Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Saltwater Fishing

This is the Saltwater Fishing Main Category

San Diego saltwater: It’s a wide open bite

BY MERIT McCREA SAN DIEGO — The limits style kelp paddy fishing continued south of the border, and by late in the week most of the San Diego fleet was running south. The bluefin bite continued between the islands to...

Miracle bluefin takes 2020 San Diego Offshore Jackpot

Outstanding 126-bluefin wins angler Frank Illingsworth $2,040 SAN DIEGO — Sometimes it’s just your day, and nothing you do goes wrong despite the obstacles. That’s a fine explanation for Frank Illingsworth’s 126-pound bluefin, a magnificent fish that topped all comers at...

Bluefin bonanza off Baja!

SAN DIEGO – Storms? What storms? They didn’t interrupt the bluefin bite down south off Baja, in fact, the grade improved with fish to 170 pounds meeting the gaff. The first big hit for numbers came last weekend, but the...

Suzuki Repower Report for October 19, 2020

This is WON’s Repower Report, brought to you by Suzuki Marine. This feature showcases 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...

WON Big Fish Challenge: Week 10 Leaders

While everyone is aiming for the top spot in each species category for one of the six grand prize packages, the biggest fish per species each week scores a prize, too. Here were the leaders in Week 10: For a...

Fishing opportunities abound on California’s Central Coast

From excellent saltwater action stretching from the Gold Coast to Big Sur, to beautiful coastal lakes and excellent foothill bassin’, this unique and wonderfully diverse region has myriad outdoor options to offer BY RICH LINGOR AND ALLEN BUSHNELL Any outdoorsman or...

Epic bluefin bite at the Tanner Bank for WON Pacific Islander charter

BY RACHEL VON FLECK With no wind or swells in sight, our outlook was a little uncertain as the Pacific Islander anchored up at Tanner Bank Wednesday morning. There was hardly any current, but as the sun came up, we...

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...

Tips for taking more corbina

Small things are large matters when pursuing this wily gamefish BY GUNDY GUNDERSON Corbina is rarely a fish that you catch one after the other. It is a fish where most bites are earned. Earned through execution, diligence, patience and persistence....

Solo Swordfish: Serge Vasquez gets his 335

AS TOLD TO PAUL LEBOWITZ Here's an epic swordfish story from the 2019 season, to get you going for 2020. Serge Vasquez of Expert Marine has been chasing swords for months, usually by himself for the ultimate angling challenge. He’d...

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Daiwa expands Tatula Baitcasting Line with new Tatula 300

New TATULA 300 offers discerning anglers premium performance for fishing big baits CYPRESS – Just when you thought the in-demand Tatula reel family couldn’t get any better, Daiwa unleashes the new Tatula 300, a true 300-size reel for throwing big...

Waterfowl hunt results for Oct. 27, 2020

Teal top comp counts on opening weekend for Southern state BY JIM NIMIEC NILAND – Cinnamon and green winged teal were the top ducks shot on opening day at refuges and clubs in this southern portion of the Pacific flyway, but...

The 2021 CCA-California Sportfishing Tide Calendar now available

Coastal Conservation Association - California and Bill Varney announced this week that the 2021 CCA California Sportfishing Tide Calendar is now available at tackle stores, landings and all Turner’s Outdoorsman stores. This year’s calendar includes tides, moon phases, important...