WONews Blogs

Bob Vanian's 976-Bite Hot Bite

Offshore fishing amazing

The offshore fishing continues to amaze as there has been very good fishing going on for a mix of yellowfin tuna, dorado, blu... full blog

Chris Dunn - The Fishing Weatherman

The Fishing Weatherman Report for July 24, 2014

Here is this week’s video weather update. Incredible fishing and the wind is coming down for the weekend... // ... full blog

Steve Comus' Blog

Fizz it

Whether it is a dove hunt or any other hot weather hunt, like some of the early bow seasons or the coastal season for deer, s... full blog

Cousins Surf Fishing Round-Up

Softshells are the ticket for corbina

Ginny at Wylies, reported that Malibu has an excellent mixed bag of fishing. The bite has been good in the rocky-kelpy areas ... full blog

Jonathan Roldan's Blog

Memo to self: No bad days allowed

The day had not started well. I woke up grumpy. I was doing my utmost to put on my best “happy face” for the fishing clients ... full blog

Merit McCrea's Blog

Mexico closes bluefin tuna sportfishery

The back-story (or at least part of it) On or about July 14 Sportfishing Associatioon of California (SAC) President Ken... full blog

Jim Niemiec's Blog

16th Youth Safari Day — Just outstanding

For adults, too. as thousands attend YOUTH SAFARI DAY OFFICIAL GREETER — Frank Flynn, a long time member of the... full blog

WON Announcements

WON Digital Editions

Now Available With Your Western Outdoor News Subscription! If you are a subscriber to Western Outdoor News ( WON ) th... full blog

Carrie Wilson's Blog

Helicopter Fishing?

Question: You’ve answered readers’ questions several times in the past about the legalities and illegalities of fishing wi... full blog

Dana Landing Jackpot Tourney

Yellowtail, Tuna Jackpot Tourney Sept. 5-6

FREE ENTRY FOR YAMAHA OWNERS! To signup on line CLICK HERE The weekend after Labor Day is when the Yamaha Dana La... full blog

Grady Istre's Blog

Off-season program

Very few hunters are receptive to the idea of maintaining their dog’s skill level during the off season and I believe that’s ... full blog

Bill Varney's Blog

Surf fishing with sand crabs

Sand crabs (Emerita analoga) can be found from British Columbia to the tip of Baja California. Over the years, I’ve found thr... full blog

Gary Graham's Blog

A hero's gift

I recently attended the Stars & Stripes Fishing, Golf and Music Concert, a charity event, and one of the largest children... full blog

Pat McDonell's Blog

Clearing the desk

A week in La Paz and Cabo and now a week back here in SoCal and it’s time to clear some items off the desk. The yellowfin... full blog


VIDEO- Epic Gathering of Flying Rays in Baja

A record-breaking school of mobula rays arrived off the coast of Baja and did something totally unexpected. Fortunately for n... full blog

Catalina White Sea Bass

Freeloader III takes tourney with 36.5 WSB

Catalina’s West end on a dropper loop was the ticket Team 17 on the Freeloader III , with buddies ... full blog

Martin Strelneck's Blog

Opening day Sierra conditions continue to improve

With the exception of a few issues caused by low-water levels, high-country conditions are mixed going into two weeks before... full blog


Fun, Sun and Big Prizes at Lake Havasu Striper Derby

32nd Annual Lake Havasu / WON Striper Derby Fishing on May 17th & 18th 2014 - Check-in Friday May... full blog

Bill Karr's Blog

Lead cover up

Why isn’t critical report on lead traces in condors released? The animal-rights, anti-gun, anti-lead agenda continues to ... 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


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

Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament


Signups are now coming in for the16th Annual Western Outdoor News /Yamaha Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament. The dates o... 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


2013 Big Bear TroutfesT Bigger, Better than Ever

The 9th annual Western Outdoor News Big Bear Lake TroutfesT October 5th - 6th Up for grabs this year... full blog

U.S. Open Blog

Rusty Brown takes down his competition

Earns a richly-deserved U.S. Open victory BY BRADLEY SCHWEIT WON BASS Editor LAS VEGAS... 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


Northern CA Clear Lake Open, June 10-12, 2013

Two amazing days down and one to go at the Clear Lake Northern California Championships. Day 2 Review - for full r... 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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Nicky Dare's Blog

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