Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 16, 1974 · Page 13
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 13

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 16, 1974
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Aubrey Shepherd Texan Retires To Arkansas To Fish Upper White River The most famous sections of the upper White River are beneath a chain of lakes. Sequoyah, Beaver, Table Rock, Taneycomo and Bull Shoals hide hundreds of river miles, but there is still an upper White River. Starting near Boston, Arkansas, adjacent to Arkansas Highway 16, the main stem of the White flows northwestward to Elkins before entering its first lake. This part of the river provides exciting canoeing when it is high. Usually, the upper White is a quiet stream, flowing lazily through agricultural areas and in summer providing good if spotty fishing for those who know how to exploit it. Of course the heavy and increasing agricultural use of the land is resulting in much silting of the river and a decline in the general quality of the river. One fellow with some 30 years of experience as a White River float fisherman pointed out to me that the number of smallmouth bass in the upper White seems to have declined rapidly in recent years as the silting of the river has increased. In summer I have observed clouds of dust blowing over the portions of the river which are paralleled by a dirt road near Elkins. But not everyone who sees the White knows that it Is a stream on the decline. By contrast with such areas as southwest Texas, our area may seem an oasis. Enjoying Deep Green Water Alfredo De Born and his family recently moved to Route 1, Elkins from El Paso, Texas. After retiring from the Army, Mr. De Born brought his wife, who was born in Mexico, and his family to Arkansas. Originally from Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Mr. De Born explained that his wife and family are very impressed with the area they now call home. Sunday, they were all out enjoying the deep green water of the upper White. Mr. De Born fished a lot last week. Tuesday evening he caught five channel catfish, averaging nearly two pounds each. Wednesday he caught four blue catfish weighing between 3'/ and 5/2 pounds. Alfredo caught his fish near the Highway 74 bridge. He fishes with rod and reel and used liver for bait last wepk. So far he has concentrated on catfishing, but he plans to fish for bass later. He prefers to use the catfish for food and to release most bass for later sport and reproduction. Because I use artificial lures almost exclusively, I seldom catch any of the river catfish, although sometimes I take a channel cat on a small jig or plastic worm. I like to throw back my bass and keep the many small sunfish that so readily hit artificial lures in the river. Within 200 yards of the gravel bar where I parked I caught a smallmouth bass about 14 inches long. He struck a small floating-diving plug of the Little Scooper or Humpback Rebel type. I saw several small sunfish chasing the plug, but I caught only one. Alertness Is Important After switching to a small beetle spin lure, I began to catch some of the sunfish. Both green sunfish and punkinseed sunfish hit the tiny jig and spinner. When the water is not too high and muddy, the best method seems to be to cast a small jig, grub, beetle or spinner into the deeper eddies where the swift water washes back against a shady bank. Alertness is important, for the fish are likely to strike the lure as it falls. The floating-diving plugs work best when thrown into eddies or up onto shoals and worked out at increasing speed in order to keep them near the bottom. The fisherman has a wide choice of lures which will work under these conditions. The only definite rule of stream fishing is that small lures catch more fish than large lures catch. For fishing shallow areas, the fisherman may choose a minnow-like lure. Proven producers are the 3V2 inch Rebel, the Rapala, the Redfin, the Doll Shaller Mmner and imitations of these. For medium to deep areas, one may choose any of the family of lures based on the balsa Big 0 design. Some of these are the Big O (small size), Little N, Big Jim (small size), Balsa B, and any number of others. Especially good are the Little Scooper, Humpback Rebel, Bomber and Hellbender. Other lures like River Runt, Tadpolly Spook and Crawpap are effective. As summer approaches, the smaller sizes of these lures become more effective. Lighter test