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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 47

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5D -- June 0. 1 ( )76 Sunday Gazette-Mail Charleston, ftes; Virginia Trophy Fish Citations Big Hit With Anglers State fishermen have responded enthusiastically to the trophy fish citation program that was begun this year by the Department of N a l u r a l ' R e sources. Since March, more than 80 fish have been registered. Among the fishermen who have registered catches thus far: William Sowder. Long Branch. Summers County. 7-pound. 6 1 4-ounce largemouth bass from Plum Orchard Lake. Plum Orchard is located near the Mossy exit of the wild, wonderful West Virginia Turnpike. R a y m o n d M y e r s . M a r t i n s b u r g . a 6-pound, 21-inch smallmouth bass from the Shenandoah River. Clyde Bush. Burnsville. a 6 7 8-pound largemouth bass from Oil Creek near Burnsville. James Simmons, Cranberry. Raleigh County, a 6-pound smallmouth bass from New River. Danny Markle. Wesbter Springs, a 3 1 '4-pound golden and 3-pound brown trout from- the Back Fork of Elk River. Jerry Manspile Jr.. Rainelle. a 3-pound. 11-ounce brown trout from Little Sewel! Creek. Greenbrier County. Alan Weekly. Belleville, a 7-pound wal- leve from the Ohio River. Clara Eubank, Heaters, a 5-pound largemouth bass from Salt Lick Creek near Burnsville. E v e r e t t W r i g h t . C h a r l e s t o n , a 7 1 2-pound largemouth bass from Cedar Lakes near Ripley. John Armiger. Vienna, a 5-pound largemouth bass from Mill Creek near Ravenswood. Bob Miles. DNR fish biologist, said his office has been receiving an average of three to four catches each day. Miles reminded that application forms are available at all license agencies, as well as at any DNR office. Fishermen will receive citations suitable for framing, featuring a full-color painting of the species of fish they caught. The paintings are being done by Duane Raver of Gary, N.C. New Record Carp Deserving separate mention in the category of outstanding catches made in the state this spring is a new record carp. Charles Frye Jr. of Glen Daniels. Raleigh County, caught the record carp, a 43 1/2-pound, 39-incher. The previous record also came from Bluestone Lake. Walleye Mystery Other fishing news around the state: Walleye fishing at Stonecoal Lake in Lewis County, expected to be good this By Skip Johnson spring, was disappointing instead. There was no evidence of spawning runs and no apparent concentrations of walleyes, although some were caught, Sports Afield magazine writers Ed Kesting and Zack Taylor made a trip through the Trough of the South Branch River recently, accompanied by conservation officers Ben Gragg and Ernie Sayres of Hardy County. High water and cold, windy weather inhibited the fishing, but Taylor hooked and lost a smallmouth bass that was estimated by Sayres to be in the four to five-pound range. Both the South Branch arid Cacapon Rivers, two of the state's best smallmouth streams, have been low and clear much of the time this spring and bass fishing has suffered accordingly. After excellent catches early in the spring, fishing has tailed off at both Sutton and Summersville Reservoirs latelv. Most of the catches at both lakes are bein); made by veteran lake fishermen who know how and where to fish. Bass f i s h i n g has not been good t h i s spring at East Lynn Lake in Wayne County. Three years ago East Lynn appeared to be a real comer on the state fishing scene, but its fishing hasn't lived up to expectations. Heavy fishing pressure and a lot of pleasure boating may be the problem. Several five-pound l a r g e m o u t h bass have been caught at the McClintic ponds near Point Pleasant this spring, but like elsewhere, fishing in these ponds generally slows down toward the end of June. Ohio River fishermen have been finding schools of striped bass and catching large numbers of them in the 11 to 12-inch class This is the first solid indication that the stockings of stripers made in the Ohio by the DNR have paid off. The fly fishing-only section of Rich Creek in Monroe County is proving popular with purists, and catches this spring have included two brown Irout in the three-pound class. Stream improvement work will be done this summer by Youth Conservation Corps workers under the direction of DNR personnel. The catdi-and- release stream