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J MII** 1 0. 1 *T I Sundav V f^-.a Ohio River Hit by Visitors: 10,000 Pike NEW MART1XSVILLE - The Ohio River, which some people claim is already the best fishing water in West Virginia, may eventually provide anglers with an additional bonanza in northern pike. In a super-successful experiment. Department of Natural Resources ( D N R ) fish biologists stocked 10.386 northern fingler- ings in the river here last week. ^ 'J don't see any reason why they wouldn't thrive in the Ohio." [said Dave Robinson, assistant chief of the DNR's wildlife re- $ources division and instigator of the northern experiment. He pointed out that the Ohio is similar to the upper Mississippi, where northerns are common. I. The northerns stocked last week were part of a shipment of 200.000 fry obtained from North Dakota with the help of HE U.S. J'ish and Wildlife Service. t h "· Fifty thousand of the fry were stocked May 14 in a marshy area on land owned by Consolidation Coal Co. i Last week a small jgandbag dam built by the fish biologists to impound water was Opened, and more than 10,000 fingerlings (hand counted) swam Jnto Coon Creek and then into the Ohio. ^ ; Northerns, like salmon, have a homing instinct, and they will probably return to the same creek to spawn. (Coon Creek and 4ther tributaries and embayments in the area will be partially 'flooded next year when the Willow Island Dam and Lock being By Skip Johnson constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers is completed. This will create additional fishing water. * * * Three Marshes Cost D!SR Only $719 Raising northerns in marshes and releasing them directly into a stream or lake has been tried only once previously in West Virginia, and it was generally unsuccessful. This attempt occurred at a marsh on Holly River near Sutton Reservoir, and while a few northerns have been can^l.i at Sutton, there has b^en no bonanza. Robinson points out. however, that no r "::.i. habitat in the Ohio River is superior to that at Sutton. In addition to the marsh here -- an ideal spot located by DNR wildlife manager Jim Westbrook after much tramping up and down the river -- two more marshes were stocked near Point Pleasant. These fish are being drained into the Ohio this weekend. Also, several hundred thousand northern fry obtained from Pennsylvania have been stocked in Ohio backwater areas in Mason, Wood and Wetzel Counties. The three marshes cost the DNR onlv $719 for labor and ma- FIGHT Quarry, Frazier to Clash For Chance at Championship terials. If it had bought fingerling northerns, they would have cost a fortune at the going rate of about 25 rents an iacfc, and they are hard to find commercially- Elated at the success of the New Martinsville marsh stocking. which cost peanuts, Robinson and fish biologists Bob Miles and Bernie Dowler are looking for new sites to supplement this one and the two at Point Pleasant. One possibility is a 2.8-acre site on Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Co. property near Ravenswood. The company is agreeable, and the only question is whether the soil will hold water. * * * Anglers Favor Belleville Pool Most fishermen away from the Ohio River Valley don't realize the good bass fishing -- primarily largemouth -- that is available on the Ohio now. Robinson, Miles and Dowler say it's probably the best in the state. The Ohio runs for 240 miles along the West Virginia border. and there are eight pools formed by Corps of Engineers navigational dams and locks. The Belleville pool along W.Va. 2 between Parkersburg and Ravenswood is the favorite of bass fishermen in the Parkersburg area, and has been suggested as the site of the 1975 state Bassmasters tourney. The major problems for those unfamiliar with fishing the Ohio is that access to the river is limited, and it's a different kind of fishing because of the size of the water. Access to the Belleville pool is available directly at the locks, where bank fishermen catch a large variety of fish, and downstream near Ravenswood at a Corps of Engineers boat launching site. As to technique, Robinson recommends plugging the shoreline with standard bass lures. The byways around islands are particularly good. A note of caution: the Ohio isn't the place for a small boat and small motor. Small craft are easily swamped in the waves made by large commercial vessels. /Yew Access Area Opens Bass Water While on the Ohio last week, I visited a new stream access area built by the DNR on the backwaters of Lee Creek on W.Va. 2 near Belleville. 12 miles south of Parkersburg. It's the first such site which is entirely a DNR project, and has opened up 120 acres of backwater .as well as Lee Creek itself, to fishermen. Lee Creek, a tributary of the Ohio, is a pretty good largemouth bass stream, but access to both the stream and the backwater had been difficult. An indication of the kind of bass fishing available on the Ohio was the tourney held last Sunday by the Parkersburg Bassmas- ters Club, when 18 fishermen caught 76 pounds of bass. The largest was a 2-pound. 