Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Freshwater Fishing

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...

Better summer fishing — and for good reasons

BY GEORGE KRAMER, WON BASS CONTRIBUTOR I know spring bass fishing and the potential for a larger fish in shallow water gets your juices flowing after a long winter, but I like the summer payback. For every bite I couldn’t...

WON Lake Havasu Striper Derby beats expectations

Anglers power through after event pushed back into June LAKE HAVASU CITY – In the final months leading up to the 38th running of the WON Lake Havasu Striper Derby, the narrative among tournament organizers and regular participants alike centered...

Lone angler who has fished every WON Striper Derby wins it in 2020

Lone angler who’s fished every WON Striper Derby wins it in 2020 LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – Running a month later than usual which meant conditions were going to include scorching heat and spring-break-like crowds and boat traffic, most anglers...

New lake-record blue cat caught-and-released at Wohlford

ESCONDIDO – Off and on flurries of largemouth action are holding the interest of Lake Wohlford bassers, but it’s catfish that have been providing the most consistent bendos since trout stocking came to an end several months ago. Most...

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...

WON BASS: Science and angler success build confidence

BY GEORGE KRAMER Because confidence in a lure (enhanced by news reporting, personal experience, paid or otherwise testimonials) gives it an advantage over any other bait in your arsenal at the moment, you’d be crazy not to tie it on....

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...

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...

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...

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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,...