Fish Tales by Capt.John Zwaska Oct. 1, 1970

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Fish By Capt. John Zwaska Tales Report Catebea to K1-1M7 Ieara9d lhal th * " nder minnows go south early w e a s M r o U so we fast-trolled bare feathers around the buoy W - ers around the buoy We slriDoed the ££. wtn Z « P r'£ e behind ' he yeU ° W '-ther, ^d^we^ down. When the flrstklng was boated, we quit. He dressed - hllLTf ?H° UnCe , S - A SmaU ° ne ' ^ toda *' s ^andards but he e ' r e m ° nlh ' or Hrst prlze I* 500 "on" to 'he r n ^ n h « h t h e r e s t Ot the m °" mounted that fish and still have the bond, it wasn't In Ihe to repeat this until 1962 - which Is another story The moral Is cigar minnows (Ihe favored food for king mackerel, migrate southward *rom our shores early In Oetobe* C,ult waters begin to cool. So Capl. (Buck) Destin's nets can SUf "£ S I. 6 " 1 o h?n WC neei them the most for for "* D«tln Deep Sea Hshing Rodeo during the entire month of October ay In an amply supply O f them now to Insure you good fishing in the rodeo Remove all that old food from your freezer and re place It with «TMelhtaR far more Important - cigar mfnnows. M^t M° S Wea L ? a n d j ' m sure yTMTM *"'· loo! TM° se not used his year will prove useful for the early run of kings next April before Buck is able to net any. They'll remain In perfect condition if unthawed. The slaughter of kings and bonito continued at an Increased pace this week. Huge schools of them are now migrating to easl within a mile or two of the beach. On Sept 10 f had pleasure of "playing tourist" on Capt. Ken Weldon's "Sky a fine 39-foot, all - fiberglass sportflsherman made right here Fort Walton Beach at the island Marina. As guests of the Northwest Florida Press Club, three of us iCapt. Francis from the EgUn labile Information Office; County Commissioner OUn (Willie i Williams and 1 1 boated 11 kings and 29 bonito in a of hours within two miles of the sea buoy. These bonito were Into strips for use as satlflsh balls. The other Press Club boat was Capt. Royal Melvln's II". Tom Adams (sports columnist for the Montgomery Adverll- sen, and one of Capl. Francis' cohorts, boated 22 kings and bonito during the same time and In the same area. The next night the skippers' trophies were unveiled at the Press Club oyster feast at the Holiday Inn. Thanks to the untiring efforts of the late, great Leonard Hut- ehlnson, the Port of Destln Is now recognized for Its capability producing sallflsh, white marlln and blue marlln In quantity However, the potential for big-game fishing has not yet been realized. Four other species are available, but no techniques have been developed for their capture. These are tarpon, yello'w- fln tuna, blue-fin tuna, and swordflsh. Rules: To promote angling for these fine big - game fish waters, beautiful memorial trophies will be awarded to the skippers of the boat bringing the first of each of these species Destln. Any skipper can win provided Ihe fish Is caught by and - reel from hi boat (charter or private! departing from, returning througn, the Dcslln East Pass. No registration or fee required, and the skipper will be awarded the trophy for his permanent retention. Any boat catching one of these should with his catch at the Easl Pass Marina in the Destin Harbor contact the dock-master, Capt. Reddln Brunson at 837-6412- 8376706; 8376706; or Ch. 13 (KMP-2323). Blllflshlng remains at Its peak. Between Sept. 21-28 one blue marlln, live white marlln, and 97 sallflsh were caught. (Most these were tagged and released I. The 1970 total now stands blue marlin, 63 white marlln, and 455 sallflsh, for a total of blllflsh. Capt. Irbe Wlndes of the "Kip-Tide" got his first white marlln and Capt. Steve Wilson on the "Shooting Star" got his first blue marlln last week. Steve was traditionally tossed overboard overboard at the dock for his feat. Although Capt. Cecil Woodward the "Lynnwood" has skippered his parties to hundreds of billflsh over the years, he personally wound In his first sallflsh one last week. Breathlessly he came on the radio: "Boy, now I why everybody Ifkes to catch these sallflsh -- It's a genuine -- and now, I feU-US6*fcW°![esslonal!" Oct. 1 al daybFcak the gun will sound Initiating the 22nd Destln Gulf Coast Fishing Rodeo. Are you registered yet? I and intend lo "wet a worm" on every flshable day. For the entire month and for anyone fishing on your boat, the fees Jl$. for boats up to 2(1 feet In length, J20 for boats 20 to length and J2! for boats over 27 feet. York move the Ihe The run hit Ollva for each the Is to the. the when had wild the like win

Clipped from Playground Daily News01 Oct 1970, ThuPage 16

Playground Daily News (Fort Walton Beach, Florida)01 Oct 1970, ThuPage 16
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