lines are then needed to throw the light lures in the clear water. McGbthen Fires Six Hitter NortfiwMt Artcmm TIMK, Tfcurv, May 16, 1974 · 14 rAVITTCVILLK, AMCANMS St. Louis Riffles New York Mets ST. LOUIS (AP) -- American L e a g u e expatriate Lynn McGIothen says he sees no dif- T e r e n c e in the National League's strike zone, o n l y in the hitters. "They swing at the ball over h e r e , too," the 6 foot-2 McGIothen contended Wednesday night, and his St. Louis Cardinal teammates proved his point. While McGIothen, 5-1, was .'merging from a 4-for-33 slump, touched oft two of the Blasts, each a two-run clout highlighting 16 St. Louis hits. After Simmons wrought his destruction, reserve Tom Heintzelman belted his first major league homer in the eighth inning and Reggie Smith followed with his seventh of the year. The production, the Cards' biggest since compiling the same one-game homer total in pitching a six-hitter, Ted Simmons set the pace for a four- home run Cardinal attack that buried the New York Mets 10-1. The resurgent Simmons, on winter trades which senti the Cards clung to a lim and Smith to the Cards from the Boston Red Sox. "They should h e 1 p the ball- club," he said in reference to - ' Wise, Diego May of e-ga 1971 at Montreal, was also their greatest in nine seasons at Busch Stadium. And the easy triumph, his third in a row, prompted the 24- year-old McGIothen to reflect or five innings. ex-Card pitchers Rick Reggie Cleveland and Segui, who are with the Red Sox. "But I figure that if Re (Smith) can stay healthy and can stay healthy," he added, "we can do the same thing over here." SIMMONS' BAT The bat of Simmons, dormant since May broke open a McGIothen duel against the Mets' Jerry Koosman, 4-1, after Pro Golf Tour Unveils Concept Of Super Events In Fort Worth 1-0 edge rom .341 to .280 during his 10 ame drought. ted Sizemore started Koosman's demise with a sixth-inning single preceding Simmons' first home run of the season and an inning later Sizemore singled and Smith tripled ahead of the second Simmons shot. Reliever Tug McGraw was then shelled for Heinlzelirmn's two-run homer in the eighth and Smith slammed the next pitch over the left field wall off Ray Sadecki. McGIothen. who permitted three singles through eight innings, afterward yielded ninth-inning home run to John Milner a osnnt-sgiotoed Iwtu Milner and two-out singles to Wayne Garrett and Ron Hodge before finishing up. "My head got a little mixec up." conceded Simmons, whose oatting average had plungec FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) _ Under a cloud of suspicion and controversy, the pro golf tour unveiled a new concept of "super" events today in the $251),000 Colonial National Tournament. By unprecedented mandate. he 144-man field incuded a of he game's lite in a four-day ourney for a top price of $50,000 and the distinction of win- ning the first "designated" championship. Not necessarily by choice, the ineup sparkled with the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer. Gary Player. Lee Trevino. Johnny Miller. Tom Weiskopf and a growing pack of the game's young stars. The event New York Nets No Dynasty Yet Says Dr. J site svas of the inaugural Colonial Country Club's treacherous Trinity River course, a 7,142-yard, par-70 layout known for years as "Hogan's Alley" in honor of Fort Worth's Ben Hogan. NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Nets, youthful champions of the American Basket- oall Association, are being hailed as the latest sports dynasty, but superstar Julius Erving thinks otherwise. "Everyone is talking about us building a dynasty in the '70s. but I think it's improbable," said Erving. "Things are different these days." Erving and the Nets won their first ABA title last week, capping a surprisingly easy time in the playoffs. The club won 12 of 14 playoff games against Virginia, Kentucky and Utah. But the 24-year-old Erving re 'uses lo predict a New York dynasty. "Basketball is the sport ol the '70s and there are just too many good ballplayers coming out of college these days for one learn to dominate. Players are better now and the talent is spread around." Erving also noted a tendency on the part of teams to change their casts rapidly from year to year. The Nets are a prime example. Three of the starters on this season's championship club weren't even on the roster a year ago. "There is a tendency toward high turnover today." he said. "Even in the N B A . Milwaukee won a