The Daily Herald (Provo, Utah) April 11 1971 (Outdoor Roundup comments Roy)
Page 14-THE HERALD, Provo, Utah Sunday, April 11,1971 Outdoor Roundup By CASEY BOWN Fish Are Biting At Lake Powell Reports from Bill Mangum and Larry Fields say the fish are really on the feed at Lake Powell. Good news, since weatherwise the next forty five days are a choice time for visiting this largest of our lakes. Both Bill and Larry account the largemouth bass fishing some of the best in years with the bigger fish just going into the spawning period when they are really on the peck for lure or bait cast near the nesting site. Crappie at three quarters of a pound and larger are adding spice to the fishing dish and at this size make for some fine fillets. Channel cats in all sizes are coming easy to the bait with night crawlers the best. Add the scenery and picture taking in this colored country, water skiing or whatever your choice and this is a great time of year for a trip to Powell where the temperature rises a bit faster and earlier than our areas to the north. Bullfrog by way of Hanksville or Wahweep via Kanab will take you to the upper and lower reaches of the lake, respectively. Fine marinas and all the other accommodations you might wish will be found at both places. A long weekend is the least one should allow for the trip, with each added day giving opportunity to reach some of the more distant side canyons along the 180 mile length of the lake. Having trouble with your outboard, snowmobile, or other two cycle engine? If so, the likelihood is you are using some of the new, lead free gas. This is the word from several of the producers of these motors and it is substantiated by old friend Roy Knudsen who has forgotten more than your scribbler will ever know about them. Both Roy and the information bulletins say use the regular gas if you wish to get away from valves that stick and other operational problems — at least until and when the industry makes mechanical changes to allow use of the lead free fuel. A respected old friend and old timer, Luke Clegg, has sent us a description of his first trip into the High Uinta country along with an invitation invitation to make such a trip together this summer. summer. Even allows that we could be the "camp flunkey" which is tantamount to being the sergeant by another name. While there is real doubt that the trip will materialize there is no doubt of the memories we share of this alpine area second to none in all our visits to mountain ranges in the West. The fine fishing from hundreds of lakes", the flower filled meadows at timberline, the soul searching visits around the evening campfires, all these and much more are the memories still to be lived by those who have not been there. We share with Luke the hope that you can make it whether we do or not.