Sports: Columns

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 11:28 AM

Bowen: Gilligan’s Island at Kerr Lake

I’m no millionaire, but I did spend most of last Friday on Gilligan’s Island with my wife Susan.


Jun. 27, 2015 @ 01:18 PM

Bowen: Memorable time at Emerald Isle

“Made in the shade." That term came to mind last weekend as I sat under a beach umbrella on Emerald Isle with Susan and our grandson John II, eating watermelon,


Jun. 20, 2015 @ 11:28 AM

Barrett wins tournament on High Rock Lake

Robert Barrett from Youngsville won the BFL Piedmont division tournament on High Rock Lake last Saturday, weighing in five bass that averaged almost 4 pounds each for a total of 19 pounds 5 ounces.


Jun. 13, 2015 @ 01:15 PM

Bowen: Johnston captures FLW Rayovac tournament

Well it happened again. After a decent practice, I failed to bring home the bacon (although I did hand out a lot of Carolina Country Snacks pork skins samples) in last week’s FLW Rayovac tournament on the James River in Virginia.


May. 30, 2015 @ 07:42 AM

Bowen: Four days of fishing, friends and family

Last week I took Friday off so that I could have a four-day break from work since Monday was the Memorial Day holiday. A friend from Vermont, Curt Tindall, was passing through the area on his way to Florida to do some tarpon fishing. He and I spent Friday on the Chickahominy River near Williamsburg Virginia, scouting for fishing spots that I can return to next week to win some big money in the FLW Rayovac season opener tournament there.


May. 23, 2015 @ 09:37 AM

Embracing precious time

Susan and I had as fine a time as we’ve ever had babysitting our 7-month-old granddaughter Ruth Anne Shifflette while our daughter Laura and her husband Eddie attended an out of town wedding last weekend.


May. 16, 2015 @ 08:45 PM

Fixing a bad decision

Decisions, decisions, decisions. That’s what tournament bass fishing is all about.


May. 09, 2015 @ 07:14 PM

Terrific weekend fishing trip at Kerr Lake

Four generations of Bowen’s enjoyed a fishing trip to Kerr Lake last weekend.


May. 02, 2015 @ 02:19 PM

Fishing in the Dominican Republic

I write this week’s column at around 38,000 feet in the air while returning from a business trip to the Dominican Republic, which is on the island of Hispaniola southeast of Cuba.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 11:57 AM

Meaningful family gathering

While I didn't go fishing last weekend, we did have a lot of fun at home.