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Bob Vanian's 976-Bite Hot Bite

Memorial Weekend Brings Great Fishing

Bluefin, Yellowfin, Albacore, Yellowtail and White Seabass Highlight Action! The 2016 spring fishing season continues t... full blog

Steve Comus' Blog

Want to get bigger performance from a little gun?

Smaller is better In recent times there has been a resurgence in the sales and numbers of small, concealable handguns... full blog

Jonathan Roldan's Blog

I’ve got work to do

Fishing has been a bit tough right now down here in Baja lately. Some days there’s a lot of smiles. Other days…well, mayb... full blog

Merit McCrea's Blog

Options: local big game

Western Outdoor New s had a charter aboard the Options , running from Pierpoint Landing, next to the aquarium in Long Beach... full blog

Cousins Surf Fishing Round-Up

Corbina spotted off surf line

The perch bite was solid early in the week, reported Hook, Line and Sinker in Santa Barbara. Barred perch ranging to 1¾ pound... full blog

Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament

Tesoro announces event rates

Book NOW, and be sure to use the code for best prices in November The hotel is undergoing another refurbishing of its... full blog

Jim Niemiec's Blog

Mother Nature helps out wild critters

Heavy rain, thundershowers, hail and even snow at higher elevations sure was a shot in the arm for wildlife. Biologists, outf... full blog

Gary Graham's Blog

Road noise

When I made my first trip down Mex 1 in the early ’70s, “road noise” about the condition of that two-lane strip of asphalt wi... full blog

2016 Lake Havasu Striper Derby - May 14-15

WON’s 34th annual Striper Derby highlighted by massive 36-plus pounder

80-pound two-day weight is the magic mark ANOTHER LOOK AT the hulking 36.15 pounder caught by Bryan Williams. ... full blog


Maximus sinks near Cedros Island

It was reported that the sportfisher Maximus sank near Cedros Island with two crewmembers aboard May 12 at approximately 5:... full blog

Carrie Wilson's Blog

DIY Personal Domoic Acid Testing of Crabs?

Question: Is there any kind of Domoic acid test kit available that a consumer can use to test his/her own crabs? I would t... full blog

Grady Istre's Blog

Hand signals

Many of my novice clients who come out to work with their basic dogs for the first time are blown away when they see the more... full blog

Pat McDonell's Blog

395 Big Fish Sierra Trout Opener derby hotly contested

Inaugural event attracts hundreds of anglers with big fish weighed in at four Sierra locations opening weekend; Allan Cole ... full blog

Martin Strelneck's Blog

Opening Day Conditions A Mixed Bag

Waters Are Primed, weather big question JUNE LAKE — Going into four days before Saturdays opener, high country water... full blog

Rockfish Rumble

WON / Ventura Sportfishing Rockfish Rumble a booming success

Friederich Iwers from Gemany landed a 14.10-pound lingcod and took home the title of the 4th-annual Rockfish Rumble. The fish... full blog


CLEAR LAKE: Local knowledge counts

CLEAR LAKE: Local knowledge counts 2016 California Open title taken by WAYNE BREAZEA... full blog

Bill Karr's Blog

Land lockup forever

Say ‘No’ to National Monuments The five-member Arizona Game and Fish Commission and 10 former commissioners have sent... full blog

Fred Hall - Del Mar Seminars

What’s on tap for the March 17-20, 2016 Fred Hall ‘Del Mar’ Show?

A sold-out show for March 17-20 means that this 40th edition has more booths, more fun, more seminars, boats, great food a... full blog


FREE 100 page Fred Hall Digital Edition

“This years guide to the 2016 Fred Hall Show can be read by either clicking on the image below, or by clicking on the link be... full blog

Bill Varney's Blog

Surf Fishing Stalemate

OK, ok, ok, I give. The surf has got every surf angler in a headlock. Giant swells generated by huge storms in the Artic have... full blog

395 Big Fish Sierra Trout Opener

WON 395 Big Fish Sierra Trout Opener

Sign up by midnight online and win the new boat, motor and trailer ! ENTRY DEADLINE - APRIL 29, 9 p.m. ... 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

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


TroutfesT 2015: You could win a new boat


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


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

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


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

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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WON 3/4 Day "Yellowtail" Charter

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