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Get ahead by picking up on fall behaviors

If there's one thing that I can never predict, it's the weather.

October 01, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


Getting the most out of two bucks

Two dollars bought me a polar shrimp that was sawed beyond recognition by the teeth of Alaskan cutthroat and Dolly Varden.

September 29, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Tips for fishing near boat docks

Every so often I've gotten onto a good pattern where boat docks seem to be holding the better fish.

September 24, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


A little advice from Uncle Jeff

"I'm enjoying my baby girl."

September 22, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Best fishing spots can be the unappealing ones

Often I see fishermen point at an area or spot and say, "It looks good over there!"

September 17, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


Traversing the road less traveled

Anyone that has driven the Chico-to-Red Bluff section of Highway 99 is aware of the asphalt's multiple personalities.

September 15, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Loss of friend a reminder of how I started

Two close friends of mine recently lost their father due to an unexpected illness.

September 10, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


Trail camera enhances hunting experience

I'm sorry about not having a column in last month's paper. I had rotator-cuff surgery for the second time, on the same shoulder … after injuring it again.

September 09, 2010 | By WAYNE DANIELS Hunting columnist | Sports Columns


Sleeping in a bag at Buck’s

It occurred to me just before I fell asleep that the sugar pine that stabbed at the speckled night above me would, if hollowed out, make a perfect mailing tube for shipping submarines.

September 08, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Eating what you catch: Tastes depend on lakes

Every once in a while I run into people who talk about eating their catch.

September 03, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


A tale of poor man’s hunting

Depending on what kind of hunting you examine, hunting can be either a rich man's sport or a poor man's sport.

September 02, 2010 | By DON MOYER Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns


Reading between the (fishing) lines

I've never shot a caribou, or moose for that matter, though I have had a moose burger with caribou chili in Talkeetna, which is reason enough to head back.

September 01, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Tips for those living in snake country

Over the past several years, I have developed a couple educational programs for presentation to the general public.

August 30, 2010 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Tournament fishing a good outlet for competitive spirit

This past weekend, a close friend and I decided to enter a local tournament instead of just going out and fishing for the day.

August 27, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


COUNTDOWN TO ZERO

School is in session and cooler weather is on the horizon.

August 26, 2010 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


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NFL experience saves day for MHS

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.

October 13, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Following advice from Fisherman’s Warehouse

Every once in a while even I get confused as to where I should go fishing.

October 09, 2014 | | Sports Columns


Dust settles from ‘epic’ VOL opener

It's being billed as an "epic" football game, an "instant classic" between two perennial powers.

September 30, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Mountain lions: The tan ghosts

Several decades ago I was hunting bears in the Sierra. It was dusk and I walked down a dusty dirt road looking for bear tracks. After about an hour, I turned around and began walking back to my camp. Looking at my tracks in the dusty road, I discovered mountain lion tracks right over the top of my footprints! A lion had tracked me for over two miles. I had no clue he was there. I guarantee you that will make the hair on your neck stand up! Mountain lions are like tan ghosts, you never see them until its ...

September 21, 2014 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Oh, Roger, you still don’t get it

Oh, Roger, you still don't get it.

September 21, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports Columns


No clue why the ‘hot baits’ go cold

Every year, there are new fishing products that come out and quickly become the hot item.

September 19, 2014 | By Jarod Ballardo | Sports Columns


EU’s bulldog on the sideline

Bulldogs don't belong in a catbird seat, so East Union defensive coordinator Jason Stock's decision to leave the press box should come as no surprise.

September 16, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Extra duty for Buff responsible for extra points

The two-point conversion has long been the nemesis of Manteca High football coach Eric Reis.

September 09, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


HITCHCOCK ON FIRE

He bounced near the starting line - wrists wrapped, hands covered in powder. The entire arena bounced along with him.

September 02, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Brush with greatness, tragedy

I had every reason in the world to take in everything that South Florida had to offer.

August 26, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Sports Columns


Manteca, Oakdale get head start on rivalry

The stakes just keep getting higher and higher for the football programs at Manteca and Oakdale high schools.

August 26, 2014 | James Burns | Sports Columns


Dixon gets dramatic Sonoma IndyCar win; Power is 10th

SONOMA - Scott Dixon patiently stalked race leaders Graham Rahal and Mike Conway over the closing laps of Sunday's GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma before blowing by Conway with just three laps to go in the 85-lap race to capture his second Verizon IndyCar win of the season.

August 24, 2014 | By DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


Manteca’s season opener moved

Manteca was supposed to help break in Levi's Stadium next Friday, Aug. 29.

August 23, 2014 | Jonamar Jacinto | Sports Columns


Hoping for early fall, rain

The other day while driving home from work I saw a truck towing a trailer with a couple snow mobiles on it.

August 22, 2014 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


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