Friday, April 16, 2021

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Bronze rush: Big smallmouth bass in the Golden State

BY BILL SCHAEFER California has some of the greatest bass fishing in the country. We have largemouth that make up the bulk of the top 20 largemouth (ever caught) list, giant spotted bass with plenty of records in their own...

Early spring surfperch

BY TIM E. HOVEY As the hunting season comes to a close and we slide into spring, one of my favorite outdoor activities is to grab a light tackle fishing rod and head down to the beach to fish for...

Hey: It’s winter-to-spring fishing time

BY GEORGE KRAMER In the introduction to the 1990 coffee table book, Bass Fishing, An American Tradition, there are a couple lines that still hold true, even as the sport has pushed the outer limits of technology. In a nutshell...

Sight fishing: A lot more to it than might meet the eye

BY ROB MAGARGAL Talk about your hot button topic. A conversation on sight fishing (i.e. bed fishing)... oh, that can go south in a hurry depending on the audience. I have read through enough forum comments and/or social media comments on...

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...

Rigging swimbaits for striped bass

BY GUNDY GUNDERSON The swimbait is one of the most versatile lures in fishing. It has its roots in saltwater fishing but has crossed over nicely into freshwater. Anglers have found success when targeting largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye and...

Spring turkey season looks promising in San Diego County

BY ERNIE COWAN SAN DIEGO - The first shots will likely ring out shortly after first light March 27 as eager turkey hunters get their first crack at a healthy crop of big spring Toms. “I’m seeing more birds than I...

Hollywood will bring Cabo tourney, charity to Netflix

Hurricane Odile in 2014 and a Bisbee’s win by an orphanage team is subject of film bought by Netflix starring Dennis Quaid BY PAT McDONELL CABO SAN LUCAS – It can’t be called the “big screen” these days when most movies...

Got to see it to believe it!

BY LARRY BROWN Very strange things are always happening on fishing boats and the high seas. I’ve had wahoo crashing into the side of our boat, marlin and makos jumping aerial acrobatics 20 feet off the rail, thousands of whales...

SoCal rockfish opener inbound!

BY MERIT McCRREA March 1 marks the first regional opening for recreational boat-based take of groundfish, including rockfish, cabezon and greenling, (RCG Complex) lingcod, sheephead and whitefish. It comes with expanded access out to the Pacific Fisheries Management Council’s (PFMC)...

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...