Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Saltwater Fishing

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Remembering Jack Nilsen: The lessons of fishing long range

Very sad news on Christmas Day, 2020... Accurate Fishing announced the passing of patriarch Jack Nilsen. He will be long remembered for his good natured camaraderie at the rail, as well as his place in sportfishing tackle history. He...

Long Range Report: Fleet finishes strong

Wahoo, yellowfin, and yellowtail fill holds; boats return home for the holiday BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO – After watching a big fish bite on the lower banks peter out, the long range fleet retreated to the Ridge and decked good...

The WON readers’ writing contest is back for 2021!

Trio of Penn Fathom reels up for grabs to monthly winners BY BLAKE WARREN SAN CLEMENTE – It goes without saying, 2020 was one heck of a strange and unpredictable year, with just about everyone on the globe having to adjust...

Long Range Report: Lower banks tuna get skittish

Fat wahoo and slug yellowtail pick up slack BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO – The long range fleet turned to scratching on the lower banks after a week of above average fishing. The bites on these big fish are transient at...

Baja: Few anglers but plenty of fish around the holidays

A solid wahoo, dorado and tuna bite in San Jose del Cabo; sierra, dorado and medium-sized yellowtail in Loreto; “a little bit of everything” in Cabo, with tuna still reigning BY MEGAN McDONELL SAN JOSE DEL CABO – Eric Brictson of...

Suisun Bay sturgeon action spectacular

Are we killing the goose that laid the golden egg? BY DAVE HURLEY Sturgeon fishing has been nothing short of incredible in Suisun Bay with both private boaters and six-pack operators scoring as many as six limits of sturgeon on a...

Crab combination trips load up but changes may be coming for 2021

BY DAVE HURLEY The first Saturday in November is a highly anticipated benchmark in northern California as this is traditionally the first date in which Dungeness crab can be taken by sport anglers. Campgrounds and hotels from Monterey north to...

Bluefin bite back!

BY MERIT McCREA SAN DIEGO / OCEANSIDE — Just when it was looking like it might be a wrap, the bluefin bite came roaring back. The Outrider reported in with 2-day full limits – 36 for 9 anglers, the Tomahawk...

Baja report: BOLA weather window proves productive

Meanwhile, southern Baja is cranking with a 253-pound yellowfin caught just two miles off Cabo, with tuna, dorado and wahoo highlighting fall action at Lands End PAT McDONELL CABO SAN LUCAS – Cabo just keeps rolling along on the tuna and...

First person report: A Tanner bank bluefin tango

BY KENJI NAKAGAWA Bluefin action on the outer banks has slowed from its peak, but it’s still possible to experience the thrill of a lifetime. Kenji Nakagawa fished aboard the Aztec recently and got everything angling dreams are made of....

MOST RECENT

Waterfowl hunting reports plus DFW duck counts for Jan. 13-17

SoCal Ducks are still largely missing in action BY JIM NIEMIEC RIVERSIDE – It has not been very ducky weather in this portion of the Pacific flyway the last couple weeks. Winds have not blown on shoot days and temps have...

Long range: Cow grounds show promise

Good sign of quality tuna on traditional winter grounds BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO-- After a solid week of good fishing on quality tuna, the long range fleet was encouraged at the prospects for the coming, albeit, abbreviated, cow season. Both...

A great start to 2021 aboard the Victory

BY DYLAN DEPRES With a new fishing license and a new set of fishing goals I jumped on board with my friends at Victory Sportfishing. They'd had some nice fishing in the last week with limit-style sculpin daily and hit-or-miss...