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Bob Vanian's 976-Bite Hot Bite

Some yellowtail biting off Box Canyon

The 2014 offshore fishing season has been a great one and it appears to still be ongoing as the most recent trips to the regi... full blog


Chris Dunn - The Fishing Weatherman

The Fishing Weatherman Report for Dec. 19, 2014

Here's this week's coastal weather video forecast... // ... full blog


Merit McCrea's Blog

Gas under 3 bucks! Merry Christmas!

One of the best things that has happened to sportfishing in the last 10 years is the recent and predicted to continue drop in... full blog


Jonathan Roldan's Blog

Noche buena and a midnight clearly

I was only going to be in Baja for a year. Has it been almost 20? The longer I am here the more Christmas seems to change... full blog


Jim Niemiec's Blog

Ringnecks are kings of Mexicali valley

The short 2 hour drive from San Diego to the hunting Mecca of Mexicali valley sure beats the time and money spent to reach ot... full blog


Cousins Surf Fishing Round-Up

Bites were few and far between

The big storm wiped out conditions on most beaches reported Hook, Line and Sinker in Santa Barbara. Lots of run off and debri... full blog


Gary Graham's Blog

Photography with a flair

Photography and the outdoors go together like Rudolph and red noses. If you are looking for a couple of gift suggestions for ... full blog


WESTERN OUTDOOR NEWS Events

Year End Yellowtail Charter Dec 19th 2014

Big yellowtail caught just yesterday, DEC. 10, 2014 Season's Capt. Duane Mellor poses with a quality yellow caught Yes... full blog


Grady Istre's Blog

Hunting dog insecurities

How many of you dog owners think your dog can’t be intimidated by a new hunting situation? It seems quite a few hunters would... full blog


Steve Comus' Blog

.30 caliber cartridge of choice

If hunters couldn’t kibitz about pet cartridges, what would they talk about around the campfire? I am between deer camps ... full blog


Pat McDonell's Blog

Clear the desk for the holidays

On “deck” for 2015 are four saltwater tournaments, 30 WON saltwater charterboat trips in SoCal, three major travel trips, ... full blog


Carrie Wilson's Blog

How well can waterfowl see?

Question: How well can ducks actually see? Can they see color? I know deer see different shades of gray, but what about du... full blog


Dana Landing San Diego Open

2015 event Sept. 4-5

Third year for San Diego Open It's back for a third year, the WON/Yamaha Dana Landing San Diego Open Jackpot Tourn... 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


Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament

Cabo Tuna Jackpot 2015 Already Underway

PREVIEW 2015, Nov. 4-7 for 16 th annual Jackpot Thank you for participating in the 15 th annual WON /Los... full blog


Catalina White Sea Bass

Two-fish weigh-in for 2015

Two-fish weigh-in, $1,000 big fish award new for 2015 Get it on the calendar! The annual WON/Yamaha Cata... full blog


Bill Varney's Blog

Big Winter Surfperch

When winter rolls around most fishermen put away their long-range gear (although this year may be the exception) and stay hig... 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


WON BASS 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


Martin Strelneck's Blog

Must be the big fish!

With the exception of a handful of waters governed by special regulations, season end is two weeks down the road, and it’s be... full blog


Big Bear TROUTFEST

It's a wrap after two days

TroutfesT hosts 580 at Big Bear, 7.75 pounder tops fuel, Moreno tops Men's Division over two days BILLY ... full blog


TODAY'S HOT NEWS

Cabo, Baja updates after Odile

As of Monday: Mexico pushes back against Hurricane Odile devastation Locals are reporting a massive repair and cleanup... full blog


U.S. Open Blog

2014 U.S. OPEN - Pirch Wins Again !

Las Vegas, Nev. - September 10, 2014 - It took landing a haymaker blow in the opening round, then dodging opponents punches ... 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


FRED HALL SHOW - Long Beach

Big Crowds and Great Deals at the Fred Hall Show

The Fred Hall Show kicked off the Wednesday to good sized crowds and some can't-be-beat deals on fishing tackle, boats and re... full blog


Lake Havasu Striper Derby

Back to the London Bridge for Striper Derby!

Heading to Havasu for the Striper Derby? Book it Dan-o! Reserve now for the May 17-18, 2014 Striper Derby ... 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

COURT OF APPEAL REFUSES TO HALT LAWSUIT TARGETING MLPA

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

PRAWNS IN THE GAME

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

ADIOS

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

U.S. OPEN PATTERNS

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

BLOG/COLUMN BY MARK WISCH

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

TURKEY TIDBITS

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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JPTest

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Nicky Dare's Blog

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