Sports: Columns

Sep. 28, 2013 @ 11:12 PM

On road to recovery, Lake Gaston

Well after getting really sick last Friday, I am back to about 94.6 percent recovered.


Sep. 21, 2013 @ 09:48 PM

Celebrating on the sidelines

Happy birthday to me.

Today is my 54th birthday. They are really coming around fast now.


Aug. 24, 2013 @ 08:32 PM

Celebrating in style at Kerr Lake

Last weekend was perfect for celebrating a wedding anniversary with the weather being more like November than anything typically seen in North Carolina in the middle of August.


Aug. 17, 2013 @ 06:20 PM

Put this one in the win column

Well it happened again.

Yes, I lost a giant bass in yet another tournament. But before you jump to the conclusion that this will be just another sad story about the win that slipped away, let me finish my tale.


Aug. 10, 2013 @ 09:42 PM

If only life had a pause button

Sometimes in life we have a day that we wish would have lasted forever. Like going to the Liberty Tobacco warehouse with my dad as a kid to sell tobacco, or when my wife and I used to take our young son on bicycle trips to the beach for an afternoon outing while in college in Wilmington.


Aug. 03, 2013 @ 06:11 PM

Ask a Ranger: Where does our water come from?

As you fill your glass up with water at your sink, do you ever wonder where that water is coming from?


Aug. 03, 2013 @ 06:09 PM

Up the creek without a passport

In last week’s column, I promised to tell you about the rest of my trip to Lake Champlain in New York where I was fishing in the FLW Everstart bass tournament.


Jul. 27, 2013 @ 05:40 PM

Memorable showing at Lake Champlain

Last week’s 28th-place finish out of 125 mostly professional anglers at the Lake Champlain FLW Everstart tournament in Plattsburg, N.Y. was my best major bass tournament finish ever.


Jul. 13, 2013 @ 07:51 PM

Celebrating the Fourth of July with family and friends

I think I have created a fishing machine. My wife, Susan, is really catching the bass lately and she’s pretty happy about it as you can tell in the picture.


Jul. 06, 2013 @ 04:50 PM

Solid showing at Angler’s Choice tourney

Tyler Purcell and I had respectable finishes in each of the Angler’s Choice team tournaments we competed in on Kerr Lake last weekend.