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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, or bottom fishing for Ling Cod off the Farallon Islands, moving water draws me like a magnet. I have fished for trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish, striped bass and a wide array of Sunfish in streams. A good part of my affinity for moving water is that I find it easier to locate my quarry. Different species have different preferences in a stream environment with trout preferring swifter, colder waters, Smallmouth preferring moving ...

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 a helmet in the NFL.

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 Barcelona in a friendly, and then arranged for them to meet Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in the locker room.

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, feathers, and thread around a hook would be among the simplest of pastimes. What could be less stressful than sitting at a desk creating beautiful works of art with exotic names like the "Royal Coachman", or the "Pale Sulfur Dun"? Nothing could be further from the truth. Actually fly tying is an addictive form of mental illness from which few people recover.

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 the same until I watched a very close friend of mine decide to make fishing his career.

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 Joaquin Rams on Saturday at Dino Cunial Field.

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 to the two-night Tribute to Gary Patterson.

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


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Promises turn into paydays in NFL

All those promises worth millions upon millions to free agents turned into paydays Wednesday when the NFL's business year began.

March 15, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports Columns


Harvick takes a bumpy road to 100 victories

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (- Kevin Harvick once lay in wait for Greg Biffle on the pit road wall at Bristol Motor Speedway. Harvick was angry - he ...

March 06, 2018 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


99 Speedway season opener postponed

The 2018 season-opening race at the Stockton 99 Speedway today has been postponed due to inclement weather.

March 02, 2018 | | Sports Columns


Shoulder pain won’t stop me from fishing

After hearing about a friend of mine having to have his shoulder operated on, I decided that it was time to get my shoulder checked ...

March 02, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Desert in the Valley? Exactly what it was not too long ago

My wife thinks I'm crazy, but in addition to mountains and oceans, I love deserts. I love the wide empty spaces where there are ...

February 25, 2018 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


Americans over- promise, under- deliver in S Korea

GANGNEUNG, South Korea - They had their moments, without a doubt.

February 25, 2018 | | Sports Columns


Finishing in the money at Shasta tournament

My recent tournament on Lake Shasta was amazing.

February 23, 2018 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Walljasper, LSU visit UOP today

Allie Walljasper is coming home.

February 22, 2018 | Vince Rembulat | Sports Columns


A bronze that feels golden for Lindsey Vonn

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) - Over coffee last November at Lindsey Vonn's home in Colorado, Sofia Goggia of Italy asked her friend for some advice.

February 22, 2018 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


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