Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Saltwater Fishing

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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...

Spotty bite red hot at San Diego’s Mission Bay

BY CAPT. BILL SCHAEFER SAN DIEGO – With all the great fishing going on right now the choice of what to chase can be hard. But, weather can change in an instant or sometimes your schedule doesn’t permit an all...

Long range report: Go west young man

Big bluefin on the bite; parade of 100-pound plus fish hit the dock BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO — Where the big fish go, so goes the long range fleet. In a rare set of circumstances, the bulk of the long...

Bluefin limits for WON Amigo charter, plus bonus calicos and ‘tails

BY BOB SEMERAU SAN PEDRO — Weather can be one of the most unpredictable and possibly brutal challenges of offshore banks tuna fishing. Where to go and what to do had been on everyone’s mind as anglers loaded up for the...

WON Big Fish Challenge Week 8: another new overall leader

It's a 10-week event, so there's still of time to sign-up HERE! SAN CLEMENTE – The annual WON Big Fish Challenge (BFC) has entered the final turn as anglers are currently taking their final shots in the 10-week event here...

California Legislative Update for August

Pending laws that could impact sportsmen and women BY BILL GAINES Gaines and Associates SACRAMENTO – There is never a dull moment when the California State Legislature is open for business.  But with the August 31st close of the 2020 Session rapidly...

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...

WON/Sea Adventure 80 charter finds too much dorado

BY BOB SEMERAU SAN DIEGO – All the parts came together on this one. The right boat, the right gear, the best weather, and the right bunch of guys for a fantastic couple of days on the water. And yes,...

Lingcod sweep Rockfish Rumble at Ventura Harbor Sportfishing

BY BOB SEMERAU VENTURA — The WON Rockfish Rumble came off late this year due to the current health crisis, but the two-boat battle became a massacre of sorts when one of the boats found a nest of larger-model lingcod,...

WON on the Spot: Outstanding Coronado Islands yellowtail fishing erupts

BY DYLAN DEPRES SAN DIEGO – I had the pleasure of joining Captain Alec Stockfelt and crew of the Grande on Monday, August 17 for a banner day of yellowtail fishing. Like many other anglers, I must be selective of...

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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...