WONews Blogs

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


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, 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


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

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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