Wednesday, June 16, 2021

REPORTS

Eastern Sierra prime for holiday weekend

BY ERNIE COWAN MAMMOTH LAKES — Winter made another final blast last weekend with snow, hail, wind and rain, but as visitors flock to the Eastern Sierra for the long Memorial Day holiday, just about everything is perfect for eager...

Barrett Lake largemouth are bonkers for almost anything thrown their way

BY MIKE STEVENS JAMUL – Anglers are putting up triple-digit numbers at pay-to-play Barrett Lake in San Diego county, and while rental boats are available, those certainly aren’t the only guys getting them with kayak paddlers and float tubers...

Santa Cruz, Monterey salmon back on the chomp

SANTA CRUZ — Carol Jones from Kahuna Sportfishing had good news on Sunday. “It was dead slow yesterday, but we went for salmon today. And, we got some fantastic action this afternoon! We landed eight nice fish with a...

Largemouth, smallmouth firing at Lake Mohave, stripers out of Willow Beach

BY MIKE STEVENS BULLHEAD CITY, NEV. – Reports on Lake Mohave and Willow Beach appearing in Western Outdoor News over the last month have consistently reflected a solid smallmouth bass bite with largemouth playing catch-up on Lake Mohave. Meanwhile, the...

Bluefin show at San Clemente

BY DANIEL LABARBERA LONG BEACH/SAN PEDRO — For the local half- and 3⁄4-day boats, the conditions have continued to improve and those boats are fishing both deep and shallow waters, so come prepared to do both. Water temperatures ranging from...

East Walker long rodders connect with trophy browns

BY MIKE STEVENS BRIDGEPORT – Big German brown trout went on a rampage in the weeks following the blustery Eastern Sierra trout opener with at least a half dozen trophy fish being caught between the June Lake Loop and Twin...

Pending world-record sunfish caught at Havasu

BY ANDREW MACK LAKE HAVASU, ARIZ. - The best part of fishing is you really never know what might bite on the other end of your line. That’s exactly what happened for Thomas Farchione from Waterford, Wisconsin. He was out...

Bluefin closer in U.S. waters

BY MERIT MCCREA SAN DIEGO/OCEANSIDE — This past week saw weather over the outer waters calm and with it the fleet sampled areas on both sides of the border, finding big bluefin above and outside the line as well as...

Team Taft crushes offshore yellows

BY MERIT McCREA SAN DIEGO/OCEANSIDE — Both the Legend and Top Gun 80 saw excellent yellowtail action offshore over the weekend. The 29 anglers aboard the Legend put on 120 yellows on a 1.5 dayer, while those 25 aboard the...

Pyramid Lake transitioning from shore to boat action on Lahontan cutts

BY DAVE HURLEY SUTCLIFFE, NV – The Lahontan cutthroat bite at Pyramid Lake has been best for shore fishermen, but this will be changing soon as the trout move out of the shallows into open water in a hungry mood. J.D....

MOST RECENT

Long Range Report: A 245 on the cow grounds, coastal yellowtail on fire, bluefin...

BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO - Another successful trip to the cow grounds returned with a good catch of 100-pound class yellowfin and a sample of cows topped by a dandy 245. The Hurricane Bank and Buffer Zones have shown...

Big dorado, a cow tuna and sizzling billfishing as Baja enters its peak season

BY PAT MCDONELL EAST CAPE – Baja fishing is in its seasonal prime as bluefin are being caught off Ensenada by charters chasing foamers and throwing poppers, boats from San Diego working those areas and up to the 371 and...

Big bags, good fishing cap off regular season at SBS two-day Championship

BY BLAKE WARREN LONG BEACH – The 2021 Saltwater Bass Series regular season culminated this past weekend with the Series’ two-day Year-End Championship event based out of Long Beach, and great weather and good fishing greeted 30 of the best...