Monday, January 25, 2021

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Santee Trout Season Reopener draws big crowds, plenty of bites

BY BLAKE WARREN SANTEE – The annual Trout Season Reopener at Santee Lakes was as big of a hit as ever, drawing record attendance to the park through the weekend and into Monday’s holiday, according to Parks and Recreation Coordinator...

WON Reader Report: First-trip to Pyramid Lake lives up to hype

BY TROY NISHIMOTO RENO, Nev. - There aren’t many places in the world where you can target trout bigger than the average Southern California coastal yellowtail. That’s what makes Pyramid Lake near Reno such a remarkable fishery. There is not a...

Seeing reds: what do we know?

BY MERIT MCCREA By now, the word is out there will be a 5-fish limit on reds within the rockfish bag limit this year. But what’s the deal, and why? What do we know about reds? Vermilion rockfish are one of...

Double-digit swimbait bucketmouth nabbed at Pyramid

Big winter stripers also falling victim to big baits BY BLAKE WARREN  GORMAN – What began as an international vacation with the intention of fishing a Southern California lake with aspirations for a new personal best largemouth bass became a reality...

Post-season hunting options

BY JIM NIEMIEC LEBEC – In just a couple of weeks, waterfowl and upland game bird gunning will come to an abrupt end (Jan. 31). But there are still options that are available here in the southern part of this...

Bay bassing from shore: get your feet wet

BY CAPTAIN BILL SCHAEFER We all have fond fishing memories growing up. One fishing experience I have done for most of my life is just a relaxing day of walking the shoreline of the southern California bays and catching a...

First SBS event of season a grind

Lone limit of the day claims top spot in spotty-only tourney SAN DIEGO - With a loaded 2021 Saltwater Bass Series tournament season filled with 10 events, everyone was more than ready to get it going with the first event...

A trout season like no other

Southern California's first pandemic trout season The long-awaited new year finally arrived, but this trout season is the first — in Southern California anyway — of the Covid era. The 2019-20 SoCal truck-trout season was able to sneak across the...

DVL gets trout stock, stripers keyed in on smaller bait

WINCHESTER – The first trout plant of 2021 arrived at Diamond Valley Lake this week with the usual fanfare, and while the striped bass bite has been on the upswing, it hasn’t been of the big-swimbait variety that’s typically...

RIGS: Powering up the drop-shot

Covering water Mark Zona’s mainstay technique BY PAUL LEBOWITZ                                                      The drop-shot is a can’t miss trick for fall and winter bass. What if you could take this bread and butter and jazz it up? Bass fishing personality Mark Zona...

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Yamaha introduces updated V6 offshore outboards for 2021

Yamaha Marine kicks off 2021 with brand new product offerings including updated V6 Offshore outboards that combine new benefits with a reliable performance legacy. The new F250 and F300 V6 Offshore Digital Electronic Control (DEC) models boast built-in Digital Electric...

Federal announces new handgun ammunition for 2021

ANOKA, Minnesota - Federal Ammunition’s product teams are expanding handgun cartridge options in multiple product categories in 2021. Several new product line extensions in Hydra-Shok Deep, Punch, Syntech Range and more will be manufactured and delivered to dealers throughout...

Waterfowl hunting reports plus DFW duck counts for Jan. 13-17

SoCal Ducks are still largely missing in action BY JIM NIEMIEC RIVERSIDE – It has not been very ducky weather in this portion of the Pacific flyway the last couple weeks. Winds have not blown on shoot days and temps have...