Monday, January 25, 2021

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Baja: Few anglers but plenty of fish around the holidays

A solid wahoo, dorado and tuna bite in San Jose del Cabo; sierra, dorado and medium-sized yellowtail in Loreto; “a little bit of everything” in Cabo, with tuna still reigning BY MEGAN McDONELL SAN JOSE DEL CABO – Eric Brictson of...

Suisun Bay sturgeon action spectacular

Are we killing the goose that laid the golden egg? BY DAVE HURLEY Sturgeon fishing has been nothing short of incredible in Suisun Bay with both private boaters and six-pack operators scoring as many as six limits of sturgeon on a...

First Person Report: Making Cachuma memories

In these strange times of 2020 and COVID, I knew that the extended lockdown was wearing on all of us. This past week, I took my parents, Jeff and Gabrielle Farrell to Lake Cachuma, knowing that the cool air...

Big smallmouth almost a Lake Mohave record

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. – Smallmouth bass have been the most consistent fall biters on Lake Mohave where striped bass anglers continue to get teased by a bite that always seems about to pop off only to fail to materialize....

Winter Troutcast at Lake Cuyamaca postponed

Early-week stocking poised to kickstart trout bite BY BLAKE WARREN JULIAN — In an unfortunate stroke of poor timing, the upcoming Dec. 12-13 Western Outdoor News Winter Troutcast at Lake Cuyamaca was officially postponed early this week after recent COVID restrictions...

Crab combination trips load up but changes may be coming for 2021

BY DAVE HURLEY The first Saturday in November is a highly anticipated benchmark in northern California as this is traditionally the first date in which Dungeness crab can be taken by sport anglers. Campgrounds and hotels from Monterey north to...

Hunting buddies

BY TIM E. HOVEY It seems in these trying times where curfews and mask requirements are the norm, we start taking stock of what we really find important in life. Certainly family and the close friendships we’ve developed over the...

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...

Winter Troutcast rescheduled, new date to be determined

Attention all registered Winter Troutcast anglers. Western Outdoor News regrets to inform you that the Dec. 12 & 13 Winter Troutcast at Lake Cuyamaca has been officially postponed. The recently implemented COVID restrictions have caused San Diego County to...

Bluefin bite back!

BY MERIT McCREA SAN DIEGO / OCEANSIDE — Just when it was looking like it might be a wrap, the bluefin bite came roaring back. The Outrider reported in with 2-day full limits – 36 for 9 anglers, the Tomahawk...

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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...