championship a couple of years ago and then made some changes, changes they probably regret now." Erving was named the Most Valuable Player in the playoffs by Sport Magazine, and Wednesday received a car for his efforts. Schedule Announced MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Marquette University's basketball team, runner-up in the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament, anonunced Wednesday a 1974-75 schedule t h a t i n c l u d e s . eight opponents which played in postseason games last season. Among the eight are Pittsburgh. Louisville. South Caro- ina, Notre Dame and Creigh :on, all of which played in the NCAA tournament. T h e Warriors also will meet Manhattan and Cincinnati, which played in .he National Invitaton Tourna ment, and Toledo, which was in the Collegiate Commissioners tournament. Hogan w-as a five-time winner the annual event that until his year was called the Colo- lial National Invitation. The club sacrificed its invitational prerogative in favor of hosting he first designated tournament. The touring pros are required ,o compete or face a hefty fine and--or suspension--from the ucrative $8 million circuit. No one chose to challenge the ruing by Deane Beman, the r'oung czar of the Tournament Players' Divisjon. "By providing a series of ournaments with superior ields competing on superior courses we hope to bring more national attention to the our," Beman said, Quite obviously, Colonial's hierarchy is ecstatic, but the same could not be said, for instance, of sponsors of the Byron Nelson Classic in neighboring Dallas or last week's Houston Open. Their undesignated fields suffered from a shortage of superstars. Actually, many of the big ntmes, Nicklaus included, have been openly critical of the con cept. 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He just may be the driver to do it in Saturday's final qualifying round, when 18 more starters will be added to complete the 33-car field. Johncock and Mario Andrelti, the principal drivers left from in original qualifying list set op for last Saturday's first round, drives for George Big notti--one of the most con troversial chief mechanics around. It was Bignotti who outfitted teammate Wally Dallenbach's car with a king-sized lurbochar ger last Saturday that helpet Dallenbach run four laps a 189.683 miles per honr and earn a front row spot. Bignotti wanted to change to a more conventional turbochar ger for the race, figuring Dal lenbach would get better fue mileage. A decision of the track stewards went against him however, and the big blowe will be on nalienbach's car on race day. The same type blower alst will be on Johncock's car when be makes a run at Foyt Satur d a y , B i g n o l t i announced Wednesday. "We're goinf to take hance that we can work out a uel mixture and fuel con- umption rale that will help us ace day," Bignotti said. "If we on't, it is very probable we may be in trouble.'' ·fohncock and Andretli, the alter in an Eagle owned by 963 winner Parnelli .lores, will e shooting at the four-lap 91.632 m.p.h. Foyt posted lasl Saturday in taking an early-and probably unbeatable--hold on the No. 1 position. Foyt was the first driver out ast Saturday, and Johncock will have the same honor in the second round Saturday. But Fohncock apparently still has some work to do. His best practice lap Wednesday was 185.873 m.p.h., at short of the 191.938 posted by Johnny Rutherford and 190.033 recorded by AI Unser, both of whom are among the unqualified. State Tourney Rained Out PINE BLUFF. Ark. (AP) Five games in the state high school baseball tournament were postponed Wednesday because of wet grounds here. T h e Greenwood-Palestine Sylvan Hills-Mountain Home Gosnell-Texarkana, and Little Rock Catholic-Highland games wen rescheduled for today, along with the game between Camden Fairview and the winner of the Greenwood-Palestine contest. ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ANNUAL MEETING 7:00 pJB. WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS FAYCTTEVILLE, ARKANSAS Ozarks Electric Cooperative Corporation TWISTER 4" orr 6" 28 SAVE $20 ray Jefferson fish finder S9 9 ^0 ^ Regu Regularly 79.99 Fully transistorized--reads to 120 feet. Portable, lightweight and self-contained. CANN'S HAND TIED JIGS STRIKE KING FLOATING WORMS VIGHEK WORM BOXES REBEL DESTROYER V Six* 5c each In Pkg. of 10 or 25 Singb.dovbtoand trip)* bearing Rig. 7.59 H Floats

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