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he Outdoor News Service is your source for the latest outdoor news. Our Fishing Report is the most comprehensive and up-to-date fishing report for Southern California available on the Internet. Our freshwater report covers virtually every major water in the region, from Bridgeport to Otay, from Havasu to Nacimiento. We udpate each water at least once a week, sometimes more frequently, with information from marinas, tackle shops, fishermen, and other sources. We'll give you hot lakes, hot spots and hot baits. Our fishing reports have been published in Southern California newspapers' outdoor sections since 1978. The Outdoor News Service also provides you with the latest outdoor news, including a waterfowl report and Jim Matthews' award-winning outdoor column that many of you read in local newspapers throughout Southern California. The Outdoor News Service publishes Western Birds, The Wingshooter’s Newsletter, which is the most detailed bird hunting scouting report published in the world.
2013 Public Land Seminars ADDED for late September and early October, filling quickly Due to popular demand, we have added four public land quail and chukar hunting seminars for late September and early October. Details on times, dates, and locations are at the top of the seminar list below. There is also a new PDF form added with highlighted panels that can be filled out via computer, resaved, and e-mailed back to save time. The classes all have very limited season and they are filling up quickly. General information about our seminars. We have sessions in twoRead more
MATTHEWS’ OUTDOOR COLUMN
Fred Hall Show in Long Beach slated for March 5-9 and Del Mar up March 27-30
By JIM MATTHEWS www.OutdoorNewsService.com It’s pretty safe to say that nearly every angler in Southern California has been to a Fred Hall Show at some point since the shows began 68 years ago. The largest and most well-known of the big outdoor shows in the West, it wouldn’t be too big a stretch of the imagination to think that more than 1/4 of the state’s one million licensed anglers attend the event each year, either in its Long Beach Convention Center home (March 5-9) or the Del Mar Fairgrounds (March 27-30)spin off that has been around for 38 years. Sportsmen travel from all over the southern half of the state – or further – to see leading edge developments in fishing tackle for all types of environments and species. Because of the region’s year around fishing seasons and wide variety…
Searching for the perfect Christmas gift for the sportsmen or sportswomen on your list. Western Birds has a great gift idea that will keep on giving for years to come. We have a new subscriber special that includes locations of 280 guzzler locations in Southern California's best bird hunting areas for just $150. In addition, the gift subscription includes the next six issues of the newsletter. We also have a batch of Jim Matthews' Signature Quail Calls ready to ship today. Check out the PDF flyer for more information. See Our 2013 Christmas Flyer Here For more information on WesternRead more
JIM MATTHEWS’ PICKS OF THE WEEK 1. Immune to the fluctuations in weather, the San Diego rockfish bite is staying in the top picks for yet another week. The local landings continue to run trips into Mexican waters for rockfish on overnight, 1 1/2-day, and even two-day trips. The rockfish have been averaging from five to seven pounds with lings to nearly 25 pounds on these jaunts. There is limit-style fishing on many of these trips targeting the rockfish off Colonet. If you want to go, check with one of the landings to see what trips are running. Call Fisherman’sRead more
Oct. 25, 2013 - Paul Gonzales of Phillips Ranch landed this 20-pound, eight-ounce brown trout fishing Rush Creek below Silver Lake with a perch-colored Rapala. Gonzales also landed a 12-pound, three-ounce brown that week from Rush. There are a few more details and another photos here at the bottom of the weekly column.
Michael Sutton, FGC president, calls hunting not sustainable Michael Sutton, the president of the state Fish and GameRead more