Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Freshwater Fishing

Lake Gregory trout fishing benefitting from recent stock

BY MIKE STEVENS CRESTLINE – Fishing has been on the slow side for several weeks at Lake Gregory, but a recent stock gave the year-round trout fishery a shot in the arm meaning it will also stand as one...

WON Striper Derby: Suzuki powers the grand prize score

Suzuki DF40: power and efficiency in a light, low-profile package A Suzuki DF40 outboard comes pinned to the Klamath Grand Raffle prize boat at Lake Havasu Striper Derby, and this workhouse of a motor is actually very well-suited for pairing...

February winner for WON Readers’ Writing Contest announced

David Sumethasorn’s ‘Heck of an Australian adventure’ submission earns contest’s second of three Penn Fathom 25 2-speed lever drag reels SAN CLEMENTE – Western Outdoor News readers have responded in a big way to our second annual WON Readers’ Writing...

Fin and Feather stocks monster trout

BY ANDREW MACK PALMDALE - The Mt. Lassen Trout Farm truck showed up Thursday night at Palmdale Fin and Feather with a full load of 6,000-plus pounds of fish. These were not just average stocker size either. These fish were...

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...

MOST RECENT

Long Range Report: Royal Star starts well on cow grounds

BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO - The cow grounds continued to please with good catches of 100-pound class yellowfin tuna to go with a sample of big fish and terrific wahoo fishing. The Hurricane bank and buffer zone has seen...

Lake Gregory trout fishing benefitting from recent stock

BY MIKE STEVENS CRESTLINE – Fishing has been on the slow side for several weeks at Lake Gregory, but a recent stock gave the year-round trout fishery a shot in the arm meaning it will also stand as one...

East Walker long rodders connect with trophy browns

BY MIKE STEVENS BRIDGEPORT – Big German brown trout went on a rampage in the weeks following the blustery Eastern Sierra trout opener with at least a half dozen trophy fish being caught between the June Lake Loop and Twin...