My brother has always strictly adhered to a linear approach to life. Things will happen in a specific, organized, planned way. Naturally, he has failed miserably.
When I first got the opportunity to write an outdoor column on a regular basis, I had two immediate thoughts: first, how lucky I was to be able to get paid to write about fishing and have it become tax deductible; and secondly how easy it would be to simply go out each week and then put something down on paper.
I can't remember how many times over the past year that I've emphasized being prepared for the unexpected while out fishing. The unexpected happened to me a few years ago while out on the delta. Fishing out of a relative's fairly new boat we were surprised to hear the dreaded "click, click" sound when attempting to start his boat at the end of the day. His batteries had died and we were officially stranded! This being a new boat as well as a new boat operator, his only useful device on board was his cell phone. As ...
I've been inundated with reasons to be happy of late. Some are simple, some carry more emotional weight.
Roger Goodell's timing seemed odd, with his Harvard School of Public Health speech on player safety coming after a week in which three starting NFL quarterbacks were knocked out of games with concussions.
The final game was no different than the first.
Jake Pruitt could barely hold back the tears.
Often I overhear fishermen talking about the perfect boat; of course the brand of their boat is the best!
Saturday, my buddy Nate got married.
A century ago, almost all of our population was involved in agriculture. As a people, we grew up on the family farm, and were familiar with growing plants and animals for our livelihood. As we became a more urbanized society, most of our population moved to the cities and found work in factories and stores and office buildings. Our national consciousness began to change and we began to lose our connections to the rhythmic flow of nature.
Fish attractants have been used in some form or another for many years. I can remember there being a big interest in fish attractants in the mid-1980s, as several major tackle manufacturers added fish attractants to their product line.
As an outdoors columnist I know I'm supposed to hate the election season along with all the other knuckle-dragging Neanderthals that believe as John Gierach does:
Lately, I've been considering selling my bass boat and buying a multi-species boat.
In recent weeks movie channels have been showing the best of the best in the horror film genre, but TV doesn't do it for me. I've been to the Twilight Zone - it's Gustavus, Alaska, in winter.
Located in the hills between the towns of Tracy and Livermore are the remains of two ghost towns: Carnegie and Tesla.
Last week, I stopped by the Tracy transit Center to attend a meeting of the Tracy Fly Fishers. The scheduled speaker was an old fishing ...
From as far back as I can remember I was told that there would be a time when the fish would magically start biting. In ...
The long trek to Rocky Mountain Raceways, just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, for last Saturday's Century Motorsports & Marine 122 presented by Retro ...
Highland Creek is a beautiful high alpine stream flowing out of rugged peaks and through flower- studded meadows.
In the recent months I've been posting pictures of some of my bigger catches online. The responses that I've been getting from family ...
Eric Morales ran for 95 yards on Saturday to lead the Manteca Cowboys varsity to a 46-0 DYSA win over the Travis Falcons at East ...
STOCKTON - The New Stockton 99 Speedway closed the books on both the 2015 Tri-Holiday Classic and regular racing season under perfect weather conditions on Saturday ...
When my kids were in elementary school, we took them to visit Dinosaur National Monument near Vernal, Utah.
SACRAMENTO - The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com invades Stockton 99 Speedway on Saturday night for third round of the Tri-Holiday Series and the ...
When it comes to fishing tackle, I'm just as guilty as anyone for spending more money than I probably should.
Jacob DeJesus scored two touchdowns for the Manteca Jr. Buffaloes varsity in a 28-0 victory over the Atwater Jr. Falcons.
By DAVE CAMPBELL
By DAVE CAMPBELL
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - With more than 42,000 fans cheering against them, the Tokyo players found themselves down eight runs in the first inning ...
STOCKTON (AP) - Darren Arbet walked through a cloud of confetti at Stockton Arena and pointed with both hands toward 89-year-old mother Clinso in the stands.