Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Freshwater Fishing

Southern California freshwater round-up

Diamond Valley Lake re-opened with new COVID-19 prevention policies Many more lakes across Southern California becoming available for outdoor recreation, usually with restrictions BY BLAKE WARREN and MIKE STEVENS HEMET — On May 1, Diamond Valley Lake reopened for fishing, boating, hiking...

To ‘frog,’ or to use ‘frog techniques?’

BY ROB MAGARGAL As springtime moves on, summer gets rolling and the days become longer, the water temps start rising and the grasses start growing. This has a definite effect on the bass feeding habits. They like the ambush areas...

Trout seasons delayed in three counties, Eastern Sierra among affected

With support of local governments, the DFW officially delayed trout openers in Mono, Inyo and Alpine counties. Waters currently open to remain open with minor adjustment to regs. BISHOP – Trout openers in Mono, Inyo and Alpine slated for...

Beating slumps, dodging ruts

BY GEORGE KRAMER Getting out of a slump or dodging the more temporary ruts in bass fishing actually both start from a very positive place in your angling career. Because if you weren’t already pretty decent at catching them you...

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...

New lake record blue catfish posted at Otay Reservoir: 105.9 pounds!

By Blake Warren CHULA VISTA — Just on the precipice of the annual bass spawn, it was a massive blue catfish making headlines early last week as a hulking 105.9-pound whiskerfish was tamed by Dr. Ryan Hulbert of La Mesa, who...
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St Croix Rod… Going to New Xtremes

Launching at the 2020 Bassmaster Classic, St. Croix’s 3rd generation Legend Xtreme has utilized feedback directly from the life blood of the fishing industry.. the Angler… to create the most sensitive rod they have ever produced. In collaboration with Daiwa,...

Pyramid trout bite red hot!

SUTCLIFFE, Nev. — Despite cold water temperatures, Pyramid Lake anglers found pretty solid cutthroat trout fishing last week before the stormy weekend set in. “The water is still cold at 47 degrees but the fish are biting pretty decent,” said...

Striper bite ‘awesome’ at Lake Mead

After waiting considerably longer than most anglers had ideally hoped for, the striped bass bite finally broke open a week ago and the good action being had on the linesides continued well through this past weekend. Without many boats...

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...

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,...