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Bluefin tuna being caught in local offshore waters
There is some encouraging news from local offshore waters with the past couple of days seeing improved numbers of bluefin tuna being reported in the area between the 182 Spot and the 9 Mile Bank. On Wednesday there was a boat that picked up 5 bluefin tuna that went from 25 to 30 pounds. The bluefin came from baiting spots of breaking fish within this zone by a boat coming home to Point Loma from San Clemente Island. Another boat caught several bluefin while fishing in the same zone on Thursday which and these fish were reported to be running between 25 and 45 pounds. An ongoing reminder is that bluefin tuna remain illegal to keep if caught in Mexican waters.


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Today is Friday and the weather is sloppy offshore. There were a couple of private boaters reporting from the 43 Fathom Spot this morning that were reporting the fishing to be slow. The current NOAA weather forecast for the area from San Mateo Point to the Mexican Border and out to 30 nautical miles is for rough and sloppy weather conditions to be present though the weekend. They are calling for "strong northwest winds and steep seas" and say that "a Small Craft Advisory may be needed Saturday into Sunday." As always, be sure to check the latest marine weather forecast before you go.


There were a few marlin around in late March but not much has been seen during the past few weeks. That also has changed for the better as there was a jumper marlin seen at 30 miles from Point Loma on Wednesday by the same boat that caught the 5 bluefin tuna while on the way to Point Loma from San Clemente Island.


The yellowtail fishing has been good at the Coronado Islands with bonito, bass and rockfish biting as well. As an example of the recent fishing, Thursday's count on the San Diego out of Seaforth Sportfishing was 17 anglers on a 3/4-day trip catching 62 yellowtail. Thursday also saw 20 anglers out on the 3/4-day trip on the Malihini out of H&M Landing and they caught 30 bonito and 21 yellowtail.


The best of the yellowtail fishing has been found around the Coronado Islands proper by boats fishing Pukey Point at North Island, the Middle Grounds, the north end of South Island and the Ribbon Kelp. Earlier in the week there was also some good action at the Flats between the Islands and the Mexican coast but this area has been scratchy the past few days. The bite at the Flats dropped off when the water cooled to 62 degrees. The water out where the yellowtail have been biting out at the Islands has been at 64 to 65 degrees.


Most of the yellowtail are being caught from spots of working birds, sonar marks and meter marks. Sardines and surface iron have been working best. Try drifting flylined sardines or slow trolling the sardines at around 2 knots of speed. A tip is that a better percentage of the larger 20 pound class yellowtail have been biting at the Pukey Point area at North Island.


San Clemente Island continues to produce some nice catches of yellowtail and is also producing a mix of calico bass, bonito and rockfish. Recent days have seen some of the better sportboat yellowtail counts getting up into the 60 to 80+ fish per boat range. There have been two main areas where yellowtail have been biting with the ridges outside of Pyramid Cove and the 9 Fathom Spot up by the West End being productive areas. There have also been some flurries of yellowtail action to be had while fishing at the Purse Seine Rock and White Rock areas along the front side of the Island.


The yellowtail at San Clemente Island have been mixed size fish that for the most part have been running from 10 to 25 pounds. Sardines and yo-yo iron have been working best for the yellowtail with occasional opportunities for fishing the yellows with surface iron occurring from time to time as well.


The yellowtail bite at Catalina Island has turned a bit more hit or miss during the week but there are still some yellowtail biting to go with good mixed bag fishing for bonito, calico bass and barracuda. Yellowtail have been biting at spots along the back side of the Island such as the Farnsworth Bank, Salta Verde, Freddie's Beach, Orange Rocks and the V's. At the East End, there have been flurries of yellowtail action to be found at spots like Church Rock, the East End Light, Seal Rocks and the Rock Quarry. The Catalina Island yellowtail seem to move around to different spots from day to day and it has been good practice to keep looking around and trying different spots until you locate a productive area.


The yellowtail at Catalina have included a good percentage of larger fish that have been up in the 20 pound class. Sardines have been working best for the Catalina yellowtail with occasional opportunities popping up for hooking fish on surface iron from time to time as well.


The 150 Spot located below and outside of the Horseshoe Kelp has improved for yellowtail during the week with occasional flurries of action being reported. The fish in this zone tend to be the larger 20+ pound class fish and they have been biting from fishing meter marks, sonar marks and spots of breaking fish. The bite here can be erratic from day to day but if you are at the right spot at the right time on the right day you have a shot at some good sized yellowtail. Sardines, surface iron and yo-yo iron have all been working for the yellowtail.


