Monday, January 25, 2021

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Never give up

BY TIM E. HOVEY The seventy-yard shot at the resting pig was a clean miss. The group instantly scattered in different directions in the thick brush precluding a follow up. The brief chaos was unnerving but within seconds it was...

Steelhead make early showing on Smith, Chetco

SMITH RIVER - Although a few late salmon are still being caught, many anglers on the Smith and Chetco rivers have switched gears to steelhead and have been pleased with some early season catches. Good numbers of steelhead have already...

Frequent passenger has Dana Wharf pegged

DANA POINT – Growing up in San Diego, I came up only fishing the sport boats based between Point Loma and Oceanside. It wasn’t until I took a job in Dana Point that I finally fished another operation, Dana...

Fishing opportunities abound on California’s Central Coast

From excellent saltwater action stretching from the Gold Coast to Big Sur, to beautiful coastal lakes and excellent foothill bassin’, this unique and wonderfully diverse region has myriad outdoor options to offer BY RICH LINGOR AND ALLEN BUSHNELL Any outdoorsman or...

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...

Bluefin bonanza off Baja!

SAN DIEGO – Storms? What storms? They didn’t interrupt the bluefin bite down south off Baja, in fact, the grade improved with fish to 170 pounds meeting the gaff. The first big hit for numbers came last weekend, but the...

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...

Bass fishing: Reaction baits in a SoCal winter

BY ROB MAGARGAL As the weather gets colder and days get shorter, we see water temps falling weekly.  From that, many of us, myself included, are doing our damnest to keep the dream alive of chasing down topwater schools that...

Yamaha announces groundbreaking Helm Master EX system

It offers unprecedented control for single engine to quad engine outboard boats KENNESAW, Georgia — Yamaha has announced the new Helm Master EX system, a dramatic evolution of the company’s original Helm Master. Available in late summer to fall for...

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...

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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...

Long range: Cow grounds show promise

Good sign of quality tuna on traditional winter grounds BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO-- After a solid week of good fishing on quality tuna, the long range fleet was encouraged at the prospects for the coming, albeit, abbreviated, cow season. Both...