Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Freshwater Fishing

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...

AB 3030 passes State Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee

Moves on the Senate Appropriations Committee SACRAMENTO - On a vote of 6-2 that fell along party lines, the California Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee approved Assembly Bill 3030 despite overwhelming opposition from the sportfishing community. AB 3030 now...

WON BASS two-thirds of the way to awarding the LifeSource Cup

Daiwa Elite Angler of the Year also to be awarded to top Pro and AAA SAN CLEMENTE – With two events down and just the granddaddy U.S. Open to go, WON BASS is well on its way to awarding the...

Lake Perris continues to shine this summer

PERRIS – The bass bite as Lake Perris seems to really evolve from one week to the next this summer, the fishing has been overall-solid for anglers making the necessary adjustments in line with that evolution. Some weeks have...

California Open: Clash of the Clear Lake titans

BY JODY ONLY LAKEPORT –  The scales have closed at the 2020 WON BASS California Open. The final day’s highly-anticipated clash of Clear Lake titans saw the 2018 U.S. Open winner, Bub Tosh, of Modesto, and two-time California Open champion...

Fishing opportunities abound on California’s Central Coast

From excellent saltwater action stretching from the Gold Coast to Big Sur, to beautiful coastal lakes and excellent foothill bassin’, this unique and wonderfully diverse region has myriad outdoor options to offer BY RICH LINGOR AND ALLEN BUSHNELL Any outdoorsman or...

PERSPECTIVE: CCA CAL reports strong opposition to AB 3030

Anglers are fighting mad over AB 3030’s threat to close the coast The Coastal Conservation Association of California (CCA CAL) reports that opposition to Assembly Bill 3030 is surging as anglers, hunters and other sportsmen throughout the state learn frightening...

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...

MOST RECENT

Waterfowl hunt results for Nov. 25, 2020

SoCal duck counts take a big drop BY JIM NIEMIEC NILAND – Duck hunting could not be much slower at least for those waterfowlers that headed out to southland refuges and a few duck clubs this past week. Not only does...
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Introducing the Gamakatsu Superline Offset Round Bend Hook

Tacoma, Washington – Offset worm hooks have been around for years and have proven to be extremely effective when fishing Carolina or Texas rigs into thick cover. The offset keeps the worm running true through the water column, presenting...

Furuno’s NavNet TZtouch3 Family Expands with new 9-inch MFD

CAMAS, Wash. - In early 2020, Furuno introduced NavNet TZtouch3, setting the standard for MFDs by packing powerful features and functions into super-bright and responsive IPS displays. These units are not only the most powerful MFDs on the market,...