Sports: Columns

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.

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.