Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 20, 1972 · Page 42
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 42

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·C--Auguat 20, 1972 * Sunday Ga*ett*.Maii . Chirlnton. W«* VlrflM*---- DAMSITE VIEW OF EAST LYNN RESERVOIR IN WAYNE COUNTY New Impoundment Holds Great Promise for Fishermen --Army Corps of Engineers Photo The recently-completed East Lynn Reservoir in Wayne County may offer, by next year, the best fishing of any flood-control impoundment in the state. The reservoir is located on Bast Fork of Twelvepole Creek near the town of Wayne. It is approximately a one and one-half hour drive from Charleston on Interstate 64 and W. Va. 52. The dam was finished about a year ago and water was impounded last winter. Prior to actual completion of the main dam, the Army Corps of Engineers put in a small temporary impoundment so the Department of Natural Resources could stock the lake with fish. The stocking included walleyes, largemouth and smallmouth bass, channel catfish and crappies. All of these species, are doing well in the 1,000-acre lake, judging from a survey made last week by fish biologists. The walleyes, stocked this spring as fry, are running about seven inches; the channel catfish stocked last fall are up to eight inches; the bass are also averaging in the eight-inch range; and the crappies are thriving. "I'm real enthused," commented assistant wildlife resources division chief Dave Robinson. "I think this lake is going to provide fantastic fishing." It has more going for it from a fishing standpoint than either the Summersville or Sutton Reservoirs, according to Robinson. The water is more fertile and shallower, and it is situated in a milder climate which makes for a longer growing season. The East Lynn boat dock is in operation and boats are available for rent. Large crowds of boaters have visited the lake on weekends this summer. * * * Popular Summit Lake Being Refilled Summit Lake, a popular trout-fishing impoundment in the Monongahela National Forest near Richwood, is being refilled after a two-year shutdown for repairs. District ranger Merle McManigle said the lake will hopefully be full by Oct. 15 and that a fall stocking of trout is planned in the 42-acre impoundment. The lake was drained two years ago so that repairs could be made to the dam. The Summit camping area is now open, with 15 units ready and more expected to be open by Oct. 1. A new campground is planned in about three years, McManigle added. The district ranger said the U. S. Forest Service has abandoned its experimental lime device on nearby Dogway Fork of Cranberry River. "The results were too sporadic," McManigle explained. A similar device worked well on Bear Run, a tributary of North Fork of Cherry River, and thereby added two miles of trout fishing to that already available in the area. Dogway is bigger and more acid than Bear Run, McManigle pointed out. The forest service may try again on Dogway, using limestone rather than agricultural lime, and at two sites rather than one. * * * Refuge for Fishermen Is Suggested Art Ward of Charleston has a complaint. He thinks fishermen should be given more freedom from boaters and water skiers at Sutton Reservoir. "If I disturbed the peace, I'd be arrested," says Ward, '*and they disturb the peace all the time." He feels the no-wake zones at Sutton (and other reservoirs as well) do not take in enough territory. He suggests sealing off Holly River at Sutton as a haven for fishermen. "I don't really care where it is," he adds. "Just somewhere we can fish in peace." Raymond Eye, chief of the law enforcement division of the Department of Natural Resources, said boating laws at the Corps of Engineers reservoirs are determined by a committee representing the corps and the resources department. A meeting is held each year to review the regulations. Raymond Carson Jr., Braxton County conservation officer who sits in on the boating regulations meetings, said quite a few changes--for the better he hopes--have been made through the years. He pointed out that no-wake zones have been established in all major tributaries at Sutton Lake, as well as on the headwaters of the lake above Bakers Run Campground. He said the reason the entire Holly River isn't a no-wake zone is that large boats cannot idle that far without their engines conking out. "We try to satisfy the majority of the lake users," said Carson. "We can't satisfy everybody, but we're willing to listen." He said that persons wishing to make recommendations should submit them to the Corps of Engineers or the Department of Natural Resources prior to the yearly meeting, which this year will be held in October. * * * Youngest successful fisherman to th« state this