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Bob Vanian's 976-Bite Hot Bite

Forkies make move toward islands proper

The past week of fishing at the Coronado Islands saw some days of good yellowtail action and there have been some favorable ... full blog


Pat McDonell's Blog

Expert or enthusiast?

Do you want to be an expert or just an enthusiast, someone who wants to catch a 40-, 50- or 60-pound white seabass just to s... full blog


Steve Comus' Blog

Lever guns

I don’t know what it is about lever-action rifles, but they are just fun. Logic suggests that they should have died-off many... full blog


Carrie Wilson's Blog

Crazy questions

Some of you may ask, “Where do these questions come from? Does she just make them up”? Let me assure you, I COULD NOT make t... full blog


Grady Istre's Blog

Respect through proper training

In order to earn the proper respect level from your dog, you’ve got to first convince him that you know what the hell you’re... full blog


Jonathan Roldan's Blog

Super baby on the way?

I waited for awhile to write something about this. I’m no expert and even the experts had differing opinions. But, the more ... 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


Merit McCrea's Blog

Northern Bight croaker strategies

White seabass across the Southern California Bight, from below San Diego on the south to Point Conception in the north move ... full blog


Jim Niemiec's Blog

Waterfowl outlook has mixed reviews

Even though California is struggling to find enough water to fill refuges and private duck clubs across the state, condition... full blog


WESTERN OUTDOOR NEWS Events

Annual Lake Havasu Striper Derby

32nd Annual Lake Havasu / WON Striper Derby Fishing on May 17th & 18th 2014 - Check-in Friday May... full blog


Chris Dunn - The Fishing Weatherman

The Fishing Weatherman Report for April 10, 2014

Here is this week’s weather video update. // ... 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


Gary Graham's Blog

Hot water: El Niño or conspiracy theory?

The day after my article, "Even-numbered year produces odd catches in the Sea of Cortez," was published in Western Outdoor ... full blog


Catalina White Sea Bass

More details on first white seabass at Catalina

The latest on the first catches of season on the Monday Mooring THE GROUP ON THE private boat Monday Mooring a... full blog


Bill Varney's Blog

Halibut Hotspots

Best places to find halibut at the beach Halibut are a lot easier to catch if you first know where to look for them. Some... 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

I t’s your time…WIN a trip for two to the Cabo Tuna Jackpot Fish with TV host Bill Boyce and compete Nov. 5-8 ... full blog


TODAY'S HOT NEWS

Gun

San Diego CCW law struck down SAN DIEGO — In a major victory for gun rights activists, a federal appeals panel in Cali... 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, and know the joys of indoor plumbing. ... 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


WON Announcements

New WON Digital Edition

Western Outdoor News is pleased to announce the introduction of WON Digital Editions . This is something we have been wo... full blog


Big Bear TROUTFEST

2013 Big Bear TroutfesT Bigger, Better than Ever

The 9th annual Western Outdoor News Big Bear Lake TroutfesT October 5th - 6th Up for grabs this year... 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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JPTest

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