One of the advantages of being unattached is the opportunity to set my own schedule. A side-effect is that I don't always plan really well, so Friday morning when I woke up and decided to go fishing, I ended up going north on highway 99 unsure of where I'd end up. The Lower Sacramento seemed logical, maybe the Upper, but I merged onto I-80 east and realized I was taking myself to the Truckee River. Cool.
Part of the beauty of being an outdoor enthusiast is observing and participating in the eternal cycles of nature. Recently I attended Easter Sunday church services with my son, son-in-law, daughter and grandkids. As I observed my grandkids participating in the celebration of The Risen Christ, it struck me that a generation ago it had been my children who were participating as small children and that a generation before that it had been me and my brother and sister learning the eternal story. In another generation it will be my great-grandkids learning about the conquest of death.
Sometimes no matter how a place may change over the years, the memories you have of it always seem to remain the same.
Once you've caught a huge rainbow trout, you've caught a huge rainbow trout.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Lois Tarkanian answered the phone at the family home, offering a word of caution before handing it to her husband.
My first impression of the Delta was that as long as I stayed within sight of where I launched my boat I would be able to find my way back.
The most difficult decision local anglers have to make this time of year is where to go.
When I was in first grade or so, my buddies and I put some candy in a little basket with an anonymous note professing our love to a set of sisters who won at least two, maybe three state basketball championships.
One program has a Sac-Joaquin Section title in its back pocket and is chasing another.
A couple of weeks ago, I somehow managed to find myself in Australia. As an incurable outdoors enthusiast, I wanted to get a taste of outdoor experiences Down Under. Australia is such a huge and diverse country, it is impossible to see it all in a short time.
Last week I was able to get out for a few days on the Delta. The bite wasn't the best but we did manage to catch our limits. As far as the weather, it was absolutely amazing.
Bill Callaway picked quite a time to play a hunch.
Sometimes you don't think things through. You allow yourself to be oblivious to consequences and thus you can't be completely surprised when confronted with them. Other times you meticulously plot and pour over details in order to reach a desired end.
One of the most common mistakes anglers make during the spring is not being properly prepared.
I know it doesn't make a lot of sense, but in the afternoon of the Fly Fishing Show in Pleasanton Saturday, with all the other locations featured, I went into the destination theater showing Alaska.
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.
The drought is over for Cleveland, and the debate is over as well.
OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) - Maybe Dustin Johnson is smarter than the average golfer after all.
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This summer so far hasn't turned out the way I planned it several months ago.
This is the time of year when my thoughts turn to catching rattlesnakes. Some folks think that my hobby of catching live rattlers is a ...
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Competitive bass fishing, like every other sport, has its winners and losers.
Roseville's Eric Schmidt took maximum advantage of a late race caution to capture an improbable victory in Saturday's Tri-Holiday Classic Pacific Challenge Series ...