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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


Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament

Sept. 23 update

Sept. 23 UPDATE: All systems “go” for Nov. 5-8 Massive government and local effort underway as Cabo bo... full blog


Gary Graham's Blog

Chubasco envy

A Chubasco is a violent squall complete with thunder and lightning encountered during the rainy season along the Baja Penin­s... full blog


Bob Vanian's 976-Bite Hot Bite

Blue marlin, wahoo more prevalent in SoCal

What a season! This past week of fall fishing in SoCal that looked a Baja week of big game fishing, saw some days of excel... 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


Chris Dunn - The Fishing Weatherman

The Fishing Weatherman Report for Sept. 19, 2014

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


Jim Niemiec's Blog

Zone X deer seasons update and forecasts

Could be worse considering the drought YOUNG HIGH SIERRA MULE DEER — These two yearling bucks were joined by a ... full blog


Merit McCrea's Blog

Bluefin decision tabled until November

PFMC looking at 2-fish limit The Pacific Fisheries Management Council ponders the Center for Biological Div... full blog


Cousins Surf Fishing Round-Up

Corbina back on the beach

According to Wylie’s, in Malibu, the water had cleaned up nicely and the fish were back on the bite. The fishing above El Pes... full blog


Carrie Wilson's Blog

Fish parasites

Question: I recently caught a number of trout that had what I believe to be parasites called “Lernaea” attached to them in... 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


Pat McDonell's Blog

Blue marlin, wahoo. Yes, indeed . . .

The fantastic exotics bite has a few new twists as we exit Labor Day and start heading to fall, and we all knew this kind of ... full blog


Grady Istre's Blog

Checking For Injury

Many hunters just do not give their dogs a proper physical examination after a hard day afield. Every hunting dog should be g... 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


Jonathan Roldan's Blog

Less is more, or more than enough?

It was almost comical and I didn’t want to say anything. After all, they were our fishing clients. But it took four of us to ... full blog


Big Bear TROUTFEST

Big Bear TroutfesT, Oct. 4-5, 2014

It’ll be here sooner than you think If this summer is akin to most others, the time will be flying by over the next coupl... full blog


Steve Comus' Blog

Fizz it

Whether it is a dove hunt or any other hot weather hunt, like some of the early bow seasons or the coastal season for deer, s... 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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