The History of Big Bear Lake 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, its first incarnation was the “Birdie Hotel”, lodging for fisherman willing to make the long trip from below to fish beautiful Big Bear Lake.

Since then it has been the tackle shop of the valley, with bait, supplies, information and friendly local owners and staff to help you get that fish! We are proud of our history and reputation of loyal service for our customers.

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! Big Bear Sporting Good has always been owned and operated by locals and their families, whose customers were neighbors and visitors alike.

Our staff is still made up of residents who themselves fish, boat, hike, and shoot, and are ready and willing to share their knowledge of our valley with new friends, and old. Come visit us as soon as you can, we’re here to help!

Historical Expertise

Looking for the best gear and quality equipment?  Come to the Big Bear Lake Sporting Goods for great service and amazing fishing and outfitter gear!

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Great Reviews from Great Customers

“Simply the Best!”

One of the best fresh water fishing stores we’ve been in and the staff is beyond helpful. They have every kind of power bait imaginable at really reasonable prices. They have you covered on tackle.

We were there for fishing supplies but I also noticed a nice selection of hiking gear/supplies.

A definite recommendation and will be back!

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40544 Big Bear Blvd
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315


(909) 866-3222