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California Open Day 2: Welton’s big bag grabs lead heading into final day

BY JODY ONLY LAKEPORT, Calif. – Competition continued for Day Two of the 9th Annual WON Bass California Open on Thursday, with a shuffling of the top spots on the leaderboard. Pro angler Nick Welton, of Galt, Calif. Vaulted to...

Eastern Sierra anglers ready to get the Opener back

Looking forward to opening weekend and forecasting the 2021 trout season BY ERNIE COWAN BISHOP - A season that many missed last year, new regulations and the cloud of Covid will all be factors affecting the 2021 opening of the Eastern...

Wohlford boasts new lake-record catfish, trout season finishing strong

BY MIKE STEVENS ESCONDIDO – Trout season is coming to an end at Lake Wohlford, but it’s got at least the rest of the month left for producing rainbows while the bass needle starts to tick in the right...

WON California Yellowtail Jackpot June 12, SD Marlin Club

All new private-boater competition brought to you by Suzuki built on a proven format BY MIKE STEVENS POINT LOMA – Last summer, Western Outdoor News launched and successfully executed the new California Tuna Jackpot through the thick haze of pandemic-based uncertainty,...

WON Troutcast at Lake Cuyamaca just two weeks out

Bite holding steady with quality Lassen rainbows on the way BY BLAKE WARREN JULIAN – Things are looking good at Lake Cuyamaca with some big rainbows continuing to be caught, crappie and bluegill gradually turning on and largemouth inching into shallower...

Wild hoggin’ tactics

BY TIM E. HOVEY We hiked through the oak grove before sunup, with Dwayne the pig hunting guide leading the way. As we made our way through the trees, I spotted a field of green in the shallow valley below....

Records are set to be broken at the 2021 California Open, April 14-16

Low water level plus tourney timing mid-spawn cycle puts lots of strategies in play at Clear Lake BY JODY ONLY LAKEPORT – With a mid-April blast off, the 9th annual WON BASS California Open stage is set to shatter records. The...

Smokin’ salmon snap on best-ever opener

BY MERIT McCREA MORRO BAY/AVILA — This past week the rockfish opener on April 1 got Central Coast party boats out fishing and loading up anglers with great eating bottom biters. But just a few days after came the start...

Bluefin huge offshore – Coronado’s yellows bite

BY MERIT McCREA SAN DIEGO/OCEANSIDE — Gamefish action ramped up over the weekend. First was the 100-plus yellowtail aboard the boat San Diego on Friday. The bite had been steady through the week. Capt. Ryan Bostian reported skipping from school...

WON Lake Havasu Striper Derby back in spring where it belongs

BY MIKE STEVENS LAKE HAVASU CITY, ARIZ. – Less than a year removed from a 2020 WON Lake Havasu Striper Derby that was pushed back into early summer, the event is back at its rightful spring slot on the calendar,...

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California Open Day 2: Welton’s big bag grabs lead heading into final day

BY JODY ONLY LAKEPORT, Calif. – Competition continued for Day Two of the 9th Annual WON Bass California Open on Thursday, with a shuffling of the top spots on the leaderboard. Pro angler Nick Welton, of Galt, Calif. Vaulted to...

Surf Fishing round up

Compiled by Gundy Gunderson SANTA BARBARA— The halibut were on the bite this week, according to Hook, Line and Sinker. Anglers reported good catches on most beaches. Two grunion runs and the gradual warming water has drawn the fish shallow....

SoCal outdoor enthusiasts gain outfitting option in Gear Coop

Fully dialed for serious salt anglers, but it doesn’t end there SANTA ANA – Known in the climbing world as a specialty retailer focused on the outdoors, Gear Coop has recently expanded to offer saltwater fishing equipment. With skilled and...