Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 12, 1974 · Page 19
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May 12, 1974

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 19

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A. J. Shepherd Practice Begins Next Week For National Team Tourney Praciic* begins May 19 for ttie National B.A.S.S. State Federation Team Tournament at Table Rock Reservoir, Teams of six men from more than 22 states will begin fishing for national honors on May 22. As we announced on Sunday, Roger Mhoon and Bob Carries will represent Fayetteville and Springdale in the contest. T h t winner of the Federation National. Tourney will be a contestant in the Miller ' High Life B.A.S.S. Classic this October. Wouldn't it b»"nke if one of "our" entrants could be the winner? Ftogr-r and Bob were among the''winners' of the Arkansas Team Championship held recently on ., Beaver Lake. Roger scored' high in the B.A.S.S. National professional tournament held April 3-5 on Beaver Lake. Joe*Crowden was the individual winner of ttie Arkansas Team Tournament, bringing In a total of 34 pounds and 2 ounces for the two days. Melvin WomacK caught the largest single bass in the tame event, a six pound, H ounce largemouth. The Fort Smith Bass Club won-team honors in the competition, .which was entered by several area clubs. Joining the Fort Smith club were the Northwest Arkansas Bass- masters, the Fayetteville Bass Club, the Siloam Springs Bass Club, and the Arkansas Valley Bass Club. Larry G. Phillips. Slate Tournament chairman, announced that of the 734 bass brought in only 49 died. 94 per cent of the bass were released alive. Bags supplied by Tysons were used to carry the fish to the scales. DEIRDRE HAS FUN A r Sunday visit to Tilly Willy low water bridge on West Fork provided some entertainment for my five-year-old daughter Deirdre and some thoughts for me. About 20 people were fishing on or · bout the bridge. Several others! were nearby up or down trie river. I assumed at first that all these were local people, coming out to the handiest place. But no, there was a family, of six from Hindsville who had spent all day at that spot, catching about a dozen fish. There was. a young man tooting for .work -- especially outdoor work. Thi California!! explained that he is thrilled by tha beauiy. of Northwest Arkansas. He said that it seems a paradise to him. He is loo young' to remember the time when California seemed a paradise to Arkansans. We talked' of Ways to make a living without damaging the environment and without compromising a person's principles. The Went Fork of the White River, skirting the southern edge of Fayetteville and cutting through the eastern portion of the city, was high, relatively clear, and obviously beautiful last weekend. But few people.utilized its recreational potential. CANOE WATER WASTED While the wilderness lovers drove at least 100 miles to the Buffalo, 65 miles to the Kings. 55 miles to the Mulberry, or 35 miles to a popular portion of the Illinois, a pretty high quality of canoe water was going to waste right at Fayetteville's doorstep. A trip to the upper reaches of the Buffalo consumes about a tank of fuel. A float on (.he West Fork may require about as much fuel as a trip to the Northwest Arkansas Pla/a. Yet relatively few floaters have .tried this "home water." Many will complain that the West Fork is polluted, that a few landowners have abused its hanks Cone even changed the location of the stream's channel to protect his pasture), and that north of the town of West Fork lliere are no scenic bluffs to view. All this is true. But West Fork needs floaters. Like other streams near town West Fork has seemingly been given up as lost hv those who go about saving faraway streams. Why should this be the case? In a few decades West Fork will be largely surrounded by the city. Will it be hidden in a concrete vault as is Springdale's Spring Creek? Or will the West Fork of the White River be something like a miniature of the Spokane River which graces Expo 74? Game Warden Paul Baxter retired February 28. 1074, as reported in the column of Floy Scroggins on March 3. Paul seems to be enjoying his retirement. According to Mrs. Baxter. Paul stays busy with gardening and working as assistant to a local veterinarian. Like so many game wardens, Paul got into his profession because he liked to hunt and to fish and because he was interested in conservation. Although his job kept him from doing much actual hunting and fishing Paul has done a great deal lor conservation in Washington County during his 25 years with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Paul expresses a continuing interest in outdoor recreation and a willingness to advise persons working on conservation projects. Paul is a strong a d v o c a t e o f cooperation b e t w e e n landowners a n d sportsmen. He asks landowners to help conserve wildlife by leaving cover along fence rows and stream banks: he asks sportsmen to protect their own privileges by always getting permission of landowners before hunting or fishing on private property. Paul is especially interesting to me. because for four years he seemed always to he on the spot when T went hunting. On opening day of teal season he got to the lake about the time I got the limit -- three years in a row. In squirrel season, Paul often cruised by my favorite hunting spot. In regular duck season, he usually showed up to check duck stamps. Paul was only one man trying ( o c h e c k widely scattered hunting locations, yet he was effective because lie knew (he best areas and when to check them. Knowing Paul knew where to look has kept many a hunier honest over the years. Spring Moves Croppies Into The Shallows The first sunny days of spring bring · rush of action in lakes a n d s t r e a m s . Microscopic organisms insects, minnows and other forms of aquatic life shrug off the doldrums of winter in anticipation of better days ahead. What occurs next is often sudden, and always unex- pected.Chasing t h i s fresh blossoming of life are millions of slab-sidcrl while crappics, fish whose voracious appetites havt been dormant fo loo long! Crappie fishing the king of the spring and summer angling a l m o s t anywhere you go They're easy Uj catch and arc one of the tastiest fish you can put in a ' s k i l l e t . While crappie are highly adaptable to v a r y i n g water conditions and range throughout most of the United States. They have no preference between streams and 'lakes, although some have found them in larger numbers in impoundments. Favored fishing methods cal for light tackle, six lo eight pound - test line on spinning or fly rods, and minnows or small Jigs for lures. I.ook f o r crtpptei where there is cover such «s brush, logs, docks piers and flooded trees. They re shy fish, preferring to slaj hi the shade when not feeding. MOVE TO SHALLOW WATER In spring, erappies move int shallow water in search r food. They will stay there unt the spawning urge sends them to deeper water where spawn inf beds will be established. As the months progress int summer, erappies move i n t deeper water, still staying nea somt kind of cover and shade. You can locate nummr crappie by drift fishing along tanks, through flooded timber or «nr other rHiery sltes.Use a Biw minnow and fish it just off the bottom. . Don'', let the boat drift too fast; almost all tntftt fchiny calls for slow, Bums Takes Golf Title PINEHURST, N.G. (AP) -- lusky George Burns took a big tep toward his goal of a berth in next year's Walker Gup cam by defeating Danny Yates and 2 Saturday in the 366-hole inal of the North and South Imaleur Golf Tournament. T h e C a n a d i a n A m a t e u r :hampion from Port Washing- on, N.Y., gained a Ihree-ho'le ead in the morning round, aised it lo five after l\vo holes n the aflcrnonn and then had o stave off a belated threat by Yates, an Atlanta insurance man. Burns carded a 73, one over par, for the first 18 holes over he Pinehurst Country Club No 2 course, against 78 for Yales. "n the afternoon Burns was 'our over par. leaving him five over for i3 holes. He hart been H under par in seven previous tournament rips around the course, including one t h a t helped to win the qualifying medal. Burns won I he fourth and 'iflh holes in Hie morning to go 2-up and never losl the lead. Pate mo Winningest UNIVERSITY PARK. Pa. (AP) -- For the fourth straight year. 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