Re: BIG BEAR, CA Stream & Lake fly fishing
Fishing a lake is completely different and you'll be very frustrated this time of year. You should get a boat and use appropriate leader and flies for the warm water species. Streamers are the key here and patience with a strip hook set.
Big Bear tributaries may be fished out near stocking areas and unless you go to the really rugged places which from what I have heard have been overgrown and near impossible to fish right now.
I would really recommend you hit up DVL for some Blue Gill and Bass on streamers. The blue gill hit like crazy right now from 1- 6 feet of water, perfect for the same set up you have on right now. The same flies your using now will work which is why it is an easy transition from what you have been doing.
Getting the Bass takes different setup and flies. Go for blue gill its very similar since your a newb.