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.
Every so often there is a gun control measure put on the ballot for voters to consider. Most such measures are misguided efforts to reduce violent crime. The theory behind such restrictive gun measures seems to be based on the idea that if it's harder to obtain a gun, then violent crime rates will drop. Ironically, the exact opposite has been proven true time after time.
The season began with fans brawling in the stands, and a quarterback who didn't seem worth fighting for.
I could feel it deep down in my fisherman soul. Apparently it showed on my face too.
Recently there have been several news stories documenting the return of the Grey Wolf to California. So far it's only one wolf, wearing a tracking collar that has definitely been recorded appearing in Siskiyou County and then in Plumas County in Northern California.
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 ...
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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.
Maybe the most dreadful part about the 49ers during the 2015 season was not that they lost so many games. It was that they were ...
As the clock ticked down toward a vote, the NFL Network breathlessly reported on the long line of luxury cars idling outside a suburban Houston ...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Nick Saban is concerned about the bowl system.
If we put our minds to it, we could learn a lot from the Native Americans who preceded the white man as masters of North ...