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NEW CASTLE NEWS, FRIDAY, JANUARY S, 1171 FIFTEEN Local Liars, muskie men .led by Chuck Gofa By THAD BUKOWSKI TlH3 fourth annual Muskie Bay Fisherman and Liar's Club met last Sunday while the Super Bowl was on and surprisingly over 250 banqueted at the Eagles Club. More surprisingly, no one got up to tell a fisherman's lie, and Quinn Pettitt of Buffalo, N.Y. won the Liar's Award for a true tale. He said that his big muskie jumped right into the boat as he maneuvered the boat to land the fish. All muskie fishermen took a jacket patch and certificate for catching muskies over 12 pounds and localite Chuck Golla won the contest hands down. He won three certificates for this year's fishing and appears to own the waters of Muskie Bay on Rice Lake in which he previously landed a 54 inch 35 pound fish in 1969 and a 53 inch 36 pound lunker in 1966. Golla' s biggest fish last year was not the top one taken . in camp which might have been surprising as it was landed by young Craig Kohler, age 14, of Kenmore. N.Y., who caught it using a Yellow Sallie and a worm. It was 49 xk inches and weighed 23 pounds 12 ounces. Many other awards were presented to people who came from as far as Indianopolis, Indiana, a distance of 460 miles, for the event. Even Ray Hope of Rice Lake was on hand to distribute the awards to the doughty fishermen. ; Other award winners included Ruth Oesterling of Butler who was the woman taking the largest muskellunge, Phil Dwyer of Salem, Ohio, for landing a 21 pound fish, Mrs. Carl Limbach of North Canton, Ohio for taking a WVi inch 14 pound 13 ounce fish. Awards also included a women's smallmouth . prize for a three pound four ounce smallmouth landed by Isabelle Foster of Evans City. The oldest fisherman was Chuck Golla Sr. who is still fishing after 80 years and the oldest lady fisherman was Mrs. Mae Sellers of Waynesburg, Ohio, 73. . Rossi emcees The strangest person at the banquet was emcee George Rossi of radio station WBZY who admitted he didn't know a muskie from a chub. Others from New Castle who took awards for catching fish over 12 pounds in 1970 were Chuck McCreary with two awards, Gene Pace and Red Parsonsthe latter with one each. - Golia was elected president for next year's fifth annual event which was voted to return to New Castle again. Parsons became vice president ofihe association and McCreary, the new secretary. A moment of silence was observed for Mundo Ferrari, previous secretary of the organization, who died during the past year. Local fishermen who attended the banquet also included Pat Sheldbne, Walter Peterson, Chuck DeFonso, Hank Snyder, Russ Myers, Jake DuBrock, Harry Whitlach. Jim Bistyga, Gene Ferrari, Ed Sodum. Al Grant, Ed DeCarbo, Steve Sewczak, Bob Lehman and George Getty. Waterway patrolman John Kbrab tried to turn the attention of the anglers to another fish by showing outstanding Pennsylvania Fish Commission slides on the rearing and catching of coho salmon. McCreary said the organization was set up "because it was nice to have all the muskie fishermen get together during the winter months at least one time." It sure was as many fish stories were swapped . Contest entries Ice fishermen added three fish to the local Meadville Fishermen's Contest held at Sally Almen's Sports Store. They included a Vf inch walleye caught at Tamarack Lake, an 11 V inch perch and a 9 inch bluegjll. The perch was taken from Horseshoe Pond of Presque Isle Bay and the bluegill came out of Conneaut Lake . . . Most Conneaut Lake fishermen use ice rods rather than tipups. Almen is presenting gift certificates for the longest bass, northern pike, muskellunge, bluegill, perch and crappie and has fish already entered in every category except . northern pike and bass. Banner season Mid-winter Mid-winter Mid-winter inventories of trout being reared at hatcheries for stocking this spring indicate the state's army of anglers will be in for another banner trout fishing season, the Pennsylvania Fish Commission reports. Preliminary figures for the 1971 pre-season pre-season pre-season trout stocking program show a total of 2,385,255 trout will be available when tank trucks start to roll in late February. The total is up more than 50,300 fish over the preseason preseason stocking last year and marks the third year in a row that Commission hatcheries have been able to exceed production goals. The 1971 pre-season pre-season pre-season trout stocking schedule includes 1,779,145 brook, brown, and rainbow tiout at Fish Commission hatcheries, some 300,000 trout being reared by sportsmen under the Commission's Cooperative Fish Nursery Program, and 306,110 trout to be allocated to Pennsylvania from the Lamar National Fish Hatchery. Last year the average size of all trout stocked under the State-Federal State-Federal State-Federal Cooperative Stocking Program was 9.3 inches and Fish Commission officials report this year's trout will at least equal that size. Outdoor show Motor homes priced up to $35,000 will be among the features of the annual Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show" coming up at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Building, Harrisburg, Feb. 8 through 13. Show hours will be 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.daily except Saturday when the show continues from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m Ddnakl Lutz of Woodside Ave., Ellwood City was the top prize winner for walleye pike in the annual Luis A. Wehle, Genesee Fishing Contest with a fish weighing 12 pounds 15 ounces while Claude Frank of New Brighton came in second for a 41 pound 8 ounce muskellunge in that division taken at Pymatuning. He was beat out by Gerald-Muns Gerald-Muns Gerald-Muns on, Jr. of Meadville who established a new record with a 48 pounder taken from Conneaut Lake. . r mi - m COULDN'T REACH Choreic Golla, topnotch muskie fishermaa, just cotlda't stretch out his arms far enough to show how big some of his meskclluge are. He caught two this size ia-lM6 ia-lM6 ia-lM6 and IMS la Muskie Bay Cauda. Golla helped celebrate the annual Muskie Bay Fisherman's and Liars banquet at the Eagles Club Sunday. He was elected president of the organization for 1971. ATLANTA Wicks' moving UCLA toward its fifth consecutive NCAA basketball title today earned the forward the January "player of the month" designation in , candidate voting for the Nais- Nais- mith Trophy. The Naismith trophy is presented annually to the nation's outstanding college basketball player at the end of the season after balloting by 1 the nation's sports writers and broadcasters. Drive Slow-Children Slow-Children Slow-Children Move Fast JUST FOR FUN . . . 1 FOLLOW THE JACKSON TWINS IN OUR COMIC SECTION! I (UPI) -Sidney -Sidney I I ional play in I k 1

Clipped from New Castle News22 Jan 1971, FriPage 15

New Castle News (New Castle, Pennsylvania)22 Jan 1971, FriPage 15
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