Friday, April 16, 2021

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Preparing for salty surprises

BY CAPTAIN BILL SCHAEFER So many of us just enjoy fishing, no matter the species that bites. A lot of anglers have certain target fish they really want to chase but can be ecstatic if they get a special surprise...

Public land turkey tactics

BY TIM E. HOVEY Whether you're hunting turkeys on private or public land during the spring, the tactics needed to locate birds and bring them close really doesn’t change. In my opinion, knowing the lay of the land and searching...

Pyramid Lake warming up along with Lahontan cutthroat bite

BY DAVE HURLEY SUTCLIFFE, NEV. – The month of March brings high winds to the high desert in northern Nevada, but even the wind hasn’t slowed down the hot cutthroat bite at Pyramid Lake. Fly fishermen or spin casters from...

Post-opening week turkey hunting

BY JIM NIEMIEC PASO ROBLES – Opening weekend of turkey season will see a lot of hunters afield in hopes of harvesting a gobbler. Most all the outfitters and guides have already booked hunters, and traditionally opening weekend offers up...

Tuna ID: Is that a yellowfin, bluefin or bigeye?

BY LARRY BROWN We were on my 7-day Royal Star charter in October, 2020, enjoying a very good bite on 15- to 35- pound bluefin and yellowfin tuna. On one particular stop anglers were enjoying fast action on a school...

DVL: Giant catfish inhales bass jig amid improving largemouth bite

BY MIKE STEVENS HEMET – Most of the major Southern California bass lakes are experiencing a steady improvement of the largemouth bite as the spawn draws nearer, and while Diamond Valley Lake is no exception, it does seem to...

Gun Talk: gun control

BY STEVE COMUS Stricter gun control is on political agendas at the federal, state and local levels for 2021. Truth is that gun control is a misnomer. It is actually people control. We often hear gun grabbers use the term “reasonable...

Bluefin landed on 1.5-day

Yo-yo yellows kick off at Coronados BY MERIT MCCREA SAN DIEGO — The American Angler out of Point Loma Sportfish- ing fished a 1.5-day over the weekend and went looking for their first big bluefin of 2021 — and they got...

Amador trout record broken for second time in recent months

IONE – Lake Amador is well-known in Northern California trout circles for pumping out their own special brand of trout — the cutthroat/rainbow mix known as a ‘cutbow,’ but over the past few months, two lake-record rainbow trout have...

Merc/Saltwater Bass Series thrives amid unprecedented times

STATE OF THE SERIES BY BLAKE WARREN Despite the past year of countless uncertainties and dodging curveballs, the Saltwater Bass Series continues to grow and thrive in Southern California. Now in the midst of its tenth season, the SBS continues to...

MOST RECENT

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...