A century ago, almost all of our population was involved in agriculture. As a people, we grew up on the family farm, and were familiar with growing plants and animals for our livelihood. As we became a more urbanized society, most of our population moved to the cities and found work in factories and stores and office buildings. Our national consciousness began to change and we began to lose our connections to the rhythmic flow of nature.
Fish attractants have been used in some form or another for many years. I can remember there being a big interest in fish attractants in the mid-1980s, as several major tackle manufacturers added fish attractants to their product line.
As an outdoors columnist I know I'm supposed to hate the election season along with all the other knuckle-dragging Neanderthals that believe as John Gierach does:
Lately, I've been considering selling my bass boat and buying a multi-species boat.
In recent weeks movie channels have been showing the best of the best in the horror film genre, but TV doesn't do it for me. I've been to the Twilight Zone - it's Gustavus, Alaska, in winter.
Located in the hills between the towns of Tracy and Livermore are the remains of two ghost towns: Carnegie and Tesla.
One of my first impressions of fishing was when I was around 6 or 7 years old while camping at Lake Camanche.
For years I was intertwined in the Oakdale-Manteca rivalry.
What looks like the NFL's latest nightmare played out on a football field an hour from Boston nearly six weeks ago. In a Pop Warner game between longtime rivals Southbridge and Tantasqua, five kids between the ages of 10 and 12 were concussed, all on the losing team, three in the first quarter and the last one on the final play of the game.
It is a very confusing time to be a fisherman.
The last time I took my son fishing he brought along his handheld video game.
New Bern, N.C. - Food is vital. I'm not just referring to the obvious need of nutrient ingestion to remain in good standing health-wise; I am talking about food as a part of an experience.
Joe Wilson was a living legend in Tracy.
Duck hunting season is now open, so it's important that we stay out of each other's way.
I wanted a better ending. It should have been honorable, dignified. But it wasn't.
LODI - Get ready for high school football practice in July.
The highly controversial striped bass and black bass petition was recently withdrawn, resulting in a victory for local anglers wishing to preserve one of the ...
The calendar is turning to September, and with that football season will be in full swing. And while guys get made fun of for this ...
Coming off a historic season, Sierra isn't thinking about championships going into Friday's 2016 opener at Ripon.
The Manteca Cowboys varsity defeated the Lodi Titans 14-2 in DYSA action at East Union's Dino Cunial Field on Saturday.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - For all the praise of golf's return to the Olympics, there was no shortage of suggestions to make it better.
In a race that had more plot twists than a Ryan Lochte night on the town, season points leader Larry Tankersley, of Gridley, picked up ...
About 30 years ago my next door neighbor, Arvel, and I spent a lot of time together in the outdoors. We cut firewood for our ...
RIPON - Ripon's water polo program enjoyed an historic 2015 campaign despite depth issues.
It's that time of year again when San Joaquin County taxes me for having a boat.
One of Kim Brooks' greatest motivations for coaching is her own regret.
The NFL is still seeking an audience with the four linebackers it's investigating for an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs.
Although he was making his first start of the season, Tracy's Justin Philpott showed no signs of rust as he blazed to a win ...
LATHROP - Few people get to live their dream, but everything comes at a price.
There's an automated letter online at www.water4fish.org/savebass, rejecting the proposed bag limit because it will surely have an adverse effect on ...