The Old Fisherman by Walt Murphy July 11, 1967

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The Old Fisherman by Walt Murphy July 11, 1967 - BY WALT MURPHY -- The Hood slaughter 27-6...
BY WALT MURPHY -- The Hood slaughter 27-6 Saturday night left to r i g h t Olscn, Bill Kenaslon and Jim Moodv. Back row: Bill Corbin, Art Pond, Chuck Hebert, Jack C a l l a u a y , Ken Heck. Harold B v i c l . J i m Stokes, Chuck Stallings and Bill Brumfield. (Daily News Photo) Cap!. Mel Mason led the parade on Thursday last, as far as ixcUement \venl. Ho had as his passengers, on Moonbriini II. Mr. and Mrs. Roeschiese from Little Rock Ark., and they started out on a routine mackerel trolling trip. All of t h ' - s changed .suddenly \\lion they got into a school of cohia. 1'lioy started the action \ \ i i h a bis; fellov. t h a t latei proved to weigh 70 pounds. While 'hey weie KOI king to put this heavyweight in the boat, t w o smaller fish hit the oilier lines and (he fun started These t \ \ o were in j catch the r.O-poimd (lass and gave the folks .some anxious- moment-* as they tried to boat all tluee. Alls well t h a t ends well and all the fish landed in the box. cauga, Ala. John E. Steiner from Atlanta and Ida Rutherford f r o m Monroeville, Ala. They scored in three's. 3 sharks, 2 relased. 3 wahoos and :? cow dolphin and then frosted the cake with a C-foot, 2-inch white mariin. They had one other bill fish up. From Buddy's dock we hustled down to meet Mr. and Mrs. Kd Vaiden. Curtiss Phillips and Kve Downey, all from Birmingham. They spent the day in bill-fish gully w i t h Capt. Mrs. Howard Marler, Sr., aboard the ,let Star 1. Their big of tiie day was rather unique, inasmuch as his true | length will always be a matter of opinion. The reason for this, well this fellow was a veteran i of many a battle at sea and Breezes Past Ford By 21 Runs and Corvettes and Art Mustangs Hank "hot up a H e r b e r t ua* ihe w i n n i n g pitcher and \\illiams took the loss. Buzz Sawyer did not like the , umpiring of slim Chuck Leary f as well as the score and pro- 1 tested the game on 10 different 1 occasions. Coach Kennv ".siipeispoft" Heck of Hood Motois had this comment after the game, "The game was decided quite early w h e n we got Buzz Sawyer out on an infield ground ball. We're now ready for Brown Motors rim time." bi 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 ! 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 3 1 1 0 , 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1 other and s in each the the ] j ] | On Friday C.ipt. Mel s t a \ e d in the news when passenger R.P Berryhill landed a 7-toot sailfish w h i l e his w i f e helped land 14 kings and daughter, Mrs. H K Higgins of Memphis. Tenn., got a 20-pound cobia. Thursday was a good day foi Maj. Larr\ Johnson f i o m Eglin. He was ]ust off the sea bony fishing with his son, Lany, Jr., and guest, Tom Pclfred, from Conova. W. Va. The major likes, his action with spinning tackle and he got 11 w i t h a 7-fool i- inch sailfish that look -15 minutes to bring to gaff. Donald Cle\ born and son from Decatur, Ala.. Jimmie Waller from Nashville, Tenn.. along with Donald Cleybron and Willie Williams from Ocilla, Ga., were more than pleased with their Thursday trip w i t h Capt. Bruce Marler on the Wahoo. Their box score was 39 kings, 3 little tuna and 1 dolphin. Friday was a fine day on the inshore as well as the offshore trolling and snapper ciroii'ts. Plenty of king mackerel, hinging catches on the party boa^s, i white mariin caught and released on the Little Colonel by Josh Oden of Birmingham, and a 97-pound blue mariin brought in by Capt. Buddy Gentry on the Marliner. This one measured 7 feet_ S inches. Saturday prtned beyond any point of argument that the port of Destin is indeed the luckiest fishing \illage in the world and the bill-fish Capital of Northwest Florida. This day saw 5 sailfish and a white mariin come to port along with plentiful catches of mackerel, little tuna, amberjack and fine strings of snapper as well as grouper and cobia. First in was the Venture with Capt. Royal Melvip and his party, made up of his wife Jean, George Beach, w a s well scarred from his engagements. This was a s-iil- fish that measured an even 8 feet from the lip of w h a t left of his bill to the end ot his tail. The bill was broken off even with the lower jaw and the opinion of several captains on the dock was that it could run from 12 to 18 inches fo the part that was gone in some distant encounter with some other creature of the deep. Back to the Marina to check , in Sonny Insc-hoe of Birming- i ham w i t h a 6-foot, S-mch sail| caught by his guest Ken Roy- j croft from the steel city. On Sunday, this same boat, with the same pilot saw the same passenger boat a 217-pound blue mariin. Both days they wete fishing in 100 fathoms and using strip bonita for bait Back to that big Saturday when Bob Batty and party from M a r i e t t a , Ga., fishing Capt Chubby Destin. on the Shooting Star, landed a 6-foot, S-inch sail.. . . plus . 