It's been a while since I've purchased any new equipment. My newest rod and reel combo is almost 3 years old but works just fine. With the current cost of fuel, I'd rather spend a day fishing than purchasing a piece of equipment that didn't need to be replaced. As much as I'd like to think a particular rod or reel helped me catch more fish, I highly doubt it. Baits, on the other hand, ...
My buddy Daniel is coming up to Alaska this summer and wants to trick trout with flies, but he's never done it before.
Professional football is once again going to be a reality in Stockton. On Thursday afternoon, athletes from throughout the region hoping to land a spot on the roster of the Stockton Wolves – who relocated from San Jose after it was announced that the SabreCats would be returning for the 2011 season – showed up at Big League Dreams hoping to take their skills and their passion for the game to the next level. And ...
Back on March 28, 2009, Kemba Walker came into Connecticut's West Regional final against the Missouri Tigers and dropped 23 points, leading his Huskies to a thrilling 82-75 win and ushering the Huskies into that season's Final Four.
Just when you think you have the weather figured out, everything changes. As much as I keep reminding myself year after year to not get to excited, it never fails; we get hit with another big storm. Leading up to this current storm we had the perfect water temperatures, and the perfect moon cycle for the first spawn of the year. As I cruised along the shallows a little over a week ago, I even ...
It was a lot like that Kenny Chesney song, only we weren't on stools, there were no shots, and the only reading we were doing was the river current through our warm breaths.
If you've never shot black powder guns before you ought to give it a try. It transports you back in time as you pour the powder down the barrel, drop the lead ball or shot in and tamp it down with a ramrod. The first time I shot a black powder gun was in 1967 in Virginia, when my cousin Lou showed me how to shoot his 58 caliber Civil War musket. You had to ...
It's been a while since I've taken my family out fishing for the day, and this past Monday seemed like the perfect time.
The winter doldrums are finally coming to an end for four-wheeled racing fans as the green flag is about to unfurl to start the 2011 local racing season.
My favorite t-shirt, designed by Ketchikan pun-master Ray Troll, is buried under a quarter-zip fleece and no-nonsense Marmot jacket, and my feet have been wet with sweat since Sacramento.
Just grabbing a bat and going up to the dish to take your hacks is a thing of the past. Now, going to the plate begins with making sure that your particular tool for the trade is approved by the newly-appointed Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution standards. The BBCOR standards reflect how fast a ball can come off a bat, and the approved list was supplied by the University of Massachusetts and accepted as the ...
I read the other day where the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has officially declared the Eastern Mountain Lion as extinct. Because they have been officially de-listed, Mountain Lions in the entire eastern seaboard are now regulated by the individual states.
As the weather has been improving, I'm sure a lot of anglers looking forward to going fishing.
Over the years, I have always been interested in going to Canada on a black bear hunt, so in February when the outdoor show came to Great Falls, Mont., I decided it was time to find out if I was going to stay on the bank and cut bait or grab a rod and join the big dogs.
One of the best items an outdoor enthusiast can carry is one or more of the guidebooks on flowers, trees, rocks birds, or mammals that inhabit your area. I often carry one of the handy field guides in my fishing vest, or backpack. Perhaps the most dog-eared of my field guides in the one on California wildflowers.
It's been a long time since I was a student in school waiting with anticipation for the start of summer.
At some point after, during, or instead of college, you embark on a career.
When I was a kid I used to think about being a weather man.
After your mom has the 7-millimeter aneurysm in her right middle cranial artery fixed, you've watched a You Tube clip of the same procedure on a different brain and your mom starts telling people she'll be home in a week (the doctors smile and say it will probably be a few days longer), your depth of observation increases.
Last week, I discussed antiques that the outdoor enthusiast might find incidentally while hunting, angling, or exploring old ghost towns.
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West returns to Stockton's 99 Speedway this Saturday for G-Oil 150, one of the biggest events on the 2013 schedule.
I have this empty space on my living room wall that would be the perfect place for a mounted bass. It's right above my fish tank and would look perfect.
I've never really seen my Mom sick. She's had colds before, but she has epitomized both strength and stubbornness. That's probably why she rarely had health issues - they were intimidated.
From now until mid-May, local fishing is at its best if you were to ask me.
The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season is officially under way at the Stockton 99 Speedway, and a couple of Manteca drivers are off to hot starts.
My grandparents used to call it "visiting".
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