I can't say I've ever been fishing on Christmas Day, although I went out on Christmas Eve once.
I've learned over the years that a person could drive themselves crazy worrying about every little detail when it came to fishing.
I can't remember how many times over the past year that I've emphasized being prepared for the unexpected while out fishing.
Often I overhear fishermen talking about the perfect boat; of course the brand of their boat is the best!
I received an e-mail this week asking me to remind everyone to "take a kid fishing." With all the distractions kids have today, very few have ever gone fishing. Some have fished more from their couch while playing a fishing video game, than actually fishing. Growing up there were very few things to do at home and if I stood around long enough I'd almost surely be put to work. At the time I lived around three small ponds, so when I wasn't home, I was fishing or just hanging around the shoreline of one of those ponds ...
This weekend the SRL Spears Southwest Tour Series returns to the New Stockton 99 Speedway for Johnny Brazil/Jackson Rancheria/Teamsters Night.
This past weekend while out fishing Clark Fork, I was reminded of the first time I was given an open book test. I remember thinking to myself that it would be easy. I didn't study much because I figured the answers were right in the book, so why study.
It's no secret that the sport of boxing has experienced a dip in popularity. Public perception of the sweet science has soured as newer generations of fight fans redirect their attention towards Mixed Martial Arts, leaving boxing aficionados to ask why.
As the summer break is winding down it seems like a lot of people - including myself - are attempting to get in one last camping trip before the new school year begins.
This past week I went and camped out at Clarks Fork with family and friends. It was a 100 mile one way trip to get there, but well worth the drive.
I was asked recently about a lure that was being advertised through an infomercial. The lure being advertised supposedly was outlawed on certain lakes because of its sure effectiveness. They even had professional anglers promoting the lure as a must-have bait for every angler. Many of the anglers promoting the product were unknown professionals and the lure supposedly caught just about every species of fish.
I just returned from a camping trip and couldn't believe all the fees that I had to pay in order to camp a few days at the lake. There were fees like fishing fees, day use fees, second car fees, launching fees, dog fees, camping fees, and more.
I was asked the other day about using live bait and what I thought about using it. I, like most anglers, started out using live bait.
Although Scott Speed picked up a season's best 25th place finish in last Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, it was a bittersweet weekend for the Manteca native as he left his home track thinking that it could have been much better.
Recently I've been learning more about fishing for kokanee in our local lakes. For years I've always wondered what those guys were doing trolling out in the middle of the lake during the summer months.
These past few weeks my older sister, her husband, and two boys were visiting all the way from England. I was able to take my brother-in-law out fishing with me twice. Both times we limited out and really had a great time.
I'm pretty sure that all the talk amongst fishermen lately has been dominated with the water levels in our local lakes. It's definitely a concern of mine as I can't help to not think about how many of my summer fishing spots are already above water.
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