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Bluefin tuna being caught in local offshore waters

There is some encouraging news from local offshore waters with the past couple of days seeing improved numbers of bluefin tun... full blog

Pat McDonell's Blog

Snow melts, it's game on for Sierra

10-10 brown at Lower Twin paces Sierra big fish BRIDGEPORT - - "Scott Harp Sr. didn't call it quits because of... full blog

Chris Dunn - The Fishing Weatherman

The Fishing Weatherman Report for April 23, 2015

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

Steve Comus' Blog

Serious hunt gear

G2 Contender re-introduced by T/C Arms The Thompson/Center Contender was modular before the AR ever was. Now T/C is reintr... full blog

Jim Niemiec's Blog

Late season turkey hunting

Patience the name of the game With less than two weeks remaining in the general spring turkey season there hasn't been all ... full blog

Martin Strelneck's Blog

Full operation mode for opener

Barring any last-minute weather issues, the majority of high country locations will be in a full-operation mode for Saturday’... full blog

Gary Graham's Blog

Mex I, here I come

Preparations for my annual Baja road trip is already underway. Out comes the tattered checklist that resides in the driver... full blog

Cousins Surf Fishing Round-Up

Calico bass and cabezon have been active

The perch bite continues strong, reported Brook at Hook, Line and Sinker in Santa Barbara. Anglers have been reporting easy l... full blog

Carrie Wilson's Blog

Harvest of road-killed wild game meat?

Question: I have a screwy immune system with 3-4 different diagnoses (depending on the doctor) as to what the problem may be... 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

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

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 Seabass ... full blog


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Robin Wade

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Bob Twilegar

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Nicky Dare's Blog

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