is located on U.S. 219 north of Peterstown. Elk Steals Show Elk River muskies stole the show in the Dunbar Musky Club's state lourney held last weekend. The top three muskies were all caught in Elk. including a 40-inch, 14-pounder by Lloyd Jones of West Union thai won top honors. Jones caught his fish under the Gassaway Bridge. The world's only water-skiing elephant. Sunja. take a spin across the water with trainer Dave Blasko. The elephant is part of the Sea World group performing in Cleveland. Ohio. (AP Wirephoto) PARIS (API - Bjorn Borg, seeking to win this tournament for the third year in a row. sputtered briefly but quickly regained control to move into the fourth round of the French Open Saturday, the day before his 20th birthday. Borg. the No. 1 seed, defeated Antonio Zugarelli of Italy 6-3, 6-4. 6-4 in the first sunny weather in Paris in a week, which brought out a record crowd of 12.596 to Roland Garros Stadium. There were no upsets, but Sherwood Stewart of Goose Creek. Tex., came closest to pulling off a surprise, winning the first two sets from Jaime Fillol of Chile, seeded ninth, before losing the last three. Eddie Dibbs of Miami became the firsi American to advance into the f o u r t h round, beating Victor Amaya of Holland. Mich., in a four-set match in which both Americans insulted the French officials. The big crowd also had a shock when Spain's Jose Higueras fell to the red clay of the center court writhing in pain with a broken arm in the fifth set of his match with the French ninth seed. Francois Jauffret. Higueras forfeited the match and was taken to a hospital. The score at the time was 7-5. 2-6. 6-7. 6-4. 1-2. Crowd Screams Out Borg's problems came both in the second and third sets when he fell behind 1-3. Winning 4-3 in the third set. Zugarelli had two break points, but lobbed long and double faulted. Borg broke through on a deep Minister Back in Pulpit After Pro Fight Career COTTAGE GROVE. Minn. I AP) - Few people stroll down life's adventurous pathways without a wrong turn, stumble or complete breakdown, but those that get back up often have the most to offer. At Cottage Grove, a southern St. Paul suburb, a newly-ordained Protestant minister is back on his feet helping his fellow man. Chuck YoA, 33, left the ministry many years ago. a confused and directionless "voting man. His first marriage was ending in divorce and the world was spinning too fast. , -I didn't know if I was adequate to be a minister." said Yoak. "I didn't know if I was up or down." Yoak struck out at the world tr\mg to find the lost pieces as a professional prizefighter. .. . , · · I had to put myself together, said Yoak who boxed under a ring name, ··Gentleman Curt Yancey - the Fighting Preacher." "Boxing has done a lot for me as a person," said Yoak. "The two places I'm most at home are in the church and in the gym " Yoak still works out and wistfully thinks of possibly returning to the ring, but he knows where his £ggest challenge lies. ··I can be of great help to people in trouble." said Yoak. The Rev. Mr. Yoak. who has 160 parishioners at the United Church of Christ, spent two years driving cabs in Minneapolis during his hiatus from the ministry. "There generally wasn't any pressure, which I enjoyed at that time, but after awhile I knew I was made for more than driving a cab," said Yoak. "I think it would be nice for everybody to do for six months of their life." Yoak says his past troubles serve him well in the ministry"People wonder how you can be a Christian and a prizefighter." he said. "I think it helps you get to know people, understand them." He still works out on a daily basis, combining his love for sports with the ministry. "It's not hard to lose your bearings in this world," said Yoak. "You've got to be able to get away from time to time, and I can't think of a better way than doing something you enjoy and staying in condition at the same time, Yoak was 10-7 in his middleweight career and he's bounced up from life's strongest punches. The ring alias "Gentleman Curt Yan- cey"v.s gone forever now and perhaps shouS be replaced with "Rev. Yoak, The Comeback Kid". cross-court backhand that the crowd screamed was out. The other top seed to play. Manuel Or- antes of Spain, No. 3. won easily over Julian Ganzabal of Argentina 6-0, 6-3, 6-4. In the third round of women's singles, fifth seeded Fiorella Bonicelli of Uruguay was eliminated by Renate Marsikova of Czechoslovakia 6-2. 