Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Freshwater Fishing

Sierra trout hunting: Gettin’ real

BY ERNIE COWAN MAMMOTH LAKES — Call it the “new normal,” but clearly the folks catching fish in the Eastern Sierra have figured out that things have changed, and you can’t expect to fill stringers like you used to. For now,...

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,...

Eastern Sierra: The haves and have nots!

BY ERNIE COWAN BRIDGEPORT — Eastern Sierra trout fishing this year is a tale of two seasons. Many will tell you that it’s a waste of time, while lots of other anglers with huge smiles will be gushing about “it’s never...

Upper Owens River: where there’s never a trout shortage

WON On-the-Spot MAMMOTH LAKES – With friends already posted up in the Eastern Sierra, I shot up 395 to pile on for the final few days of a three-family RV-camping caravan. Despite having three decades of Sierra trout fishing in...

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...

Sierra anglers catching bigs

BY ERNIE COWAN MAMMOTH LAKES — Summer crowds in the Eastern Sierra have been larger than ever this year, and efforts by county governments, private landings and local trout organizations have kept waters well stocked with trophy fish. And they are...

AB 3030 California Senate hearing delayed

Rescheduled for August 12th, 2020 SACRAMENTO -- The California Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee adjourned today without hearing Assembly Bill 3030. The committee is now scheduled to take the matter up on August 12, 2020. The committee’s agenda included hearings on...

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...

VMC Expands Tokyo Rig line-up, adds new Finesse Neko model

Minnetonka, Minnesota – VMC, renowned worldwide for its legendary fishing hooks, is expanding its Tokyo Rig line-up to include a new Finesse Neko model. The new rig will enable anglers to give finesse-size soft-plastics better action, improve their hook-up ratio...

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...