Saturday, July 4, 2020

Freshwater Fishing

Plano Gives EDGE to Dedicated Anglers

For some, fishing is a way of life. It’s hours spent studying charts, memorizing holes, points, and structure and checking forecasts days in advance of a trip. Top anglers meticulously organize tackle for fast access, tie on baits with...

VMC Debuts Heavy Duty Weighted Willow Swimbait Hook

Try a new spin on swimbait fishing with VMC’s new Heavy Duty Weighted Willow Swimbait Hook. A new take on the “under spin” concept, this new Ike Approved innovation features a willow-leaf blade attached via an extended spinner arm,...

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...

Sierra anglers now turn to winter waters

MAMMOTH LAKES — Late season trout hunters in the Eastern Sierra checked in with some huge fish last week, but now the attention will turn to waters open for winter fishing. The last week of the season often turns up...

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...

Big Bear Lake: Fall trout bite in full swing

BIG BEAR LAKE — Living up to its reputation as a fantastic October trout fishery, Big Bear Lake is indeed giving up the spoils in the current bite. The fishing’s been nothing short of splendid for those in the...

Summit Valley: Silverwood gets trout

SUMMIT VALLEY — Trout season is officially underway following the inaugural stock that arrived Oct. 18. Naturally, this is also great news for big-bait chuckers that frequent the lake, and their quarry is already showing signs of perking up...

TroutfesT 2019 champion returns midweek after tourney to have yet another great day on...

BIG BEAR LAKE – Talk about a good string of trout fishing days and reward for perserverance. After claiming the Adult Male title and the overall top weight of Big Bear Lake TroutfesT 2019, Andrew Mack came back for...

WONBASS DAY 2 Story and Results

by Dan O'Sullivan Las Vegas, Nev. – October 15, 2019 – While rough conditions can make it hard on the anglers at the WON Bass U.S. Open, Lake Mead’s black bass population thrives in the wind.  The problem for the...

BIG Striper boated at Lake Mead

The striped bass bite at Lake Mead is always shifting gears it seems, and though the majority of lineside catches run in the single digits through the year — aside from those occasional special times when everything lines up...

PENN announces new Fathom saltwater baitcaster

Squall baitcaster, Squall II conventional and Battle III spinning reels also debuting for 2021 PENN is adding an all-new and, dare we say it, unexpected category of saltwater reel to its popular and effective Fathom family. The Fathom baitcaster will be...

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...

WON Big Fish Challenge: ultimate ‘every angler’ event kicks off July 3

It's a 10-week event, so there's still plenty of time to sign-up HERE! New sponsor prizes and even easier, more user-friendly fish uploads and event monitoring on upgraded WON website SAN CLEMENTE – If there is another tournament putting saltwater anglers...