Saturday, August 8, 2020

Saltwater Fishing

This is the Saltwater Fishing Main Category

Seaguar introduces Inshore 100% Fluorocarbon

Now there's a special Seaguar 100% Fluorocarbon for shore, pier and other inshore anglers. New Seaguar Inshore is strong and abrasion resistant for fishing skinny water, working the jetty or casting from shore. Now you’ve got a Seaguar leader...

Ten tips to catch a deep drop king

BY BOB HOOSE Late November 2019, a group of friends and I were fishing on the Prospector for the mighty king or broadbill swordfish. The sun was low on the horizon while we watched our sword flags drifting upswell. I...

Salmon outside the Gate and halibut inside

BY CAPT. DAVID BACON SAN FRANCISCO BAY and SAN PABLO BAY – Early limits on salmon were common for skilled crews and passengers. Capt. Jared Davis on Salty Lady out of Sausalito called it another phenomenal week of king salmon...

San Diego saltwater: All options chewing

BY MERIT McCREA SAN DIEGO — The offshore bite had the fleet re-grouping across a couple of areas this past week as options opened up, offering both monster bluefin on the kite and flyer, and "catchable" grade fish and full...

Angler Sophie Gail catches 370-pound bluefin

SAN DIEGO — The largest bluefin of the season, a magnificent 370 pounder taped out, was decked last week by angler Sophie Gail. She was fishing aboard the Constitution, Capt. Chase, on a 1.5-day, and was first up on the...

Channel Islands Shootout: Big halibut takes the day

BY BOB SEMERAU VENTURA — A 21-pound halibut took top honors at the return of the Channel Islands Shootout, WON’s original combined jackpot sportboat vs. sportboat competition. The nearly $500 in prize money and valuable gift packs given out to participants...

Long range report: Bite hits summer stride

Bluefin, yellowfin, yellowtail and dorado all in the mix BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO — The long range fleet is in an excellent position with a slew of 4- and 5- day trips on the schedule and a big wad of...

It’s cow season!

BY MERIT McCREA SAN DIEGO/OCEANSIDE — The San Diego County fleet saw catches of the bigger bluefin tuna, leaving more southerly Mexican grounds for those just on the U.S. side of the border over the 4th of July weekend. It...

PERSPECTIVE: CCA CAL reports strong opposition to AB 3030

Anglers are fighting mad over AB 3030’s threat to close the coast The Coastal Conservation Association of California (CCA CAL) reports that opposition to Assembly Bill 3030 is surging as anglers, hunters and other sportsmen throughout the state learn frightening...

Indomitable: Katie Kosich’s quest for the record books

Her 118.2-pound bluefin the likely new women’s 20-pound line class IGFA standard SAN DIEGO – Eleven hours is a long time to fight a fish, but angler Katie Kosich never wavered in her light-line quest. Not in the early going...

MOST RECENT

WON Big Fish Challenge Week 5: three new leaders kick off the second half

It's a 10-week event, so there's still plenty of time to sign-up HERE! SAN CLEMENTE – After a relatively quiet Week 4 of the WON Big Fish Challenge, anglers participating in the 2020 installment of the event came back with...

AB 3030 California Senate hearing delayed

Rescheduled for August 12th, 2020 SACRAMENTO -- The California Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee adjourned today without hearing Assembly Bill 3030. The committee is now scheduled to take the matter up on August 12, 2020. The committee’s agenda included hearings on...

Storm debuts new red crawfish patterns in Arashi Vibe Lipless Cranks

Minnetonka, Minnesota -- The bait that helped Ott DeFoe win a Bassmaster Classic will soon be available in two new patterns to help anglers get more bites in tough conditions. Next season, Storm Arashi Vibe lipless crankbaits will come...