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.
STOCKTON - Manteca scored two runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth to pull away from Spreckels Park for an 8-4 win in ...
Garrison Reis accounted for four of his team's six hits Thursday at Bassi Field, while Blake Mejorado and Tyler Paul Wentworth combined to pitch ...
I'm sure we've all heard of the old saying, "killing two birds with one stone."
HANFORD - One of the most exciting stretches of the season for the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series fires off with a big ...
It was one heck of a sixth inning.
EUGENE, Ore. - Manteca's Amy Haapanen won the first flight, but it wasn't good enough to advance to the hammer throw finals in U ...
Former baseball star Pete Rose on Wednesday sued the lawyer whose investigative report got him kicked out of baseball for gambling, alleging the lawyer defamed ...
Niko Reitz had a two-RBI double and beat the throw home on Kyle Bagley's fielder's choice to cap a six-run fifth inning Sunday ...
The grandstands were packed full on a perfect summer evening at the Stockton 99 Speedway on Saturday night for the Firecracker 100 program featuring the ...
I've been truck shopping lately.
The 2015-16 school year may be remembered as the best ever for prep sports in the Manteca area.
The Northgate Braves were looking for a strong pitching performance from Romeo Torres on Monday night. They got it and then some.
When I was about 10 years old my father took my younger brother Chris and I on an excursion to the hills South of Tracy.
Wednesday, while fishing New Melones Lake, all intentions were to go after the kokanee that were supposed to be biting.
OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) - Dustin Johnson already has shown he can take a punch. He also can take a joke.