Monday, September 28, 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...

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...

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...

WON Big Fish Challenge presented by Mercury: (Final!) Grand Prize Leaderboard

Updated September 2, 2020 Yellowtail: 42.25 pounds, Christopher Diaz (Week 7) White seabass: 52.2 pounds, Zack Scott, Purist (Week 8) Halibut: 41.2 pounds, James Choi, kayak (Week 9) Tuna: 251.8 pounds, Neil Barbour, Easy Access. (Week 5) Bonito/Barracuda: 11.1 pounds (bonito), Bennett Salvay, Profishent...

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...

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...

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....

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....

Choosing a halibut presentation

Habitat and conditions dictate lure and bait choices BY GUNDY GUNDERSON One of the most targeted species for Southern California bay, harbor and beach anglers is the halibut. It is a challenging gamefish that can be found in the shallows all...

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...

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PENN waves the flag with the Limited Edition Liberty Reel

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Limited to 1,000 pieces, PENN International 50VISW Liberty reels are built to turn heads on the water or as a piece of patriotic art in the home. Featuring custom America-themed engraving with a spool wrapped in the...

Introducing the first-annual WON Winter Troutcast at Lake Cuyamaca

Western Outdoor News is proud to announce that we have taken our highly successful Big Bear TroutfesT event format and duplicated it for an all new winter fishing event at Lake Cuyamaca December 12-13. The inaugural “Winter Troutcast” tournament will...

War Heroes on Water boat parade set for Oct. 1

As part of the 2020 War Heroes on Water Reunion Tournament, WHOW will be holding a very special patriotic Boat Parade. The first-annual event will enable local friends and family to celebrate returning veterans and share collective appreciation for...