Cantrell Guide Service

Since 1991, Cantrell Guide Services has been operating on Big Bear Lake. Owner/Guide John Cantrell, Master Guides Cliff Fowler and Scott Eberhard have a combined fishing experience on Big Bear Lake over 100 years. They know Big Bear Lake and they know how Rainbow Trout think. Fish in comfort! They offer 3 fully rigged pontoon Guide Boats and the only 24 foot pontoon Guide Boat on Big Bear Lake that has an 18 foot roof and a full enclosure that will keep you out of the wind and cold in Big Bear. They now accept credit cards!

And, as a Big Bear Getaway guest, Cantrell Guide Service offers a 10.0% discount on all trips. When booking your fishing trip, mention you are one of our guests and your cabin #. Be sure to show your cabin key upon arrival.


John (909) 585-4017 or Cliff (909) 239-7867 or Scott (909) 744-0935  Website

Big Bear Sporting Goods

This classic old Big Bear structure is now, as it has always been, your valley location for all things “fishing”! Built around 1930, this is the tackle shop of the valley, with bait, supplies, information and friendly local owners and staff to help you get that fish! Today we are helping 3rd generation customers whose Grandfathers walked the same wood floor and swapped stories with the man behind the counter, while listening for the sounds of our Ghost! Come visit us as soon as you can, we’re here to help!

40544 Big Bear Blvd Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

(909) 866-3222 Website