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Jim Niemiec's Blog

Foxtail alert! Serious issue for hunting dogs this season

With all the heavy rains that pounded all of California well into late spring there were some problems created. Washouts, flo... 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


Big Fish Challenge

Mercury BIG FISH CHALLENGE Starts Soon

The Big Fish Challenge Returns June 30th Visit the event website to join the fray – sign up for on... full blog


Bob Vanian's 976-Bite Hot Bite

Plenty of bluefin tuna and yellowfin tuna offshore

But Getting Them To Bite Is Not So Easy The past week of fishing has seen some days of very good weather and angle... full blog


Grady Istre's Blog

The dirt clod drill

This article is for all of my neglected competition trial readers. Before discussing this drill, there’s a warning needed:... full blog


Gary Graham's Blog

Nothing is written in stone…

In my last column "Southbound again…" I shared my carefully laid out schedule to begin my Baja season. After ... full blog


Surf Fishing Round-Up

Halibut action red hot

Another big halibut week, reported Hook, Line and Sinker in Santa Barbara. Anglers were finding fish on most sandy beaches. T... full blog


Merit McCrea's Blog

Rockfish management success

Leading fisheries scientists now hold up our West Coast fisheries as some of the best managed in the world, folks like Dr. Ch... full blog


Jonathan Roldan's Blog

Weather or not

For the last few months or so…well…actually since winter…I’ve been whining about the crazy windy conditions in all my fishing... full blog


Carrie Wilson's Blog

Scouting and hunting from a paraglider?

Question: Is it legal to scout wild game from a non-motorized paraglider? If so, would it also be legal to locate game from... full blog


Blake Warren's Blog

Big bass fishing’s Valhalla

With 19 of the world’s largest 25 officially recorded black bass hailing from the Golden State’s waters, California IS the ... full blog


WON BASS 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


Steve Comus' Blog

Revolver updates

Evolving revolver development a big chunk of handgun sales Things keep happening in the revolver ... full blog


Coastal Conservation Assoc. Blog

On The Move

From ship to shore Coastal Conservation Association California (CCA CAL) has been working hard these last few months to mak... full blog


TODAY'S HOT NEWS

35th anniversary edition of Lake Havasu event this weekend, May 13-14

ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED Engel Coolers, Alaska fishing trips included in 1st place Striper Derby prize pa... full blog


Mike Stevens' Blog

Early Sierra Paranoia

There is no doubt that the miracle winter California experienced is pretty much a positive thing across the board when it com... full blog


Martin Strelneck's Blog

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


Pat McDonell's Blog

One of the best ever

There are few trips that are perfect. Where everyone on a charter gets a big fish, and most get a personal best. Where the fi... full blog


Bill Varney's Blog

Shore fishing the bay

Wind and waves pound the coast and make surf fishing difficult in winter. It’s no fun for the fish either. Both food and a sa... 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


Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament

REEL QUEST TOPS $$$ PAYOUT RECORD

REEL QUEST TOPS $$$ PAYOUT RECORD BY PAT McDONELL, Director The awards dinner last Saturday evening &nbs... 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


Big Bear TROUTFEST

TroutfesT 2016 greeted with better weather, bigger rainbows

John Finch’s 7.44-pound rainbow takes top honors for overall big fish while longtime TroutfesT angler and “Trout Gangsta... full blog


U.S. Open Blog

SHOWTIME AT MEAD!

BY DAN O’SULLIVAN Special to Western Outdoor News Arizona TV Host Johnny Johnson wins 2016 WO... full blog


Bill Karr's 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


2016 Lake Havasu Striper Derby - May 14-15

WON’s 34th annual Striper Derby highlighted by massive 36-plus pounder

80-pound two-day weight is the magic mark ANOTHER LOOK AT the hulking 36.15 pounder caught by Bryan Williams. ... 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


FRED HALL SHOW - Long Beach

FREE 100 page Fred Hall Digital Edition

“This years guide to the 2016 Fred Hall Show can be read by either clicking on the image below, or by clicking on the link be... 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


Catalina White Sea Bass

Seabass Don't show up for their own party

This event will not be held in 2016. Look for a great 2016 WON/Yamaha West Coast Photo Contest and Derby for private boa... 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


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


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


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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Bob Twilegar

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Nicky Dare's Blog

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JPTest

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WON 3/4 Day "Yellowtail" Charter

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