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Bob Vanian's 976-Bite Hot Bite

Wahoo and blue marlin still a possibility

The offshore fishing for a mix of yellowfin tuna, dorado, yellowtail and striped marlin continues to provide some good to ver... full blog


Steve Comus' Blog

Long range scoping

New Bushnell scope is made for long range Bushnell has come out with an interesting new riflescope – the Elite Tactical ... full blog


Jonathan Roldan's Blog

Loose ends and dangling powerlines

In my past 3 columns in the span of over more than a month, I’ve tried to give you a ground-zero view from what it’s been lik... full blog


Carrie Wilson's Blog

Moving wing decoys

Question: With waterfowl season approaching, I was wondering if you could clarify Regulation 507 regarding duck decoys tha... full blog


Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament

Cabo tiourney season cranking up!

Bisbee's first tourney draws 81 teams 80 teams signed up for Tuna Jackpot as of Oct. 16 The ... full blog


Chris Dunn - The Fishing Weatherman

The Fishing Weatherman Report for Oct. 16, 2014

Here's this week's coastal weather video forecast... // ... full blog


Cousins Surf Fishing Round-Up

Big leopards showing at Doheny

The Halibut bite picking up, according to Tiffany at the Hook Line and Sinker in Santa Barbara. There’s been some nice legal ... full blog


Grady Istre's Blog

Overhandling your flushing dog

With the upland bird hunting season opening this month, I thought some info on handling your flushing dog might be in order. ... full blog


Jim Niemiec's Blog

'Iffy’ upland game bird season ahead

Upland game bird hunting is going to be extremely tough for most wing shooters this coming season due to poor nesting conditi... full blog


Merit McCrea's Blog

Fisherman’s Festival

Each year of the last 12, Santa Barbara Harbor has hosted its Harbor and Seafood Festival, and this year was no exception. Im... full blog


Gary Graham's Blog

Viscaino Peninsula maybe the 2014 Mag Bay

Southern California anglers continue to savor a fishing season to remember that began in May 2014 and has produced some remar... full blog


Pat McDonell's Blog

Cabo airport ready, but are airlines

High expectations, airport photos The Mexican government may have overdone themselves. The expectations are... full blog


Big Bear TROUTFEST

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


WON Announcements

Fight back against lead ban by state

ICYMI: State to Hold First Workshop to Ban Fishing Gear Thursday, 9/25 On Sept. 12, the State announced a re... full blog


TODAY'S HOT NEWS

Cabo, Baja updates after Odile

As of Monday: Mexico pushes back against Hurricane Odile devastation Locals are reporting a massive repair and cleanup... 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


Dana Landing San Diego Open

La Jolla Yellows take the title

Barbour, Rizzo find La Jolla and yellows to be winning combo NEIL BARBOUR and Ryan Rizzo with t... full blog


Bill Karr's Blog

Long-range shooting becoming an issue for big game hunters

The word “ethics” is one you will seldom, if ever, see me writing about. Why? Because “ethics” can mean totally different thi... full blog


Bill Varney's Blog

Surf fishing with worms

With more than seven hundred varieties of marine worms it’s no wonder they work so well for fishing in the surf. Most of us a... full blog


Catalina White Sea Bass

Freeloader III takes tourney with 36.5 WSB

Catalina’s West end on a dropper loop was the ticket Team 17 on the Freeloader III , with buddies ... full blog


Martin Strelneck's Blog

Opening day Sierra conditions continue to improve

With the exception of a few issues caused by low-water levels, high-country conditions are mixed going into two weeks before... full blog


WESTERN OUTDOOR NEWS Events

Fun, Sun and Big Prizes at Lake Havasu Striper Derby

32nd Annual Lake Havasu / WON Striper Derby Fishing on May 17th & 18th 2014 - Check-in Friday May... 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


FRED HALL SHOW - Long Beach

Big Crowds and Great Deals at the Fred Hall Show

The Fred Hall Show kicked off the Wednesday to good sized crowds and some can't-be-beat deals on fishing tackle, boats and re... full blog


Lake Havasu Striper Derby

Back to the London Bridge for Striper Derby!

Heading to Havasu for the Striper Derby? Book it Dan-o! Reserve now for the May 17-18, 2014 Striper Derby ... 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


WON BASS BLOG

Northern CA Clear Lake Open, June 10-12, 2013

Two amazing days down and one to go at the Clear Lake Northern California Championships. Day 2 Review - for full r... 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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Nicky Dare's Blog

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