Along the San Diego County coast, there have been occasional yellowtail hookups reported by boats fishing off La Jolla and at the kelp beds off San Onofre and the Barn but the coastal yellowtail fishing has been scratchy overall. Most of the coastal fishing has been for some good fishing for a mixed bag of calico bass, sand bass, rockfish and sculpin while fishing kelp bed, hard bottom and structure spots.


The weather could get in the way of the weekend's fishing but there is some good fishing going on for a variety of species and I hope you get a chance to get out on the water in some good weather and get in on the action sometime soon!


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It is my goal to provide you timely and accurate information in these reports containing news from right off the water. If you require more details that include the specific location of where catches have been made, I refer you to the daily Member’s Reports at www.976bite.com . Those Member’s Reports contain additional specifics that include latitude and longitude coordinates and other descriptive references about where and how fish are being caught. Make the most efficient use of your precious time on the water with the use of timely and accurate information.


Catalina White Sea Bass

Early bird deadline approaches
All-Islands event; $75 Early Bird Entry deadline May 1



 ISLAND FEVER: Catalina White Seabass Championship May 16-17: It's a coast-only event with a two-fish weigh-in for any of the three eligible species of yellowtail, WSB and halibut;

Fishing a Yamaha powered boat? You get one free entry! 


To see the online 16-page flip-page preview tot he event (cover above) click on this link. Enjoy!

 http://forum.wonews.com/3dissue/won2014/201503273wsb/index.html



PREVIEW: Two-fish weigh-in new this year, with more time to fish, great prizes, paydowns to fifth, nine optionals and a great venue at Two Harbors in the all-islands format where yellowtail and halibut will figure in strongly in the weigh-ins

BY PAT McDONELL

Director

TWO HARBORS, Catalina Island —  The annual WON/Yamaha Catalina White Seabass Tournament at Two Harbors is slated for May 16-17 and there are no changes in schedule from last year when we had an earlier check-in and release, a flare gun start on both sides of the Isthmus and an all-islands format. More time to fish was appreciated, and the earlier release for teams after the short meeting was more relaxed and the flare gun start was exciting to be in and see from the start boat.


What does seem to be getting more apparent is that white sea bass and squid are scarce at the islands, but yellowtail and halibut have been abundant on the fin bait,  so if that continues, the two-fish weighin could be dominated by teams coming in with quality yellows and halibut as WSB, halibut and yellows are all eligible species   in the two-fish  weigh-in for the overall, paying down to fifth place. 


Again,  you can weigh in TWO fish — any of the three eligible species of WSB, yellowtail and halibut. The nine optionals, $100, $200 and $300 for all three species for a total of 9 payouts) remains a one-fish weigh-in, with the usual 90 percent payback. There was more than $15,000 in those nine optional pots last year.


The flare gun start: Will again be an exciting start to the fishing!


What has also been added for 2015 along with the 2-fish weigh-in is the Yamaha $1,000 Big Fish Payout. You may not win the tourney with your big fish, but it will win the optional money (if you are entered there) and you’ll get that $1,000, and a beautiful Cousins rod, one of six to be given away that weekend.


And, there is a special early bird sign-up reduced fee. Any anglers who sign up by May 1 pay only $75. After May 1, the regular $100 per angler fee kicks in. The outboard must be the main engine(s) and be fished in the tourney.


The two-fish weigh-in has been well-received, as  It makes the tourney more of a skill game.


Last year, Team 17 on the Freeloader III, with buddies Jim Jameson and Nate Chisholm taking a 36.5-pound WSB (and 19.6-pound yellowtail for their optional),  claimed the title and top money/prizes of $7,740. Six teams out of 38 participating shared over $20,000 and then there was the $15,000 in drawing prizes.


Speaking of changes, last tear we instituted a few of them to benefit anglers. Until last year,   check-in Saturday was three-hours later, the captains meeting was longer with lunch, and teams could leave as soon as they got to their boats. It was a mess at the dock and a scramble. 


So,  last year check-in was two hours earlier, there was a half-hour meeting, a few drawings, and a “shotgun” start on both sides of the island by 11:15. The teams appreciated the extra time and the exciting start, one that  that was more fair and less of a frustrating scramble to the boats. 


