Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Freshwater Fishing

New lake record blue catfish posted at Otay Reservoir: 105.9 pounds!

By Blake Warren CHULA VISTA — Just on the precipice of the annual bass spawn, it was a massive blue catfish making headlines early last week as a hulking 105.9-pound whiskerfish was tamed by Dr. Ryan Hulbert of La Mesa, who...

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...

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...

CFGC votes to delegate fishing closure authority to CDFW Director Bonham

Decision spurred by request to delay Eastern Sierra Trout Opener SACRAMENTO – The California Fish and Game Commission (FGC) voted unanimously Wednesday, April 15 in favor of an emergency regulation that authorizes targeted recreational fishing closures and seasonal adjustments through May...

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...

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...

Dixon Lake angler bags two double-digit bass in same outing

Swimbait devotee also tacked on a 7-plus for good measure ESCONDIDO – Two largemouth over 10 pounds in a week out of any lake would make headlines, but a a pair of trophy bass caught by the same angler in...

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...

Sierra trout season kind of open

BY ERNIE COWAN MAMMOTH LAKES — Trout fishing in the Eastern Sierra sort of opened last week, but what anglers might remember most will be the fog of confusion created by the lack of coordination on the part of local,...

Muir’s ghost on the Eastside

ROCK CREEK LAKE – Everyone’s heard the line, “he looked like he’d seen a ghost.” When I showed my brother an image of John Muir, I actually saw that look on his face in real life. We’d been joking...

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...