Sunday, April 18, 2021

Freshwater Fishing

Smith, Chetco rivers drop into prime shape for steelhead

SMITH RIVER - The Smith and Chetco rivers dropped into prime shape for steelhead over the weekend, but catch rates remained on the slow side as the peak season is still a week or two away. Guide Mick Thomas of...

Tangible data: 2020 continues to produce new outdoor enthusiasts

One recurring theme that has been touched on in WON editorials several times over the course of this year has been how one positive thing to come out of 2020 is the huge spike in interest in outdoor pursuits...

CCA California looks back at a full slate of 2020 successes

Issues urgent fundraising plea to address COVID induced budget shortfall BY BILL SHEDD CCA CAL Chairman 2020 has been the most productive year yet for Coastal Conservation Association California. We achieved the greatest victory ever by the sportfishing community in the California...

The Daiwa Tatula Swimbait rod

CYPRESS – Daiwa Corporation is proud to announce the release of a new stick in the very popular Tatula Series of bass rods, the Tatula Swimbait rod. The Tatula collection is the most complete professional collection of bass rods...

Storm ushers in cooperative cutthroat at Pyramid Lake, Nevada

SUTCLIFFE, Nevada – Fishing for trophy Lahontan cutthroat trout at Nevada’s Pyramid Lake has been very good since the delayed start of the season. A nearly 8-month lake closure will do that. And last weekend, the catching ratcheted up...

Suisun Bay sturgeon action spectacular

Are we killing the goose that laid the golden egg? BY DAVE HURLEY Sturgeon fishing has been nothing short of incredible in Suisun Bay with both private boaters and six-pack operators scoring as many as six limits of sturgeon on a...

First Person Report: Making Cachuma memories

In these strange times of 2020 and COVID, I knew that the extended lockdown was wearing on all of us. This past week, I took my parents, Jeff and Gabrielle Farrell to Lake Cachuma, knowing that the cool air...

Big smallmouth almost a Lake Mohave record

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. – Smallmouth bass have been the most consistent fall biters on Lake Mohave where striped bass anglers continue to get teased by a bite that always seems about to pop off only to fail to materialize....

Winter Troutcast at Lake Cuyamaca postponed

Early-week stocking poised to kickstart trout bite BY BLAKE WARREN JULIAN — In an unfortunate stroke of poor timing, the upcoming Dec. 12-13 Western Outdoor News Winter Troutcast at Lake Cuyamaca was officially postponed early this week after recent COVID restrictions...

It’s chilly for Eastern Sierra anglers but no storms

BY ERNIE COWAN BISHOP — With bait and tackle restrictions for winter Eastern Sierra fishing, along with reduced or zero limits in some areas, it’s more about the catch than the size for many anglers. That’s one reason that Kittredge...

MOST RECENT

Cliff King weighs Big Stringer on final day to claim California Open title

BY JODY ONLY LAKEPORT – California anglers, pro Cliff King from Ione, fishing with AAA Hunter Jacobson of Orangevale, sacked up the Biggest Stringer of Day Three of the Cal Open at Clear Lake to add 25.23 pounds of bass...

Surf Fishing round up

Compiled by Gundy Gunderson SANTA BARBARA— The halibut were on the bite this week, according to Hook, Line and Sinker. Anglers reported good catches on most beaches. Two grunion runs and the gradual warming water has drawn the fish shallow....

SoCal outdoor enthusiasts gain outfitting option in Gear Coop

Fully dialed for serious salt anglers, but it doesn’t end there SANTA ANA – Known in the climbing world as a specialty retailer focused on the outdoors, Gear Coop has recently expanded to offer saltwater fishing equipment. With skilled and...