This year the prize packages and gifts will be considerable. When teams arrive at Two Harbors they will be given events shirts from Pier Institute (The art on the white sea bass is pretty amazing, the best we've ever seen) and sponsor hats, a spool of fluorocarbon, Gamakatsu hooks, a team number, a set of Big Hammer plastics and a drawing tickets for a ton of items, ranging from Cousins rods, Avet (10) reels, Plano tackle boxes, two Options Sportfishing trips, six pairs of Costa sunglasses and more. Much more.


Two Furuno combo units will be given away, one in the final drawing, the other in a Furuno Retail Drawing among those who bring receipts from WON supporting retailers. See the list in the related story. Also, there is also the annual Avet/Cousins Casting Contest during check-in. The winner at 10 a.m. before the quick Captains’ Meeting before the teams head off will receive a Cousins rod and Avet reel.


When the dust settles the next day and the weigh-ins are conducted and results tabulated before the BBQ awards ceremony, there will be some serious money doled out. The payouts are first place through fifth, starting with $5,000 for first, and then $1,500, $500, $300 and $200 for a total $7,500 payout, based on 225 anglers which is what usually attract if the weather and fishing at the islands is decent.  


Again,  unless Catalina slips into the sea, we will not postpone, move or cancel the event. So don’t call us if the weather kicks up. Catalina is a sort of marine weather eddy anyway, and projected weather patterns for the SoCal Bight and outer islands are often no applicable. Plus, there is the lee side of the island.


Anyway, there’s some serious money up for grabs with the overall money, $7,500, and $15,000 to $20,000i n the optionals. Then there are the drawings both days (most on Sunday at the awards
BBQ, the Avet/Cousins Casting Contest Saturday morning, and the barbecue on Sunday.



 

An abbreviated version of the entry form is above.  Mail it or fax it. Information is below.


To download a full size entry form CLICK HERE.



2015 White Seabass Championship Schedule


SATURDAY, MAY 16:


Check-in 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m,:Teams receive wristbands, welcome bags with product, drawing tickets, team numbers at two Harbors Avet/Costa/Cousins Casting Contest 7 a.m, to 10. Finals begin at 9:45. No exceptions, so cast early.


Captains meeting: Rules and four high-end drawings starts at 10 a.m, Teams. Coffee and bagels will be available. After half-hour meeting 10-10:30 a.m., teams are released for start area at 10:30. Important:


Flare Gun Start: At 10:30, all teams head to outside the marina areas to official start boats with teams holding up those numbers as they go by the official start boat to check in. Do Not fish yet: Theflare gun start is willbe between 11and 11:30 a.m.To weigh in fish, you must check in at start boat by showing that number.


Boundaries: Note:  only islands are open to fishing. The coast is off limits.


SUNDAY. MAY 17:


Weigh-in: 10 to noon. Two fish (any combination of WSB, YT or Halibut) can be weighed in for aggregate weigh for overall standings. Biggest single fish in the optionals.


Awards:BBQ begins at noon or at beach after weigh-in.Awards starts at 1 p.m, or as soon as we tabulate results.


Note: 90 percent of the drawings will be conducted on Sunday.


 

How to sign up, deadlines, contacts

It’s the same as any year. There are three ways, but be aware of the free Yamaha entry deal, and the May 1 early bird deadline, and the April 17 deadline for personal checks, and this important part: No optionals can be paid by credit card at any time, only team entry.


1)Online at www.wonews.com under the WON Events tab on the home page. Click, scroll down to the WSB area. You cannot sign up for optionals by credit card. Just your entry. If you sign up by May 1, it’s $75 a person. $100 after that. If you have a Yamaha powered boat in the event, cut your entry fee by one person’s fee, $75 or $100. If you enter by credit card online at wonews.com, you must fill out and fax your team entry info, attention Denise, at (949) 366-0804.


2)2) Enter by mail. With a personal check or bank check. Fill out the form, and mail it. The address is on the entry form. Make checks out to Western Outdoors. With a personal or certified bank check, you CAN add optionals and pay us with that check. (Personal checks are no longer accepted after April 17). Add up your team members at $75 or $100 each, add your optional amounts and put that total on the check.


3)Pay at Two Harbors at Catalina at check-in. $100 a person, optionals by cash only. No credit cards. Again, ne free entry for the team if you are fishing on a Yamaha powered boat.

