I'm an expert at losing fish.
I recall as a boy that our family would save for our summer vacations in the mountains by saving silver dollars all year. Whenever a silver dollar or "Cartwheel" would show up in the cash register of Dad's store, he would take a one dollar bill out of his wallet and replace the coin with it. The accumulated cartwheels would go into a canvas money bag saved for use on vacation. We would regularly fill up the tank on our jeep for three or four dollars!
I recently received a phone call from Bassmaster Magazine's "Buddy."
Despite the fact that the new Dallara IndyCar chassis looks somewhat strange – sort of like the bat mobile from the rear – the car is getting a thumbs up from both drivers and fans alike.
Though I started in early December, I feel completely confident and absolutely justified in thinking seriously about summer after this past week of fantastic weather.
Got an email from one of my readers the other day who told me how much he was enjoying my book, "Tight Lines, Observations of an Outdoor Philosopher".
Several years ago when the swim bait started to become real popular, I wrote about the baits becoming better than the anglers. As technology has far surpassed what I could ever imagine, I've been amazed at how it's changed the way anglers have fished. It seems like every year there's a new bait, technique, or piece of equipment that makes me wonder if catching more or bigger fish is now determined by who has the better equipment, instead of who's the better angler.
Russell Chatham wrote, "Fishing at its most rudimentary level is essentially solitary. Not only that, but its components, outside the particular baggage one brings to it, are entirely trustworthy. I mean, what creek ever teased you about your pimples; what breeze ever ridiculed you in front of your friends?"
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The hugs with his family took place on the clubhouse lawn, not the 18th green. That was occupied, and by this time there was nothing Phil Mickelson could do about it.
The older I get, the faster that time seems to fly. It seems like only yesterday that I was chasing my first bear in the woods near Hoopa. It's hard to believe that it's now been over 35 years ago. Last fall my son Donald and I were once again out in the woods running after bears. Without a doubt the best way to catch a bear is to use trained hounds. While it may sound like it's a simple matter to just shoot a bear once the hounds have treed him, nothing could be farther from ...
Some time ago I decided that one fishing pole wasn't enough. Before long I had more fishing poles than I could possibly keep track of.
Following a one-week delay due to the weather, the New Stockton 99 Speedway is set to kick off its 2012 season this Saturday night with the Spears Manufacturing 125 for the SRL Late Model Southwest Tour Series.
At about 2 on Sunday afternoon I was writing the 'skunked' column in my frantic, frazzled head.
It's wildflower time once again. A couple of days ago I was driving through the countryside, when I was struck by the absolute beauty of the wild Lupine flowers that are in bloom now.
Last week, I was able to get out fishing. It's been a while since I've been out.
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 ...