Friday, December 4, 2020

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Bluefin bite back!

BY MERIT McCREA SAN DIEGO / OCEANSIDE — Just when it was looking like it might be a wrap, the bluefin bite came roaring back. The Outrider reported in with 2-day full limits – 36 for 9 anglers, the Tomahawk...

Eastern Sierra anglers ease into winter season

BY ERNIE COWAN BRIDGEPORT —There is big news for the growing cadre of anglers who enjoy winter fishing in open waters of the Eastern Sierra. It’s even better news for next year. The Bridgeport Fish Enhancement Foundation has just stocked...

The splendor of the many species of trout

BY TIM E. HOVEY I’d venture a guess that the first trout caught by most fishermen was the ubiquitous rainbow trout. Thanks to a historic planting program throughout the state, most sportsmen probably started their fishing careers as kids fishing...

Introducing Winter Troutcast at Lake Cuyamaca, Dec. 12-13, 2020

Inaugural WON event poised to feature fishing fireworks with plenty of prizes up for grabs BY BLAKE WARREN JULIAN – A new event is on the horizon for Southern California freshwater anglers to close out this strange year of 2020 with...

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 person report: A Tanner bank bluefin tango

BY KENJI NAKAGAWA Bluefin action on the outer banks has slowed from its peak, but it’s still possible to experience the thrill of a lifetime. Kenji Nakagawa fished aboard the Aztec recently and got everything angling dreams are made of....

Gail Force and Triton find the bugs!

BY RACHEL VON FLECK SAN PEDRO – When you think of lobster hoop netting, you typically think of cold, wet weather. Our WON combo fishing/lobster trip aboard the Gail Force and Triton started out nothing like that. With the sunny,...

San Diego Report: Yellowfin and bluefin still on the menu

SAN DIEGO – After that last big blow, it was a question whether the offshore bite would hold up. The water temperatures dropped, but the first few days afterward proved that it would both down south in Mexican waters...

Lake Amador trout record obliterated

BY DAVE HURLEY IONE – Trout plants continue at the Mother Lode reservoirs of Lake Camanche and Amador, and the plants are bringing out trollers and bank anglers in droves. Not to be ignored, rainbow trout trollers are scoring at...

Special feature: Long range fleet evolves in challenging year

BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO – One of the great skills of a successful sportfishing captain is the ability to adapt to a constantly changing environment. Weather, swell, current, fish predisposition and tides are perpetually in a state of change....

MOST RECENT

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...