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Random photo #40: Golden cast

Angler Richard Thomas of Stockton casts his line against a colorful sunset while fishing at the Weber Point Event Center in downtown Stockton.

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“A bad day fishing is better than…”

There’s a saying that goes: “A bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work.” Not being an angler, I wouldn’t know if that was true, but I bet that fishermen Jason Lee and Simon Chen of Stockton were having second thoughts when they cast their lines from their small boat on […]

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Fish kiss

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 90mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/5.6. ISO: 200) On the last day of the four-day Bassmasters Duel in the Delta bass fishing tournament in Stockton, Stephen Browning of Hot Springs, Ark., must have known he hooked a big one. At the end-of-the-day weigh-in, he pulled a large dripping […]

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Second place

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 95mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/5.6. ISO: 200). Not only a skilled fisherman, champion pro fisherman Skeet Reese is also a master showman. At the Duel in the Delta fishing tournament, instead of pulling his fish out of his boat’s live well all together in a mesh bag […]

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Delta duel

Never having developed the patience or the inclination for fishing, I rank it somewhere between watching grass grow and waiting for paint to dry. But at last Sunday’s final of the Bassmaster’s Duel in the Delta bass tournament, there was raucous fanfare and drama as the top 12 finalists brought their last day’s catch to […]

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…you’ll feed him for a lifetime

(Camera: Canon 20D. Lens Canon 17-55mm @ 18mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/13 w/ fill-flash. ISO: 200) We returned from our successful fishing trip with a total of six trout, a bass and a bluegill. All that was left to do was to cook them up and have a meal. (Camera: Canon 20D. Lens Canon […]

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If you teach a boy to fish…

When I was a kid, my dad would take my brothers and me fishing. I didn’t have much interest in it, and, being the youngest, I usually ended up throwing rocks in the water out of boredom. After a while, they stopped taking me on those trips, and, needless to say, I never learned how […]

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Blast from the past: Conventional wisdom

Conventional wisdom dictates that to take night shot one needs to set the camera up on a tripod and do a long exposure (10 seconds or more). But conventional wisdom also says to capture motion one must use a high shutter speed (1/250th of a second or faster). Those seem to be irreconcilable differences but […]

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