When I think about fishing in October, I think about great weather, great fishing, and the opening of duck hunting season. Primarily on the Delta, the duck hunters are currently racing around the Delta setting up all their blinds for the opening of the season. For the most part, they usually stick to the many flooded islands and less populated areas. There are a few though, that seem to have permanent residence near or around a few of my favorite fishing areas. I'm surprised that we aren't on a first name basis. Years ago when I was tournament ...
As if a 4000 meter race is not enough to take its toll on the body physically, several different obstacles surrounded the course at Hughson's Supercross race as well. The annual event – just under two-and-a-half miles – took place on Saturday, Oct. 15 and Oakdale overcame the difficult course as both the varsity boys and varsity girls took second place overall. Hay bales and a 40-foot mud bog proved to be no match for the Mustang squads.
When I was about 10 years old our dad would take my brother Chris and I along with him when he went trout fishing. One rainy Saturday along the Tuolumne River dad taught us how to build a fire in the rain. He found a big overhanging rock and we got a got a fire going out in front of it. The heat reflected back off the big rock and we were warm and dry as toast. It rained all day and we had a great time.
Week seven saw the Oakdale Stampede youth football teams travel to Livingston to play the Wolves. Two of the three clubs came away with road wins for Oakdale in what has to be considered a successful road trip.
As the end of the fall sports season comes into view, many of the Lady Mustangs teams are making playoff pushes. The girls golf, tennis and volleyball squads all made the most of their opportunities this week and earned Valley Oak League wins.
For the second straight game, the varsity Oakdale Mustangs shut out the opposition, this week's victim: the Lathrop Spartans. Oakdale (5-1, 3-0) spoiled the Spartans (1-5, 0-3) Homecoming with a 42-0 thumping on Friday night, Oct. 7.
League play has begun for the boys and girls water polo clubs, and both welcomed Ripon to town this past week. On Tuesday, Oct. 4 Oakdale hosted the Indians at the Oakdale Aquatic Center. The varsity girls hit the pool first and came out on top 11-4, while the boys battled to a tough 16-10 loss.
It is Homecoming Week at Oakdale High School, and along with all the school spirit, the parade, the painting of windows around town, action will also take place on the football field twice this week. Oakdale's varsity football team will host East Union on Friday night, but 48 hours prior the junior and senior female students will face off in the annual OHS Powder Puff Football Game.
The Oakdale Lady Mustangs have continued to make strides during the fall as the tennis, golf and volleyball clubs all earned wins this past week. Following is a recap of the action in Valley Oak League play.
A four-goal effort in the first period helped lift the Oakdale Lady Mustangs to an 11-6 home win over Woodcreek. The varsity girls hit the home pool on Thursday, Sept. 29 to host Woodcreek in a non-conference match. The win was Oakdale's fourth straight win and saw them improve to 14-3 on the season.
One of my favorite bumper stickers of all time reads "I fish, therefore I lie." For years anglers have been telling fish stories or bragging about the one that got away. As technology has improved and more anglers have become equipped with cameras and recording devices, one would think that there are fewer lies being told now than ever. Wrong! "Enter Photoshop." For those who don't know what Photoshop is, it's one of several programs that can be used to alter, enhance, or edit a photo. With a few swipes, or clicks of a button, a person can ...