Over the years I discovered that there are other benefits to fishing besides just catching fish. Some of those extras are rusty artifacts left behind by miners, loggers hunters, and anglers. The history lessons they contain are considerable.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - They gathered in the bowels of the arena where most of the great fights of the last two decades have taken place, old men now all sharing one shining moment from years gone by. They had come to honor The Greatest, though whether Muhammad Ali remembered who they were or knew what it was all about was a matter of speculation that on this night would go unanswered.
Wind has to be one of my least favorite conditions to fish in.
Yakutat, Alaska's closest neighbor is a glacier the size of Rhode Island.
I guess for as long as there have been anglers; there have been those who simply have to wade out into the current to better catch fish.
The pretenders were as obedient as ever and folded early, just like they always seemed to when Tiger Woods was in his prime.
The end of football season marks both a happy and sad time for me.
If you're like me, a cold messes with your head before it infects it.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Tom Brady was one of the last ones out of the shower, perhaps hoping some extra hot water would help take the sting out of a crushing Super Bowl loss. In a nearly deserted New England Patriots locker room, he sat, wearily pulling on his boots, the pained look on his face never changing.
I almost hate to mention that spring is almost here, but it is!
To understand fully the quandary I faced Saturday, I'll have to volunteer that the first time I remember my cell phone ringing while fishing was in 2007. I was trout fishing on the Klawock River back home, where reception is spotty at best. But the call made it through and lit up my pocket. Though I was fishing and I risked setting a precedent, I answered. After all, it was my mom and it was about dinner.
Over the years I've been writing this column, I often refer to the fact that just being outdoors is good therapy for me. Whenever I get wound up and agitated, an outdoor excursion seems to help relieve the tension. Although fishing is my favorite outdoor pastime, I also get peace of mind from hunting, photography, plinking tin cans or just a walk in the woods.
Several years ago in an angler's online forum, I wrote about our artificial baits becoming better than the fisherman.
I stood for a moment atop the steps and looked down at the rows of lodges, outfitters, fly shops and other booths in the fly-fishing building at the International Sportsman's Expo in Sacramento.
Joe Paterno had barely hung up the phone when his wife of 50 years picked it up and redialed the number scrawled on the slip of paper.
It always starts at the top, and the top members of the 49ers' executive branch probably would like some peace and quiet right about now.
The Warriors have won their first 16 games of the season, which is ridiculous. So talking about them doubling that streak is doubly ridiculous.
Congratulations to the Warriors for going 16-0 out of the gate. Let me express my overriding sentiment about the achievement in two words:
While out fishing with a friend recently, we talked about purchasing new equipment.
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HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Kevin Harvick has made a predictable habit of trying to rattle his opposition when the stakes are at their highest.
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Most offensive linemen will play their entire careers toiling in obscurity while others get the glory. Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior varsity offensive tackle Cody Ward ...
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The Manteca Cowboys varsity hammered the Tracy Rampage in the DYSA division championship 30-6 Saturday at Dino Cunial Field.
SALINAS - A long day of frustration turned into relief for East Union senior Brooke Riley on Monday.