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Pat McDonell's Blog

395 Big Fish Sierra Trout Opener derby hotly contested

Inaugural event attracts hundreds of anglers with big fish weighed in at four Sierra locations opening weekend; Allan Cole ... full blog


Gary Graham's Blog

Sportfishing Association of California revisits Mazatlán

Captain Ken Franke, Sportfishing Association of California along with Kenia Zamarripa, SAC’s Director of Marketing and Intern... full blog


Merit McCrea's Blog

What colors do rockfish see?

Technical advances make it possible to video fish at depth and see what kinds and how many are there. This is huge, because r... full blog


Cousins Surf Fishing Round-Up

Legal halibut just outside the surf line

The perch bite has been good up and down the coast, reported Hook, Line, and Sinker in Santa Barbara. A few days of high wind... full blog


Bob Vanian's 976-Bite Hot Bite

Winds Hamper YELLOWTAIL & BLUEFIN bite

Friday, April 29, 2016: Fishing is Good When Weather Conditions... full blog


Steve Comus' Blog

Eyes ’n Ears need protection while shooting

Say what? Can’t hear you. It is a good idea to use eye and ear protection anytime shooting is involved. Often, it is requ... full blog


Jonathan Roldan's Blog

Young enough

“We love Baja and I want to bring my family, but I have a 6-year-old and I don’t think he’s old enough yet. “ “My dad is ... full blog


Jim Niemiec's Blog

Count down on turkey season underway

The close of the general turkey season is just about here with a May 1 closure with only archery and youth turkey hunts conti... full blog


Carrie Wilson's Blog

How to find legal target shooting areas?

Question: A friend used to own property just outside the city limits and we were able to legally shoot our rifles on his p... 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


Grady Istre's Blog

Basic Obedience

Every gun dog has to be taught to heel and sit in order to properly continue with his more advanced hunting skills training. ... full blog


TODAY'S HOT NEWS

Department of Water Resources begins removing stripers from the Delta

Electo-shock removal of stripers from the Delta BY BILL KARR WON Staff Writer BYRON — With no apparent... 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


WON BASS 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


2016 Lake Havasu Striper Derby

WON/Lake Havasu Striper Derby May 14-15, 2016

Check out the Lake Havasu Striper Derby Video - A Fun Event for Family and Friends To sign up on line, CLICK ... 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


Bill Varney's Blog

Surf Fishing Stalemate

OK, ok, ok, I give. The surf has got every surf angler in a headlock. Giant swells generated by huge storms in the Artic have... 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


Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament

Reserve your number for 2016

Plenty of team numbers still available But all vacant numbers are now up for grabs ... 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


Big Bear TROUTFEST

TroutfesT 2015: You could win a new boat

ON-LINE SIGN-UPS ARE CLOSED. YOU MAY SIGN-UP AT THE BIG BEAR VISITORS CENTER. Big Bear Lake’s Trout ... 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


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

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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WON 3/4 Day "Yellowtail" Charter

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Bob Twilegar

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Nicky Dare's Blog

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