The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah on October 3, 1971 · Page 57
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The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah · Page 57

Ogden, Utah
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Sunday, October 3, 1971
Page 57
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THE OUTDOORSMAty By BERT STRAND^ It May Be Time to Consider Angling Just for Pleasure HUNTSVILLE — A weather-beaten angler was fishing the South Fork River above here the other day, contently catching trout on a fly and then releasingjthem. The grizzled angler fished a hundred yards of stream or so, taking five or six nice cutthroat and missing about as many. A pipe stuck between his teeth failed to hide the grin on his face as he stepped up the bank and started to uncork his gear. ' -The smile soon left, however, when a car-load of anglers pulled off the pavement in a * _« _c j _A _^;i^J i-m-f *inr$ The stream sees tremendous fishing pressures most of the season. The water is accessable and in some sections, fish have relatively few .good hiding places. Over the years- many have observed that the stream apparently can be pretty-well stripped of game fish during a heavy season of fishing. swirl of dust, piled out and headed for the stream like it was going to run away. ALL KINDS Five anglers threw all kinds j waters. of lures, hooks, baits and flies I And, of course, , into every pool and riffle in that people who go f is There's little hope in most •circles that very many anglers can be "talked" into catching and releasing fish on such quite ishin; section of stream. They all took trout which they tucked away in various kinds of creels In fact, the fishing had been so good, the grizzled angler overheard-them vow to return the next day. Curious, the fly fisherman planned to return also. The next day, the gang was back and they took more fish home. And that wasn't the end. They came back the third and fourth day. When the fly fisherman got another few hours off, he visited •the section of stream again. He never saw, turned or caught a fish of any kind. FROM THAT SECTION In fact, 'the fisherman never caught another fish from that section of stream the rest of the season. - Such an experience is not too fare for anglers'who fish South Fork -River regularly. • "-And the condition brings up a point made by Wayne Boyle of 1375 »th. :•• Wayne owns a cabin on South Fork. A few weeks ago, he had -inueh the same experience as a few regular meals "of delicious trout, bass, walleye or what have you. COMPLETE STRIPPING If a stream such as -South Fork was to be protected from complete fish stripping each year, laws probably would hav* to be passed. The establishment of quality fishing waters is sort of "a step " that direction. On'" such .; Concerned, ........ observation. He feels ; more HI L1.LC4U TJiiA w\* •*»""• . —-waters, anglers generally are restricted to using only artificial lures . These waters do not receive hatchery-reared rainbows. It's expected the wild trout population will furnish all the action. Maybe the time is here wnen fishing for fun rules should be established on some Utah waters. SHOULD BE HIGH If such a thing happens, South Fork River should be high on the list. • There.need not be too much concern for waters like Weber River, Ogden River, Logan River or Blacksmith Fork River. It's, true fish populations are a the grizzled an«ler " ' It's, true fish populations are a '.; Concerned, Wayne made an bit depleted^each> year.but.most OUof£i VitUUII. -i AC -LGV*.W ,A*iwi w --— o- fishermen need to start fishing trout in fairly goodnumers. * w _ .... .1 T— .*!.**.. tt*nvr4c- -Fic"hir>rr -F/M for fun rather than meat. faithful anglers' can always find In other words, fishing for fun It can provide as And this may be the case, at Scan be fun. least on waters like the South j much satisfaction as Fork River • jhome with a full creel. going "Area Residents Fined For Various Violations Ogden Standard-Examiner, Sunday, October 3, 1971 7D Monte Cristo Big Blue Grouse Prove Mighty Cagey Bunch FIND FOREST GROUSE to right) made it a family Cristo. - Mavous, Mitch, and Don Dickamore of Farr West (left affair in bagging their limits of-blue grouse on Monte MONTE CRISTO — Big blue grouse^ in the timber and aspen stands ; o£ this mountain country have turned into a mighty cagey bunch. . Considered/by some to-be the world's" dumbest game bird,-.the grouse today are a match for the wily rooster pheasant. In fact, there are a few scat- tergunners still around who recall when the choice forest grouse-was called, "fool's hen." That's because unhunted blue grouse have a habit of thumbing their noses at humans. In the old. days, mountain- men report bagging a few for an evening meal with well- aimed rocks or'even sticks. Not