Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Freshwater Fishing

Seaguar celebrates 50-year anniversary with angler photo contest

In 2021, Seaguar, the world leader in fluorocarbon line and leader material, is marking the 50th-anniversary of its founding and the invention of fluorocarbon fishing line with a fun angler photo contest.  To celebrate, the company has created the “50...

Consistent quality on the Hesperia Lake trout stage

BY MIKE STEVENS HESPERIA – The quality and quantity trout drums continue to beat at Hesperia Lake, and an off-season surprise made it’s way on to the big-fish list. Powered by continued weekly 1,000-pound deliveries from Mt. Lassen, rainbow trout are...

Blake Jones Trout Derby delayed

BY MIKE STEVENS BISHOP – The Bishop Chamber of Commerce board of directors decided to postpone the annual Blake Jones Trout Derby that was originally on the calendar for March 13. As of now, no new date has been announced. “We...

New catfish record for Dixon Lake, quality trout fill stringers

BY MIKE STEVENS ESCONDIDO – Another sizable delivery of quality rainbow trout were dumped into Dixon Lake and red-hot fishing fol lowed, but another species stole the spotlight in record- breaking fashion. Valley Center angler Cameron Gruwell was soaking cut mackerel...

New for 2021: Gamakatsu Gika Rig for bass

...a unique method for fishing plastic baits. Tacoma, Washington  - It's a fishing rig perfected in Japan, and now the Gamakatsu Gika Rig proves a remarkable technique for catching largemouth and smallmouth bass across North America. "The Gika Rig combines the...

New statewide trout regs take effect March 1

BY MIKE STEVENS SACRAMENTO – After over two years in the pipeline, a half dozen public meetings, a period for submitting thoughts and concerns online and a webinar open to the public that almost immediately melted down when all commenters...

Strike King Big Bass Challenge events coming in 2021

Lexington, S.C. –  Rather Outdoors announces the formation of a series of big bass format tournaments coming in 2021. The Strike King Big Bass Challenge will feature four events across the nation on some of the most well-known big...

DVL gets trout stock, stripers keyed in on smaller bait

WINCHESTER – The first trout plant of 2021 arrived at Diamond Valley Lake this week with the usual fanfare, and while the striped bass bite has been on the upswing, it hasn’t been of the big-swimbait variety that’s typically...

RIGS: Powering up the drop-shot

Covering water Mark Zona’s mainstay technique BY PAUL LEBOWITZ                                                      The drop-shot is a can’t miss trick for fall and winter bass. What if you could take this bread and butter and jazz it up? Bass fishing personality Mark Zona...

Bigger and more stripers throughout Colorado River chain

BY MIKE STEVENS and BLAKE WARREN BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. – Various areas throughout the Colorado River chain finished 2020 strong on the striped bass stage after a slower-than-usual fall, and that trend is carried right into the new year with...

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Seaguar celebrates 50-year anniversary with angler photo contest

In 2021, Seaguar, the world leader in fluorocarbon line and leader material, is marking the 50th-anniversary of its founding and the invention of fluorocarbon fishing line with a fun angler photo contest.  To celebrate, the company has created the “50...

Kern River: trophy rainbow highlights winter trout parade

BY MIKE STEVENS KERNVILLE – Air, water, anglers and trout are all cold in the Upper Kern River, but winter fishing for both wild and stocked trout has been de- cent,and the trophy-fish lamp was lit at least once in...

Latest Lake Poway double- digit bass a record setter

BY MIKE STEVENS POWAY – Another double-digit largemouth was caught at Lake Poway, and this one will sit atop the totem pole and give other trophy bass anglers something to shoot for. Nicky Vu was throwing a plastic trout-imitating swimbait from...