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*B NorlhweM ArVonw. TIMES, Sun., Jun. T6, W4 Aubrey Shepherd Jaycees Sponsor Another Tourney Don Oliver recently mailed out a brochure announcing anotliGr bass tournament -- this one sponsored by Hie Farmington Jaycees. To be held June 23, 1974, at Prairie Creek Marina on Beaver Lake, this is the third or f o u r t h Jaycees tournament to be held on Beaver this year. Having placet! eighth in the Spring- clalfi Jaycees bass t o u r n a m e n t and having enjoyed the friendly competition of the area bassmen in that particular contest, the fishing reporter strongly recommends Jaycee fishing tournaments as entertainment and as a worthwhile way of spending 25 dollars --Â· the enlry fee. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 10 finishers In the tourney, including 250 dollars to the winner, 125 dollars for second place, 75 dollars for third place and 25 dollars to each place from fourth through t e n t h . The person catching the largest bass during the tourney will receive a trophy, as will the ten money winners. Tournament hours will ho from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., with about ten hours allowed for actual fishing. Profits from the tournament will go for Jaycee civic projects. Some prizes other than cash may be awarded by local sponsors. Like most local tournaments held these days, the Farmington Jaycoes tournament will follow the rules set up for National B.A.S.S. tournaments, with a few exceptions. One need not own a boat in order to participate, since partners will be drawn and boatless men will be matched with boat owners. For further informal ion fishermen may contact Don Oliver at Box 13 Farmington, Arkansas 72730 or phone him at 267-3307. View From Above Circling Fayetteville in a large corporate jet, the fishing reporter was depressed to see that the water had not cleared while he was away. But having spent Saturday evening and most o f ' the night at his grandmother's bedside in the Methodist Hospital at the Houston Medical Center, he had not heard news of Ihe massive flooding which had accompanied the st"rms which blasted Northwest Arkansas last weekend. All that muddy water flowing down the White River into Lake Sequoyah was ugly in a way -- if compared to the usual green hue of that stretch of water Thn apparently tiny ripples on the muddy surface of the lake seemed insignificant -- until the fuzzy one thought of the day he encountered just such waves near the dam of Sequoyah and discovered that his nine-foot duck boat was leaking and that his trolling motor lacked Ihe power needed to push the tiny craft to shore before a combination of the leak and the waves could sink the rig. Yes. those waves appear to be insignificant ripples to a passenger aboard a 10 million dollar aircraft sailing over at nearly 600 miles per hour. How different and how much more challenging, the world seems to a man alone with l i t t l e of the machinery of modern civilization to protect him. But crossing the lake was at least possible if not convenient or comfortable for (he man in his small boat. For someone on Ihe shore that day, crossing the lake may have seemed impossible. Many a boy -- and man, for t h a t matter -- sits and longs for some way to get out and challenge nature on any terms. To them a small boat seems advantage enough. But not everyone is satisfied with small helps in the b a t t l e with creation. Therefore, we have such dubious inventions as airplanes. Only four persons were riding in the big jet, but enough fuel was being burned each m i n u t e to operate all the motor boals on Lake Sequoyah for several days. Or Ihe same fuel could have operated a generator to charge a battery enough times to operate a trolling motor for no-telling how The whole situation was overwhelming in its imbalance. For some forty minutes the four men were airborne, riding a powerful but energy-gulping craft A short time later, t h e y would be on 'the ground and unable to move at one-twentieth the aircraft's speed on (heir own. The fishing reporter could sit and be a parly to the consumption of more fuel than he could pay for in several months of writing and proofreading hut maybe the problem was not one of the consumption being out of proportion. Maybe it was simply that the man doing the t h i n k i n g was not able to pay for the waste himself. But would it have been easier for him to accept if he had been the owner of the plane or of the company which takes the oil from the ground and makes the diesel fuel from if? For this p a r t i c u l a r man nothing could justify the consumption of massive a m o u n t s of fuel. Personally owning the plane and fuel wouldn't change the amount of resources wasted: filling the plane lo its capacity of 16 persons would not justify the wasle of fuel. Only a real mission of mercy -- somehow to relieve human suffering in some d e f i n i t e way -- might make operation of the aircraft seem reasonable or justifiable. Hearing the fishing