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Bob Vanian's 976-Bite Hot Bite

inshore, offshore updates

Ageat mix! The week of offshore fishing saw continued good action for a mix of yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, ... full blog


Jonathan Roldan's Blog

Guess who’s not coming to dinner

You more likely know them as “mahi-mahi” (the strong ones) which is what the Hawaiians named them. Down here in Mexico, we ca... full blog


Cousins Surf Fishing Round-Up

Beach bite was excellent

The halibut fishing has perked up, said Tiffany from Hook, Line and Sinker in Santa Barbara. Anglers reported catching fish a... full blog


Jim Niemiec's Blog

Hunting mid-season dove

Opener was Sept. 1, but hunters will be gunning in both halves of the season; Eurasian doves are proving tougher to bring d... full blog


Merit McCrea's Blog

Being the newbie

What’s it like to know next to nothing about fishing and try to figure it out on your own? I had the chance to find out. I’m ... full blog


Carrie Wilson's Blog

Blue Crabs in Mission Bay?

Question: I have seen what appears to be blue crabs in the Mission Bay area of San Diego that look like crabs normally fou... full blog


Gary Graham's Blog

Paul Watson, my Renaissance friend

My first contact with Paul Watson was in 2011 via Facebook. Watson was founder of Marlin World Media Publishing House that pu... full blog


Bill Varney's Blog

Five free surf baits

There’s nothing better than live bait for catching surf fish. California’s beaches, estuaries and harbors are loaded with bai... full blog


Steve Comus' Blog

Tips on connecting with those Twisting, turning fast-flying doves

Want some tips about how to increase your hit percentage on doves? Here are some thoughts on how to do it. As the dove op... full blog


Grady Istre's Blog

Buying a hunting dog

With dove season coming up in September and other wild bird seasons starting in October, many hunters begin entertaining the ... full blog


Big Bear TROUTFEST

TroutfesT 2015: It’s almost that time again

Big Bear Lake’s trout fishery is ripe and ready 11th Annual Western Outdoor News/Big Bear Lake TroufesT, Oct. 3rd & 4... full blog


Pat McDonell's Blog

Swimming with the bluefin

Huge fish, in local waters The shaft of the 8-foot bamboo gaff was bobbing vertically 40 yards off the stern, ... 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


Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament

BIG PLANS

New venues! NEW VIDEO ON YOU TUBE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWIreANWCnY F... full blog


TODAY'S HOT NEWS

Senate Committee Guts Fishing License Reform Bill

Supporters vow to restore 12-month license provision SACRAMENTO — On Thursday, May 28, the California State Senat... full blog


Catalina White Sea Bass

Seabass Don't show up for their own party

Team Simrad takes title, bucks The bad weather was also a no-show at the Catalina Island Wh... full blog


Martin Strelneck's Blog

Sierra primed for Memorial Day

Waters loaded with catchable and Desert Springs rainbows 5-pounds plus MAMMOTH LAKES --Looking at this we... 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


Lake Havasu Striper Derby

33rd Annual Lake Havasu / WON Striper Derby

Join WON for a weekend of Fishing, Fun and Sun May 16 & 17, 2015 Western Outdoor News and the city of ... full blog


FRED HALL SHOW - Long Beach

It’s Hall Show Time in SoCal

The Fred Hall Show season is here! The excitement surrounding the Ultimate Outdoor Experience , as it’s now called, is defini... full blog


Yamaha San Diego Jackpot

2015 event Sept. 11-12

Post Labor Day fun! It's time time to enter and fish the thirdannualWON/Yamaha San Diego Ja... full blog


WON Announcements

SARL Tournament this Saturday!

Sign up Saturday; Daiwa prize package for WON subscribers added Online sign-up is closed but you can sign up at SARL on F... full blog


Bill Karr's Blog

Outdoor robbery

You’re not safe anywhere, any more! Thieves. Robbers. They are the bloodsuckers of life. They do nothing, except try to s... full blog


WON BASS BLOG

George Kramer's annual top 40 California Bass Anglers Listing

Ehrler named best bass fisherman on California Top 40 20th Anniversary Edition HE’S NUMBER ONE — Brent... full blog


U.S. Open Blog

2014 U.S. OPEN - Pirch Wins Again !

Las Vegas, Nev. - September 10, 2014 - It took landing a haymaker blow in the opening round, then dodging opponents punches ... 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

Kick off this summer, with three days of panga fishing off famed Las Arenas beach, Muertos Bay and Cerralvo Island that i... 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


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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JPTest

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Bob Twilegar

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Nicky Dare's Blog

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WON 3/4 Day "Yellowtail" Charter

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