Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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Catching California: It takes a mentor to hone your craft

BY CLARA RICABAL In all walks of life, it takes a mentor to provide guidance in order to develop your craft, and I have been fortunate to have found many mentors in my life. As a young nursing student, I...

Al: A remembrance of Al Kalin, lure maker, rancher, conservationist

BY MIKE JONES Over the years, I’ve written a lot of columns about legendary figures in the fishing industry, but none will be more personal than this one. With the passing of Al Kalin, I lost someone who was a...

Gun Talk: Be prepared

By Steve Comus The Boy Scouts, military and first responders forever have understood the value of being prepared. It is safe to assume, however, that most folks were not fully prepared for the pandemic currently playing havoc worldwide. With the social...

Crate Training

When you pick up your new puppy from the breeder, it’s doubtful he has experienced being confined in a crate. So, now it becomes your job to introduce him to the crate that will become his home for at...

Handle On a Mark

When your dog is sent to retrieve a fallen bird, the best performance is when he looks out, recalls the moment the bird was shot, locks in, then runs straight to the dead bird and makes the retrieve. But sometimes...

Platforms on the short list or already decommissioned

By Merit McCrea There are 3 offshore platforms and an oil island on the short list for decommissioning and several more that have been already torn out. I’ve already covered the process piece for those on the list, but not...

Dove hunting Baja Sur again

It was well over 50 years ago when this hunting editor last hunted dove down in Baja Sur. My first dove hunt was by way of an invitation from Chuck Walters, owner of Rancho Buena Vista, to fly down...

STEVE COMUS – Gun Talk

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25.54-pound rainbow caught! (updated)

UPDATE, May 25, 10:20 a.m.: As soon as #WON posted this story's lead photo on Facebook, it was hit with a barrage of criticism, with some commenters claiming the area is illegal to fish and others resenting the "spot...

SoCal sportboat fleet getting back to business

The Stardust and Coral Sea lead off SANTA BARBARA -- On Saturday, the Stardust and Coral Sea resumed business with a couple of 3/4-day trips, the first sportboats in the SoCal bight to do so. "We did it, our first day back at it is in...

Mono County trout waters open for fishing

BRIDGEPORT – Less than 48 hours after the Mono County Board of Supervisors voted to ask the DFW to open county waters to fishing, anglers were given the green light to fish on May 23. While Inyo opening to...