I can't say I've ever been fishing on Christmas Day, although I went out on Christmas Eve once.
He had probably washed the dishes, made the bed and been exceedingly polite. Not solely because of the question/statement he'd later ask, but maybe.
Like a lot of subjects, my views regarding being handicapped and participating in outdoor activities have evolved over the years. Probably the single biggest factor in my awakening to the opportunities in the outdoors for those with handicaps was when I met Arvel Gipson. Old Arv had fallen off a high transmission line and broken his back, which left him using crutches for the rest of his life. The odd thing was, Arvel refused to let his handicap stop his enjoyment of the outdoors.
I've learned over the years that a person could drive themselves crazy worrying about every little detail when it came to fishing.
I don't remember my first-ever fishing trip, but I do recall the early days of fly-fishing in which hitting the water while standing in it was difficult for me.
I'd like to share with you a gift idea for someone that you hold very dear. It's best suited for kids, but it also it suitable for spouses, best friends, or anyone you really care for. I began to fish when I was quite young. In fact I was so young that I don't remember when I caught my first fish, nor when I got my first fishing rod. But I do remember Big Mack.
Today, I picked up my new Remington shotgun.
On Christmas of my 12th year, I received a brand-new, shiny Winchester .22 rifle from my parents.
It was just a few months ago - also known as forever in NFL time - that San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh stood in front of the media and proclaimed his love for Alex Smith.
I'm not sure the exact reason, but this is the time of year when I see the most arrests being made for poaching on the water.
It could have been the greatest Hall of Fame class since Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb were installed in the very first vote back in 1936.
My brother has always strictly adhered to a linear approach to life. Things will happen in a specific, organized, planned way. Naturally, he has failed miserably.
When I first got the opportunity to write an outdoor column on a regular basis, I had two immediate thoughts: first, how lucky I was to be able to get paid to write about fishing and have it become tax deductible; and secondly how easy it would be to simply go out each week and then put something down on paper.
I can't remember how many times over the past year that I've emphasized being prepared for the unexpected while out fishing. The unexpected happened to me a few years ago while out on the delta. Fishing out of a relative's fairly new boat we were surprised to hear the dreaded "click, click" sound when attempting to start his boat at the end of the day. His batteries had died and we were officially stranded! This being a new boat as well as a new boat operator, his only useful device on board was his cell phone. As ...
I've been inundated with reasons to be happy of late. Some are simple, some carry more emotional weight.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One of the biggest winners from the Super Bowl didn't even take a snap.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - A sea of Denver Broncos had just chased a beleaguered Cam Newton around his own end zone one more time, and Carolina ...
For 50 years I have been both fascinated and concerned about a beautiful and extremely rare little purple trout, the Paiute Cutthroat Trout, (Salmo Clarki ...
I try and not write in absolutes – best ever, worst ever, loudest ever, most obnoxious ever. So I will not say this was the worst ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Roger Goodell might as well mail this one in.
Just when I was starting to imagine our lakes being full and our launch ramps being within walking - not hiking - distance from the parking lot ...
SAN FRANCISCO - For a guy who loved a good party, it's hard to imagine Ken Stabler ever thought he'd be crashing one this ...
"Thursday Night Football" will bounce around among CBS, NBC and NFL Network next season, and league executives are confident fans will find the games just ...
Well, the Super Bowl will be upon us soon.
Norman Clyde was possibly the finest mountaineer in the history of the Western Hemisphere.
A certain Hall of Fame quarterback in what will likely be his final game. A superstar in waiting on the big stage for the first ...
A lot of anglers are waiting in anticipation for the weather to clear up before they go fishing.
I'm sure all of you are excited about the rain we've been getting this winter season.
It's hard to feel sorry for Dean Spanos, even if he looked like someone had just kicked his dog the other day in Houston.
For the first time in 10 years I purchased a Powerball ticket.