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Thanks, Dwight Gooden, we finally won the big one

I was likely the only person in Northern California who could not stop thinking about Dwight Eugene Gooden during the San Francisco Giants' victory parade Wednesday in San Francisco. It was a young, gifted Gooden who escorted me towards my newfound greatest moment in sports.

November 04, 2010 | Jagada Chambers | Sports Columns


Sawing out the soreness

I had breakfast with my external abdominal obliques Saturday. I had no choice.

November 03, 2010 | By Jeff Lund Outdoor Columnist | Sports Columns


Today’s youth stuck inside looking out

Working with teenagers, I'm amazed at how many of them have never been fishing yet.

October 29, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


Nothing to fear but Otter Man himself

A ton of horror movies make me laugh - adolescent girls with unwashed waist-length black hair climbing out of televisions slower than a slug in salt and still catching dudes that appear to be capable of easily busting out a 5k run.

October 27, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Anglers, it’s duck hunting season again

Duck hunters, beware. There are going to be anglers out on the water and you must not disturb their fishing areas. Unfortunately, it's the anglers that must beware as duck hunting season is now open. Over the years I've developed a sort of love-hate relationship with duck hunters. Once the hunting season ends many of the hunters' blinds are abandoned until the next year. I've caught some of my biggest fish while fishing around abandoned duck blinds. During hunting season anglers usually avoid fishing around the blinds in fear of disturbing a hunter. Consequently, the fish become ...

October 22, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Oh, warm clothing and frozen poo

Since Manteca Unified School District has more high school students than Prince of Wales Island has residents you probably didn't hear about the 75-mile per hour winds that knocked out power on the entire island, isolating it from mail and cutting ATM machines off from the money bags that supply them. I contemplated calling mom's school weak for giving kids and teachers the day off in light of there being no power, because we've gone without power here for part of the school day, but the argument was a little too unreasonable.

October 20, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Out with the old, in with the new

Recently, I had a garage sale and was able to sell a lot of my unused fishing tackle. Most of the items I sold were practically brand new.

October 15, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


Nothing like camping conflict

After the afternoon on the Upper Sacramento in which I couldn't conjure up better circumstances without being unreasonable, I became jealous that night, of the people next to me that had real hot dog skewers and tinfoil.

October 13, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Play it safe by preparing for thunderstorms before fishing

Last night was the first night in a while that we've had thunder and lightning.

October 08, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO The Bulletin | Sports Columns


Seeking solitude on Upper Sac

­ Looking down from the Interstate-5 bridges, the calm fingers of Shasta Lake eventually become the churning waters of the Sacramento River over a series of inconspicuous turns.

October 06, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Giants win NL West; now the real fun starts

I really dig being a Giants fan right now.

October 05, 2010 | Jagada Chambers | Sports Columns


Get ahead by picking up on fall behaviors

If there's one thing that I can never predict, it's the weather.

October 01, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


Getting the most out of two bucks

Two dollars bought me a polar shrimp that was sawed beyond recognition by the teeth of Alaskan cutthroat and Dolly Varden.

September 29, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


Tips for fishing near boat docks

Every so often I've gotten onto a good pattern where boat docks seem to be holding the better fish.

September 24, 2010 | By JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


A little advice from Uncle Jeff

"I'm enjoying my baby girl."

September 22, 2010 | By JEFF LUND “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Sports Columns


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Nick Saban’s 6th championship is the best of all

ATLANTA - Nick Saban saved his best for No. 6.

January 09, 2018 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Danica Patrick shifts careers, courts new fans

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Danica Patrick's days as a race car driver are pretty much over. She says she has two races left in her ...

January 09, 2018 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


Great to see youth catch ‘fishing bug’

Recently, while checking out of a hotel we were staying in, I spotted a boy who was no older than 12, sitting there with a ...

December 29, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Manteca Raiders accepting signups

Coming soon: The Manteca Raiders.

December 19, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | Sports Columns


About knives, razors, stones & strops

In a previous column I mentioned possible gifts for the outdoor enthusiast. High on the list for an outdoor related gift has got to be ...

December 17, 2017 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


Smooth on field, Derek Jeter struggles in Miami’s front office

Derek Jeter, The Player, glided through two decades in the Big Apple. His charisma made it all look so effortless, a beloved figure who could ...

December 17, 2017 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Reading the water

In my heart of hearts, I am a stream fisher. While I love plugging for bass in a farm pond, or trolling a big reservoir ...

December 11, 2017 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


State should institute 12-month licenses

Last week, I had the opportunity to get together with a few childhood friends for a day of sturgeon fishing.

December 01, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Sentimentality doesn’t go far in the NFL

Eli Manning lasted a lot longer than most before being tossed onto the scrap heap that eventually claims almost everyone who has ever strapped on ...

November 30, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Woods is back, but maybe not the guy on TV

NASSAU, Bahamas - Tiger Woods couldn't have scored more points with his two children than when he took them to Miami this summer to watch ...

November 28, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports Columns


Holiday gift ideas for your outdoorsmen

I'm having trouble believing it, but I actually went shopping on Black Friday.

November 27, 2017 | By Don Moyer | Sports Columns


Delta striped bass fishing improving

Fishing on an empty stomach is something I've never experienced the day after Thanks-giving.

November 24, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Fly tying: Simple is the best

Fly Tying is among my many vices. On the surface, you'd think that a hobby that consists of wrapping a few strands of fur ...

November 19, 2017 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


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