People who know that I like to fish often assume that the fish are always jumping in my boat.
Manteca's Jacob Gomes picked up his third victory of the season and reclaimed the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series championship lead last Saturday night in the "Century Boatland 115" in front of a capacity crowd at Rocky Mountain Raceways just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Yesterday started innocent enough.
A couple of weeks ago, I took my nephew Jacob Barr with me to introduce him to black powder shooting. We set up some targets and got the muzzle loading musket out of its case. I explained each step to Jacob as we got ready to shoot. Pour the scoop of black powder down the barrel of the musket, then place the cloth patch under the lead musket ball and ram it snugly down the barrel with the wooden ramrod. Then you place the percussion cap on the nipple, cock the hammer, aim, squeeze the trigger and wait for the ...
I see a lot of anglers opting to wear flip flops while out fishing.
If you don't think the San Francisco Giants just became a better club by acquiring the services of National League All-Star outfielder Carlos Beltran, you are likely a hater, or worse, a Dodgers fan.
There was a brief moment where I actually contemplated what we would do if the members of the National Football League were unable to reach common ground with the collective bargaining agreement.
Before I could completely recover from the two drives, two boat rides and two flights that returned me to the Central Valley, plus the general melancholy that accompanies the departure from Alaska, I was en route to New York City, the antithesis of dense sprawling nature, for a wedding.
When I think of a vacation, I naturally think of going right back to the same place I have always gone for vacations, Hermit Valley at the top of Ebbetts Pass. Of course, to most normal folks that would be pretty dull. I never get to Hawaii, haven't been to Paris, and probably will never cruise the Caribbean in a sailboat. It's pretty poor ammunition for chatter at cocktail parties, too. When others are talking about the magnificent view of the Alps, I really don't make much of an impression when I casually mention that the view ...
A nice crowd of nearly 2,000 was on hand at Stockton's 99 Speedway for last Saturday's NASCAR Whelen All American Racing Series program and tribute to Manteca racing legend Johnny Brazil.
A lot of anglers will tell you that their favorite time of the year to fish is in the spring.
Ordinarily, I don't write precise directions to a good fishing spot. Under most circumstances, revealing a great fishing hole in print will inundate it with so many anglers that the fishing will be ruined. That won't happen in this case, however, because my secret fishing hole is so difficult to get to almost no one is crazy enough to go back.
This week, I had the opportunity to fish a pond that's pressured daily by visiting vacationers.
Competition can be a key ingredient in success, though being too worried about results can ruin a great fishing trip.
Sometimes no matter how hard you try, things go wrong afield and one of your favorite pieces of gear malfunctions. I recall once as we were trekking across the old Immigrant Road that runs from Highway 4 in Hermit Valley to Deer Valley off of Highway 88.
East Union managed to hold on and beat visiting Kimball 5-4 despite having to forfeit a singles match Thursday.
Manteca ended its busy week 3 for 3 with its four-game victory over visiting Kimball on Thursday.
Every year, about this time, I'm reminded of when I came across two lost anglers while fishing the Delta.
Stockton- Manteca High's volleyball team started a busy four-day stretch Monday with a sweep of Weston Ranch that broke up a third-place tie between ...
Sierra's Eddie Aguilar converted a direct kick in the game's 72nd minute Monday to complete his hat trick and salvage a 3-3 tie ...
East Union soccer coach Victor Polanco watched as the head official raised his hand with eyes trained on his watch and whistle pressed between his ...
Jakub Kawakami was perfect Saturday.
I received an email last week asking to share some of my fishing hot spots.
BUTTE, Mont. - They played for rival high schools, teamed up at the community college level and are on opposing sides once again.
By DAVE CAMPBELL
MERCED – The Ripon High girls water polo team overcame adversity en route to capturing third place with a 4-1 record in the El Capitan Tournament ...
LODI - Paced by Alex Gonzales' second-place score of 89, Ripon High's girls golf team further established its claim as the top team in the ...
Angel Garay did it all for the Manteca Jaguars varsity with three offensive touchdowns, a 51-yard interception for a touchdown, six tackles and a fumble ...