Saturday, June 6, 2020

Saltwater Fishing

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Heave-ho! Hauling lobster hoops at Catalina aboard the Triton

TWO HARBORS — Triton deckhand Nick Kim gaffed the floating coil of line leading to an unseen lobster hoop net nearly 180 feet below the ocean’s surface, and then quickly passed the standing end to Dana Lockhart of Huntington Beach....

Checking in with Capt. Rick Russell of the Pacific Islander

As told to Paul Lebowitz OXNARD – Capt. Rick Russell has been through the ringer. Late last tuna season his legendary offshore boat the Chief was irreparably ruined by botched haul-out job – no fault of his. He wasted no...
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Video: 376-pound mega cow aboard the El Pescador

The virtually untouched waters out of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico produce prodigious yellowfin tuna for the El Pescador. This one, a 376-pound mega cow, was tag-teamed by Janch Li and Mark Aikawa on February 23, 2020. Western Outdoor News has a...

One man’s obsession results in ironclad collection

Dave Pfeiffer got into surface iron for the fun and then chased rare jigs BY RICH HOLLAND SAN CLEMENTE – One of the world’s most extensive collections of Southern California surface iron is in a garage at Dave Pfeiffer’s home in...

Daiwa launches Rock Rover jig series, Elev8 rods

CYPRESS – Daiwa released an intriguing new bottom fishing jig family to the U.S. market for the Fred Hall Long Beach Show, the Rock Rover, along with the Elev8 series of rods with actions custom designed for use with...

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....

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...

C&H Lures Alien XL Chugger

This larger version of the classic Alien Chugger lure is designed to run true and straight with an erratic popping motion. The added benefit of a flesh like body and head results in a lure that can be used...

Plano Gives EDGE to Dedicated Anglers

For some, fishing is a way of life. It’s hours spent studying charts, memorizing holes, points, and structure and checking forecasts days in advance of a trip. Top anglers meticulously organize tackle for fast access, tie on baits with...

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...

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...