summer, according to Mrs. G. B. Hill of Charleston, was her four-year- old great grandson, Scotty Harris. Scotty, son of Mr, and Mrs. David Harris of South Charleston, caught a five-pound, 28-iuch catfish in Bills Creek Lake. Fall Migration of Birds Is Something of Miracle By Irston R. Barnes © The Washington Post If the spring migration may be called mysterious, the fab migration is something of a miracle. From early July through October, and even into Novem her and December, myriads of young birds engage in their greatest adventure. Each summer and fall, young birds of the year, who have known only the world where they were born, set forth to an jnknown destination by an un inown route. Most of these mig- ·ants leave while food is still abundant and the weather agreeable, impelled by forces which they do not understand. Some of the more fortunate fall migrants are guided by their parents. Geese and swans travel in family groups as part of larger or smaller flocks. Their young are four- tunate in learning the way and the destination from more experienced birds. Many of the young ducks travel with the females, whose delayed moult holds them in the north until the young are ready to travel. A few species travel by day in arge flocks scattered across he sky. The young of the swal- ows have little trouble flying, ceding on the wing, and roost- ng at night in safe locations indicated by the older birds. * * * FOR MOST of the songbirds, he fall migration is a lonely ourney through night skies. Cacti bird is a Magellan, nagi- ating for the first time, hrough a strange element, to us unknown goal. So long as the bird can see he stars, it is able to keep its orientation. But it is not provided with any means of measur- ng wind drift, and if flying above ground fog, even though on course, the bird may drift beyond land and be lost. In addition of being lost or )eing carried offshore by wind drift, there is danger from pre- d a t o r s , particularly hawks, which must hunt and eat while nirsuing their migrations. 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"I had no idea what I was getting into," commented Anania. "The bait was bigger than anything I'd ever caught before. It took me over two hom-s to land the fish. I can't believe I caught the whole thing." Fed. Excise Included. Plus Slot* Sales Tax and The Wide, Deep S«my One With All OURAGEN By Edward M. Foy Only two games of the Fisch er-Spassky world championship match were played last week Spassky was excused from las Sunday's game due to illness and Tuesday and Thursday'; games were drawn. So (Jhe American challenger retains his three-point lead (9 to 6) but now only nine games remain. The odds are lengthening against the Russian title- lolder; he needs six points to save his chess crown. We are pulling for Bobby Fischer to win; probably he will win the match. But (perhaps we are overly cautions and pessimistic) we are not actually counting Bom Spas- sky out; he is still a formidable and determined foe. Fischer cannot afford to relax. He needs those three and one-half points. The 16th game is scheduled today. The first 15 games may be arbitrarily divided into three sections. Games I 2: Spassky wins both, one by default Games 3 through 10: Fischer cores 6 J /2 points in those 8 games! Games 11 through 15; each contestant scores 2% points. Nine more contests, and i'ischer plays the white pieces five times. Not counting the forfeit, Spassky won twice with the whites. Fischer won 3 with the whites and 3 with the blacks. MORE THAN two dozen tournaments will be held throughput the country over the coming Labor Day weekend. What is most important to Mountaineer State chess -players is the 34th annual State Tournament to be held, this year, at Concord College, Athens, on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Sept. 2-3-4. Details of this event have already appeared in this column. For additional information write Dr. Bernard Kieraan, Concord College, Athens. Incidentaly, Dr. Kiernan, who has contributed book reviews to the Sunday Gazette-Mail, will write this column for the next two Sundays. He will have more to say about the annual West Virginia chess clas- ic next Sunday and will summarize the tournament results the following week. We have remarked on the be- low-actual performance rating of our W.Va. players. Well, last weekend, Aug. 12-13, gave proof to that statement at the 15th Cincinnati Open. Four West Virginians entered that 69-player event. Don Griffith and John Richardson each scored 3Vz to Vz in the open section, and Joe Barker turned in a 3 to 2 record. Meanwhile, the amateur section was won by our high school champion, Joe Norton, and Greg Wur- stur, each ending up 4% to %. 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