The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 28, 1957 · Page 25
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 25

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 28, 1957
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WHO IS IT ? IS IT YOU f YOUR PICTURI HERE IS WORTH $2.00 IN TRADE JtfST IDENTIFY YOURSELF AT ALGQNA UPPEtt BBS MOINES OFFICE Worth $2.00 At S & L STORE Worth $2.00 At RUSK DRUG Worth $3.00 GRAHAM'S At FISH I HO by CLEM ERLANDER « TIP OF THE WEEK: When trying lor schooling fish like crappies, bluegills or calfish, catch a fish and try this trick. Rig up a bright ra&t on one end of a line and small hook at the other. Length of line will depend on depth of water. Attach hook to fish's dorsal fin, and release it. Then ih> fish will follow the school 'and point them out just like a bird-dog. MORE BIG FISH NOTES Ths Les Kenyon Sailfish story, in my last column, seemed to stir up quite a ruckus among Algona anglers, many of whom like Doc Eason with his stories of 5 and 6-lb. bullheads, have approached me with tales of big fish. However, a story with 'proof came along, too, and it is pictured above. .You might know it would bo Gail Towne, who lias the savvy to land big ones wherever ho fishes. The 28-pounder he is holding is an Alligator Gar, caught on the Myakla river off Snook Haven Resort, east ol Venice, Florida. Pictured vyith Gail is Herman Plathe, of Irvington, and the photo was snapped by Charles Plathe, St. Joe, Herman's brother. The Alligator Gar isn't much , for eating, although the Florida Indians wi)l steak them up occasionally, but it's a fish that packs a lo.t of fight. Gail's net wouldn't handle this 40 inch long fish, and it took a handy_ log, used as a baseball b'at, to finally subdue Mr Gar. Take note of included a 47-lb. Sailfisb. a 28-lb. Barracuda, two 40-lb. groupers, and an assorted mess of>20 and 30- pounders. Holy Moses! * * » Well, getting a little closer to home.I have been checking around with the boys on their fishing plans for th'is coming season, and somehow we got on the subject of BULLHEADS. 1 haven't personally fished for bullheads since I was a small boy) and used to go down to the river near Anoka, Minn., with my Grandpa Ertander, who was a minister, kept a cowT and always had worms and cane poles handy for small boys who wanted to go fishing. My Fishing Encyclopedia has this to say about Bullheads: Dark barbels under jaw. Dorsal and pectoral fins have sawtooth edge spines, which can inflict a painful injury. No world's records available (although I understand Soup Briggs claims it). Flavor: excellent, especially .'when prepared according to.Bud Morck's special cook-book. Tackle: if one wants to use rod and reel bullhead will that luscious, river scenery in the • •£' us f. "? ?"? h w^Th' ?,-i- back of the picture. • not ob J ccl - but he blles best when Algeria's Sports It's BECKER'S Sporting Goods Store Big Fish Days Coming Up Soon ! Get the Habit of Dropping in at 3ECKER'S To See What's New. UP-TO-DATE FISHING & OUT- POOR INFORMATION AT -~ BECKER'S Rex Taylor, a member of the •Florida Sailfish fishing party, has subnTftted for the record that he caught all the Bluefish used for bait on the ocean trip during •which Los Kenyon landed tht big Sailfish. So far, I can account for Taylor, Kenyon, and Craig Smith as 'Active fishermen" on that trip. It loaves a four-handed poker game down In the launch eabiu. * * * Mrs C. J. Muriagh, a reader of this column, telephoned me after the Sailfish .story, with more big fish news. Her daughter, Mrs F. 11. Pruyn (Jo Murtagh) had just sent on a letter telling of fish cMURht on one trip .".even mile:; ofjj the Florida cuasl. The day's catch i approached with cane pole, store string, old, cork, and bent pin well-coated with worm. * * *. Believe it or