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Merit McCrea's Blog

Test run

Finally after missing the best of the bite on the 150 and two weeks of big tuna in local waters our little skiff was ready fo... full blog


Big Bear TROUTFEST

TroutfesT 2015: It’s almost that time again

Big Bear Lake’s trout fishery is ripe and ready For itinerary, rules and to enter on line, CLICK HERE It’s... full blog


Bob Vanian's 976-Bite Hot Bite

Bluefin…north of the border

The past week has seen some very good days of offshore fishing with yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, dorado and yellowtail bitin... full blog


Jim Niemiec's Blog

Central Coast habitat ideal for big game

Most of the Central Coast region, at least from the coastline to about 10 miles inland, received ample rains this past winter... full blog


Jonathan Roldan's Blog

Two cents worth

There was a time… A penny bought you a piece of Bazooka Bubble Gum. A nickel got you a pack of trading cards. A d... full blog


Carrie Wilson's Blog

Which fish can be filleted at sea?

Question: I need to get the straight answer regarding filleting game fish while on a boat. In the ocean/bay waters, do I n... full blog


Cousins Surf Fishing Round-Up

Halibut bite perking up

Goleta Beach continues to kick out legal halibut, said Tiffany at Hook, Line and Sinker in Santa Barbara, who said salted anc... full blog


Grady Istre's Blog

Attitude while training

Learning to assess your dog’s training attitude is important in becoming a proficient trainer. You should be able to observe... 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


Steve Comus' Blog

Savage™ introduces rifles in .338 Federal

.338, looking great! The .338 Federal cartridge is one of those rounds that, by all rights, should be much more popul... full blog


Gary Graham's Blog

Hobie Outback, delivers a magnificent marlin moment

Early in my fishing career, there was a select group of anglers who had caught a marlin while alone on their boats – Skelly W... full blog


Bill Varney's Blog

Striped bass fishing in estuaries, bays and along the beach

Over the last few decades, there were so few stripers caught in the Southern California surf that catching one was almost con... full blog


Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament

Huge tuna in Cabo to 257 pounds

Cabo Jackpot updates, from the director… To download the entry form CLICK HERE Belo... 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

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

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Nicky Dare's Blog

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WON 3/4 Day "Yellowtail" Charter

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