Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Freshwater Fishing

As Sierra season winds down, winter prospects looking good

BY ERNIE COWAN BISHOP — As the 2020 general Eastern Sierra trout season enters the final two weeks, anglers are enjoying some of the best action of the season. At press time, the weather was still relatively mild, crowds were light,...

Hungry without a fly in sight: Nevada’s Pyramid Lake to reopen Nov. 2

SUTCLIFFE, Nevada – The Pyramid Lake Paiute tribe announced early last week the legendary Lahontan cutthroat trout lake will open to fishing and camping Nov. 2 for the 2020-2021 season. Between the regular summer closure and an extended off-limits...

Eastern Sierra ‘suicide run’ zeroes in on Crowley Lake

CROWLEY LAKE – The shortest Eastern Sierra runs I’ve ever made were while covering the April trout openers for Western Outdoor News (Friday through Sunday). For these purposes, I’m not sure those count since I’m not fishing. “Suicide runs”...

A clean, quick fish release depends on having the right tools

BY GUNDY GUNDERSON Because most southern California boat fisherman release many more fish then they keep, possessing the skills of releasing a fish properly is important. Releasing a fish insures the future of the fishery. If it is done properly,...

Tim Klinger wins 2020 WON BASS U.S. Open

Hector Gracia Claims AAA Crown BY DAN O'SULLIVAN Las Vegas – October 14, 2020 – When the smoke had cleared on one of the toughest U.S. Open Championships to date, one man stood free of the flames; that man was Tim...

Eastern Sierra: prospecting for the next big things

Also, a look at proven tactics yet to arrive up 395 MAMMOTH LAKES – For whatever reason, fringe techniques are a lot more likely find a home in brown trout fishing than they are to land in the arsenal of...

Introducing the first-annual WON Winter Troutcast at Lake Cuyamaca

Western Outdoor News is proud to announce that we have taken our highly successful Big Bear TroutfesT event format and duplicated it for an all new winter fishing event at Lake Cuyamaca December 12-13. The inaugural “Winter Troutcast” tournament will...

A deeper look at trolling plugs

Trolling minnow and guppy type baits is a proven strategy in fresh and saltwater BY GUNDY GUNDERSON I was on a springtime crappie trip at Lake Henshaw, a pretty little body of water in the San Diego backcountry. After a series...

Second biggest catfish of the year nabbed at Jennings: 72.7 pounds!

BY BLAKE WARREN LAKESIDE – Nighttime is the right time, or at least it was this past Friday evening for anglers Russell Bradley and Nikki Snyder, who managed to subdue a massive blue catfish at Lake Jennings going 72 pounds,...

Lake Wohlford gives up double-digit bass

ESCONDIDO – Anglers are still taking advantage of the final catfish plant that went into Lake Wohlford on July 31, but bass fishing continues to trend in the right direction and that was exemplified by a 10-plus pounder that...

MOST RECENT

Daiwa expands Tatula Baitcasting Line with new Tatula 300

New TATULA 300 offers discerning anglers premium performance for fishing big baits CYPRESS – Just when you thought the in-demand Tatula reel family couldn’t get any better, Daiwa unleashes the new Tatula 300, a true 300-size reel for throwing big...

Waterfowl hunt results for Oct. 27, 2020

Teal top comp counts on opening weekend for Southern state BY JIM NIMIEC NILAND – Cinnamon and green winged teal were the top ducks shot on opening day at refuges and clubs in this southern portion of the Pacific flyway, but...

The 2021 CCA-California Sportfishing Tide Calendar now available

Coastal Conservation Association - California and Bill Varney announced this week that the 2021 CCA California Sportfishing Tide Calendar is now available at tackle stores, landings and all Turner’s Outdoorsman stores. This year’s calendar includes tides, moon phases, important...