WONews READER REPORTS
Reader Report by Mark Gould, Monrovia
Big thanks to the friends of Rollo and Long Beach Marina. My two kids had a wonderful day fishing. Their smiles say it all.
Reader Report by Daniel Girton, Irvine
Chuck Girton of San Clemente landed a 40-inch halibut near Dana Point Headlands on Memorial Day. He was accompanied by his son Daniel Girton, Rick Osterman and another friend Mark. All fishing aboard Chuck's 26 ft. Skipjack.
Reader Report by Mike Mantz
I was a subscriber to your magazine, but I canceled my subscription. It depressed me with all the new laws and regulations you where reporting. I was wondering if I would have time to go do anything before they shut California down. Well, I did find time and thanks to your classifieds, I found a great place to hunt. I am so glad I saved that issue of WON. This is the result — 400 plus wild boar taken with 45-70 300 grain barnes at 125 yards running. I shot two, but this one somehow stood out so I thought I would share it with you. I am going to subscribe to your paper again, thank you.
Reader Report by Tim Tolen, Irvine
Virginia Lake in the Eastern Sierra produced many fine trout for Tim Tolen of Irvine and Stepson Brian Smith of Corona on June 2, 2012. Over 45 fish were caught between the two fishermen.
Reader Report by John Ewing, Vallejo
On Sunday, May 2 my son and I were fishing in the Narrows at Lake Berryessa. A little before noon I put on my very last 6” Magic Green Winnie. Casted out and sat for a minute. Then, my pole started pulling and at first I thought I had a snag. Well, then it started pulling like a Nuclear Submarine and this is what I pulled out. A nice catch on my last Winnie. Scored a nice black bass weighing in at 15 pounds and 6 ounces. I released it and now I have this awesome picture of my treasure catch.
Reader Report by Dave Breiter, Fountain Valley
30 lb. Halibut, 45 lb. White Seabass, 175 lb. Black Seabass
Southern California Trifecta!!!
Fishing the clam beds just south of Dolly (San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant) proved to be very productive on Sunday, June 3. The halibut came first just after grey light on a white iron with a pinned squid that I hung out hoping for a seabass. The black seabass came about an hour later on a dropper loop rig with a live squid. Finaly I hooked the white seabass around 11 a.m. on a slider rig with only a 1/8-ounce egg sinker on it. I laid that set up out hoping for a breezing yellowtail or cuda that have been reported in the area. I was really surprised when that ended up being the rod that caught the white seabass. Probably my best morning of fishing ever. Both the white seabass and the halibut were new personal records for me and the black seabass was the first I have ever caught. What a day on the water!