Friday, June 5, 2020

Saltwater Fishing

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San Diego County sportboats play waiting game (updated)

Edit June 4, 4:00 p.m.: WON is seeing contradictory information on whether Gov. Newsom has granted the San Diego County Board of Supervisors the authority to decide what businesses can open and when, including sportfishing. The San Diego landings...

Captain Trent Slate’s salmon trolling techniques

BY DAVE HURLEY The ocean salmon season began below Pigeon Point to the Mexican border on April 4th and above Pigeon Point to Horse Mountain in Humboldt County on April 11, but the start of the season has been limited...

Center console super cow

The intersection of preparation and opportunity yields a stunning success for a San Diego area bluefin angler and his friend. AS TOLD TO PAUL LEBOWITZ SAN DIEGO – On Sunday, Robert Jones of Poway and his good friend Ken White of...

Sixth annual San Diego Offshore Jackpot set for June 25-26

Big, 8-boat combined jackpot at stake in this duel between anglers and the 3 famous Scott Street landings SAN DIEGO — The sixth annual Western Outdoor News San Diego Offshore Jackpot is scheduled for June 25-26 on a fleet of...

Baja Memories: Baja Norte’s magical fish camp

COMPILED BY PAT McDONELL Readers share their Baja experiences over the years, and they are not all about fishing! The second in a series of remembrances and adventures as Mexico continues its isolation efforts into mid-June at a minimum… So...

SoCal sportboat fleet getting back to business

The Stardust and Coral Sea lead off SANTA BARBARA -- On Saturday, the Stardust and Coral Sea resumed business with a couple of 3/4-day trips, the first sportboats in the SoCal bight to do so. "We did it, our first day back at it is in...

Frequent passenger has Dana Wharf pegged

DANA POINT – Growing up in San Diego, I came up only fishing the sport boats based between Point Loma and Oceanside. It wasn’t until I took a job in Dana Point that I finally fished another operation, Dana...

Baja Memories: They were biting well that day

COMPILED BY PAT McDONELL Readers share their experiences over the years, and they are not all about fishing! The first in a series of remembrances and adventures as Mexico continues its isolation efforts through at least May 30… So we...

The west coast live bait fishery

BY GUNDY GUNDERSON The face of the wiry old skipper is illuminated by the dimmed screens of the bridge electronics. He is focused on a red blob of anchovy showing on a port side whack of the sonar. The glow...

The artificial arsenal – throwing plastics and jigs for rockcod

SANTA BARBARA – Capt. Jason Diamond is one of the best interviews in the Southern California sportfishing fleet. The owner of Stardust Sporting in Santa Barbara, he’s an enthusiastic fellow, always eager to talk fishing. On a recent call, Diamond...

Suzuki Repower Report for June 5, 2020

This is WON’s Repower Report, brought to you by Suzuki Marine. This feature showcase one of many repower projects performed by Suzuki’s professional dealers and mechanics in Southern California. Each new report will feature product specifications on different Suzuki engines for all...

San Diego County sportboats play waiting game (updated)

Edit June 4, 4:00 p.m.: WON is seeing contradictory information on whether Gov. Newsom has granted the San Diego County Board of Supervisors the authority to decide what businesses can open and when, including sportfishing. The San Diego landings...

Pacific Islander Reverse 1.5-Day, June 22-23

Come join WON aboard the vessel Pacific Islander for an outer Channel Islands white seabass special 1.5-day! This trip is set for a prime time to target the grey ghosts just a week after the limit goes back to 3 fish. Captain...