Sunday, April 18, 2021

REPORTS

Mixed bag for WON Rockfish Rumble, big ling wins it

BY BOB SEMERAU VENTURA — The fight had been brewing for nearly a year. Contenders began signing up to get their chance at big prize money in the months prior to the Wednesday, April 7, scheduled bout of the 2021...

Perris bass in various stages of the spawn

BY MIKE STEVENS PERRIS – Lake Perris is typically one of the first Southern California bass lakes to spawn, and the fact that post-spawn largemouth are showing up with greater frequency confirms 2021 wouldnot be an exception. The biggest bass to...

Bluefin bite around the wind

BY MERIT MCCREA SAN DIEGO/OCEANSIDE — The word was out and the Polaris Supreme was on it early in the week. Their early-week 1.5-day brought in limits of bluefin to 160 pounds. The yellowtail bite at the Coronado Islands also...

Eastern Sierra trout not waiting for opening day

BY ERNIE COWAN BISHOP — Winter anglers fishing open Eastern Sierra waters are getting a taste of what opening day of the general season will be like in a few weeks.The bite is on! At this point, heavy spring flows have...

Offshore bluefin start to cooperate

BY MERIT McCREA SAN DIEGO — Both the Shogun and Polaris Supreme were out this past weekend, and although the weather was a bit sloppy, they found biting bluefin offshore. While the Shogun was on the first and second days...

Rockfish season opens with a bang out of Bodega Bay

 Salmon season has yet to be determined BY HUNT CONRAD BODEGA BAY - With the salmon season on hold for the foreseeable future, bottom fishing is the name of the game along the Sonoma coastline out of Bodega Bay. I had...

Late-season steelhead anglers have plenty of options

BY KENNY PRIEST EUREKA – If you’re looking to get that one last steelhead trip in, this could be the time to do it. All the rivers are green and have plenty of water. The main stem Eel and Chetco...

Donoven’s dream comes through

By DAVE HURLEY PITTSBURG — Sometimes a great story just happens, and this week featured one of those times that make you happy to be alive. Young Donoven Bowen of Sonora has to be hooked up to life support every...

‘Angry cast’ nabs lifetime bass

BY MIKE STEVENS SANTEE — Not many people can say they caught a fish of a lifetime with a lifetime of fishing to go, and the latest member of that club is a fisherman who made it happen when he...

Eastern Sierra winter fishing warming up

BY ERNIE COWAN BISHOP — Maybe even the fish are anxious about the opening of the general Sierra trout season next month. Trout have become more active in waters open to winter anglers, and even the warm water bass...

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...