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Pat McDonell's Blog

First wahoo caught, massive blue marlin sighted off Oside

Blue marlin, wahoo. Yes, indeed…. The fantastic exotics bite has a few new twists as we exit Labor Day and st... full blog


Bob Vanian's 976-Bite Hot Bite

Tuna bite rallying sharply up toward the Catalina Channel

The excellent offshore fishing that was around last week, is now even better. As some big numbers of yellowfin tuna have move... full blog


Jim Niemiec's Blog

Some water concerns for refuges and duck clubs

The talk among waterfowl hunters seems to center on the drought and whether there will be enough water available to flood pon... full blog


Chris Dunn - The Fishing Weatherman

The Fishing Weatherman Report Aug. 26, 2014

Here's a special weather update about the hurricane down below and the upcoming Labor Day weekend.... // ... full blog


Gary Graham's Blog

Hotel Rancho Buena Vista resurrected

Hotel Rancho Buena Vista was brought to life in 1952 when Herb Tansey began transforming the “goat farm” into a fishing desti... full blog


Merit McCrea's Blog

Tuna terminal tackle

One of the things I hear frequently is how anglers these days can’t fly-line small bait such as anchovies or small sardines. ... full blog


Cousins Surf Fishing Round-Up

Cheap bait in the surf doing the trick

The area north and south of the Goleta Pier continues to kick out halibut and short and just-legal white sea bass according t... full blog


Grady Istre's Blog

Buying a started dog

With the wild bird season rapidly approaching, many hunters are considering the purchase of a started dog to enhance their hu... full blog


Bill Varney's Blog

Surf fishing with worms

With more than seven hundred varieties of marine worms it’s no wonder they work so well for fishing in the surf. Most of us a... full blog


Jonathan Roldan's Blog

Less is more, or more than enough?

It was almost comical and I didn’t want to say anything. After all, they were our fishing clients. But it took four of us to ... full blog


Carrie Wilson's Blog

Why don’t some deer shed their antlers?

Question: I recently heard about a few Southern California bucks that seem to carry their antlers year round. One person I... full blog


Dana Landing San Diego Open

Dana Landing Mission Bay Sept. 5-6

Field is growing, sign up by phone, e-mail or onsite in SD or Mission Bay Sept. 5 or 6 The deadline ... full blog


TODAY'S HOT NEWS

Bluefin tuna fishing now authorized in Mexican waters

The following short text from Sportfishing Association of California Presi­dent Ken Franke was circulated to the fleet on S... full blog


Big Bear TROUTFEST

Big Bear TroutfesT, Oct. 4-5, 2014

It’ll be here sooner than you think If this summer is akin to most others, the time will be flying by over the next coupl... 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


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


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


WESTERN OUTDOOR NEWS Events

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


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


Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament

WIN A TRIP TO THE JACKPOT

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


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


WON BASS 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

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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Nicky Dare's Blog

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