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Bob Vanian's 976-Bite – HOT BITE

Kind of a quiet week after what has been a wild offshore fishing season

As we approach the 2019 fishing season the past week has seen things winding down from what has been a very good 2018 season... full blog


Jim Niemiec's Blog

Canada geese pour in Cibola Valley

Timing is everything when either hunting or fishing, and now would be an excellent time to book a hunt at the Cibola Sportsm... full blog


Gary Graham – ROAD TREKKER

Travel Tidbits

The past six weeks have been a whirlwind of activity, which as usual has managed to be filled with a few unplanned adventure... full blog


Steve Comus – GUN TALK

Franchi Momentum Rifle makes debut

Sometimes companies seem to come out of left field with pleasant surprises. So it is with the new Momentum bolt-action cente... full blog


Mike Stevens – KNEE DEEP

My Lottery Lake

Whenever I fish with this one dude, the outing inevitably evolves into long philosophical discussions about anything, and so... full blog


Baja Fishing Report

Winter storm stalls but can’t stop the action

The striped marlin fishing off Cabo is double-digit action, while tuna are still around in smaller sizes although Pisces’ ... full blog


Jonathan Roldan – BAJA BEAT

My hundred buck Christmas

These days, it’s kinda hard to stuff a stocking for under a hundred bucks. At least, to buy something meaningful and practic... full blog


Mike Jones - KEEPING UP

Log jam

Fishermen like myths. Or so it seems, especially when the fable makes us look thoughtful or soulful or generally full of som... full blog


Surf Fishing Round-Up

Wahoo beached itself in the surfline

Anglers report more and more barred perch showing on most northern beaches, according to Hook, Line and Sinker in Santa Barb... full blog


Merit McCrea – WHEELHOUSE SCOOP

Let’s go deeper, skipper!

I heard it first this past June, when Capt. Louie Zimm texted a note to me and Capt. Ken Franke, President of the Sportfishi... full blog


Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament

Review online, Dates set Nov. 6-9, '19

Full-color coverage of epic event inflip-page full-color supplement : Click and get all the deta... full blog


HOT NEWS

Disaster strikes the Prowler

BY MERIT McCREA WON Staff Writer SAN DIEGO — Just as the hottest, most consistent offshore bite of the seaso... full blog


Blake Warren – ON THE HOOK

Options 'Galore(y) Days'

These are indeed very unique and interesting times, both as a mere participant currently existing in this ever-evolving – or... full blog


WON BASS BLOG

Bob Tosh Wins 2018 U.S. OPEN

Californian Bub Tosh Wins 2018 WON Bass U.S. Open Oklahoma’s Matt Pangrac Wins AAA Division by Dan O'Sullivan Las Vegas, ... full blog


Bill Varney – SURF LINES

Fall Fishing With Clams And Mussel In The Surf

This time of year always reminds me of a story my son told me one day after coming home from surf team practice. The story s... full blog


Bill Karr – EDITOR'S NOTES

Lead that bird: Become a better wingshooter

How did you do on the dove opener? Was it 15 shots for 15 dead doves? Not likely, especially since it’s the first bird hunt ... full blog


Grady Istre – FIELD DOGS

Assessing Performance

Now that the early dove season has come to a close, it’s a good idea to make some notes on how your dog worked for you in th... full blog


Paul Lebowitz – IT'S JUST FISHING

Accurate’s new stars

It’s an odd feeling to show up for a fishing trip with no gear in hand. Unarmed, if you will. You’re reliant on friends or e... full blog


Jeff Jones

Installing a fiberglass bait tank

Recently I had the opportunity to install a fiberglass bait tank in a trick little 1991 Skipjack. With an engine box coverin... full blog


Big Fish Challenge

WON Big Fish Update

WON Big Fish Challenge Week 9 Final round underway! THE LEADING HALIBUT in the WON Big Fish ... full blog


Catalina White Sea Bass

Information Update for Event!

WON CATALINA WSB JACKPOT Tournament Information Update 6-6-18 For those anglers and teams that ar... full blog


Videos

WON/Apollo Charter - Yo-Zuri

Cow Town: Apollo Charters We had the pleasure of spending three nights at sea with Apollo Charters and Western O... full blog


Lake Havasu Striper Derby - May 19-20

2018 WON Lake Havasu Striper Derby

ON-LINE SIGN-UPS ARE NOW CLOSED You may sign-up at Anderson Toyota ... full blog


FRED HALL SHOW - Long Beach

SOUTHEAST SLAM, ALASKA-STYLE

It’s Fred Hall show time; book your dates at the premier lodge in Sitka, with Kingfisher Charters; Join WON on its ann... full blog


WESTERN OUTDOOR NEWS Events

A full slate of WON events await in the New Year

From the U.S. Open of bass fishing to the biggest tuna tournament in the world, there’s plenty on the docket for 2018 ... full blog


Carrie Wilson – DFG Q & A

Hunting Near an Outhouse at a Trailhead

Question: My question is in regards to hunting near an outhouse located by a paved parking lot at a trailhead within the C... full blog


U.S. Open Blog

2017 WON BASS U.S. Open

Day 3 Justin Patti Wins the 2017 WON BASS U.S. Open Arizona pro survives late charge from ... full blog


Big Bear TROUTFEST

Conditions could be rounding into form just in time for WON/Big Bear Lake TroutfesT, Sept. 9-10

Lots of big holdover trout, heavy stocking prior to event and cooler overnight temps expected ahead may create perfect ’bow... full blog


Coastal Conservation Assoc. Blog

Marine Preservation, Restoration and Enhancement

CCA California has been busy over the last few months helping to craft new marine legislation, managing hatcheries, taking ... full blog


Pat McDonell's Blog

One last time

This issue marks my final edition as Editor of Western Outdoor News after 34 years. My choice, my timing, and it’s time to ... full blog


San Diego Offshore Jackpot

Still time to get involved

WON’s 3rd Annual San Diego Offshore Jackpot is only a week away and space is limited! The lineup of boats ... full blog


Martin Strelneck – HIGH COUNTRY

Sierra primed for opening day

Anglers targeting high country waters for this Saturday’s opener of the Eastern Sierra General Trout Season will find a mixed... full blog


Fred Hall - Del Mar Seminars

Del Mar show opens Thursday

San Diego Show: 41 years and BIGGER than ever! The commercial: Pretty fun.. 0 0 1... full blog


WON News & Calendar

IT'S BASS-A-THON TIME !!

30th annual Anglers Marine Bass-A-Thon Offical 2016 BASS-A-THON online magazine. Click HERE or on image above to ... 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


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


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


Chris Dunn - The Fishing Weatherman

The Fishing Weatherman Report for July 16, 2015

Here's this week's coastal weather video update... ... 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


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


Bob Twilegar

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JPTest

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WON 3/4 Day "Yellowtail" Charter

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