Sports: Columns

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 08:26 PM

Shoreline management plan features minor changes

I sure wish my report was on how good the fishing was last week like it had been the week before.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 04:41 PM

Bass set to move deeper in coming weeks

Bass fishing was about as good as it gets last Sunday on Kerr Lake.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 10:10 PM

Belews Creek Lake team bass tournament proves to be beneficial

Taking my own recommendation last week to take a day off every once in a while, I spent all day Saturday hanging around the house eating Susan’s homemade chili and helping our grandson John eliminate the Halloween candy he wasn't planning to eat.


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 11:39 PM

Anglers Choice Marine Division Classic a hit for everyone

There was a crowd of boats on the water at sunrise at the new Nutbush ramp when the Anglers Choice Marine North Carolina Division Classic launched this past weekend.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

Sweet Victory at Brandon Grays Buggs Island Challenge Classic

I mentioned in last week’s column that Mark Robertson and I were ready to win Brandon Grays Buggs Island Bass Challenge Classic two-day tournament on Kerr Lake last weekend.


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

Kerr Lake Bassmasters' September tournament a success

I spent several evenings this week throwing a Frisbee with my five-year old grandson John II. John had an unusual throwing style that was quite effective. He would hold the Frisbee behind his left ear using his right hand and then throw it with great accuracy.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 07:31 PM

CBC Championship features 132 teams

For some reason, I get really nervous and stressed whenever I have an article to complete and there’s a deadline looming. I don’t know why, but I do. Even when I’ve got the whole thing visualized in my head, plenty of time, and only need to put pen to paper. Such was the case last weekend when the story on “Wintertime Fishing on Lake Gaston” was due.


Sep. 21, 2014 @ 12:48 AM

Area anglers find success in Kerr Lake tourney

A pair of local anglers had great finishes in the ABA bass tournament on Kerr Lake a couple of weeks ago. Tyler Purcell from Townsville won the event with a limit weighing 10.19 pounds, while Clint Daniels finished third with 7.99.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 04:13 PM

Walt Bowen: Competing in Buggs Island Bass Challenge

Mark Robertson and I finished 12th against 28 other teams in the final regular season Buggs Island Bass Challenge tournament on Kerr Lake.


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

Walt Bowen: Family more meaningful than fishing

What’s more fun to me than a day of fishing? A day spent riding a Jet Ski with my grandson and namesake John II.