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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


Based on a true story? Just a matter of perspective

During vacations there are usually moments or locations that provide inside jokes and stories that only make true sense to those that were there, or have been there at one time or another.

July 28, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Clark Fork offers a different experience

­Last weekend, I was able to get out with my family for a night of camping.

July 23, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


Backpacking for trout Moyer’s favorite method for fishing

Largemouth on a flyrod can truly be a heart stopping experience, and is actually the primary reason I bought a home within walking distance of the Stanislaus River.

July 23, 2010 | By DON MOYER Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns


Like a (Howard the) Duck to water

Howard Walcott plucked the ball from an opponent and took off down court.

July 21, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


No need to stock up on the same bait

­ A friend of mine sent me a picture of his recent purchase of baits.

July 16, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


The joys of writing about the outdoors

For the past 31 years I have been fortunate enough to write my outdoor column Tight Lines as a weekly column. It began innocently enough one spring day in 1979 when I stopped by The Tracy Press to grab lunch with my buddy Steve Wampler and the Press Sports Editor Tom Mauldin.

July 15, 2010 | By DON MOYER Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns


Bad day fishing isn’t bad, but a broke rod is

On the heels of my most productive day around the house - in which I used 46 screws, a power saw, drill, ax and shovel - Steve the cook, Joe and I drove to Whale Pass for salmon.

July 14, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Montana FPW working to revive wolf population

On June 2, I attended a meeting in Great Falls, Mont. at the Region 4 office of Montana Fish, Parks and Wildlife.

July 13, 2010 | Outdoors Columnist | Sports Columns


Overpacking defeats purpose of experiencing outdoor trips

A close relative of mine mentioned to me that he was going camping for two days at one of the local lakes.

July 09, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


‘Old Bob’ the toughest guy I’ve ever known

Growing up as an outdoor addict is, for the most part, a wonderful experience if you survive it.

July 08, 2010 | By DON MOYER Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns


Reunion with old fling worth nine-month wait

Everyone has a song about their summer girl - the seasonal fling or even the one that got away.

July 07, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


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Ripon graduate named Big 8’s top scholar-athlete

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Fall trout tactics

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Of mice and bass; no fan of rodents

I don't know about you but I can't stand rats, mice any other type of rodent.

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NFL still riding high, despite issues

The narratives themselves are easy enough to craft. Anyone searching for signs the NFL is in trouble doesn't need to look far to document ...

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Scott Speed wins Rallycross Supercar title

It was a perfect ending to a near perfect season for the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team as drivers Tanner Foust took the race victory while ...

October 15, 2017 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


Be on the look out for duck hunters’ blinds

When I think about fishing in October, I think about great weather, great fishing and the opening of duck hunting season.

October 12, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


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