2-6, 6-4. The third seed. Marita Redondo of National City. Calif., beat beth Beth Norton, Fairfield, Conn.. 5-7. 6-4, 6-2. and the top seed, Sue Barker of Britain, defeated Carmen Perea of Spain 7-5, 7-6. Borg said. "I"ve played Zucarelli five times before so I knew how he would play. I had beaten him every time and even when I got behind I wasn't worried. I just concentrated harder." Borg's next opponent is Zeljko Franulovic of Yugoslavia, whom he has never played before. Franulovic advanced Saturday by beating Barry PhilipsMoore of Australia 3-6,7-6, 6-2.4-6,6-4. Dibbs beat Amaya 7-5. 6-4, 2- 6, 6-3, but neither player was pleased with the officiating. Stouts Obscenities Amaya. a 6-foot-6 power server, shouted obscenties and roared "Are you blind? Are you an idiot? I'll get you on the street later" when the umpire reversed a cali in the first set which he appeared to have won. Amaya refused to resume play until the tournament chief referee made a ruling on whether the umpire had spoken during the point. His protest was upheld, but Amaya seemed so unnevergd that he lost the next two games and the set 7-5. At another juncture, Dibbs cried out, "How's that?" when a linesman hesitated on a call. Dibbs, seeded fifth, was unhappy with his play. "I never got into the match." he said. "I didn't concentrate well. It's hard to get up for every match and I've been playing so much lately." Stewart, in losing 6-7,3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 to Fillol, profited from the Chilean's poor play in the first two sets, but was unable to press his advantage. He broke Fillol's serve on the first game of the second set- the llth service break by the two men in 12 games-but then promptly lost it back. From that point on, Fillol gained confidence and Stewart lost momentum, saying he was concerned about a groin muscle he pulled in the second set, "\\ was ridiculous, losing like that," he said later. "I just played badly. I was too cumbersome on these courts. I should be ashamed of myself." Larry King ot Charleston took second place with a 38 1 2-inch, IS-puunder caught at FraiiH'town. while Dak 1 \Vigal of West I'mon took third place with a 351 4-inch. 10-poundcr caught at Gassaway. Fourth place was won by Denver Me- Cumbers of Orvillesville. Ohio, with a 30 ! 4-inchor cauglu in Henrys Fork of Little- Kanawha River in Calhoim County. Tourney headquarters was West Fork Community Park at ArnoMsburg, and anglers couki fish any stream they desired. Not a single legal-size musky was caught on I.-K or Hughes River or Middle Island Crock, w h i c h along w i t h Elk are t h e stale's prime musky streams. A total of 12 muskies were caught on F.Ik. The tourney was dedicated to Geurgo Rollyson el Charleston, who has caught more than 200 leizal-sixp muskios in his career. Rollyson competed in the tourney and lost a big musky below (iassaway. Jim Wctzel of Charleston competed in both days of the tourney an;t didn't catch a musky, but he didn't give up. lli went fishing again last Monday and caught a M-inch musky in Salt Lick Creek, a tribulary of the l.-K in Braxtor. Cuiintv. ^ ear-Home Fishing' Dick Fletcher (if 407 Carolina Street. Charleston, has. found some good fishing near home. Fletcher caught a 4-pound. Ill 1.2-inch smallmouth bass Saturday week ago in Elk River at Coonskin Park. "A lot of people fish in t h a t section and the fish tire as moody as can be." said Fletcher, who obviously found this bass in Ihc right mood to b i t e . Pictures Wanted Does anyone have or know about a picture of Splash Reach, the popular swimming beach on the Kanawha River across from the mouth of Elk many years ago'.' Ed Johnson, editor of Wonderful West Virginia mapi/.ine. is doing a story on the way fishing used to be at the month of Elk. ami he'd like to illustrate it with ;i piclurc. Also, a picture of that area before the K a n a w h a Boulevard and the various bridges over Elk were built would be appreciated, not only by ttu- magazine staff but also the magazine's readers. Anyone knowing of such pictures may call Dick Matthews at 348-3381. They'll take good care of the pictures and return them. Joins Joe Holland Chevrolet Joe Hollond Chevrolet is happy to welcome Joe Sy- denstrickei to their stoiff ot prolc^sion- al Chevrolet solos- men. 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