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Daiwa first out of the gates with long list of new products

CYPRESS – Daiwa is unveiling such a large amount of new rods, reels, line and accessories, they launched a new website specifically built to facilitate an interactive experience in announcing the new products. From July 1-3, Daiwa is streaming live...

The artificial arsenal – throwing plastics and jigs for rockcod

SANTA BARBARA – Capt. Jason Diamond is one of the best interviews in the Southern California sportfishing fleet. The owner of Stardust Sporting in Santa Barbara, he’s an enthusiastic fellow, always eager to talk fishing. On a recent call, Diamond...

Long range report: Go west young man

Big bluefin on the bite; parade of 100-pound plus fish hit the dock BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO — Where the big fish go, so goes the long range fleet. In a rare set of circumstances, the bulk of the long...

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...

Gear Advancements: don’t get left behind

BY ROB MAGARGAL Recent advancements in the fishing industry have pushed the limits of technology like no other time I can remember. I am not just speaking of new boat accessories. We all know about Spot-Lock, right? If you don’t,...

Ten mistakes to avoid when rockfishing

BY JON DICKENS With a new season upon us, many anglers are chomping at the bit to get back on the ocean and fill their bags with tasty rockfish. Some fishermen have honed their skills over the years and usually...

Gun Talk: Numbers can mislead

BY STEVE COMUS In the shooting sports, as is the case in many human endeavors, there is a temptation to treat numbers as absolutes. That is fine in many scenarios, but not universally. For example, hunters often put full faith and...

Take better fishing photos

BY JON DICKENS You and your buddy are out on a party boat fishing for yellowtail. It’s been a slow morning so far. More show than go. All of a sudden your friend hooks up, 15 minutes go by and...

Behemoth 63-pound blue catfish banked at Irvine Lake

Whiskerfish bite ‘on fire’ Saturday; lake officials expecting to plant trout this season but no announcement just yet SILVERADO — Many folks have been angling for it and many more have been waiting for that first truly monstrous whiskerfish to...

AB 3030 passes State Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee

Moves on the Senate Appropriations Committee SACRAMENTO - On a vote of 6-2 that fell along party lines, the California Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee approved Assembly Bill 3030 despite overwhelming opposition from the sportfishing community. AB 3030 now...

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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...