For information: email denise at denisec@wonews.com, or director Pat McDonell at patm@wonews.com or call him at (949) 366-0256. Yamaha free entry! That’s right


 

One angler on a Yamaha-powered boat competing in the event gets a free entry, a $75 or $100 discount for being a Yamaha customer


The Western Outdoor News annual Catalina White Seabass Championship is title sponsored by Yamaha, and in addition to providing $3,000 toward the first place prize, and $1,000 for the BIG FISH PRIZE for the biggest overall white seabass, halibut or yellowtail, they are also kicking in a free entry to any owner of a Yamaha powered boat entered in the tourney.


 

This offer does not include, a kicker engine, but must be the main engines.So what the means is that a two-man team can compete for as little at $75 if they are fishing in a Yamaha powered boat and they sign up early.



WAYS TO WIN AT WON WSB CHAMPIONSHIP


Drawings, special awards, casting contest, early bird discount, optional payouts, $1,000 big fish award from Yamaha, overall paydowns to fifth place and more at the new venue


TWO HARBORS -- The ways to win at the WON/YamahaWhite Seabass Championship Catalina kick in the first time you arrive for check-in at Two Harbors on Saturday, May 16 at 7 a.m. and it just keeps getting better the longer the event goes on.


There’s more ways to win money an prizes than every before, a better early bird deal on signing up, a free entry for a Yamaha powered team, a better venue, a better schedule, more freedom to fish the areas you want and some great drawing prizes.


The event boasts an all-islands, all-coast format, with way more fishing time for inshore teams or those heading to islands, an earlier check-in, an exciting flare gun start, a $1,000 Yamaha drawing for the single biggest fish, and paydowns to fifth place plus nine optionals of $100, $200 and $300 for WSB, yellowtail and halibut with a 90 percent payback. Plus there’s prizes, plus a BBQ lunch, an early bird discount on the entry and a tackle shop dealer incentive drawing for a $1,000 Furuno combo unit.


The payouts for top teams participating in the optionals and overall are often $15,000 to $25,000. It could be much higher this year.


So, here’s the ways to win!

-Be the champ! Overall paydowns from first place to fifth for biggest. Two-fish aggregate with WSB, yellowtail or halibut eligible.


-The champions will do some serious damage. They will, walk away with first place money, approximately $5,000. That amount is based on 225 anglers participating.


-Nine optionals, all three eligible species of yellowtail, WSB and halibut, $100, $200 and $300 with a 90 percent payback. Single fish.


-$1,000 Yamaha outboards Big Fish award:Single biggest fish earns a grand. And Cousins is kicking in a beautiful WSB-action rod.


Grand Prize Drawing: In addition to regular drawings for Avet reels,Costa Sunglasses, Promar nets, Cousins rods and much more, there is the fantastic drawing for Furuno's new Chart Plotter/Fish Finder GP1670 F unit worth $1,000. Just bring us a receipt for $25 or more in purchases during the months of April and May before the event from participating tackle shops in SoCal, and you’re are in a drawing for the Furuno unit. The receipt with your name on it is your drawing ticket.


Another unit from Furuno will be the grand prize drawing prize among all anglers!


-- PIER Institute is a sponsor of the tourney once again, and will offering not only free event t-shirts, but a $5,000 award to the first tourney team during the event that brings in a fish that has one of their electronic tags.


- Avet/Cousins Casting Contest. The champ wins the rod/reel combo with about $700 retail. 7 to 9:45 Saturday on the beach. You must cast by 9:45 to be eligible.





 

Hubbs-Sea World, PIER Institute again support WSB fishery and tournament


Help the two programs collect more scientific data from wire and electronic tags while fishing in the tourney


Hubbs-Sea World and PIER Institute, leaders in the scientific community in research on the white seabass, will be again sponsors of the Catalina event.


PIER Institute (see their informational ad in this supplement) is providing the event t-shirts to the first 130 anglers to sign up and will pay $5,000 as a reward to the first electronic tag to be turned in at the tourney. So look for them. They are surgically implanted buy are visible.


Hubbs-Sea World will again be at the Pier at Two Harbors, scanning fish brought to the pier by teams. They are looking for the binary wire tags in the gill plate area before being sent to the dozen grow-out facilities.


Also, if teams do not have theior fish heads scanned, they drop off the heads at a number of coastal businesses and they will be checked for the wire tags. This information is critical to the white sea bass hatchery program.

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History of the white seabass hatchery and growout system: The OREHP began in 1982 with legislation (Assembly Bill 1414) authored by California Assemblyman Larry Stirling. Initially, research was focused on California halibut and white seabass; however, research eventually focused exclusively on white seabass because of the depressed condition of the stock and its higher value to both the recreational and commercial fisheries.

