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Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sun., May 19, 1974 TAYtTTtVIULI. A R K A N S A S Aubrey Shepherd Local Anglers Enter Tourney Kenneth Black Public lnvited To "*'"'" pl '"" 1 ' ng New Director At Atlanta Buffalo River Meetings Set Roger Mhoon is young, energetic, intelligent and experienced in fishing. This is a description which could fit many young men who are successful on the national bass fishing circuit. Koger has fished in two national B.A.S.S. tournaments at Beaver Lake and has scored as high as eleventh, narrowly missing eighth place this year because of a couple of mistakes -- leaving a fish in his live well one day and reporting late to weigh-in another day. This week Roger gets an opportunity to prove t h a t his success in the national was not all luck. He again meets top level competition as he fishes in the 1974 National Bassmaster Chapter Championship on Table Hock Reservoir. Defending champion Tennessee will head a field of 24 state teams fishing for over Â§30,000 in awards. B.A.S.S. reports that Tennessee won the first team l i t l e at Pickwick Lake, Tennessee, last year. With Â§8,250 earmarked for use by the winning slate federations in environmental projects, everyone should benefit in a sense from the tournaments. "Over Â§22,000 in fishing tackle and marine supplies will be presented individual anglers. The high individual fisherman earns a berth in the 1074 Miller- Bass Classic, the world finals of bass fishing," says B.A.S.S. Because he has fished Table Rock in the past, finger would seem to have a good chance to share in the prizes and to help Arkansas to the team championship. Roger points out, however, that his greatest success on Table Hock has come in night fishing. Confident In Muddy Water Roger hopes to find some muddy water on Table Rock, for he has more confidence fishing in it, but he points out that he caught his good strings of bass during flic Beaver tournament from the clear parts of the lake. Asked about his plan for (he tourney, Roger said he would first spend some time telephoning for lake information. Then he expects to spend a lot of time running up and down the lake looking for likely spots. But he plans to concentrate on places he has fished before. "I'll be looking for spawning banks, sloping gravel banks with some cover. Also, I'll try shallow flats. The fish should be shallow early in the day. "But when the sun gets high, the fish move to deeper water in tho clear areas. If the weather stays sunny and bright, it'll be lough," Roger said. Roger expects to start with some type of crank bait as he searches for concentrations of fish. He plans to use plastic worms, also. He pretty well relies on past experience and hard, fast casting to find fish. Roger uses a depth finder in seeking appropriate structure, but he docs not rely on mechanical devices as much as many tournament fishermen do. He docs hope to add a temperature gauge to his boat, for he knows Ihc importance of water temperature in fishing. For the Table Rock tournament, Roger will be using a new boat and motor. He has been using a 135 horsepower motor on a bass boat which was rated for less. The new boat will have only 85 horsepower, the maximum for which it is rated. Horsepower Restriction The young fisherman explained that he has "had enough of speed and t h i n k how much fuel I'm going to save." lie is pleased with the new horsepower restriction to be enforced in B.A.S.S. tournaments next year. At Table Rock, Roger will be rooming with Bob Carnes of Springdale and Joe Crowden of Fort Smith. Each contestant will be issued a uniform for the event. A white shirt and red .and while pin striped polyester trousers will be complemented by white shoes. Roger's wife, Susie Mhoon, explained that she is proud of Roger's being on the Arkansas team but that she had hoped thai the tournament would be held somewhere else, for she had hoped to go along and enjoy a vacation. As it turns out she will stay home and work during the tournament week. Let us wish good luck to the whole Arkansas team and especially to Roger and Bob Carnes. Their success will bring fishing honor to our area. Weigh-ins will be held each afternoon at Wilderness Point Resort near Kimberling, Missouri. The Awards banquet will be held Friday, May 24, at Kimberling Inn at 8 p.m. Those who have attended weigh-ins at national BASS Pro tournaments know that much is to be learned from the reports of the pros. The men fishing the Team Tourney next week at Table Rock are comparable to any who fish the pro tournaments; in fact, some of these same fishermen have scored high in competition with the pros. Weigh-ins are open lo the public free of charge. Local anglers appreciate public interest and encouragement. Fishing days will be Wednesday. May 22 Thursday, May 23, and Friday, May 24, at Kimberling Inn at 8 p.m. Boaters Confused By Regulations ATLANTA -- Kenneth E Black. 52. has been appointee director of the Atlanta Regional office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Director Lynn A. Grcenwalt announced this week. He succeeds C. Edward Carlson, who retired in March. Black will supervise Fish and W i l d l i f e Service programs throughout the Southeastern United States, including the operation of 34 national wildlife refuges. J3 fish hatcheries, and nearly three dozen law enforcement agents, biological installa- Thc puhlic has been invited to help plan the f u t u r e development and growth of B u f f a l o National Kiver. Donald M. Spalding. intendent of the Super- National Ri- vcr. said that two public meetings will be held on the proposed master plan arid environmental impact statement for the Buffalo National River which was authorized a national river March 1. 1972. The first session will be held al 8 a.m., Thursday, July 18 in the Federal Building. Room 4110 at Little Rock, fi .ing. Ro 'ollowed by tions, and cooperative units in Alabama. Arkansas, Florida, an 8 a.m. meeting Friday, July an 8 a.m. meeting Friday, July in the Fdecral Building, Room 4110 at Little Rock, followed b an 8 a.m. meeting Friday, Jul Georgia. Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Black has been a career Fish and Wildlife Service employe since 1951. Prior to this appoint ment he served as the Service's Director for Environment, with primary responsibility for ecological studies of development projects on rivers, streams, coastal and marine areas, and energy production projects nationwide. Black has specialized in environmental studies since 1959 when he served on the United States team assisting the Province of Manitoba in analyzing the effects of fish and wildlife of the Grand Rapids Hydroelectric project on the Saskatchewan River. His three years in the Washington office of the Fish and Wildlife Service were preceded by an eight year period in Portland. Oregon, when he headed up tho Service's river basin stu dies program in the Pacific Northwest. Black was a Congressional Fellow of the American Politi cal Science Association in 1966 07 ami is a member of tho \Vild life Society and American Fisheries Society. A native of Walervillc, Washington, Black is a 1919 g r a d u a t e of Washington Stale University with a degree in wildlife man agement. He continued at Washington Slate University in 194D-50, majoring in mathoma tics. Use Fees Will Be Collected By LR District LITTLE ROCK -- The Little Rotk District of the U.S. A r m y Corps of Engineers will start collecting use fees Saturday, May 25, Little Rock District engineer Colonel Don Weinert said today. Under a law passed late last summer by the Congress, use fees are charged only at highly developed Federal recreation areas which have flush toilets, showers, sanitary disposal stations, designated campsites, visitor protection control and other facilities. A $2 fee will lie charged for overnight use of camping grounds through September 29 at seven highly developed parks at Dardanolle and Gi'eera Ferrv Lakes in Arkansas and Table Rock Lake in southern Missouri. Colonel Weinert said that no camping fees will be charged at the other parks operated by the District. The seven parks where the camping fees will be charged ire Spadra Park at Dardanelle Lake. Dam Site Park (Lake) at Greers Ferry, and at Baxter, Campbell Point. Old Highway 86. Eagle Rock and Highway 13 parks on Table Rock Lake n southern Missouri. No camping fees will be charged at Beaver. Blue Mountain. Bull Shoals. Clearwaler, Nimrod and Norfork Lakes or at any other parks on the Arkansas River. Beginning May 25 a 50 cents icr day fee will also be charged 'or the' use of electricity at all campgrounds where electrical lookups have been provided by the Corps of Engineers. Holders of Golden Age Passports and those accompanying them in a single, private, noncommercial vehicle will receive a 50 per cent reduction of both the camping md electrical use fees. Golden Age Passports are available at Corps offices without charge to applicants 62 years of age or older. . . , 19 in the Council Room of the City Hall in Harrison. "We are anxious to receive the benefit of the widest possible range of public opinion on these proposed plans for ttie future of Buffalo National River," Spalding said. " T h e master plan is a conceptual document that gives general direction to the park's operation, including physical develop menls. resource management and visitor facilities." Spalding stressed that the document is a preliminary proposal as National Park Service policy requires that public re view and ccmmcnt be oblainec before final decisions are made "We are looking to t h e public to help us shape the fina master plan," he said. IMPACT STATEMENT Accompanying the master plan draft is an enviromenta mpact statement, wh plores the alternative of action and assesses their impact on the park's environment. Both documents are available 'or public inspection at a icty of locations. In addition to Buffalo National River quarters, they may be the office of the Slate National Park Service coordinator, which is also the office of the intendent of Hot ional Park; and at the National Park Service's Soul' gional headquarters at Fe, New Mexico. The documents will available at Marion, Searcy and Baxter Courthouses. "We are asking th plan to make oral st . to give us written notice 10 days ch ex- courses heir im- onment. vailable a var- Jition to r head- seen at National r, which e super- gs Nat- National est Rc- t Santa also be Newton Counts ose who dtemcntb ; 10 days n advance of the meetings, if p o s s i b l e , 1 ' said SpaldinB. 'However, both meetings will continue until everyone present las had an opportunity to be icard." Those unable to attend either meeting personally may file a Sailboat Regatta The Beaver Lake Sailing Club will sponsor a sailboat reeatta on Sunday and Monday, May 26-27. There will be two races on Sunday, with the first beginning at 2 p.m. The single race on Monday is set for 9:30 a.m. No entry fee or formal rcgis tration will be required, bu 1 sailors are asked to be in front of tho Rocky B r a n c h Public Use A r e a a half- hour before the races start. The vritten statement at Buffalo headquarters anytime before A u g u s t 5, he added. Spalding said that all written communications regarding the meeting be addressed to: Superintendent, Buffalo Nat- onal River, P.O. Box 1173. Harrison, Ark. 72601. I n f o r - mation also may be obtained bv calling t h e national river headquarters at 501-365-5 WJ between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. races are open to all local sailors. Trophies will represented to the winning keel boat and the winning center board. Those wishing additional information may call James Dunn, race committee chairman of the Beaver Late Club, at 521-1768. OPEN DAILY 9-10; SUNDAY CLOSED LITTLE ROCK -- There is, federal waters. The considerable confusion among boaters in A r k a n s a s these days as to what the law is on registering a boat and tho re- Legislature ii the only S t a t e b o d y which could make the federa'l laws applicable to in the state. Rosters should all waters remember. quired safely equipment. 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