not, the Bullhead originated in southern Canada, now is found in all 48 states. It is known also as the Black Catfish, Bull Pout, or Horned Pout. It's favorite foods are worms, crawfish, small minnows — ana will sometimes take a fly or smalj plug. * * * , Here are some local 'comments with respect to Bullhead fishing: Chet , Williams — "Good bullheads can be secured from Ingham and High lakes northwest ofj Swea City. I used to do my best bullhead fishing from shore." Cy Venteicher — "It helps to spit on the worm." John Beiser — "Contrary to popular belief, bullheads will take a small minnow." Arnie Ricklefs —- "I go out for bullheads twice each season — when the water is ice-cold." Casey LOBS — "After tt;is legislative session is over, I'll be •eady for some nice peaceful Bullhead fishing." Dick Allen — "To skin a bullhead, cut down the back and sides, and then take the skjn of!, with a pair of pliers." Ray Cook —• "I wouldn't know. I'm not a true-at-heart fisherman. I'm happier with Rock and Roll." Byron Richardson *>— 'T fish on the bottom. 1 mean the bait, not myself." Hugo Gade •*» "I'm going up north of Fairmont for bullheads—- K(jt a lake [-.polled right nrar to the: Milwaukee Braves Stadium." < iiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiminiiiiiiiiii! We Can't Catch 'Em for U But We'll Help U Do It This Coming Season Prom Our COMPLETE TACKLE STOCK Try "Coast" For What U Needl RIFLES — SHOTGUNS SHELLS OUTDOOR SUPPLIES Always at Typical "Coast" Lower Prices COAST-TO-COAST Store Ed Wolf, Owner Chdt Cook — "I do good on bullheads at Lost Island. Put the bait above your sinker, have the hook about a foot above. If the barometer is g6ing down, fish right on the bottom, because bullheads know about barometers. Fish catfish about the same- way. A bullhead grabs the hook right now, while a cat nibbles a Tittle'and then takes off. (I hope I got that right, Chet)." . E. L. Garbett — "I've taken some good bullheads on a Lazy Ike, believe it or not." With the Northern Flight of .ducks, geese, coots, mudhens, etc., jbe^ngj^mply' publicized, I turned once; again to the memoirs of Clark Orton for his boyhood memories of the birds flying back up North. Here is an excerpt. "In the fall of the year, the ducks and geese made but little noise as they flew South, but on their return in springtime, as the mating season was approaching, they were noisy, quacking, honking, calling mass. One morning, about 1895, I got up early, dressed, and looked over Big Stone Lake. It seemed as though all the ducks and geese in the world were there. Over the lower 4 miles ol the lake it was hard to find a spot where a bird was not sitting. Hundreds of acres of water were packed with their bodies. Up at the peninsula a mile away several thousand snow geese resembled a huge snowbank. Never since have I seen such a density of water fowl," At Its Vfery Best On Lake-Of-The-Woods, Canada WE INVITE YOU TO WHITE PINE LODGE, on Lake of The Woods, a completely up-to-date fishing camp nestled among the pines on Snake Bay. Fish are really hungry here in May and June, Walleyes, northerns, bass, muskies, crappies. Outpost camp on Highwind and Porcus lakes for lake trout fishermen. 14, hskpg. cabins, boats, motors, top guides of area. For details write now to Wyatt N. Peck, Box 2236 N. S« Springfield. Mo. Summer address; Sioux Narrows, Ont. WHITE PINE LODGE on Lake-Of-The-Woods' ' SHORT SHOT — Not exactly an item of outdoor sports news, but I can't resist mention of the local businessman who got off a plane at Mason City on return from Chicago, came down the ramp, and found that it wasn't his seat belt that he ha4 unfastened. "Wa ship v&Juftfeie dise every week via Parcel Post, insured. & neighboring firm tells mo they save considerable expense by insuring theij parcel post thru you* agency. Are y« W r insuring rajet actually lower than at the post Ofliw?" Fpr the an^weri to your insurance questions, feej |ree to.. im,.ml tLJfee Poison Insurance Agency. Phone CY4- 4443. Major Surgery, Livermore Woman Livermore — Mrs Ray Falb underwent major surgery at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn., recently. Mr Falb remained there to be near his wife, and during his absence, the Standard Tank service is being handled by D. F. Schlutz. Mr and Mrs DeVerne Holmes and family were in Story City recently and visited with Mr.