12-ouncer by Bob Blankenship of Parkersburg. Last year, during a similar tourney. 20 fishermen caught 130 pounds of bass. The Ohio River Open was held Saturday, and results will be published in next Friday's column. 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Memory Gardens--Follow the Markers--Only 6 miles from 1-64 or 1-77 Ex:ts 11 miles from Chas. g NEW YORK ( A P ) - Joe f F r a z i e r and Jerry Q u a r r y . j!two h e a v y w e i g h t s at the *cross-oSds of their careers,!! ;nset ip. 2 1 2 - r o u n d J heavyweight fight Monday t night at Madison Square ^Garden. * A n o t h e r man on the spot Jwill be former champion Joe ·'Louis, scheduled to be the re- SJferee. ·* The choice of Lou is as ref er- ^ee has been a subject of con- 'troversy ever since it was an- j?nounced by Teddy Brenner, 'president of Madison Square ^Garden Boxing, Inc. % Some critics have questioned the 60-year-old Brown $ Bomber's ability to handle a | big fight, but the New York fstate Athletic Commission ihas giyen : 'its approval and f b o t h f i g h t camps have said i Louis is acceptable to them. i5 The winner of this fight, the | first half of a closed-circuit I television doubleheader. will | be the top challenger to the | winner of the African adven- S t u r e b e t w e e n c h a m p i o n | George Foreman and Muham* mad Ali in September. | "My next step is going back S?to the ; championship,"-said H Frazier. But a defeat, which s would' be his third in f o u r £ fights, probably will end the S 30-year-old exchamp's fight- t ing career. JERRY QUARRY jj ? Can't Win | vA defeat wouldn't necessari- '*lj£derail Quarry's drive to the ^tif). but it would underscore »njs inability to "win the big foi^s." It also would damage '?h5s bargaining power for big ^fjurses. f Quarry lost to Jimmy Ellis ;Jifcl968 in a bid for the'World Boxing Association title, was stopped by Frazier in seven rounds in 1969 when Frazier was recognized as champion by six states, and was stopped twice by Ali. The f i g h t is scheduled to start at 10 p.m., EOT, and will be followed by Bob Foster's light heavyweight title defense against Jorge Ahumada at Albuquerque, N.M. The crowds at each fight will see the other bout on television. F r a z i e r i s g u a r a n t e e d $400,000 against 40 per cent of all income. Quarry is guaranteed $225,000 against 22Vz per cent. " Brenner has estimated a Garden crowd of 15,000 and a live gate of $600,000. Both fights will be seen at 186 closed-circuit locations in the United States and Canada and live in Argentina. Venezuela. Brazil, . Peru. Mexico, Colombia. Japan. Korea and the Philippines and on tape in JOE FRAZIER r.ami'hncti Trv several other countries, according to Bob Arum, president of Top Rank, Inc.. which handles the ancillary rights. Gate Attraction Some critics of Louis as referee have contended that the former great champion is being used simply to sell tickets. "I don't think so," said Louis. "This fight will sell. Just about everybody wants to see this fight." It will be Frazier's f i r s t fight since he lost he lost a un- a n i m o u s decision to Ali in their 12- round rematch last Jan! 28. Both Frazier and trainer Eddie Futch thought Frazier won the fight and both c r i t i c i z e d r e f e r e e Tony Perez, saying Perez allowed Ali to hold t h r o u g o u t the bout. Futch has said Frazier is sharper now that he was for the second Ali fight but that if he doesn't win, and win imp r e s s i v e l y , t h e n F r a z i e r should quit. Frazier's record is 30-2, with 25 knockout wins and one knockout loss. The loss was to F o r e m a n w h e n h e w a s knocked down six times in less than two rounds and lost the title in Jamaica, Jan. 22,1973. He- then outpointed Joe Bugner and lost to Ali. Quarry has won six straight fights since he ended a brief retirement following his second loss to Ali June 27, 1972. NEW YORK (AP) - Here is the tale of the tape for the scheduled 12-round heavyweight tight between Joe Frazier and Jerry Quarry Monday night at Madison Square Garden Ag weight Height Chest (normal) Chest (expanded) Reach Biceps Forearm Waist Thigh Calf Fist Fratitr 30 210 5-11 Vi 43 45 73'/5 15 13 34'/j 26V. 15 13 NEW YORK - Facts and figures on the Joe Frazier-Jerry Quarry heavyeight light; Dale - Monday, June 17. Place - Madison Square Garden. Time - 10 p.m., EOT, as first half of a closed-circuit televison doubleheader with the light heavyweight title fight between champion Bob Foster and Jorge Ahumada in Albuquerque, N./v\. Distance 12 rounds. Television - Live closed-circuit in United States and Canada and via satellite to rest ol the world. Radio ~ To Argentina. Crowd - 15,000 estimated. Ticket prices - ii, HU, 515, S25, 550, V Sinn p'urses - Frazier guaranteed 5400,000 against an option of 40 per cent of all income; Quarry $225,000 against 22'/2 per cent. Records - Foster 30-2-0, 25 knockouts; Quarrt 52-6-0, 29 knockouts. Scoring - Round system, with scoring by referee Joe Louis and two judges to be named at fight time. Our services are backed WRITING We perform only the services . YOU authorize! 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