Friday, June 5, 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...

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...

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...

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...

Emergency Commission meeting devolves into a free-for-all (updated)

Action to consider granting the DFW Director temporary emergency power to alter or close fisheries during the COVID-19 crisis delayed a week Update: The rescheduled FGC meeting will take place via webinar on April 15 at 10 a.m. Visit this...

Trout seasons delayed in three counties, Eastern Sierra among affected

With support of local governments, the DFW officially delayed trout openers in Mono, Inyo and Alpine counties. Waters currently open to remain open with minor adjustment to regs. BISHOP – Trout openers in Mono, Inyo and Alpine slated for...

DFW lifts fishing delay in Alpine County, Eastern Sierra still eyeing June 1

SACRAMENTO – Trout season opened on May 15 in Alpine County when DFW Director Charlton Bonham lifted the delay of the opener as requested by county officials. Like the Eastern Sierra, the season was supposed to kick off on...

Northern California freshwater round-up

BY BILL KARR North state rundown covers best fishing action around! SACRAMENTO — While a lot of waters are still closed, there’s a lot of great fishing going on in open areas, and a lot of variety to choose from. Anglers...

Mono County trout waters open for fishing

BRIDGEPORT – Less than 48 hours after the Mono County Board of Supervisors voted to ask the DFW to open county waters to fishing, anglers were given the green light to fish on May 23. While Inyo opening to...

Suzuki Repower Report for June 5, 2020

This is WON’s Repower Report, brought to you by Suzuki Marine. This feature showcase one of many repower projects performed by Suzuki’s professional dealers and mechanics in Southern California. Each new report will feature product specifications on different Suzuki engines for all...

San Diego County sportboats play waiting game (updated)

Edit June 4, 4:00 p.m.: WON is seeing contradictory information on whether Gov. Newsom has granted the San Diego County Board of Supervisors the authority to decide what businesses can open and when, including sportfishing. The San Diego landings...

Pacific Islander Reverse 1.5-Day, June 22-23

Come join WON aboard the vessel Pacific Islander for an outer Channel Islands white seabass special 1.5-day! This trip is set for a prime time to target the grey ghosts just a week after the limit goes back to 3 fish. Captain...