"CATCH ME IF YOU CAN"
WHAT WE DO
We specialize in year round guided fly fishing trips! Fishing our hometown waters of Big Bear, CA we take our clients on an unforgettable adventure and create memories that last a lifetime. Fishing Jenks Lake, Santa Ana River, Deep Creek, Bear Creek, as well as private waters, we customize all our guided trips to suit your needs. Not only are all our guides licensed, insured, and bonded, we have a passion for catch and release fly fishing we love to share with our clients. Why catch and release? Not only do we want to ensure the satisfaction of our clients and safety of the fish, we also have a great deal of respect for nature and strive to protect and preserve our beautiful native brown trout. Weather your looking to learn just the basics, or go in-depth, we teach all of our clients the correct terminology, a variety of effective casting techniques, knots, and most importantly.. how to correctly catch and release. The knowledge we passionately share with our clients will allow them to successfully fish any water, anywhere, confidently and enjoy it to the fullest. Give us a call, and let the adventure begin!
ALL GEAR PROVIDED!
BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICY
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to book a guided trip. Remaining balance due 3 business days prior to trip date. Guided trips cancelled up to 48 hours prior to trip date will result in a 50% refund.
Guided trips cancelled less than 48 hours or in the event of a no show result in forfeiture of deposit plus the remaining trip balance.
Trips changed from full-day to half-day within 48 hours of the trip date, requires a full-day payment. No exceptions.
Only your fishing guide may cancel your guided trip within 24 hours of your scheduled trip date due to emergency, weather or mechanical breakdown without forfeiture of trip deposit.
Thomas has been fishing since he was 4 years old. After he relocated to the Big Bear area, he took up fly fishing and immediately fell in love with it. He first started off as a guide assistant in 2016. After he graduated from being an assistant, with great form and technique, he was promoted to Guide in 2017. Thomas has all the facts about the land & water we fish and has been an asset to BBFA. Thomas and his wife, Bri (below) never dreamed they would take over the business in 2019!
Bri has been fishing since she was 6 years old. She moved to Big Bear for the first time in 2006 and took up hiking and fishing for fun. Her love for the great outdoors brought her back to Big Bear in 2016 when she became a part-time fly fishing and spin fishing guide in the family business. With her love of adventures, Bri started guiding full time mid 2016, specializing in fly fishing. She is a definite people-person and loves to share this wonderful sport of fly fishing.
Ryan is our in-shore/bay kayak, surf fishing guide. Anchored in the San Diego County, Ryan covers several of his local waters. With his love for fishing, he became a fly fishing guide in 2015 for BBFA, and has been fishing since he was just 4 years old. With his extensive knowledge, patience, and lightheartedness, he is very easy to talk to and makes clients feel like family. If you are going to fly fish the ocean, Ryan is the one you want to be by your side as a friend and a guide.
Dan is our newest addition to BBFA as of late 2018 and we are without a doubt stoked to have him! He has lived in the Lake Arrowhead area since 2007, and has been fishing since he was 10 years old. He picked up fly fishing in summer of 2013 and has been all about it since then! As of now Dan is a fantastic guide assistant, and as we fish and train with him, we are eagerly looking forward to the day he is promoted to guide. Welcome to the family Dan!
Liked the gear you used on your guided fly fishing trip?
All of our rods, reels, and tools are from our local fly fishing gear company NuCast. Mention BBFA when ordering, and give NuCast a call at:
Need a fishing license or personal fishing equipment?
Visit our highly recommended friends over at Big Bear Sporting Goods for all your fishing needs, both fly fishing and spin fishing.
Big Bear Fishing Adventures
472 Pine Knot Ave. #1316
Big Bear Lake, CA, 92315-1316