Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Freshwater Fishing

California Sportfishing League exits the political arena

BY MARKO MLIKOTIN SACRAMENTO – The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have been very real for all Californians.  Like many businesses that have closed their doors, this pandemic proved too costly for the California Sportfishing League (CSL) to continue operations....

Eastern Sierra fires restrict anglers but not bite

BY ERNIE COWAN BRIDGEPORT — It’s finally happened. The crowds of trophy rainbows stocked in Eastern Sierra lakes and streams have started to bite. Stories about the death of fishing were exaggerated and untrue, thanks to the efforts of Mono and...

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...

Sierra trout fishing suffers another hit

BY ERNIE COWAN BISHOP — Just when the trout bite was heating up and the massive summer crowds were thinning out, the U.S. Forest Service has shut down all activity from Lone Pine to Walker because of extreme fire danger. Most...

Behemoth 63-pound blue catfish banked at Irvine Lake

Whiskerfish bite ‘on fire’ Saturday; lake officials expecting to plant trout this season but no announcement just yet SILVERADO — Many folks have been angling for it and many more have been waiting for that first truly monstrous whiskerfish to...

Storm debuts new red crawfish patterns in Arashi Vibe Lipless Cranks

Minnetonka, Minnesota -- The bait that helped Ott DeFoe win a Bassmaster Classic will soon be available in two new patterns to help anglers get more bites in tough conditions. Next season, Storm Arashi Vibe lipless crankbaits will come...

RIGS: Bass pro Brandon Palaniuk’s drop-shot outfit

Never leave home without it Bassmaster Elite Series pro angler Brandon Palaniuk refuses to be caught on the water without a drop-shot rig. “It’s one setup that never leaves my boat,” he says. “That speaks volumes to its versatility.” Palaniuk can...

Bacterial outbreak closes three DFW hatcheries

Over 60,000 trout have died at Mojave Narrows BY JIM MATTHEWS, Special to Western Outdoor News A bacterial outbreak at the Mojave River Hatchery in Victorville has already killed 60,000 of the 650,000 trout at this Department of Fish and Wildlife...

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...

Accomplished striper hunters make June fishing predictions

With the Lake Havasu Striper Derby pushed back to June, anglers need to adjust accordingly, and it’s really anybody’s to win BY MIKE STEVENS LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – The 2020 installment of the granddaddy of all Western Outdoor News events...

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...