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Rules for hitchhikers
Friday Nov 20 2015
Most everyday activities that involve interactions with fellow humans require a certain level of etiquette. These days it seems a lot of common courtesy is ignored. It could be si ...
Change is good!
Thursday Nov 12 2015
Wow, has this been a long hot summer or what? Temperatures are finally dropping along with some strange moisture falling from the sky ... I think we used to call it rain! The chan ...
Some gift ideas for the outdoorsy-types
Friday Nov 06 2015
Since the big-box stores could not even wait until Halloween to start pushing the Christmas stuff, I guess it’s not too early to throw out some ideas for the outdoors sports ...
Good times in tough conditions
Friday Oct 30 2015
I am blessed to have two daughters who like to fish. Both are willing to get up early to go fishing, something unheard of for most teenagers. While my oldest is off at colle ...
Pyramid Lake cutthroat trout
Thursday Oct 22 2015
My wife thinks I am crazy for getting up in the middle of the night to go fishing. She may be right. When I got invited to join Marc Christophel on a day trip to Pyramid Lake I ju ...
Wednesday Oct 14 2015
My oldest daughter, Raina, was back from college for the weekend and I convinced her to get up at an unnatural hour to try again for one of those elusive salmon that are sliding th ...
Thursday Sep 24 2015
Salmon fishing has finally started to take off in the Sacramento metro area, and the local waterways are getting jammed with the usual flotilla of boats. Bank fishermen are packing ...
Fishing for that birthday salmon
Wednesday Aug 26 2015
California is a fisherman’s paradise, and for many anglers the fall run of the mighty Chinook salmon remains at the top of the list. Hooking and landing a big “Nook&rdq ...
Trolling basics ... for bass?
Friday Aug 14 2015
A few years ago, while trolling at Bullards Bar, my partner hooked one of the lake’s ubiquitous spotted bass. He made a comment that I had never heard before that trolling fo ...
OUTDOORS: All your questions answered about the Char family
Thursday Jul 16 2015
You gotta love brook trout. They are generally very willing biters and when you find ‘em, you usually find a bunch. But it’s the amazing coloration these guys sport th ...
Summer mackinaw fishing is going great up in Lake Tahoe
Tuesday Jul 07 2015
One of the best places to get away from all this crazy heat is gorgeous Lake Tahoe. Of course, the weather is a lot nicer up at 6,000 feet — and the fishing remains out ...
Different props can make a difference
Saturday May 03 2014
When you purchase a boat or an outboard motor, you of course get a propeller in order to provide power to move that critter. What you get, however, may not meet expectations of pow ...
Don’t lose your boat to a thief
Thursday Apr 24 2014
Reading through the classifieds in a mailbox delivery advertisement paper recently, I saw it again: an area resident was requesting information for an offered reward about his stol ...
How young can you be to lawfully hunt?
Friday Apr 18 2014
This is not a trick question. Like my dad with me whenever he went hunting, I was chomping at the bit to go along. I flat out couldn't wait to put a pheasant on the table, to g ...
Expect buzzing pests to be real pests this year
Wednesday Apr 09 2014
While we are in a full-blown drought, there has been enough rain, including some good late rains, to leave a pretty fair amount of standing water just about everywhere. As yet, the ...
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