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2015 Craft Awards Contest

It's that time of year again! The OWAC Craft Awards Contest is open and ready for your submissions! Please click on the links belo...

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November 2015 Newsletter

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By Meade Fischer - It’s been a good year for some of our members who won multiple awards at our recent Big Bear conference. Joh...

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It's that time of year again! The OWAC Craft Awards Contest is open and ready for your submissions! Please click on the links below for the Contest Rules and Categories, as well as the Entry Form that needs to accompany each entry. You will need to print out entry forms for each of your submissions.

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BY BOB SEMERAU

Western Outdoor News Staff Writer

Point Loma—The annual 2.5-day Western Outdoor News charter aboard the 80-foot sportfisher Sea Adventure 80 ran long and hard to explore the waters around San Clemente Island. Known for its great yellowtail and calico bass action, SCI had recently shown signs of schoolie-sized yellowfin offshore and bigger model YFT close-in.

The 30-anglers, all guys, scheduled for this trip loaded up early and began stowing gear and getting settled. As of the 8:00 p.m. departure fall weather had yet to come to Southern California with tuna and warm water still coming across the border from Mexico in a never ending flood.

The usual deck-talk began with concerns as to where night driver and second Captain, Paul Panello, might run overnight. A call from Captain Harbour over the p.a. outlined the plan.

“We’ll go out and get bait and while we are there at the receiver I’ll fill you guys in on where we are headed,” came the announcement as SA80 pulled away from the H&M docks. While the grey light of morning was still hours away anglers considered where the charter was headed when reports of limit-style tuna bites south of the border had been all the news in recent weeks.

The answer came shortly as everyone gathered into the roomy galley salon for the briefing by the skipper and deckhand, Roman Rodriquez.

Enemies of the Environment

Have you ever thought of yourself as an enemy of the environment? I haven’t. Nevertheless, sometimes things happen to remind me that any of us can make an innocent or not so innocent mistake that could kill or endanger a helpless critter or pollute the environment.

Sometimes as we zip down a lake in our boat, a candy wrapper, potato chip bag, or soda can flies out — or a $200 pair of sunglasses. This may not seem too bad compared to a dirty diaper, cooler, or garbage bag, though it’s sometimes costly if it’s your sunglasses.

I’m still amazed when I see piles of garbage on the shorelines of our beaches and lakes. I wonder who in the world leaves that stuff behind and who they think will pick it up. If the critters don’t spread it around first, the rising water levels and surf will move it in every direction. All the culprits had to do was bend over - which they would do for a dime - put their stuff in a bag and dispose of it in a trash can, or take it home and dump it.

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 Lara Kaylor

My name is Lara Kaylor and I have worked as a journalist for more than a decade covering everything from the outdoors to small town politics. I joined OWAC in 2007.

 

 



This is Placer!

This video shows the wonders of Placer County, California. Breath-taking scenery, a rich history, year-round recreation – and Lake Tahoe – need we say more? Those are just a few of the reasons more than 360,000 people call Placer County home and hundreds of thousands more come to visit us each year. Our territory stretches from the Sacramento Valley all the way to North Lake Tahoe.