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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
Ammunition shortage won't stop Turner's Outdoorsman Shooting Sports Fair
By JIM MATTHEWS www.OutdoorNewsService.com Ammunition shortages will not stop this year’s Turner’s Outdoorsman Shooting Sports Fair, according Bryan Harris, president of the 16-store chain of shooting, hunting, and fishing stores in Southern California that sponsors the event each year. “We knew early this year that there would be no Sports Fair if we couldn’t get ammunition,” said Harris. “So we asked all our vendors at the Sports Fair how much ammunition they would need and we went to ATK [the makers of Federal and CCI ammunition brands] and asked if they could allocate this amount over and above our regular allotment.” Harris said it didn’t take long for the company to commit to the deal and fill the order. “It was pretty amazing,” said Harris. “They understood how important the Sports Fair was to our industry as a whole and…
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
Salton Sea tilapia stays the top pick, but bluegill at Perris and Skinner, and ocean yellowtail are hotJIM MATTHEWS’ PICKS OF THE WEEK 1. The Salton Sea tilapia bite has been as hot as the weather. One angler had over 300 tilapia for five hours of fishing. The fish are running from a half-pound up to nearly three pounds with most in the one to 1 1/2-pound range. The bite is mostly on nightcrawler pieces fished right on the bottom, and longer casts from shore are getting bigger fish. In fact, most anglers are throwing well off the shore and jetty to get fish now. The best source for information is the new campground store adjacent toRead 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.