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Thy rod & thy staff

A walking stick can be a very handy tool if you spend much time at all in the outdoors. It can help you keep your balance as you wade across a swift stretch of stream. It can be used to bash a rattler that is endangering your kids or dog. I even read of a case in the Pacific Northwest where a lady was walking with her small grandson when he was attacked by a mountain lion. The Grandmother beat on the lion until it dropped the boy and she was able to get him to the hospital in time ...

September 28, 2015 | DOn MOYER | Sports Columns


Fishing instead of work?

Earlier this week I had to take a day off of work to visit my dentist. The next day when I returned to work I had several of my coworkers ask me how the fishing was. They were obviously implying that I took the day off to go fishing.

September 25, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Fishing clubs offer bonus for anglers

Last week, I stopped by the Tracy transit Center to attend a meeting of the Tracy Fly Fishers. The scheduled speaker was an old fishing buddy from Stockton, Leo Gutierrez, who gave a demonstration on making both specialized leaders and making balsa wood bass poppers. Leo's presentation was excellent and I learned a lot. It was great seeing old friends and making new ones.

September 20, 2015 | DOn MOYER | Sports Columns


Magical time when fish start biting

From as far back as I can remember I was told that there would be a time when the fish would magically start biting. In fact, I've listened to countless tournament anglers' talk about a 10-minute window of time when they caught all of their winning fish.

September 17, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Gomes takes Rocky win on Utah track

The long trek to Rocky Mountain Raceways, just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, for last Saturday's Century Motorsports & Marine 122 presented by Retro Custom Metals 28 proved to be a very worthwhile trip for Manteca's Jacob Gomes.

September 17, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Highland Creek awaits

Highland Creek is a beautiful high alpine stream flowing out of rugged peaks and through flower- studded meadows.

September 13, 2015 | DOn MOYER | Sports Columns


Catching those elusive big fish

In the recent months I've been posting pictures of some of my bigger catches online. The responses that I've been getting from family and friends has been interesting. Of course, some of them want me to take them fishing.

September 10, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


COWBOYS ROLL

Eric Morales ran for 95 yards on Saturday to lead the Manteca Cowboys varsity to a 46-0 DYSA win over the Travis Falcons at East Union's Dino Cunial Field.

September 07, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Salida’s Beeler claims 100-lap victory

STOCKTON - The New Stockton 99 Speedway closed the books on both the 2015 Tri-Holiday Classic and regular racing season under perfect weather conditions on Saturday night.

September 06, 2015 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


Discover fossils outdoors or during 99 trip

When my kids were in elementary school, we took them to visit Dinosaur National Monument near Vernal, Utah.

September 06, 2015 | DOn MOYER | Sports Columns


Pacific Challenge Series Championship rolls to 99

SACRAMENTO - The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com invades Stockton 99 Speedway on Saturday night for third round of the Tri-Holiday Series and the eighth race for the 2015 championship. Granite Bay's John Moore leads Salida's Mike Beeler by only six markers in the hotly contested championship.

September 04, 2015 | STEVEN BLAKESLEY | Sports Columns


Don’t settle for imitation tackle or you’ll pay for it

When it comes to fishing tackle, I'm just as guilty as anyone for spending more money than I probably should.

September 04, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


DeJesus, Jr. Buffs stampede Atwater

Jacob DeJesus scored two touchdowns for the Manteca Jr. Buffaloes varsity in a 28-0 victory over the Atwater Jr. Falcons.

September 01, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Russell sparks Cowboys with early TD run, pick 6

By DAVE CAMPBELL

September 01, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Defense anchors Jr. TWolves’ novice victory

By DAVE CAMPBELL

September 01, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


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Expect heavy traffic on lakes for holiday weekend

It's the last week of school and Memorial Day weekend is also coming up, so expect the waterways to be crowded if you're ...

May 26, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


McGregor vs Mayweather, a freak show with precedent

The freak show that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor are talking about will almost surely never happen, and for that anyone who would even ...

May 26, 2016 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Franks Tract hot spot for bass in Delta

Some of the old timers will tell you that the best way to teach someone how to swim is to push them right into the ...

May 20, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Fishing trips are more meaningful with son

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."- Henry David Thoreau

May 13, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Unused equipment is treasure for another

There's an old saying that "one man's junk is another man's treasure."

May 06, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Manteca Red Sox overpower Northgate Giants juniors

The Manteca Little League Red Sox took advantage of six walks to put up 12 first-inning runs and never looked back in a 21-8 win ...

May 02, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Brigham Young Revolver

Over the years I have periodically reported on historic or collectors guns that have come up for auction.

May 02, 2016 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


Missed bite does not dampen day on Delta

Last week, I mentioned that I was going to be fishing for bass with a childhood friend.

April 28, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Golden One Arena will not save Kings

Life is full of regrets.

April 24, 2016 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Considering fishing guide after struggles

Several years ago when I made the decision to fish for multiple species, I didn't realize it was going to be so difficult.

April 21, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


No bites at Lake Pardee despite the low turnout

It took a little longer than I had originally planned, but I finally was able to fish Lake Pardee last weekend.

April 15, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Memories, not catches make Amador special

Last weekend a friend and I went fishing at Lake Amador.

April 07, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


April breeds excitement, hope for big bass catch

April is the month that I get most excited about when thinking about going fishing.

April 01, 2016 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


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