WONews Blogs

Jim Niemiec's Blog

Looking outdoors - the good and the bad

Good news was just passed along by Sean and Denny Ponso, now owners of the Lone Pine Pheasant Club. Over the course of the pa... full blog

Cousins Surf Fishing Round-Up

40-pound leopard shark caught off of Malibu

Goleta Beach has been a good bet for a mix of halibut and chunky barred surf perch, reported Hook, Line and Sinker in Santa B... full blog

Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament

Huge tuna in Cabo to 257 pounds

Cabo Jackpot updates, from the director… Below is the roster forthere 2015 WON/Yamaha Lo... full blog

Gary Graham's Blog

Good Baja Day... with a twist

The new Destination Baja Sur crew — Bill Boyce, Darryl Van Slack, Nick Verola and Brian Solomon, the Associate Producer, invi... full blog

Merit McCrea's Blog

Cousins builds SoCal offshore series

Bill Buchanan, co-owner of Cousins Tackle along with his cousin Wade Cunningham, invited me over to check out the shop. I cou... full blog

Carrie Wilson's Blog

Night fishing or sleep fishing?

Question: The other night while camping/fishing at Clear Lake, the whole campground was bombarded by a sting of rangers at... full blog

Bob Vanian's 976-Bite Hot Bite

Yellowfin tuna and dorado arriving all the time

The offshore fishing picture is showing some change with more yellowfin tuna and dorado arriving in local offshore waters to ... full blog

Chris Dunn - The Fishing Weatherman

The Fishing Weatherman Report for June 26, 2015

Here's this week's coastal weather video update... ... full blog

Grady Istre's Blog

Making commands solid

Every time I write, “never take an untrained dog to the field,” I get emails and phone calls from fellow hunters claiming the... full blog

Jonathan Roldan's Blog

Trip insurance?

A lot of you are like me. You run through the airport from Point A to Point B. Run…run…run! You got your boarding pass in... full blog

Pat McDonell's Blog

Best bluefin story of all, and there’s a bunch

The first week of June has been one of those “fish of as lifetime” period, and while a few years ago it was white seabass on ... full blog


Senate Committee Guts Fishing License Reform Bill

Supporters vow to restore 12-month license provision SACRAMENTO — On Thursday, May 28, the California State Senat... full blog

Bill Varney's Blog

Be prepared for the beach

We are off to a wild surf fishing summer al­ready. Corbina — and some really big ones — have been in the counts for months an... full blog

Catalina White Sea Bass

Seabass Don't show up for their own party

Team Simrad takes title, bucks The bad weather was also a no-show at the Catalina Island Wh... full blog

Martin Strelneck's Blog

Sierra primed for Memorial Day

Waters loaded with catchable and Desert Springs rainbows 5-pounds plus MAMMOTH LAKES --Looking at this we... 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

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

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


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

Yamaha San Diego Jackpot

2015 event Sept. 11-12

Third year for WON/Yamaha San Diego Open CLICK HERE to sign up online. It's back for a third year,... 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

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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WON 3/4 Day "Yellowtail" Charter

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Bob Twilegar

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Nicky Dare's Blog

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