Monday, January 25, 2021

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Bigger and more stripers throughout Colorado River chain

BY MIKE STEVENS and BLAKE WARREN BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. – Various areas throughout the Colorado River chain finished 2020 strong on the striped bass stage after a slower-than-usual fall, and that trend is carried right into the new year with...

Perris gives up double digit largemouth and a striper north of 30

BY MIKE STEVENS PERRIS – There have been bass biting at Perris for a month, quality models at that, but most of them are coming in on minuscule baits in excruciatingly-deep water. Well, the double-digit bell recently rang, and while...

New Year’s resolution: More Sierra trout fishing

BY ERNIE COWAN BISHOP — It’s the New Year, the winter solstice has passed, and days are getting longer. It’s a great excuse to do more Sierra trout fishing, right? Things were on the slow side the past few weeks with...

Remembering Jack Nilsen: The lessons of fishing long range

Very sad news on Christmas Day, 2020... Accurate Fishing announced the passing of patriarch Jack Nilsen. He will be long remembered for his good natured camaraderie at the rail, as well as his place in sportfishing tackle history. He...

Hard Corps Outdoors

Camp Pendleton’s hunting opportunities on a diverse landscape OCEANSIDE – The sign says “Camp Pendleton – Preserving California’s Natural Resources.” Over the past three decades and as recently as this morning, I’d see that sign a million times whenever I...

Long Range Report: Fleet finishes strong

Wahoo, yellowfin, and yellowtail fill holds; boats return home for the holiday BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO – After watching a big fish bite on the lower banks peter out, the long range fleet retreated to the Ridge and decked good...

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...

The WON readers’ writing contest is back for 2021!

Trio of Penn Fathom reels up for grabs to monthly winners BY BLAKE WARREN SAN CLEMENTE – It goes without saying, 2020 was one heck of a strange and unpredictable year, with just about everyone on the globe having to adjust...

Smith, Chetco rivers drop into prime shape for steelhead

SMITH RIVER - The Smith and Chetco rivers dropped into prime shape for steelhead over the weekend, but catch rates remained on the slow side as the peak season is still a week or two away. Guide Mick Thomas of...

Long Range Report: Lower banks tuna get skittish

Fat wahoo and slug yellowtail pick up slack BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO – The long range fleet turned to scratching on the lower banks after a week of above average fishing. The bites on these big fish are transient at...

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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...