Plenty of people have inquired as to how I am maintaining buoyancy after returning from Alaska, to which I have responded something to the effect of, "I am okay with it."
Fishing, for me, is primarily a solitary pursuit.
Surrounded by conversations of whales, sailing, the Panama Canal and authentic Scottish whiskey, I spend the last moments in the Alaskan time zone reading.
Trout are coldwater fish.
In the rush to join Ryan, Josh, Eli and Nate, I frantically threw two bottles of water into my pack that was already stuffed under the bungee hold on the front of the kayak.
This past weekend, the tournament fishing world received a serious black eye, as an angler accused of stuffing lead weights down the throats of his catch was disqualified.
During vacations there are usually moments or locations that provide inside jokes and stories that only make true sense to those that were there, or have been there at one time or another.
Last weekend, I was able to get out with my family for a night of camping.
Largemouth on a flyrod can truly be a heart stopping experience, and is actually the primary reason I bought a home within walking distance of the Stanislaus River.
Howard Walcott plucked the ball from an opponent and took off down court.
A friend of mine sent me a picture of his recent purchase of baits.
For the past 31 years I have been fortunate enough to write my outdoor column Tight Lines as a weekly column. It began innocently enough one spring day in 1979 when I stopped by The Tracy Press to grab lunch with my buddy Steve Wampler and the Press Sports Editor Tom Mauldin.
On the heels of my most productive day around the house - in which I used 46 screws, a power saw, drill, ax and shovel - Steve the cook, Joe and I drove to Whale Pass for salmon.
On June 2, I attended a meeting in Great Falls, Mont. at the Region 4 office of Montana Fish, Parks and Wildlife.
A close relative of mine mentioned to me that he was going camping for two days at one of the local lakes.
Last Thursday, while celebrating Thanksgiving, I mentioned to a family member that I was excited about my upcoming fishing trip.
The Valley Oak League season lived up to expectation, delivering us four worthy title contenders, and essentially two championship games on the final night.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR's new championship format, lauded for creating nail-biting intensity, wild emotional swings and tension on and off of the track, has also been full of heartbreak.
For two years, Steven Martinez has lined up on the offensive or defensive line for the Manteca varsity football team.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - In the closing laps at Martinsville Speedway, Jeff Gordon could see Dale Earnhardt Jr. ahead of him with enough time to formulate a plan on how to handle his teammate if Gordon could catch him.
SALIDA - The football field at Modesto Christian on Friday night was covered with players that fit the "big, strong and physical" mold.
Watch out for the duck hunters, as duck hunting season has begun.
Sierra cross country coach Mike Rosendin has been named the Valley Oak League Model Coach of the Year for 2014-15.
It's been nearly a decade since she's stepped foot on this wind-swept campus, but Chelsea Gray can remember her time inside these brick-facade buildings with vivid clarity.
East Union has won three games for the first time under fourth-year football coach Willie Herrera.
SANTA CLARA - Neil MacDannald traced his way through the belly of Levi's Stadium, distancing himself from a 42-21 loss to a bitter rival.
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