Sunday, July 5, 2020

Freshwater Fishing

Bacterial outbreak closes three DFW hatcheries

Over 60,000 trout have died at Mojave Narrows BY JIM MATTHEWS, Special to Western Outdoor News A bacterial outbreak at the Mojave River Hatchery in Victorville has already killed 60,000 of the 650,000 trout at this Department of Fish and Wildlife...

Better summer fishing — and for good reasons

BY GEORGE KRAMER, WON BASS CONTRIBUTOR I know spring bass fishing and the potential for a larger fish in shallow water gets your juices flowing after a long winter, but I like the summer payback. For every bite I couldn’t...

WON Lake Havasu Striper Derby beats expectations

Anglers power through after event pushed back into June LAKE HAVASU CITY – In the final months leading up to the 38th running of the WON Lake Havasu Striper Derby, the narrative among tournament organizers and regular participants alike centered...

Sierra trout season back to normal rhythm

BY ERNIE COWAN MAMMOTH LAKES—Campgrounds are opening, there is food at local restaurants, trout stocking is happening, and summer crowds have returned to the Eastern Sierra. All of that is good news for the mental health of those who seek the...

Kennedy Meadows anglers get rare shot at stocked goldens

BY PAUL MORITZ KENNEDY MEADOWS – The opportunity of a lifetime is here. Broodstock golden trout have been stocked in the Sierra with easy roadside access and no backpacking needed to get to the fish. Simply drive up, put the...

Lone angler who has fished every WON Striper Derby wins it in 2020

Lone angler who’s fished every WON Striper Derby wins it in 2020 LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – Running a month later than usual which meant conditions were going to include scorching heat and spring-break-like crowds and boat traffic, most anglers...

WON Striper Derby: Day 1 in the books

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – The WON Lake Havasu Striper Derby kicked off today, and Day 1 saw plenty of 10-fish limits as competing anglers slugged it out under a desert sun that created a day-time high of 105...

New lake-record blue cat caught-and-released at Wohlford

ESCONDIDO – Off and on flurries of largemouth action are holding the interest of Lake Wohlford bassers, but it’s catfish that have been providing the most consistent bendos since trout stocking came to an end several months ago. Most...

Accomplished striper hunters make June fishing predictions

With the Lake Havasu Striper Derby pushed back to June, anglers need to adjust accordingly, and it’s really anybody’s to win BY MIKE STEVENS LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – The 2020 installment of the granddaddy of all Western Outdoor News events...

Perris still hot for quality largemouth to 10 pounds

BY MIKE STEVENS PERRIS – There bass bite at Lake Perris has been solid for weeks, even when boats were not allowed and walk (or bike) in anglers were the only ones on the water. Boats are back on...

PENN announces new Fathom saltwater baitcaster

Squall baitcaster, Squall II conventional and Battle III spinning reels also debuting for 2021 PENN is adding an all-new and, dare we say it, unexpected category of saltwater reel to its popular and effective Fathom family. The Fathom baitcaster will be...

Bacterial outbreak closes three DFW hatcheries

Over 60,000 trout have died at Mojave Narrows BY JIM MATTHEWS, Special to Western Outdoor News A bacterial outbreak at the Mojave River Hatchery in Victorville has already killed 60,000 of the 650,000 trout at this Department of Fish and Wildlife...

WON Big Fish Challenge: ultimate ‘every angler’ event kicks off July 3

It's a 10-week event, so there's still plenty of time to sign-up HERE! New sponsor prizes and even easier, more user-friendly fish uploads and event monitoring on upgraded WON website SAN CLEMENTE – If there is another tournament putting saltwater anglers...