< Holmes' father, George Wheeler, who is a medical patient at the hospital there. Recent callers in the Kenneth Howard home were Mr and Mrs A. J. Opheim and daughter, Patty, of Fort Dodge. Recent guests in the Leslie Jensen home were Mr and Mri Dick Spear and son, Ronnie, of Lakota. Thursday, March 28, 1957 Afflono (la.) Upper DM Mo!n»*-J Mr and Mrs Wayne Gardne? and two daughters of Lakota were dinner guests in the Leslie- Jensen home recently. Mr and Mrs James Lempke and two girls, and Mr and Mrs Roger Nessa, all of Livermore were Tecent dinner guests in the parental Albert Lempke home at Vincent, the occasion being the birthday of Mrs Lempke. Mr and Mrs E. A. Weiss, Mr and Mrs Ralph Stellhorn and daughter, Eloise ,all of Humboldt, and Mr and Mrs Arnold Gade of Whiltemore, were recent, visitors in the Harry Rutz home west of town. Mrs James Noonah of Eagle Grove visited recently in the parental Carl Underberg home. She is remembered here as Alpha Pearl Underberg. Mr and Mrs Robert Moore and the latter's sister, Miss Geraldine Andersen all of Minneapolis were recent visitors in the parental Mrs Christine Andersen home and also in the Everett Andersen and "Fritz" Andersen homes. The Moores are newlyweds, Mrs Moore being the former Ethel Andersen. Mr and Mrs Otto Andersen accompanied their son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Don Schoe* berlein and family of Humboldt to Gowrie recently, where they visited in the Harold Telleen home. Mrs Telleen is a sister of Mr Schoeberlein. Mr and Mrs Karl Baessler, accompanied by Miss Marguerite Wyman, local teacher, recently attended a band concert in the school gymnasium at Rcnwiclc The Baessler's son, Keith, if band instructor there. Mr and Mrs George Zeman or Clarka Grove, Minn, visited re ccntly at the Louis Behounek home, enroute to Omaha, Neb. Mr Zeman and Mrs Behounek are brother and sister. Mr and Mrs Roy Brown recently visited Art Vatidt who is a rrfedical patient in thie (Mercy hospital in Fort Dodge. He is suffering with an asthmatic condition and complications. Mrs Catherine Collins returned home recently after spending a week in West Bend visiting her cousin, Miss Ida Riley, arid her two brothers, Oscar artd Lyman Riley. St. Benedict CDA Plans Banquet, Mother-Daughter St. Benedict — The C. D. of A. of St. Benedict met Thursday, March 21, following a pot luck supper at 6:30 with Stella Eis- cheh, Grand Regent, presiding. The dance committee, Ellen Ludwig and Fedolia Ricke, reported the dance held February 26, a big success. The Mother-Daughter Banquet will be held May 1st. After the meeting 500 was played. Prizes went to Irene Will for high and Helen Arhdor- fer for low. Door prize went to Mary Cink and a birthday prize went to Agnes Rosenmeyer. Evelyn Froehlich was drawn for attendance prize but she was absent. Chairladies for the committees were: lunch, Marie Thill and entertainment, Mary Rosenmeyer. Give a crippled child a chance. Give to Easter Seals. Attention Farmers: BULK SPREADING the easy way ,to apply plant food! SWIFT'S RIB ITUR * PASTUftCRO • 1UNN * BRIMM » VIQORO Commercial Grower We ore equipped to gtve you complete plant food service, including bulk spreading. Saves you time and labor. 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