Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Freshwater Fishing

25.54-pound rainbow caught! (updated)

UPDATE, May 25, 10:20 a.m.: As soon as #WON posted this story's lead photo on Facebook, it was hit with a barrage of criticism, with some commenters claiming the area is illegal to fish and others resenting the "spot...

Mono County trout waters open for fishing

BRIDGEPORT – Less than 48 hours after the Mono County Board of Supervisors voted to ask the DFW to open county waters to fishing, anglers were given the green light to fish on May 23. While Inyo opening to...

Irvine Lake back on the menu for O.C. anglers

Catfish plant set for this week BY BLAKE WARREN SILVERADO – Orange County anglers once again have one of their prime waters back on their fishing access menu after Irvine Lake reopened to fishing Saturday, May 16. Moving forward, the lake...

Boating is back at Lake Perris, fishing at Isabella solid

BY MIKE STEVENS PERRIS – Boating is once again available at Lake Perris, and that includes float tubes, kayaks and stand-up paddle (SUP) boards but no jet skis or other personal watercraft. Lake staffers will allow up to 200 boats...

Donner Lake kicks out 20-plus-pound Mack

BY BILL KARR DONNER — Now’s the time to look for lunker Mackinaw lake trout in shallow water, before a thermocline develops in Sierra lakes, and that’s what happened for Matthew Galas of Grass Valley when he landed a 20-plus-pound...

DFW lifts fishing delay in Alpine County, Eastern Sierra still eyeing June 1

SACRAMENTO – Trout season opened on May 15 in Alpine County when DFW Director Charlton Bonham lifted the delay of the opener as requested by county officials. Like the Eastern Sierra, the season was supposed to kick off on...

Northern California freshwater round-up

BY BILL KARR North state rundown covers best fishing action around! SACRAMENTO — While a lot of waters are still closed, there’s a lot of great fishing going on in open areas, and a lot of variety to choose from. Anglers...

Rigs: Patrick Walters’ wacky and Neko rig setups

BASS Elite Series pro angler Patrick Walters is a believer in the wacky rig. “It’s one of those versatile techniques I use anywhere in the country,” he says. “I always have one tied on and on deck.” Walters says no...

Southern California freshwater round-up

Diamond Valley Lake re-opened with new COVID-19 prevention policies Many more lakes across Southern California becoming available for outdoor recreation, usually with restrictions BY BLAKE WARREN and MIKE STEVENS HEMET — On May 1, Diamond Valley Lake reopened for fishing, boating, hiking...

The great freshwater bass lure debate

BY BILL SCHAEFER Ask a group of largemouth bass fishermen what their favorite lure is, and they will debate and argue about it for hours. Ask the bass and you will get no answer. Half of the time the bass...

25.54-pound rainbow caught! (updated)

UPDATE, May 25, 10:20 a.m.: As soon as #WON posted this story's lead photo on Facebook, it was hit with a barrage of criticism, with some commenters claiming the area is illegal to fish and others resenting the "spot...

SoCal sportboat fleet getting back to business

The Stardust and Coral Sea lead off SANTA BARBARA -- On Saturday, the Stardust and Coral Sea resumed business with a couple of 3/4-day trips, the first sportboats in the SoCal bight to do so. "We did it, our first day back at it is in...

Mono County trout waters open for fishing

BRIDGEPORT – Less than 48 hours after the Mono County Board of Supervisors voted to ask the DFW to open county waters to fishing, anglers were given the green light to fish on May 23. While Inyo opening to...