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Bob Vanian's 976-Bite Hot Bite

Good fishing for yellowtail around local islands

Coronado Islands, San Clemente Island and Catalina Island There was not much news from offshore waters during the we... full blog


Chris Dunn - The Fishing Weatherman

The Fishing Weatherman Report for April 16, 2015

Here's this weeks weather coastal weather forecast... ... full blog


Martin Strelneck's Blog

Water ’n trout plants

Just what kind of Eastern Sierra season will we have? Hard to know what nature might bring, but the opener looks, well, snowl... full blog


Carrie Wilson's Blog

Cameras and mountain lions

Question: I live in Kern County and last December caught a mountain lion on our security camera. Then, last night about 6:... full blog


Cousins Surf Fishing Round-Up

Mixed bag in the rocky and sandy areas

The best bet has been the perch bite off Goleta and East beaches reported Alex at Hook, Line and Sinker tackle in Santa Barba... full blog


Merit McCrea's Blog

Catching a croaker, it’s that time

There are several primary rod and reel strategies that work best for white seabass which can be found in the weeds, out on sq... full blog


Jim Niemiec's Blog

Mexico offering up good bird hunting options for U.S. hunters

Most of the western parts of the Mexican states of Sinaloa and Sonora have received near record amounts of rain in recent mon... full blog


Jonathan Roldan's Blog

What would Ray, Fred and Gene think?

So, there I was standing at the counter in our booth at the recent Fred Hall Fishing and Boating Show in San Diego at the old... full blog


Bill Varney's Blog

Halibut lures and baits for the surf

Previously, we looked at how to gear up, rig and find halibut at the beach. This time let’s take at what baits, both live and... full blog


Grady Istre's Blog

Pros and cons of dog vests

I first heard of an anxiety vest for dogs a couple of years ago. I had sold a well-trained, six year old German Shorthair Poi... full blog


Gary Graham's Blog

Heads up as spring training begins

April is usually the transition month when north winds subside and water temperatures begin to climb – but not this year. 201... full blog


Pat McDonell's Blog

tuna time in SoCal

Yellowfin! Here's the photo, details The photo below is a shot of the crewman on the yacht Alure on it way to Cab... 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


Catalina White Sea Bass

Early bird deadline approaches

All-Islands event; $75 Early Bird Entry deadline May 1 ISLAND FEVER: Catalina White Se... full blog


Steve Comus' Blog

Non-tox for turkeys

Turkey hunting: keep it simple, if all you want is to bag a wild turkey. When injecting non-toxic shot into the equation,... full blog


WESTERN OUTDOOR NEWS Events

New in 2015 - The Inaugural WON San Diego Offshore Jackpot!

Light loads, great boats and big money make this July 1 tournament a one-of-a-kind event in San Diego you won’t want to mis... 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


TODAY'S HOT NEWS

We Won! Court forced DFG to back off

Court ruling sinks Cal. state assault on recreational fishing Victory preserves jobs, recreational... full blog


Dana Landing San Diego Open

2015 event Sept. 4-5

Third year for San Diego Open CLICK HERE to sign up online. It's back for a third year, the WON/Yamaha Dana La... 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


Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament

Cabo Tuna Jackpot 2015 Already Underway

PREVIEW 2015, Nov. 4-7 for 16 th annual Jackpot Thank you for participating in the 15 th annual WON /Los Cab... 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


Big Bear TROUTFEST

It's a wrap after two days

TroutfesT hosts 580 at Big Bear, 7.75 pounder tops fuel, Moreno tops Men's Division over two days BILLY ... 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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