Friday, June 5, 2020

Saltwater Fishing

This is the Saltwater Fishing Main Category

The artificial arsenal – throwing plastics and jigs for rockcod

SANTA BARBARA – Capt. Jason Diamond is one of the best interviews in the Southern California sportfishing fleet. The owner of Stardust Sporting in Santa Barbara, he’s an enthusiastic fellow, always eager to talk fishing. On a recent call, Diamond...

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...

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...

Throwing plastics and jigs for rockfish

The artificial arsenal SANTA BARBARA – Capt. Jason Diamond is one of the best interviews in the Southern California sportfishing fleet. The owner of Stardust Sporting in Santa Barbara, he’s an enthusiastic fellow, always eager to talk fishing. On a recent...

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....

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...

Fishing with Jim, catching birthday seabass

BY TIM E. HOVEY I’ve never been much of a birthday guy. As far as gifts, I’d rather spend time with friends and family, instead of sitting in a circle opening presents. In fact, this is the honest truth, in...

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...

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...

Slug baits for sportboat bass

Like the soft stickbait in the freshwater bass world, there’s no wrong way to fish a slug for calicos SAN CLEMENTE – A buddy of mine once told me he stopped fishing Senkos for bass, and when I asked why,...

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...