40 amberjacks (the largest r a n 54 pounds) 6 kings and 4 small tuna. Our final report of the day came from the Special Service boat of the US Army, the Q 12. This was a 6-foot-S-mch sail- ish caught by Maj. Stevens rom Fort Rucker. Ala Snapper Show On Sunday Sunday was the day of the )ig snapper catches that made he waterfront look like old imes. Capt. Benny Allen in rom a two-day trip with a Page of Fort Walton and his wife, Marsha. THIS COULD BE THE LEADER -- Josh Oden of Birmingham Ala. offers some stiff competition in the Miracle Strip Bill Fish Tourney with this 360 pound blue marlm. It was caught on Odens private troller, Little Colonel in the waters off Destin Florida. (Photo by Murphy) They brought in a 6-foot 10 1 j- inch s a i 1 f i sh caught by Mr. Page and 2 big bull dolphin, one for each of the ladies. They had 4 white mariin on during the day, 3 shook the hook and one escaped by breaking the leader and they released 1 bull dolphin. All of this action took place in 65 fathoms of water. Next in was Capt. Buddy Gentry on the Marliner and on board were Al Gaut, headman at the Destin Hospitality Inn and his daughter, M?r\anne from Svla Extra For Heavy Bout? Dooley said NEW YORK (AP) -- Madison. | Square Garden officials applied Monday for permission to allow the George Chtivalo-Joe Frazier heavyweight fight to go as many extra rounds as nocessyry] to determine a winner, in the event the bout ends in a draw. "I think it's a good idea," Er'«-j win B. Dooley. chairman of the | New York Athletic Commission, said after receiving the appr-al I from Hariy Markson, Garden 1 boxing director ' "I like i t . but I can't make a ruling until I can call a meeting of the commission and \\e n n - « a \ o l p on it excellent physical condition. "They are ready to go an extra round, or a few extra, if necessary." Both agreed. fighters' managers _jroup of the members oE The Birmingham Snapper Crabbeis Club, and did they ever grab hem. A total catch of over 3,000 pounds. Capt. Irby Windes, on he Mattie K with better than 1,000 pounds, and Capt. Kelly, on the Moreno Queen, sackftd up 1,500 pounds. ' The rest of the party boats, were all showing nice hanging tell play second his so. -- , , mingb cuuiuii catch as they moved up the har- l t« ^nf,\- All in oil if \t-nc: a . _ . _ _ - _ * bor dock. All in all. it was a fine weekend and it looks from here as theugh ing week will each succeed- see fishing in these waters increasing. This may well prove to be one of the most productive seasons in the history of the port and without you, the fisherfolk who journey here to enjoy the sport, there would be no success. Good fishing to you from the luckiest fishing village in the world, Destin. Florida. "They can go ahead and make it for 20 rounds if 'hey like," said Chuvalo's manager, Irving Ungerman "George can fight all night if he has to " "It's an excellent idea." said Yancey Durham, Frazier's, manager. "Joe is in a little !ui"- i \ to get the t i t l e . A draw would make him w a i t t h a t much longer. ' and Tnstee 1hc Hali i t s t h e win. w i t h be made l a t e r a decision t h i s week wouul Fraziei, an unbeaten young pio from Philadelphia, and Cliu- valo, the Canadian champion, are scheduled to go 12 rounds' July 19 in w h a t is billed as an elimination bout in a step toward Cassius Clay's world heavyweight t i t l e Markson said lie made the request, behoved to be the fir.st of its kind in boxing, "on the Beard Jumps To 4th Spot PALM BKACII GARDENS, v a c a t e d ' Fla. ( A P ) -- Frank Beard's S'20.- 000 pajcheek from the Speedway Open at Indianapolis. Ind , boosted him i n t o f o u i t h place in professional golf's unofficial grounds that it \vould be u n f a i r 1,, stymie the progress of Crazier money standings, according to ons the LADIES DAY AT DESTIN -- This proud little lady Dottie Murphy of the Gulf-Vue Apartments on Santa Rosa Island showing off the 42 pound king mackerel she caught fishing with Capt. Hank Martin on the troller Barracuda out of ihe port of Destin Florida. (Photo by Murphy) Pimliri, honors Survivor, win- figures released at PGA head- 1 II

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  1. Playground Daily News,
  2. 11 Jul 1967, Tue,
  3. Page 5

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