WONews Blogs

Merit McCrea's Blog

Latest SoCal reports: Tuna going off off still

WINTER WONDERS Mexican waters limits of yellowfin tuna on tap SAN DIEGO — It wa... full blog

Bob Vanian's 976-Bite Hot Bite

After rains, tuna still biting

Weekend update The past week and this past weekend of fishing saw a storm pass through during the early part of the we... full blog

Gary Graham's Blog

Gray Fishtag… A game changer

As promised, Gray Fishtag Research, Inc. (GFTR) recently expanded their wildly successful, non-profit Multi-Species Charter B... full blog

Bill Varney's Blog

El Niño takes aim at surf fishing

Right now, today, we are smack dab in the middle of it. El Niño is warming our water and pushing creatures up from south of... full blog

Martin Strelneck's Blog

Looking back, ahead

The final days of the high country trout season that concluded Nov. 15 was a carbon copy of a good number of traditional East... full blog

Cousins Surf Fishing Round-Up

A good week of fishing around Seal Beach

Graveyard Beach continues to kick out halibut, reported Tiffany Vague from Hook, Line and Sinker in Santa Barbara. Anglers th... full blog

Carrie Wilson's Blog

Drifting for ducks

Question: Is it legal to drift down or anchor a boat in a river to hunt for waterfowl? The river is in the “Balance of the... full blog

Jim Niemiec's Blog

Huge hogs, exotics and wild turkey at Bitterwater Outfitters

Hunting really came together this past weekend for hunters at Bitterwater Outfitters. Master guide Clayton Grant gathered his... full blog

Steve Comus' Blog

What’s goin’ down in ‘Gundome’

Right now is the period of time between the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) show and the Shooting,... full blog

Grady Istre's Blog

Reinforcing commands

Many novice dog trainers have a problem when it comes to reinforcing commands once they have been taught to their trainees. O... full blog

Jonathan Roldan's Blog

Bent rods big salty hearts

As I write this, we have just completed the first day of the 16th Annual W estern Outdoor News Tuna Jackpot Tournament here ... full blog

Pat McDonell's Blog

Cabo perspective

Reflections on Cabo For a look at the event up until the awards dinner, here's our official video..  ... full blog


Recreational Dungeness crab and rock crab season closed!

SACRAMENTO — Following late checks on Dungeness crab off the northern California coastline that showed toxic levels of domo... full blog

Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament

Final results, record payout!

REVIEW: Digitaledition coverage Click here for the 24-page Western Outdoor News Ca... full blog

U.S. Open Blog

2015 US OPEN Coverage

Roy Hawk wins U.S. Open Roy Hawk capped off a great past month for his family on Wednesday in the desert outside... full blog

Yamaha San Diego Jackpot

Full report(new)

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TroutfesT 2015: You could win a new boat


Chris Dunn - The Fishing Weatherman

The Fishing Weatherman Report for July 16, 2015

Here's this week's coastal weather video update... ... full blog

Catalina White Sea Bass

Seabass Don't show up for their own party

Thank you for you interest in the Catalina Tournament. The event is no longer on the schedule of events for 2016. A... full blog


Special WON 3/4 day Charter on FREELANCE

Catalina Yellowtail or Bust.....May 8, 2015 WON Charter 3/4 Day Special Sign up now for a very special 6am-6pm extended c... full blog

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 ... full blog


It’s Hall Show Time in SoCal

The Fred Hall Show season is here! The excitement surrounding the Ultimate Outdoor Experience , as it’s now called, is defini... full blog

WON Announcements

SARL Tournament this Saturday!

Sign up Saturday; Daiwa prize package for WON subscribers added Online sign-up is closed but you can sign up at SARL on F... full blog

Bill Karr's Blog

Outdoor robbery

You’re not safe anywhere, any more! Thieves. Robbers. They are the bloodsuckers of life. They do nothing, except try to s... full blog


George Kramer's annual top 40 California Bass Anglers Listing

Ehrler named best bass fisherman on California Top 40 20th Anniversary Edition HE’S NUMBER ONE — Brent... full blog

WON News & Calendar

Will There a Super El Nino This Year ?

A El Nino event may be in the works , comparable to the strongest ever recorded according to Mashable’s Andrew Freedman. ... full blog

La Paz Summer Slam

Inaugural La Paz Summer Slam by WON and Tailhunter Sportfishing

Kick off this summer, with three days of panga fishing off famed Las Arenas beach, Muertos Bay and Cerralvo Island that i... full blog

Mike Duffy's Blog

Getting involved in 3-Gun: Part 3

Scoring Over the last several years, 3-Gun / Multi-Gun competitions have rapidly become one of the more popular action sh... full blog

Brandon Hayward's Blog

Full Circle

It was in the 1993 archives after all. My first yellowtail and white seabass influenced me in so many ways; ... full blog

Irvine Lake Trout Opener

Someone will Win a Boat, Motor & Trailer at Irvine Lake Trout Opener

One lucky contestant on April 20, 2013 at the So Cal Trout Opener at Irvine Lake will win the $10,000 grand raffle prize of... full blog

Hotel Coral / WON Championship

New Ensenada Tuna Jackpot dates, format announced

cancelled, and not rescheduled ... full blog

Eastern Sierra Opener

8½ pounder from Lower Twin tops opener list

Late update, 8½ pounder biggest of opener: An afternoon catch from shore from Lower Twin Lake near Bridgeport upped the a... full blog

Paul Lebowitz's Blog

Fish and Game furball heads for another dust-up

Muck and Grime column Fish and Game Commission President Dan Richards still has a few of his nine political lives. As ... full blog

Bradley Schweit' Blog

Bass heading shallow at Murray (at least before the storm hit)

Of all the fisheries I try to hit come springtime, San Diego’s Lake Murray is at the top of my list. Why? Well, first and fo... full blog

MLPA Updates


Coastside Fishing Club's appeal to go forward; hearing that could roll back saltwater fishing closures expected in late in 2... full blog

WON 2011 Charters

3rd Annual Channel Islands Shootout

1st 1st place=$200 cash, $50 in Turners gift cards, Costa Del Mar Sunglasses, Accurate Reel, WFO Tackle Bag 2nd... full blog

Fred Hall - Del Mar Seminars

WIN BIG Prizes at the WON Booth at FRED HALL Fishing Show In Dell Mar

FRED HALL SHOW 2011 DEL MAR SEMINARS Let’s Talk Hook-Up Live Broadcast From Del Mar Show ... full blog

Bud Neville's Blog


There is a new kid in town for some of the crab combo boats fishing out of San Francisco Bay. The crews on a couple of t... full blog

Rich Holland's Blog


This will be my last column for WON. After 24 years it’s time to move on. Instead of writing something new, I have chosen to... full blog

Rich Tauber


As most of you know, I work as a fishing instructor and guide at Lake Casitas in Ventura. Yes, I go to work 5 days a week jus... full blog

Mark Wisch's Blog


Finally got a break in the weather on my Monday off day and took full advantage of it. Hooked the boat up ar... full blog

George Kramer's Blog

Old guys come through

While professional bass fishing has continued to be a “younger man’s game,” requiring far more stamina and pace than t... full blog

Scott Leysath


To many turkey hunters, cooking turkey breasts can be done one of two ways – frying or cutting into strips and cooking qui... full blog

Robin Wade

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WON 3/4 Day "Yellowtail" Charter

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Bob Twilegar

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Nicky Dare's Blog

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