Granite Bay

Now is the time to replace — and properly dispose of — your fishing line

For as long as there’s been fishing line, it has been discarded along the waterways. Before the invention of monofilament lines, anglers used cotton-type line. It didn&rsquo ...

Sterile trout being planted in state waters

The Department of Fish and Wildlife has had numerous lawsuits filed against it over the years challenging the policy of its trout-planting program. The focal point of most suits i ...

Waterfowl hunting season mostly over in north state — with disappointing results

Last year’s waterfowl season found hunters scratching their heads wondering what happened to the weather. It was tough hunting due to the lack of foul weather that can make w ...

Drifting is a means to hunt waterfowl, and it works

Most hunters know it’s illegal to use a motor to sneak up on a raft of ducks. However, using a boat can be a tremendous method for a successful waterfowl hunt. And, with all ...

Name change removes ‘game’: It’s now Department of Fish and Wildlife

For several years, it was the Department of Fish and Game. However, “game” has a connotation of something hunted, and the DFG handles much more than fish and hunted cri ...

International Sportsmen’s Exposition at Cal Expo is a welcomed winter relief

It’s wintertime. With almost no hunting and limited fishing, outdoors-oriented men and women stay indoors. Our eyes can see fish jumping and a monster buck walking by in scop ...

Zebras falter against Granite Bay in Invitational tournament

Day two of the 22nd annual Lincoln Invitational tournament ended with the Lincoln varsity girls basketball team suffering a bitter defeat at the hands of Granite Bay, 64-36. Excit ...

Marine Protected Areas are in effect in north coast

I was dead set against the government marking off ocean waters from the Oregon border to Mexico and calling them Marine Protected Areas. As I’ve stated since the discussion ...

Zebra hoops on the rise

First, I hope all had a Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year. As for the New Year, it’s beginning to look like Fighting Zebras’ basketball fans might just ha ...

Christmas stocking stuffers for your favorite outdoors person

We’re coming down to the final hours of Christmas shopping. I find there’s still a good segment of the population scratching their heads as to what to get their favorit ...

Hydroplanes to race on Folsom Lake at Granite Bay May 31 - June 2

For the first time since 1967, hydroplane boats will race on Folsom Lake. The HI Unlimited Hydroplane Series, part of the Big Wake Weekend, will descend on the Folsom Lake State R ...

Granite Bay wins Division I state bowl title

CARSON - Justin Ramirez sprinted toward the Granite Bay High School sideline, his helmet in his right hand, and pumped it skyward 11 times in succession. Big Luke Jarvis ran over t ...

Access to Port of Sacramento can be had, but it will take awhile

Many years ago, there was unrestricted access to the Port of Sacramento by several methods. About 40 years ago, a fishing partner and I would launch my boat around midnight at Mil ...