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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.
Fred Hall Show's FREE Public Land Seminars March 6-10 We will giving free half-hour public land upland bird hunting seminars during the March 6-10 Fred Hall Show in Long Beach. All the seminars will be held on the Hunting and Shooting Stage adjacent to the Turner's Outdoorsman "store" on the show floor. Wednesday, March 6 at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at 2 p.m. Friday, March 8 at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at 11 a.m. These seminars will cover how to find public lands in Southern CaliforniaRead more
MATTHEWS’ OUTDOOR COLUMN
Mike Raahauge, 72, a hunting and shooting icon in Southern California died Monday
By JIM MATTHEWS www.OutdoorNewsService Mike Raahauge, one of the pioneers and legendary figures in Southern California’s hunting and shooting industry, died Monday morning. He was 72. Raahauge is best known for the shooting and hunting complex in Prado Basin on the Santa Ana River River in Corona. Raahauge’s Pheasant Hunting Club has been in operation since 1971, opened by Mike and his father Linc Raahauge that year. As the facility grew, Raahauge added trap and skeet fields, a “Star Shot” shotgun range, and then a Sporting Clays range. Before the shooting sports entered its current boom, Raahauge saw the handwriting on the wall -- or perhaps he was the one doing the writing -- and designed a huge new sporting clays range across the basin from his existing facility. It also included rifle, pistol, and law enforcement ranges. Today, Mike…
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
MATTHEWS’ PICKS OF THE WEEK 1. The Salton Sea tilapia bite is back into the top pick slot with excellent action reported right before and right on the heels of the storm front that just moved through the region. More bigger fish are starting to show with tilapia to 2-8 reported this week. The bite is mostly on nightcrawler pieces fished right on the bottom. The best source for information is the new campground store adjacent to the state park jetty. The number if 760-289-9455 and the store is open 6 to 10 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 6 a.m.Read more
April 27, 2013 - This pair of 10-pound brown trout was caught by Daniel Perez of Pine Groove from Lower Twin Lake near Bridgeport the opening day of the 2013 trout season. They were two of four browns caught that hit or passed the 10-pound mark from Lower Twin opening day. A 10-pound, 3-ouncer was caught by Jerry Hill of Murphy, and Twin Lakes Resort owner Steve Marti caught a 10-pound, four-ounce fish. This is a good start to the season.