Sunday, July 5, 2020

Saltwater Fishing

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Kayak record white seabass roped at Dana Point

Unofficially scaled at 80 pounds!  BY PAUL LEBOWITZ DANA POINT – Kayak angler Brian Beam of Mission Viejo is having the time of his life. On Saturday, Beam cashed in on his first legal white seabass, a fish of a lifetime...

Long range fleet shuts down

By Gundy Gunderson SAN DIEGO — The long range fleet shut down this week with the mounting concerns and threats of the Covid-19 virus. Fortunately, much of the fleet is in the boatyard and few trips are scheduled for April....

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...

The scoop on San Diego County’s launch ramps (updated)

Story updated Friday, May 8 at 1:30 p.m. SAN DIEGO -- We ran around San Diego County checking for open saltwater launch ramps so you wouldn't have to. Some but not all reopened on May 1, 2020, for recreational boating. Here's what...

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...

Getting the edge on island yellowtail

It’s all in the game plan DANA POINT – It isn’t every day that a successful charter captain takes a deep dive on the how and why of game planning to catch primetime yellowtail at San Clemente and Catalina Islands....

Saltwater ramps reopen with social distancing guidelines (updated)

Story updated April 25, 9:30 a.m.  SANTA BARBARA – On Friday, the saltwater launch ramps in Santa Barbara Harbor, Ventura Harbor and Channel Islands Harbor reopened on an interim basis with strict social distancing guidelines. The Morro Bay launch ramp...

Lessons learned fishing for big bluefin

BY RICH HOLLAND SAN DIEGO – By now it’s apparent there is a perennial crop of quality bluefin tuna off the Southern California and Northern Baja coast. The reason or reasons matter not for this story. This is about how...

Emergency Commission meeting devolves into a free-for-all (updated)

Action to consider granting the DFW Director temporary emergency power to alter or close fisheries during the COVID-19 crisis delayed a week Update: The rescheduled FGC meeting will take place via webinar on April 15 at 10 a.m. Visit this...

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...

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...