Sports: Columns

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.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 07:06 PM

Bowen: All dressed up and no place to fish

Have you ever found yourself up a creek WITH a paddle?


Aug. 09, 2014 @ 05:42 PM

Scouting out James River for upcoming tourney

Susan and I spent much of last weekend helping our son, Jimmie, move and doing some overdue honey–do items. Luckily, there was time for a few hours of fishing on Belews Creek Lake, which is about 10 minutes from the house.


Aug. 02, 2014 @ 04:24 PM

On the Water: Hitting the limit on Lake Champlain

Susan and I had a great time on our recent fishing vacation to Lake Champlain, and I hope I didn’t leave the impression in last week’s column that we didn’t.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

Ask a Ranger: Fun, fireworks at Kerr Lake event

The biggest event that occurs at Kerr Lake State Recreation Area is the fireworks display.


Jul. 12, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

On the Water: Post-Arthur fishing proves plentiful

While I regret that Hurricane Arthur impacted property and caused some vacations to be shortened at the beach last week, I do appreciate what it did for bass fishing on Kerr Lake last Thursday afternoon.


Jul. 05, 2014 @ 04:48 PM

On the Water: Holiday means family, fishing on Kerr Lake

As we celebrate the birth of our country this weekend, I want to say how fortunate and blessed I am for the days spent on the water with my beautiful child bride, Susan, just like we’ve done many times for almost 40 years.


Jun. 28, 2014 @ 08:24 PM

Save a dam: learn to tie knot

On the way home from a tourney last week on the Potomac River, I received a panicked call from my wife, Susan, that our boat dock had disappeared from the shore at our Kerr Lake house.


Jun. 28, 2014 @ 03:46 AM

On the Water: Scouting, feasting on Potomac

Fishing was good last weekend on the Potomac River, but the food was even better.