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Gary Graham's Blog

Mex 1 memories

During a guest appearance on Pete Gray’s “Let’s Talk HookUp” Radio show late last year, I donated copies of “The Sea of Corte... full blog


Jim Niemiec's Blog

Ammunition, accessories and tactical: SHOT Show Part 2

SHOT Show in Las Vegas, is the largest gathering of the shooting sports industry in the world and each year manufacturers bri... full blog


Pat McDonell's Blog

Rockfish 2016-style

Back when, I mean way back when, the 60-Mile Bank used to be where you could catch 15 rockfish of any combination of species,... full blog


Cousins Surf Fishing Round-Up

Challenging conditions

With the swell up, the protected beaches provided the best action, reported Hook, Line and Sinker in Santa Barbara. Anglers f... full blog


Merit McCrea's Blog

The truth about our wildlife officers

Spend some time with the rank and file wardens, or wildlife officers. Most are hunters and anglers themselves, and passionate... full blog


Jonathan Roldan's Blog

VAMOS A FESTEJAR (Let’s Party!)

Some 20 years ago, I was on my way to my new job working at a scuba dive shop and setting up a fishing operation in La Paz. I... full blog


Carrie Wilson's Blog

How to get to shore when boat fishing is closed?

Question: I'm aware that during the non-boat rockfish season (i.e., winter/spring), anglers are required to either fish fr... full blog


Bob Vanian's 976-Bite Hot Bite

Highlight for San Diego region has been for yellowtail

This has been a pretty good week of weather with anglers being able to get out on the water and fish most days. The weather f... full blog


Steve Comus' Blog

What about the .32?

Some things in Gundom seem to miss the spotlight, yet refuse to go away or be forgotten. The .32 caliber is such a cartridge.... full blog


Bill Karr's Blog

Change in deer tag numbers indicative of hunting future

The writing is on the wall. And it has been for quite a few years, as we have brought to your attention many times before. If... full blog


Bill Varney's Blog

Sidewinders and winter surf fishing

I don’t know about you but for surf anglers we have been battered around lately by early winter storms and huge swells. Beach... full blog


Grady Istre's Blog

Expecting too much

Are you one of those trainers who expects too much from your young pup? If so, you seem to be in good company. I’ve been seei... 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


Martin Strelneck's Blog

Looking back, ahead

The final days of the high country trout season that concluded Nov. 15 was a carbon copy of a good number of traditional East... full blog


TODAY'S HOT NEWS

Recreational Dungeness crab and rock crab season closed!

SACRAMENTO — Following late checks on Dungeness crab off the northern California coastline that showed toxic levels of domo... full blog


Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament

Reserve your number for 2016

Plenty of team numbers still available But all vacant numbers are now up for grabs ... full blog


U.S. Open Blog

2015 US OPEN Coverage

Roy Hawk wins U.S. Open Roy Hawk capped off a great past month for his family on Wednesday in the desert outside... 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


Big Bear TROUTFEST

TroutfesT 2015: You could win a new boat

ON-LINE SIGN-UPS ARE CLOSED. YOU MAY SIGN-UP AT THE BIG BEAR VISITORS CENTER. Big Bear Lake’s Trout ... 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


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


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


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

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


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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WON 3/4 Day "Yellowtail" Charter

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Bob Twilegar

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Nicky Dare's Blog

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