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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


TODAY'S HOT NEWS

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


WON BASS 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


FRED HALL SHOW - Long Beach

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


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


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


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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Bob Twilegar

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Nicky Dare's Blog

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WON 3/4 Day "Yellowtail" Charter

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