The OREHP is funded through the sale of ocean enhancement stamps on CDFW sport and commercial fishing licenses. The stamps are required for all saltwater anglers fishing south of Point Arguello, California (Santa Barbara County). Additional funding comes from the Federal Sportfish Restoration Act (SFRA).


It is managed by CDFW with the assistance of an advisory panel consisting of academic and management agency scientists, representatives of both commercial and recreational fishing groups, and the aquaculture industry. Members of the panel provide policy direction, review research proposals, and recommend allocation of funds for OREP. 



CONDENSED RULES, CATALINA ISLAND WSB CHAMPIONSHIP


-Teams are made up of two or more anglers. No Limit.


-Fishable areas are all islands. The coast is off-limits


-Biggest aggregate weight of 2 fish wins in overall, 1st through 5th place, and biggest single fish counts in each of the 9 optional jackpots. Overall (1st to 5th) eligible fish are white seabass, halibut and yellowtail.


-Single biggest fish among all three species in the tourney wins $1,000 Yamaha Big Fish Contest.


-Bring only two fish to the scale on the beach unless you are in the optionals.


-Fish are weighed only once.


-Weigh-in is from 10 to noon or until all waiting teams have been logged in at the scale.


-Checks will be issued by WON accounting a week to two weeks after the event, the amount for each angler determined by percentages agreed to on those forms at the awards ceremony


-Entries are $100 per angler. $75 before May 2. All signups, additions and optionals must be paid in cash at Catalina. All anglers on all boats MUST be registered and be paid up as a team member -- including charter captains and crew. No exceptions.


-All decisions by the tournament director are final, and he has the right to refuse any signups, and the right to disqualify any team for verbal or physical abuse of staff, or breaking the rules.


-All teams must check in, and show their number to the staff start boat before the 11 a.m. to 11:15 flare gun starts on both harbors (Cat and the Isthmus (Two Harbors).


-No team may have a white seabass aboard their boats unless its fins are clipped.


-All teams who win money are subject to a possible lie detector test after the event, and all monies will be withheld from any affected teams until the results of the test are known.


-All team must sign a waiver, and must be aware that the dangers of fishing in boats are inherent, and that all decisions concerning safety are personal choices. It is up to all teams to adhere to all safety regulations, and to make proper personal choices


-Teams can bring fish to the scale on the beach from 10 to noon Sunday from either harbor. The tournament is not responsible for providing shuttle service at Cat Harbor.


-Teams are responsible for knowing the schedule and all rules.


 This "long version" of the entry form can be found in Western Outdoor News or by going to the home page of this website and clicking on the WON Events tab, and then going to the tourney site. Remember, May 1 is the Early Bird Deadline for the $75 fee, and if you fish with a Yamaha-powered boat, you get one free entry.  For example,  if there are two of you, and you sign up before May 1 and you are on a Yamaha boat, your team entry fee is just $75. After May 1, it is $100. Note that on the entry form, that you are on a Yamaha boat. 


Director, Pat McDonell


Pat McDonell's Blog

Snow melts, it's game on for Sierra
10-10 brown at Lower Twin paces Sierra big fish


BRIDGEPORT -- "Scott Harp Sr. didn't call it quits because of a little opening day foul weather," reported Martin Strelneck, one of our five WON reporters on the scene opening weekend in the Eastern Sierra for the traditional open. The opener, the last Saturday in April every year, draws thousands to the lakes along Highway 395. Streneck added, "Late afternoon he made the scales at Twin Lake Resort weighing in a 10-pound, 10-ounce brown trout, taking top area honors for the day's heaviest Eastern Sierra catch."



Strelneck said Harp Jr., an Elk Grove resident, spent the day trolling a J-plug, rigged with leadcore down 8-colors. It looks as though that fish, a 10-2 'bow at Crowley, several browns at Lower Twin and a host of 5 to 7 pounders at the Loop and Crowley and one 7 1/2 pounder at Upper Twin Lake in Mammoth were the opening day lunkers.




BIG FISH opening day honors went to Elk Grove angler Scott Harp Sr. who braved the elements and weighed in this 10-pound, 10-ounce Lower Twin Lake brown that inhaled a J-Plug trolled down eight colors. Twin Lake Resort Photo




A quick snowstorm came and went Saturday, making life miserable most of the day at upper elevations, but still the anglers came and the fish bit, and then by Saturday afternoon the melt was on, and by Saturday night and Sunday morning, the blanket of snow was peeled off and the sun came out for a perfect second day.


