If the Junior Olympics are the kid-sister to the Olympic Games, then the Oakdale water polo girls are coming over for a sleepover.
I was asked the other day about using live bait and what I thought about using live bait? I like most anglers started out using live bait. A worm threaded on a hook underneath a bobber was all I ever used as a kid. As I got older, I started experimenting with the different live baits and still occasionally will use live bait. I was introduced to using artificial baits one day while fishing off the back of my father's boat, that day, I watched in amazement as he was casting a rattle trap to catch Striped Bass. I ...
Racing fans flocked to the Infineon Raceway in Sonoma on June 23 for a glimpse of the 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event, but Oakdale's Robert and Ryan Raduechel were anything but spectators.
For over six years, Jim West of Butte County had the right to proudly boast a shot that landed him atop the state record book in wild boar hunting.
Why settle for two legs beneath you when you could have four?
The third of seven total University of California, Berkeley, baseball players to be selected in the 2012 Major League Amateur Draft was none other than 2009 Oakdale High graduate Justin Jones.
District 5 of the California High School Rodeo Association features cowboys and cowgirls from six different Northern California counties, but Oakdale High students don't believe in sharing the accolades with any of them.
The K&N Racing Series invaded Stockton 99 speedway on Saturday for the Pick 'n Pull 150, producing some great on track racing in all the categories contested.
Around 840 heads at the Chicken Ranch Casino in Jamestown made an abrupt swivel in Lamar Reed's direction as the Oakdale MMA Academy fighter entered the facility to the jovial tune of 'I just can't wait to be King' from the Lion King soundtrack.
Oakdale's Tyler Guzman brought out his new Chevy Nova "Bombers division" stock car and drove his way into a fifth starting position at the Stockton 99 Speedway, after finishing as a runner-up in the "trophy dash" on April 21.
It's not tough for Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts Academy fighters to get excited these days.
Oakdale resident and Oakdale MMA professional fighter Michael McDonald (15-1) made his first appearence on a UFC pay-per-view a good one on Saturday with a stunning first round knockout of former world champion and pound-for-pound legend, Miguel Torres (40-5).
Blood from open cuts streamed down the face of Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts Academy Fighter Justin Smitley like war paint as he was hoisted up by his brother Brad McDonald after a thrilling three-round battle in the main event of the Art of War Stand and Deliver fight card on Saturday.
The word has gotten out.
The first event of the 2013 NHRA Drag Racing season opened at the famed Auto Club of Southern California Raceway at the Los Angeles County Fairplex in Pomona from Feb. 14 to 17.
Keeping it simple often is the key ingredient to an angler's success out on the water. Of all my boxes and boxes of tackle I still find myself going back to my old faithful lures when the latest and greatest stuff just isn't working. Any top pro will tell you that he or she may use a variety of different techniques but owes a lot of their success to one or two techniques or baits. They've mastered that bait and its presentation therefore keeping it simple. Too much time is wasted trying out different lures. A co ...
I was looking through some of my tackle the other day and it was sad to see once popular baits that were no longer being used. Like most hobbies there's always something better that comes out that you just have to have. For a while there I was obsessed with having the latest and greatest until I fished with a guy called Bill. Bill was in his 60's and I heard from a friend that he was a pretty good bass fisherman. I ended up getting to know Bill and eventually was able to go fishing with him ...
Kelly McGill has arrived.
Lodi fighter Josh Thornburg of the famed Cesar Gracie jiu-jitsu academy (the home of Nick and Nate Diaz) will attempt to reignite his once-promising career at the expense of former Oakdale High wrestler, football player and undefeated Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts Academy fighter Buddy Wallace.
Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts Club fighter and Ultimate Fighting Championship sensation Michael McDonald has a chance to make history early next year.
I'm not sure the exact reason but this is the time of year when I see the most arrests being made for poaching on the water. The following information was taken from the California Department of Fish and Game website: "If you witness a poaching or polluting incident or any fish and wildlife violation, or have information about such a violation, immediately dial the toll free CalTIP number: 1 (888) DFG-CALTIP 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Be prepared to give the fullest possible account of the incident including the name, address, age and description of the ...
Bally's Hotel in Las Vegas was the place to be if you considered yourself either an avid gin rummy player or fan. The Gin Rummy Association presented The Holiday Classic Tournament from Nov. 11 through the 14 for gin rummy partners and singles and one Oakdale man walked away with top honors. Greg Anderson came home with the world title in hand.
With fight leagues like Strikeforce, Pride and World Extreme Cagefighting now merged with the pinnacle conference of MMA - the Ultimate Fighting Championship - the list of quality fight leagues outside of the UFC have dwindled down to just a few.
I can't remember how many times over the past year that I've emphasized being prepared for the unexpected while out fishing. The unexpected happened to me a few years ago while out on the delta. Fishing out of a relative's fairly new boat we were surprised to hear the ever so dreaded "click, click" sound when attempting to start his boat at the end of the day. His batteries had died and we were officially stranded! Being a new boat as well as a new boat operator his only useful device on board was his cell phone ...
Fish attractants have been used in some form or another for many years. In the middle 1980s I can remember there being a big interest in fish attractants as several major tackle manufacturers added fish attractants to their product line. I can remember one specific brand that comes to mind "Bait mate," it was in a liquid form with a consistency that was similar to vegetable oil. One quick spray of this supposedly would create a feeding frenzy. Every major fishing show started to endorse the use of fish attractants and anglers followed accordingly. To add a little confusion manufacturers ...