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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
Secret fishing spots and telling people where to go
By JIM MATTHEWSwww.OutdoorNewsService.com I have been telling people where to go (both literally and figuratively) for the bulk of my career. The weekly fishing report was started in the early 1970s as a way to summarize how the fishing was in major fishing waters in the Inland Empire and expanded to include the whole southern half of the state. It got so big the newspapers that ran the report each week had to run it in tiny type (called agate), and then had to trim it to only the waters in their immediate circulation areas as newspapers started to shrink. A few years ago, I added roundups by species at the top of the report for the specialists. The roundups were lists and tips where anglers were likely to find the best trout or bass or catfish fishing that week.…
Jim Matthews' winter flyer with the most recent custom quail calls off his work bench is now available. These are all hand-made, hand-finished calls. The Signature Call line consists of "stick" calls which have a very natural, lifelike sound, and "chamber" calls which has a rich resonant sound that is more like a dominant male bird. These are the most unique Western quail calls being made today. Calls can be made to order with your wood and feature specifications or you can purchase one of the finished calls in the flyer. For more information see the 2013 Winter Flyer HereRead more
JIM MATTHEWS’ PICKS OF THE WEEK 1. Santa Ana River Lakes and Corona Lake share the limelight again this week for the top pick. The sister waters received massive plants of huge Sierra Bows last week and two weeks ago and they are still showing in good number. Lots of quality fish at both lakes. Corona cranked out a 19 1/2-pounder and SARL a 14-pound this past week. Limits were also common at both facilities. For an update on the bites or plants, you can check www.fishinglakes.com, or call the SARL’s tackle shop at 714-632-7851 or Corona’s shop at 951-277-4489.Read 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.