so now. CHOICE COUNTRY Scattergunners combing through the choice grouse country-here since the opening Sept. :-,25 are finding the bird exhibiting quite & '-different nature. share will remain undisturbed right through the forest grouse season closing at dark Nov. 30. Meanwhile, scattergunners hunting some of the lower areas of this country are finding ruffed grouse quite scattered. In many cases, birds have ap- abandoned their old The unwariness is gone. The birds are as spooky as a young colt just off the range. Quite a few hunters are reporting only the sound: of their wings, as they take off for other parts. - i * And in the kind of cover up I haunts and have taken up: new here it's'not much of a-trick stomping grounds, to get out'of sight. " ! Some are saying Hie wet At least this is the current spring produced additional areas situation with grouse remaining in easy-to-reach areas.. They are considerably wiser and full of tricks. . As a result, hunters doing the best are those putting in the extra time and effort to reach more remote areas of the big mountain. PLENTY LEFT There are plenty of undisturbed birds left and a good where grouse food is found and the birds are taking advantage of them.' :_ Ruffed grouse also will remain on the game list through Nov. 30. The daily bag limit is four blue or ruffed grouse in the aggregate with eight in possession in the aggregate. Hunting is confined to daylight hours only. Birds Ahead Of Hunters At Bothwell BOTHWELL — Partridge in the hilly sage country around here are giving most scatter- a good run for their gunners money. The chukar especially, has ; Violation of Utah hunting andi tfishing regulations resulted "a number of fines for area been a going kind of bird generally leading hunters on a merry chase without presenting much of a target. j In addition, the relatively few j nimrods out after the birds since the season opened Sept. 25 have been climbing high to_find the choice upland game bird. When it comes to the Hungarian brand of partridge, hunters moving through the heavy sagebrush or June grass along the edges of cultivated fields and stubble grain fields are getting up.a few. REMOTE AREAS Both the chukar and Hungarian however, generally have been found rather high and in remote areas. The birds have not been hold- i ins well, flushing too far out for Frank D. Funkhouse or 1026 a g 00( j' shot in many cases. i — -«_. -^ . — - |W. 1700 S in Syracuse $25 wth i non . resi . , ^ && & n .. idents, officials of the state di-] dent; Edward L. Miller of 1343 vision of wildlife resources re-JE. 2600 N., in North Ogden. $25 i for failure to appear and $25 for port. coin was fined $25 for fishing without a "license; William C. -Jory of 2861 Liberty, $35 for shooting from a highway, and $40 for season. shooting doves out of OCd-3V.ll. ,__- TTT - Brent K. Simpson of 4975 W. 5500 S., in Hooper,. $15 for hunting mourning doves with an unplugged shotgun; Charles D. ILarson of 1025 33rd, $10 for contempt of court. * • Rands S. Stoddard of 5692 S. •2775 W.. in Roy, $25 for carry- iway; Stephen D. Smith of f r j nge areas west and north of lLLSln»«jr, ^i.s.j*.. --- — - --- , ii.ii.^w -- --- -- --1004 Porter, $20 with ?5 suspend- j here Some a] SO have been ed for hunting doves with .an foun( j a t the entrance to Howell -------- J T51 "" / " 1 "'" 1 ' •ee, - $25 for littering a state Hunters finding a few birds in the brushy draws and sage gullies are sometimes busting them out at closer range. - Steep mountain sides around Blind Springs and Blue Ridge have been fair bets for running into-a few chukar. Huns have been flushed -from unplugged shotgun. „ , Joseph J. Fuller of 621 Paul in Layton, $25 for fishing without a license, and $25 for failure to appear. Blain G. Thatcher of 5097 S. 2700 W., in Roy, $15 for shooting from road and vehicle,- and $10 for carrying a loaded gun in a vehicle: Meredith K. Daw- Valley and Blue Creek. THROUGH JAN. 15 Both the chukar and Hun will remain on the game list through Jan. 15, 1972, for the longest upland game-bird hunt in the; A somewhat difficult bird to consistently bag, populations .in almost all areas of the state considerably more BOSTONIAN CLEARANCE RECENTLY DISCONTINUED STYLES BY BOSTONIAN MEN'S SUITS DOOR CRASHER SPECIAL REGULARLY $85.00 TO $100.00 SLIGHT CHARGE FOR ALTERATIONS NEW FALL FASHIONS-ALL WOOL WORSTED AND DOUBLE KNITS SUITS REGULARLY $100 Sizes 36 to 50 Regulars-Shorts-Longs SPORT COATS REGULARLY $65-$69.95 Sizes 36 to 50 Regulars—Shorts—Longs SUITS .REGULAR $11500 TO $130.00 SAVE TO $32.0O ••••• SUITS J REGULAR $150.00 TO $160.0O SAVE TO $42.00 HOSIERY SPORT COATS $AA REGULAR $75.00 TO $85.00. ^^T^H^ r-**rr »*v *it nrt ^^^^^ SAVE TO $2T.OO SHIRTS FRENCH CUFFS, SOLID COLORS. REGULAR $9.00 PA.R FOR $|95 —SINCE 1907

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