As everyone knows, the state and the Eastern Sierra is in a brutal four-year drought with low snowfall, The one good side of that is that Lakes Basin of Mammoth was wide open. Now, usually, you need an auger to drill the ice, and a snowmobile to get to the upper Mammoth Basin lakes.


This year, all the lakes of upper and lower Twin, Mary, George and Mamie were open, accessible, and planted before the opener and they had holdover Mono County-provided lunkers that had been put in after the season closed. Just waiting.There were at least 100 to 150 folks at Mary on shore and in 10 boats battling the wind (like me) and the other lakes, although the other basin lakes had no rental boats on the water, their shores were sprinkled with anglers, bundled up. Hooking fish, mostly on Power Bait.


I spent most of my time at Lake Mary in the Mammoth Lakes Basin, and Mary is an example of the situation, the Mammoth Lakes Basin being ice-free for the first time in 25 years, says Don Barrett, owner of the Lake Mary's s Barrett Landing, with boats in the water.

" The snowfall for the opener is the ultimate irony," said Barrett, but by Saturday afternoon the snow had stopped, and melted quickly away. By the evening, in Mammoth and the highway and everywhere but the upper Sierra elevations, it seemed as though the heavy snow was merely a dream. It was gone. But it was real. And real cold, the coldest I have ever been in 30 years of covering the opener for WON. I got three Lake Mary rainbows in an hour trolling and on PB from a boat and was more than happy to get to shore and start taking pictures of others' fish and taking notes. It was damn cold and gusts or blasts delivered snow sideways at times, making life miserable on the anchor.  


A lot of people took advantage of the open waters, but they hadn't counted on blizzard conditions, but they still fished and caught plenty. Then the snow melted and it warmed up, it was game on with a 7 1/2 pound rainbow by Mammoth Resident Jim Dessert from Upper Twin on an inflated 'crawler by the waterfall, which by my accounting here at WON was the biggest fish from of the Mammoth basin waters, but there were 5-fish limits galore laced with 2 to 3-pound fish being weighed in at Rick's Sports Center in Mammoth.


Rick  Flamson , owner of the iconic downtown Mammoth sports shop, added that Red's Meadow will likely be open by Memorial Day after some road work. That is not official, by any means, but it is close enough and that means the access to lakes Sotcher, Starkweather, the hike to Devil's Postpile, Rainbow Falls, and the backcountry trails at Red's Meadow will open months earlier.

Bad news is,  Flamson said, you will have one month to fish the San Joaquin River because that river, and any other flowing Sierra waters, will be trickles soon with this drought. "It will be definitely be the year of the Sierra lakes," said  Flamson.

HARD DAY FISHIN—A steady snowfall didn’t seem to dampen the enthusiasm of opening day anglers at June Lake. The reeds on the west end of the lake continued to be a hot spot for both rainbows and cutthroat. PHOTO BY ERNIE COWAN

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This is my first opener after two years of missing the action. Two hip surgeries are over and done with. Felt great to be back, despite the brutal Saturday morning weather. This area is so beautiful, and it feels great to be back covering the opener with the rest of the staff. Look for full coverage from Ernie Cowan, Mike Stevens, Bill Karr and Martin Strelneck in this week's issue of WON.





Lake Havasu Striper Derby

33rd Annual Lake Havasu / WON Striper Derby
Join WON for a weekend of Fishing, Fun and Sun

May 16 & 17, 2015


Western Outdoor News and the city of Lake Havasu are proud to be hosting the 33rd anniversary of the Lake Havasu Striper Derby this May 16-17, 2015.


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This year's Grand Raffle prize is a Custom Gregor 17' Osprey with a Mercury 60 HP Optimax engine including an EZ-Loader trailer package.

The entry fee is $175 per team and it includes your basic entry and chance to win the boat, trophies and many other tackle prizes, including your Striper Derby hat and t-shirts for both team members. But most people enter the great options which are $40 each day for the the blind bogeys. The Big Fish Option is $20 per team and goes into the pool to be paid out to the five biggest stripers caught during the tournament based on 1st (40%), 2nd (30%) 3rd (15%), 4th (10%) and 5th (5%). So for only $275 your team is "all in."


For more information and to sign up, CLICK HERE or call Striper Derby Director Billy Egan at (949) 366-0030, ext. 40.


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Chris Dunn - The Fishing Weatherman

The Fishing Weatherman Report for April 23, 2015
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