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Gary Graham's Blog

Snook, Robalo or Snipe?

Recently, in one of those “Show Me Your Favorite Fish” challenges on Facebook, (bear with me, I know many of you who read t... full blog


Merit McCrea's Blog

Showtime and social hour

The Wheelhouse Scoop DANA AND WON , SIDE-BY-SIDE -- Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Western Outdoor N... full blog


Bob Vanian's 976-Bite Hot Bite

Stormy Weather Enters Weekend Fishing Picture!

The past couple of weeks have provided mostly good days of weather but all that has changed today (Friday, February 17,2017) ... full blog


Pat McDonell's Blog

Updated story on huge PV tuna

DREAM TRIP A HAPPY COUPLE , Kevin Boyle and Sophia Huynh with his 413-pound yellowfin caught 15 miles ... full blog


Mike Stevens' Blog

An atmospheric river ran through us

Much of the credit for the rainy miracle month goes to a weather phenomenon known as an “atmospheric river.” Long, slithering... full blog


Jim Niemiec's Blog

Safari Club International: A show of shows

What is promoted as SCI's Annual Hunter' Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. has expanded it's presence among outdoor enthusiasts t... full blog


Jonathan Roldan's Blog

Asked and answered

As I write this, I’m sitting in my hotel room near Seattle, instead of our place in La Paz. This is the time of year when we’... full blog


Carrie Wilson's Blog

Scuba diving through MPAs with lobsters

Question: If a scuba diver legally enters an area for lobster, proceeds to catch lobster in that area but then is unable t... full blog


Surf Fishing Round-Up

Opaleye were on the bite

The weekend saw some favorable surf fishing conditions for the first time in a week, reported Hook, Line and Sinker in Santa ... full blog


Grady Istre's Blog

It starts with a puppy

Now that the hunting season is over, a new season begins for some of you: puppy season. Although it’s fun to play with a n... full blog


Blake Warren's Blog

Creek Dreams – A short story

Pfeifer Campground marked the sixth straight that was full. We had just covered the rigorous 40-mile stretch of Pacific Coast... full blog


Bill Varney's Blog

Surf Successful fishermen prepare first

Winter is here and waves are crashing at the beach. When the wind subsides better conditions are just around the corner so th... full blog


Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament

REEL QUEST TOPS $$$ PAYOUT RECORD

REEL QUEST TOPS $$$ PAYOUT RECORD BY PAT McDONELL, Director The awards dinner last Saturday evening &nbs... full blog


WON News & Calendar

IT'S BASS-A-THON TIME !!

30th annual Anglers Marine Bass-A-Thon Offical 2016 BASS-A-THON online magazine. Click HERE or on image above to ... full blog


TODAY'S HOT NEWS

Three drown in June Lake mishap

Tragic sinking in heavy winds BY ERNIE COWAN Special to Western Outdoor News , JUNE LAKE— The arriv... full blog


Big Bear TROUTFEST

TroutfesT 2016 greeted with better weather, bigger rainbows

John Finch’s 7.44-pound rainbow takes top honors for overall big fish while longtime TroutfesT angler and “Trout Gangsta... full blog


U.S. Open Blog

SHOWTIME AT MEAD!

BY DAN O’SULLIVAN Special to Western Outdoor News Arizona TV Host Johnny Johnson wins 2016 WO... full blog


WON BASS BLOG

Game on with 186 teams

I t’s game time this morning! Dan Sullivan reporting: 186 boats gathered in Callville Bay Marina ready to pu... full blog


Steve Comus' Blog

Right measure: The full scoop on powder

When I first started reloading ammo in the mid-1950s, a friend who was the local guru of handloading helped me make, from scr... full blog


Big Fish Challenge

Week 8 of WON Big Fish Challenge brings three new leaders

Top spot in dorado category remains unclaimed with two weeks to go THIS 25.7-POUND YELLOWTAIL moved into the top s... full blog


Bill Karr's Blog

Fight pollution!

Hunting wild pigs helps keep groundwater clean! Any excuse will do when it comes to doing something you love to do, ri... full blog


2016 Lake Havasu Striper Derby - May 14-15

WON’s 34th annual Striper Derby highlighted by massive 36-plus pounder

80-pound two-day weight is the magic mark ANOTHER LOOK AT the hulking 36.15 pounder caught by Bryan Williams. ... full blog


Martin Strelneck's Blog

Opening Day Conditions A Mixed Bag

Waters Are Primed, weather big question JUNE LAKE — Going into four days before Saturdays opener, high country water... full blog


Rockfish Rumble

WON / Ventura Sportfishing Rockfish Rumble a booming success

Friederich Iwers from Gemany landed a 14.10-pound lingcod and took home the title of the 4th-annual Rockfish Rumble. The fish... full blog


Fred Hall - Del Mar Seminars

What’s on tap for the March 17-20, 2016 Fred Hall ‘Del Mar’ Show?

A sold-out show for March 17-20 means that this 40th edition has more booths, more fun, more seminars, boats, great food a... full blog


FRED HALL SHOW - Long Beach

FREE 100 page Fred Hall Digital Edition

“This years guide to the 2016 Fred Hall Show can be read by either clicking on the image below, or by clicking on the link be... full blog


395 Big Fish Sierra Trout Opener

WON 395 Big Fish Sierra Trout Opener

Sign up by midnight online and win the new boat, motor and trailer ! ENTRY DEADLINE - APRIL 29, 9 p.m. ... full blog


WON Announcements

Keeping the Faith

A Christmas Wish granted by H&M Charterboat Faith and San Diego and supporters of the effort by the landing to ta... full blog


Yamaha San Diego Jackpot

Full report(new)

This event will be held in 2016. Coming up is a great three-month Yamaha/WON west coast photo contest andderbya... full blog


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

This event will not be held in 2016. Look for a great 2016 WON/Yamaha West Coast Photo Contest and Derby for private boa... full blog


WESTERN OUTDOOR NEWS Events

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


La Paz Summer Slam

Inaugural La Paz Summer Slam by WON and Tailhunter Sportfishing

Cancelled. ... 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


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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Bob Twilegar

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Nicky Dare's Blog

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WON 3/4 Day "Yellowtail" Charter

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