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Long Range Report: Royal Star starts well on cow grounds

BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO - The cow grounds continued to please with good catches of 100-pound class yellowfin tuna to go with a sample of big fish and terrific wahoo fishing. The Hurricane bank and buffer zone has seen...

Fin Fetish leaves early and jumps on hot Channel Islands bite

MARINA DEL REY — The Channel Islands are a special place. The archipelago located in the Southern California Bight consists of eight individual islands, each with their own geographical identifiers. Anglers wait in anticipation for that early season squid...

Evolution of accident?

BY GEORGE KRAMER Maybe you file it under unintended consequences, or maybe evolution, but a funny thing happened the other day at the lake. As I made a midday run from the far end back down to the dam, déjà...

Last-minute tom

BY TIM HOVEY Due to prior commitments this year, I haven’t been able to get out as much as I would like to hunt during the general California spring turkey season. With the end of the season fast approaching, I...

Houseboat adventures on one of NorCal’s top bass fisheries

BY BLAKE WARREN WINTERS – Just the mention of it alone had the future travel plan gears kicked into high speed. A sheer guttural response. When the good folks Suntex Marinas generously offered early this spring to give Western Outdoor...

Inaugural WON Troutcast at Lake Cuyamaca a rousing success

BY BLAKE WARREN JULIAN – Turns out, it was well worth the wait. After being post- poned from mid-December until the last weekend in April, the inaugural Western Outdoor News Troutcast went off without a hitch as nearly 400 anglers...

Targeting varmints a year-round blast

BY TIM HOVEY As a kid, I can clearly remember the first time I ever heard the word, varmint. It was during a Saturday morning cartoon, out of the bright red-mustached and animated mouth of Yosemite Sam. From then on,...

Flat-Fallers

BY MERIT McCREA In the past year, the way bluefin have bit best – the way one could hook and land a big one while not being up to bat in the kite rotation — has been on the iron,...

Hunting big barred surfperch

BY GUNDY GUNDERSON There is nothing about a barred surfperch that strikes fear in the heart of a fisherman. The diminutive little fish with a flat, compressed body in a barred silver color is hardly a challenge for the typical...

Last chance to enter Striper Derby for a shot to win an incredible houseboat...

Early Bird Raffle prize in 2021 a ‘bucket list’ adventure on Lake Berryessa or Lake Don Pedro Marina LAKE HAVASU CITY, ARIZ. — The WON-Lake Havasu Striper Derby has a new, high-end and unique prize in the 2021 hopper, but...

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Long Range Report: Royal Star starts well on cow grounds

BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO - The cow grounds continued to please with good catches of 100-pound class yellowfin tuna to go with a sample of big fish and terrific wahoo fishing. The Hurricane bank and buffer zone has seen...

Lake Gregory trout fishing benefitting from recent stock

BY MIKE STEVENS CRESTLINE – Fishing has been on the slow side for several weeks at Lake Gregory, but a recent stock gave the year-round trout fishery a shot in the arm meaning it will also stand as one...

East Walker long rodders connect with trophy browns

BY MIKE STEVENS BRIDGEPORT – Big German brown trout went on a rampage in the weeks following the blustery Eastern Sierra trout opener with at least a half dozen trophy fish being caught between the June Lake Loop and Twin...