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Bob Vanian's 976-Bite Hot Bite

Bluefin, yellowfin, dorado and yellowtail biting offshore!

The incredible run of big bluefin tuna continues and there are yellowfin tuna, dorado and yellowtail on the offshore menu as ... full blog

Jonathan Roldan's Blog

Next level Baja vacation

So, you’ve done the Baja/Mexico thing a bunch of times. Yawn… — You did the booze cruise. Check. — You’ve danced th... full blog

Bill Varney's Blog

Four Favorite Summer Road Trips

Part 1 of 2-part series When it comes to summer I like to pack the car and skedaddle out of town on a surf fis... full blog

Grady Istre's Blog

Shooting, hunting and dogs

Most hunters have their own ideas about training dogs, hunting and shooting — all three very important rudiments of the bird ... full blog

Steve Comus' Blog

Time to get ready for Dove season

Recently I returned from a birding expedition to Uruguay, where high volume dove shooting was mixed with great upland perdiz ... full blog

Merit McCrea's Blog

The side cast

Every now and then you get the chance to see tuna crash the stern and "eat the corner." After the first mad rush to the stern... full blog

Cousins Surf Fishing Round-Up

Grunion run helped great week of fishing

The grunion run really perked up the bite in the surf line, reported Hook, Line and Sinker in Santa Barbara. Halibut catches ... full blog

Jim Niemiec's Blog

Tactics: Bird hunting with nonlead shot

The latest in regulations from the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife, effective July 1, requires the use of nonlead shot w... full blog

Big Fish Challenge

Dorado enter Challenge fray, lingcod division still wide open too

While the WON Big Fish Challenge already has a month of summer in it’s rear-view mirror, there is still time to get invol... full blog

Carrie Wilson's Blog

Shooting deer across a lake?

Question: Is it legal to shoot my rifle across open water to the other side? Say I am on one side of a lake and see a lega... full blog

Gary Graham's Blog

Road Ramblings

When I left you in the last column, I had just reached Mex 1, continuing my journey southward. I have been driving this road ... full blog

Pat McDonell's Blog

San Diego Jackpot: 147 pound bluefin wins it

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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

Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament

Tesoro: Updated rooms, tourney rates announced

Special rates for Jackpot The hotel is undergoing another refurbishing of its rooms ... full blog


Maximus sinks near Cedros Island

It was reported that the sportfisher Maximus sank near Cedros Island with two crewmembers aboard May 12 at approximately 5:... 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


CLEAR LAKE: Local knowledge counts

CLEAR LAKE: Local knowledge counts 2016 California Open title taken by WAYNE BREAZEA... full blog

Bill Karr's Blog

Land lockup forever

Say ‘No’ to National Monuments The five-member Arizona Game and Fish Commission and 10 former commissioners have sent... 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


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

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)

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


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

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


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

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

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


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


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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The Longfin Tackle Shop