road

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $12,000

0 Mineola Drive

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $12,000

0 Mineola Drive

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $12,000

0 Mineola Drive

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $12,000

940 East Barker Boulevard

Big Bear City, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1411 sq ft
  • $385,000

402 East Meadow Lane

Big Bear City, CA

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 540 sq ft
  • $144,900

741 West Big Bear Boulevard

Big Bear City, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1248 sq ft
  • $175,000

0 Upland Drive

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $28,900

0 State Lane

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $275,000

141 East Starr Drive

Big Bear City, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 868 sq ft
  • $249,900

1309 East Country Club Boulevard

Big Bear City, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1338 sq ft
  • $339,000

391 Montclair Drive, Unit 177

Big Bear City, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1.75 Baths
  • 720 sq ft
  • $69,900

444 Woodside Drive

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $99,900

212 East Big Bear Boulevard

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 2350 sq ft
  • $379,500

200 East Big Bear Boulevard

Big Bear City, CA

  • Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • 1344 sq ft
  • $175,000

1086 Lookout Mountain Road

Big Bear City, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1764 sq ft
  • $349,900

596 Villa Grove Avenue

Big Bear City, CA

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2830 sq ft
  • $575,000

1004 Michael Avenue

Big Bear City, CA

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 560 sq ft
  • $169,900

42402 Bear Loop

Big Bear City, CA

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2520 sq ft
  • $539,900

2136 3rd Lane

Big Bear City, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0 sq ft
  • $900

1043 Pine Mountain Drive

Big Bear City, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1112 sq ft
  • $249,900

1122 Live Oak Place

Big Bear City, CA

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2856 sq ft
  • $548,900

2141 7th Lane

Big Bear City, CA

  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3454 sq ft
  • $500,000