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Overpacking defeats purpose of experiencing outdoor trips

A close relative of mine mentioned to me that he was going camping for two days at one of the local lakes.

July 09, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


‘Old Bob’ the toughest guy I’ve ever known

Growing up as an outdoor addict is, for the most part, a wonderful experience if you survive it.

July 08, 2010 | By DON MOYER Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns


Reunion with old fling worth nine-month wait

Everyone has a song about their summer girl - the seasonal fling or even the one that got away.

July 07, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


The perfect weekend getaway in Sonora

This past weekend I received a hot tip on a camping location located slightly above Sonora. Being that it was going to be almost 20 degrees cooler up there than in Manteca, I was open to the idea of spending the day someplace cooler. With my wife and son open to the idea of going for a little trip, we loaded the car with some essentials and off to Fraser Flat we went. While driving we watched as the outside temperature went from nearly 100 degrees all the way down to 86 degrees.

July 02, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


What the heck is Front Sight?

­ Over the past few years I have increasingly heard about a firearms training school called Front Sight located near Las Vegas, Nevada. The first few times I heard of the Front Sight Firearms Training Institute I didn't think too much about it. So what, if there's another training school out there? How much different could it be from all the other schools that offer to train you to shoot. Still, I kept running into folks that had attended the school and they had great things to say about it. I decided to check it out. Going to the ...

July 01, 2010 | By DON MOYER Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns


Seasons change, from trout to salmon

Heading upstream, the Thorne River runs pretty snug, if not tight for the first few miles then opens dramatically after a spot I call 'the pinch'.

June 30, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Dances with possums

With apologies to Kevin Costner and Jeff Foxworthy.

June 29, 2010 | By Don Moyer Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Fishing at night has its advantages

School is finally out, and this is the time of year when night fishing can be the best choice for anglers looking to beat the crowds and the heat.

June 25, 2010 | By JARDO BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


Front Sight much more than typical gun school

­Over the past few years I have increasingly heard about a firearms training school called Front Sight located near Las Vegas.

June 24, 2010 | By DON MOYERS Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns


Ocean or land, fishing is fishing

For the past seven days, I have alternated delicate fly fishing on rivers and ocean fishing for halibut and king salmon, alienating myself from the world in seven to ten hour increments.

June 23, 2010 | by Jeff Lund Outdoor Columnist | Sports Columns


‘Secret spot’ aided Davis’ first-place finish in tourney

This past week, the FLW Nation Guard Western Division Series Tournament was held on the Delta.

June 18, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


The ultimate Father’s Day present: You.

It's hard to believe, but I've been writing this column for over 30 years now.

June 17, 2010 | By DON MOYER Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns


There’s no place like home (taps boot heels)

Due to an advisory that warned of 40 knot winds and sideways rain, I went fly-fishing with Stephen and Steve the Cook rather than king salmon and halibut fishing with Abe.

June 16, 2010 | By JEFF LUND Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns


Procedure for mounting antlers inexpensive but takes time

In my last column, I told you about an inexpensive procedure for mounting your deer, antelope and elk antlers that I had seen at a sports show in Great Falls and included a picture of Butch Kallem with a set of deer antlers he mounted.

June 12, 2010 | By WAYNE DANIELS Hunting columnist | Sports Columns


Mantecan among many attractions at FLW tournament

There are very few tournaments held on the Delta that are as big as the Forest L. Woods National Guard Series (FLW).

June 11, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing colmunist | Sports Columns


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Reading the water

In my heart of hearts, I am a stream fisher. While I love plugging for bass in a farm pond, or trolling a big reservoir ...

December 11, 2017 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


State should institute 12-month licenses

Last week, I had the opportunity to get together with a few childhood friends for a day of sturgeon fishing.

December 01, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Sentimentality doesn’t go far in the NFL

Eli Manning lasted a lot longer than most before being tossed onto the scrap heap that eventually claims almost everyone who has ever strapped on ...

November 30, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Woods is back, but maybe not the guy on TV

NASSAU, Bahamas - Tiger Woods couldn't have scored more points with his two children than when he took them to Miami this summer to watch ...

November 28, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports Columns


Holiday gift ideas for your outdoorsmen

I'm having trouble believing it, but I actually went shopping on Black Friday.

November 27, 2017 | By Don Moyer | Sports Columns


Delta striped bass fishing improving

Fishing on an empty stomach is something I've never experienced the day after Thanks-giving.

November 24, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Fly tying: Simple is the best

Fly Tying is among my many vices. On the surface, you'd think that a hobby that consists of wrapping a few strands of fur ...

November 19, 2017 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


Career anglers don’t have it as nice as you’d think

I recently overheard a few anglers talking about how making their hobby their job would be like not working at all. I used to think ...

November 16, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Owen paves own path to Oregon State

Sometimes, the worthy do not get rewarded. Such was not the case Tuesday night at the East Union library.

November 14, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Ripon Aquatics standouts sign to Division I programs

RIPON - Four swimmers from the Ripon Aquatics program will be moving on.

November 14, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Sports Columns


SUPER BOWL BOUND

The Manteca Cowboys rookies punched their ticket to the Northern California Youth Football and Cheer Super Bowl with a thrilling last-second 26-21win over the San ...

November 14, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


College football players pop the question on-field

Carlos Correa seems to have started something.

November 12, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports Columns


Adjust to slight changes if fish are not biting

I've always tried to keep things simple when it came to my fishing tackle.

November 10, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


New Hogan Lake a nice change of scenery

I'm sure we've all have heard the saying "Change is a good thing."

November 03, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Stockton Dirt Track hosts two-night Tribute to Patterson

STOCKTON - The Northern California Sprint Car season will be capped in a big way next week when the centrally located Stockton Dirt Track plays host ...

October 31, 2017 | By GARY THOMAS Special to the Bulletin | Sports Columns


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