Friday, December 4, 2020

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Baja report: BOLA weather window proves productive

Meanwhile, southern Baja is cranking with a 253-pound yellowfin caught just two miles off Cabo, with tuna, dorado and wahoo highlighting fall action at Lands End PAT McDONELL CABO SAN LUCAS – Cabo just keeps rolling along on the tuna and...

First Day Tuna Jackpot Fish Score Big Bucks!

BY RICH HOLLAND CABO SAN LUCAS -- Even though it was one of the toughest first days of fishing in recent WON Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot history, you had to believe that with 149 boats carrying some of the best...
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Cabo Tuna Jackpot tops $1,000,000 as 149 teams compete

By RICH HOLLAND SPECIAL TO WESTERN OUTDOOR NEWS CABO SAN LUCAS − A late surge of high roller entries continued an overall signup push that ended with an astonishing 149 teams signed up for the WON Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot by...

Hotel Rancho Leonero, as always, remains an oasis

LOS BARRILES, Baja Sur, Mexico – John Ireland, owner of the fabled Hotel Rancho Leonero on Baja’s East Cape, knows what makes his special property work. The fishing is great – better than ever, actually – and the Ranch...

Big field, big bucks and speed counts for East Cape Dorado Shootout

BY MEGAN McDONELL EAST CAPE – Big fish, a big payoff and a larger-than-expected turnout marked the running of the annual East Cape Dorado Shootout Saturday at Hotel Palmas de Cortez. “We just opened up a few weeks ago, and we...

Baja Memories: Baja Norte’s magical fish camp

COMPILED BY PAT McDONELL Readers share their Baja experiences over the years, and they are not all about fishing! The second in a series of remembrances and adventures as Mexico continues its isolation efforts into mid-June at a minimum… So...

Baja Memories: They were biting well that day

COMPILED BY PAT McDONELL Readers share their experiences over the years, and they are not all about fishing! The first in a series of remembrances and adventures as Mexico continues its isolation efforts through at least May 30… So we...

Bluefin bonanza off Baja!

SAN DIEGO – Storms? What storms? They didn’t interrupt the bluefin bite down south off Baja, in fact, the grade improved with fish to 170 pounds meeting the gaff. The first big hit for numbers came last weekend, but the...
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Video: 376-pound mega cow aboard the El Pescador

The virtually untouched waters out of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico produce prodigious yellowfin tuna for the El Pescador. This one, a 376-pound mega cow, was tag-teamed by Janch Li and Mark Aikawa on February 23, 2020. Western Outdoor News has a...

Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot

Often copied, but never duplicated, Western Outdoor News/Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament celebrates its 21st-year kick off Nov. 6 with the “Fish Hard, Party Harder” motto that has highlighted the spirit of the event from the very beginning still...

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Sac River gives up tanker big-bait striper

PRINCETON – Late last month, a regular on the Sacramento River striped bass scene had a good feeling about a very specific spot on a stretch he knows well. That feeling was confirmed when a tanker lineside struck and...

Lake management, stop publicizing stock days

WON - Editorial Whether it’s due to virus-plagued hatcheries, budget shortfalls, misallocated funds, COVID, leadership from city to state to federal levels deprioritizing fishing or even just just weak excuses, California is experiencing a trout shortage. Lakes opting for private providers...

Waterfowl hunt results for Nov. 30, 2020

Flocks of new big duck arriving daily BY JIM NIEMIEC Scroll down for the DFW's statewide waterfowl count chart.  RIVERSIDE – Finally, thanks to some freezing winter weather and a timely migration, new ducks have made it down into the Southern California...