The Kids Don't Float Program, which provides life preservers for borrowed use to visitors enjoying the Mokelumne River, began its summer season in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The program got underway on Saturday, May 28this year and this marks the seventh year for Kids Don't Float, which was conceived as a result of a tragic drowning on the river in April, 2009.
Expect the waterways to be crowded if you're planning on heading out, now that the 'summer' season has started. Last year I fished on Sunday and Monday during Memorial Day weekend and surprisingly didn't have to deal with a lot of boat traffic. My secret was to fish very early on both days, while making sure to be off the water around noon. One of the lakes I visited was Lake Pardee. Lake Pardee doesn't allow body contact with the water so there were only fisherman on the lake which made it a nice getaway from the ...
A wrestler's job is never done. Although some wrestlers just wrestle during the winter, many Oakdale wrestlers stay busy on the mats year round to keep up with their high standards. Oakdale High School's wrestling program has been a powerhouse for well over a decade and it is due to their hard efforts on and off the mat. Seven of the team's wrestlers will be joining in the fourth annual Gilroy Wrestling Midcals Elite Summer Camp. The three day camp opens on Friday, June 17 and concludes on Sunday, June 19 at Gilroy High School.
For the fourth time in as many years Oakdale's Hannah Chappell will be heading to the State Championships in discus. Chappell continued her dominance at the Section level with a win at the CIF Masters Meet this past week.
This Memorial Day weekend, nearly 40 youth track and field teams will invade Oakdale High School for the 11th annual Tom Moore Youth Classic Meet. This free to the public two day event begins on Saturday, May 28 at 8 a.m. and resumes Sunday at 8 a.m. for the finals.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Big Game Drawing. Applications for elk, antelope, bighorn sheep, premium deer tags and fundraising drawing tags may be submitted anywhere California fishing or hunting licenses are sold. Applications must be submitted before midnight on June 2, 2016.
Oakdale's varsity baseball team's roller coaster season came to an abrupt halt on Monday, May 16. The eighth seeded Mustangs hosted the ninth seeded Pioneer in the first round of the 2016 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section DIII playoffs, and fell short 2-1.
Some of the old timers will tell you that the best way to teach someone how to swim is to push them right into the water. I definitely don't encourage anyone pushing someone into the water but I do see the benefit of not being afraid to try something different. Some of the best advice that I can give a fellow angler is to not be afraid to try something different. I can remember several times that I've been fishing with someone who was using a bait that I would have never tried, catch a fish while fishing ...