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.
One of my first impressions of fishing was when I was around 6 or 7 years old while camping at Lake Camanche.
For years I was intertwined in the Oakdale-Manteca rivalry.
What looks like the NFL's latest nightmare played out on a football field an hour from Boston nearly six weeks ago. In a Pop Warner game between longtime rivals Southbridge and Tantasqua, five kids between the ages of 10 and 12 were concussed, all on the losing team, three in the first quarter and the last one on the final play of the game.
It is a very confusing time to be a fisherman.
The last time I took my son fishing he brought along his handheld video game.
New Bern, N.C. - Food is vital. I'm not just referring to the obvious need of nutrient ingestion to remain in good standing health-wise; I am talking about food as a part of an experience.
Joe Wilson was a living legend in Tracy.
Duck hunting season is now open, so it's important that we stay out of each other's way.
I wanted a better ending. It should have been honorable, dignified. But it wasn't.
The NFL is still seeking an audience with the four linebackers it's investigating for an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs.
Although he was making his first start of the season, Tracy's Justin Philpott showed no signs of rust as he blazed to a win ...
LATHROP - Few people get to live their dream, but everything comes at a price.
There's an automated letter online at www.water4fish.org/savebass, rejecting the proposed bag limit because it will surely have an adverse effect on ...
Kevin Durant will return to Oklahoma City on Feb. 11 and join the Golden State Warriors for an NBA Finals rematch at Cleveland on Christmas.
LeBron James is going to hang around home for a while.
Adrienne Beltrami would have been more than happy to spend the rest of her coaching career with Ripon High, but she could not pass up ...
The Pro Football Hall of Fame will issue refunds to ticket buyers who went home from the NFL's annual preseason kickoff without having watched ...
Many assume that I'm always catching fish. Even today, after years of experience, I still have days when I don't catch anything.
Vincent Avina isn't as active as he wants to be in the ring, but "The Beast" makes it count when he does step into ...
Gone are the days when I used to fish through the summer heat.
First-year head coach Chris Musseman is putting his own stamp on Ripon's football program.
Seth Davis is reminded of a painful end to the 2015 season every morning when he goes on his run.
Joe Pirillo needed just one season to change the culture of Lathrop High's football team.