Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Saltwater Fishing

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Special feature: Long range fleet evolves in challenging year

BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO – One of the great skills of a successful sportfishing captain is the ability to adapt to a constantly changing environment. Weather, swell, current, fish predisposition and tides are perpetually in a state of change....

Long Range Report: Night bite on big yellows

Weather slows bluefin bite out west BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO – The beauty of the 8- and 10-day long range trips is the range of territory and the diversity of species. Under most conditions, skippers can find a willing biter....

San Diego Report: West wind ends outstanding week early

BY MERIT McCREA SAN DIEGO — Westerly winds came with a vengeance Friday, ending what had been a week of monster bluefin tuna catches a few days early. The number of massive 300-plus-pound bluefin tuna was impressive, a daily occurrence out...

San Francisco Report: Dungeness opener was good for brave skippers

BY CAPT. DAVID BACON SAN FRANCISCO BAY and SAN PABLO BAY – Some boats of the intrepid fleet from San Francisco Bay made morning trips on Saturday for the opener. Most boats came back inside the Bay early to finish...

Searching for the elusive ‘ghosts’ in San Francisco Bay with ‘The Ghost Whisperer’

BY DAVE HURLEY Halloween was on October 31 with ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ on November 1 so it is fitting that we went out during the first week of November in search of apparitions in San Francisco Bay with Captain...

Bonus bluefin enliven WON Ranger 85 Island rockfish charter

BY DENNIS YAMAMOTO Surprise, surprise, surprise! Western Outdoor News’ 2-day charter aboard the beautiful Ranger 85 out of CISCOS at Channel Islands Harbor took a detour from the rockfish grounds for a realistic shot at the elusive bluefin tuna at...

Day Two of Jackpot Produces Top Tuna, Cash Bonanza

BY RICH HOLLAND CABO SAN LUCAS -- The second day of the 22nd running of the WON Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot kicked out winners in every category, including the two largest yellowfin, a panga wahoo winner and a ladies team...

Long range report: Night bite erupts

Fleet slams big bluefin in the dark, Ridge and Rocks wahoo improve BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO — The allure of trophy bluefin fishing put the long range fleet in the middle of local offshore bluefin grounds, decking a parade of...

San Diego Report: Epic fall offshore options

BY MERIT McCREA SAN DIEGO — The San Diego skippers again faced a split decision with limit-style fishing within full-day range and a bite out on the outer banks which featured options including mossback yellows, bluefin tuna limits and grade...

Baja report: A cooler, windy week for fall anglers

The tuna finally showed up in La Paz, and the yellowtail are biting in Loreto. In Mag Bay, it’s all about the marlin, and in San Jose del Cabo, mixed surface and bottom action. In Cabo, they’re catching early...

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Waterfowl hunt results for Nov. 25, 2020

SoCal duck counts take a big drop BY JIM NIEMIEC NILAND – Duck hunting could not be much slower at least for those waterfowlers that headed out to southland refuges and a few duck clubs this past week. Not only does...
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Introducing the Gamakatsu Superline Offset Round Bend Hook

Tacoma, Washington – Offset worm hooks have been around for years and have proven to be extremely effective when fishing Carolina or Texas rigs into thick cover. The offset keeps the worm running true through the water column, presenting...

Furuno’s NavNet TZtouch3 Family Expands with new 9-inch MFD

CAMAS, Wash. - In early 2020, Furuno introduced NavNet TZtouch3, setting the standard for MFDs by packing powerful features and functions into super-bright and responsive IPS displays. These units are not only the most powerful MFDs on the market,...