I have polite friends, and there are times I wonder what they are really thinking. If I ask say, a question about their fishing preference, the response will be polite and to the effect of, "I'm cool either way" or "sure, alright".
August 12, 1956 was a Sunday and like most days during the summer, I was camped with my parents at Hermit Valley in the Sierra.
I was asked the other day about using live bait.
Although Scott Speed picked up a season's best 25th place finish in last Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, it was a bittersweet weekend for the Manteca native as he left his home track thinking that it could have been much better.
The entire forest and water wasn't even whispering.
The art of taxidermy is probably almost as old as the human race itself. Archeologists have found ancient Indian duck decoys in caves around the Great Basin that were made from preserved duck skins stretched over a tule decoy body.
Recently, I've been learning more about fishing for kokanee in our local lakes.
There will be plenty of old fashion hard nose rubbing and grinding when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to the beautiful Northern California wine country for 24th consecutive year with the Toyota/Save Mart 350 this weekend, June 22-24 at Sonoma Raceway.
A few minutes before go-time, my cousin went to the bathroom for the last time as a ringless man.
My wife recently gave me the green light to reserve a campsite for an upcoming camping trip.
In January, summer seems like the season that never happens.
I saw an item on the nightly news about a fellow accused of trying to sell two bear cubs. He claimed he'd been attacked by the mama bear and had to kill her in self defense.
The 2012 frustrations of Escalon's Eric Holmes continued in last weekend's NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Star Nursery "200" at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The Upper Sacramento River turns back and forth in riffle, run, pool sequences for 30-some miles providing a buffet of great fishing opportunities.
A week or so ago, I put $125 worth of gas in my truck and that only brought the fuel gauge up to ¾ of a tank!
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The highly controversial striped bass and black bass petition was recently withdrawn, resulting in a victory for local anglers wishing to preserve one of the ...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 ...