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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


Champ vs. chump: Lund takes Harman to task on the links

Kyle Harman is the type of player that will go find the tee he used when practicing his drives at the range, even though he bought a bag of 100 for $4.99. Just because he has a scholarship to play college golf, doesn't mean he is above such a thing as recycling tees.

August 25, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Delta can be full of surprises in late summer

Several years ago I took a friend out fishing on the Delta.

August 20, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


The trick is to desire needs, not just wants

Plenty of people have inquired as to how I am maintaining buoyancy after returning from Alaska, to which I have responded something to the effect of, "I am okay with it."

August 18, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Solitary fishing ideal for Moyer

Fishing, for me, is primarily a solitary pursuit.

August 12, 2010 | By DON MOYER Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Memories: What sticks, what won’t

Surrounded by conversations of whales, sailing, the Panama Canal and authentic Scottish whiskey, I spend the last moments in the Alaskan time zone reading.

August 11, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Tips for catching coldwater fish in hot conditions

Trout are coldwater fish.

August 04, 2010 | By DON MOYER Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns


The key to having fun: Keep your keys close

In the rush to join Ryan, Josh, Eli and Nate, I frantically threw two bottles of water into my pack that was already stuffed under the bungee hold on the front of the kayak.

August 03, 2010 | By Jeff Lund “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Prestigious tournament marred by cheating

This past weekend, the tournament fishing world received a serious black eye, as an angler accused of stuffing lead weights down the throats of his catch was disqualified.

July 30, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


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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


Perhaps NJ Gov. Christie should issue a pardon

I recently got an email forwarding an article about a woman from Pennsylvania who appears to be in the process of being railroaded into prison by the justice system in New Jersey.

August 17, 2014 | | Sports Columns


Karts owned the streets of Modesto

The sounds of high revving go-karts continued all weekend long on the temporary street circuit in the heart of downtown Modesto at the inaugural Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix for the Superkarts! USA SummerNationals.

August 03, 2014 | | Sports Columns


Throwback: using a black powder replica

If you've never shot black powder guns before you ought to give it a try. It transports you back in time as you pour the powder down the barrel, drop the lead ball or shot in and tamp it down with a ramrod You had to let the smoke cloud blow away before you could see if you hit your target!

July 27, 2014 | By Don Moyer | Sports Columns


Doss wins Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats 125

Using his front row starting position to maximum advantage, Upper Lake's Jeremy Doss was able to snatch the early lead in Saturday's Spears Manufacturing SRL Southwest Tour Sunnyvalley Smoked Meats 125 at the Stockton 99 Speedway where he spent the rest of the race fending off multiple challengers to earn the checkered flag.

July 27, 2014 | | Sports Columns


Value of life jackets

Life jackets are one of the most valuable pieces of equipment on a boat, but lot of owners spend huge amounts of money on radio systems, wakeboard towers, downriggers, power poles, and other luxury items.

July 24, 2014 | By Jarod Ballardo | Sports Columns


Consider safety when towing boat

Last week while driving to a favorite camping spot of mine, I got behind a boat that was being towed by a small SUV. It wouldn't have been too bad if the boat was small but it was a lot bigger than the SUV, which is very dangerous.

July 17, 2014 | By Jarod Ballardo | Sports Columns


Chicago crazy: $940K 2nd Amendment lesson

While most of us enjoyed the Fourth of July weekend with parades, fireworks and backyard barbeques, Chicago endured an amazing 51 shootings. At last count, America's third largest metropolitan area had a total of 12 deaths that resulted from the shootings. More are still in critical condition. Gee wouldn't it be great if Chicago could only outlaw guns so that such shootings wouldn't happen?

July 13, 2014 | By Don Moyer | Sports Columns


World Cup killed ‘beautiful game’

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Because it is turning out better than expected, the World Cup is doing more good than harm to brand Brazil. The opposite is true for Brazil's brand of football.

July 07, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press Sports Columnist | Sports Columns


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