WONews Blogs

Bob Vanian's 976-Bite – HOT BITE


Friday, June 15, 2018: Bluefin Bite Improves and Yellowtail Action Remains Very Good at the Coronado Islands! The... full blog

Mike Jones - KEEPING UP

West of the Pecos

If you consider yourself a Californian and if you’ve done any kind of traveling, you are well aware of the reaction we get. ... full blog

Jim Niemiec's Blog

Shooting Sports Fair a total blast!

The return of Shooting Sports Fair to Mike Raahauge’s Shooting Enterprises after a year away was enjoyed by thousands and th... full blog

Gary Graham – ROAD TREKKER

Returning to my roots

Before I begin my account of my recent trip to Loreto, I would like to comment on a very sad happening some 450 miles away. ... full blog

Baja Reports - by Pat McDonell

Bigger grade tuna show up off Cerralvo

Hurricane season arrives but with little threat, but big waves and mixed currents stalled a few bites for tuna before thing... full blog

Big Fish Challenge

WON Big Fish Challenge is back for Round 3

Floating weigh stations a key addition to the 2018 BFC, grand prizes already bigger than last year ... full blog

Paul Lebowitz's Blog

Mac Huffman dies in plane crash

MAC HUFFMAN, owner / operator of Sitka, Alaska-based Frontier Charters, has died in a plane crash. He’s shown here wit... full blog

Jonathan Roldan – BAJA BEAT

Adventures in driving

With all the clients we’ve had over the years, we get a lot of comments about drivers here in Mexico. It does take some gett... 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


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


Local flea cods and pocket whitefish on tap!

WON Central in San Clemente recently received a letter of dismay from a disappointed Arizona angler, Robert Huskey, who ha... full blog

Grady Istre – FIELD DOGS

'Heel and sit'

Every drill or technique you teach your hunting dog should lay down a path for the future, as well as the dog learning how t... 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

Bill Varney – SURF LINES

Finding, catching and keeping California sand crabs

Just three summers ago, we were coming off the latest El Niño event in which winter ocean waters were the warmest I could r... full blog

Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament

348 pounder starts March toward November

20th annual Jackpot Nov. 7-10 \ A 348-pound yellowfin caught at the Gordo Banks was confirmed on April ... full blog

Surf Fishing Round-Up

Perch bite up and down

Despite a windy week, there were still some good halibut catches, reported Hook, Line and Sinker in Santa Barbara. The protec... full blog

Mike Stevens – KNEE DEEP

The Rapala hopper bite?

Out of every technique I have learned in over a quarter century of Eastern Sierra fishing, each was exactly that: learned. I ... full blog

Steve Comus – GUN TALK

Gobble, Gobble

Where do you aim at a poised gobbler? This is the peak of the spring turkey season, which means there is still tim... full blog

Capt. Jeff Jones

Anchoring Basics

Your anchor and rode (rope and chain) is the most important piece of safety equipment on your boat. In the case of engine fai... full blog



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

Blake Warren – ON THE HOOK

Time to reassess things? You ain’t lion

Chances are, if you fish California’s coastal waters with any regularity, you’ve had – or at least have seen – one instance o... full blog


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


Ranger 85 scores 345-pound bluefin!

Biggest blue ever landed on SoCal sportboat GETTING A 345-POUND TUNA off the Ranger 85 back at the H&a... full blog


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


Wayne Breazeale of Kelseyville, Calif. claims title

A wire-to-wire win for Breazeale forsecondvictory in two years CLEARLAKE -- The 2017 WON B... 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


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


Fight pollution!

Hunting wild pigs helps keep groundwater clean! Any excuse will do when it comes to doing something you love to do, ri... 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


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


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


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WON 3/4 Day "Yellowtail" Charter

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Bob Twilegar

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