reporter talk so idealistically. one may be motivated lo ask him why he would even ride a plane if he feels it to be so verv'wasteful that ils operation can seldom be justified. His response would go something like this: the jel was scheduled to fly anyway. Only Ihe cre\v was to make a round trip from Fayetleville to Houston last weekend and a passenger - - traveling free -- added nothing to the craft's fuel consumption and did not encourage f u r t h e r operation of the craft in the way I h a t buying a licket on a commercial flight encourages airlines to continue operation or even lo expand their number of flights. In other words, using s o m e t h i n g t h a t otherwise would be completely wasted is a first law of conservation. Law Of Conservation Utilizing discarded clolhing and equipment and buying used cars and forming car pools or hitch-hiking when possible -- all (hese are ways to see t h a t something about !o be wasted gets used. It is not the consumption of the almost-wasted ilem that is virtuous in itself: it is Ihe prevention of the whole process required to produce a new replacement ilem which is good. The world's resources are limited. Where shall we start to save them? Right here! We'll stop talking about this subject now and finish this column with as little consumption of paper, ink. machinery wear and tear, human eye power and electricity as possible. A few weeks ago the fishing reporter enjoyed a trip lo Arkansas' favorite trout fishery --Â· the area below Bull Shoals Dam on the ^Vhile River. At the time he was there a really fine period of trout fishing had just ended. Now another such extremely productive time has come. A call from Slu Stetson of pliverson's Resort at Flippin started an epidemic of fishing fever among those who heard of it. Qr Tor Carolina AngSef location Brings Bass Tournament Win CI,.\RKSVIU,E. Va. -- Don ihcaly. a M year old Faycttc- 'ille, N.C. building supply store manager, doesn't recommend aking a fishing vacation to Â·elax. Shealy. a virtually unknown angler, look the week off (June -7) and went to 50.000 acre uggs Island Lake on Ihe Virginia-North Carolina border to nter the S22.225 Virginia Invi- ational BASS Tournament. He von $4,140. "1 came up here to relax and injoy myself." said Shealy. 'and this t h i n g made me a ner- r ous wreck." The Tar Heel angler unstagcd field of 5nO f i s h i n g pro- cssionals, including the top lames on the Tournament Trail sponsored by the 170.001) mem- Â»r Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (BASS). Me did it with a push-button reel too! The closed-faced spinning reel, which has taken the word 'backlash" out of most fishermen's lingo, usually denotes : Beginner. This was Shealy': irst big-tirne pro tournament. )ut the dapper North Carolinian is no perch-jerking amateur. His unorthodox equipment was suited for his fishing method used lo land his tournament limit of 24 bass for three days weighing 63 Ibs. 3 ozs. Shealy spooled the reel with 14-pound monofilament to whicf fie tied a 5-0 long shank Mustad hook rigged the self-wecdles style in a six-inch purple worm (Creme). He departed again from the usual pro-style rigging in thai he clamped on the line a No. 4 split shot about six inches in front of the f a k e wlggler. Most "professionals' use a slip-sinker on the line. NATURAL ACTION "With the split shot on the line, the worm had a more natural swimming action," snic Shealy, who is president of the Fayetteville Bassmasters. a fishing club of over 50 mem bers, He fishes Bufigs Island (also known as Kcrr Reservoir) six to eight times a year, bui doesn't consider this a "home lake". Shealy spends a lot o time fishing Sanlee Cooper's lakes in South Carolina, where he took his all-time big bass of 11 bs. 7 ozs. two summers ago. Throe months ago, Shealy dk fish here. He located a concentration of bass in the Nuttbush Creek arcrv Much to bis sur prise the bass were still there when the three day practice opened. A 'A oz, spinnrbait produccc for Shcnly the first practice rotintl. "I fished over 2/2 lioun the next day without a strike.' he said, "then 1 went to black blue and purple worms." H determined purple to he the "hot" color, and elected to fisl it exclusively during the nine hours of fishing competition each of the three days. Ricky Green of Arkadelphia Ark., anil the year's lop mone\ winner with over $6.600. fished a blue and chartreuse spinner bait to reel in 25 Ibs. 13 ozs., and grab the first - r o u n c lead. G r e e n ' s eight-bass limit, i n c l u d i n g a $750 daily big bass bonus fish of Ibs. 6 ozs., was the top one-da^ catch. Shealy vaulted from fifth inti the lead the second round with his top string of 22 Ibs. 4 ozs. PAIRED WITH DAVES He was paired in the fina round with Woo Daves of Cues ter, the Virginia state Federa lion champitin and high indivi dual runnerup in the Nationa Bassmaster Team tonrnamen recently at Table Rock. Mo. "f was so keyed up. my firs four casts didn't hit the water.' said Shealy. "After my boa partner bar! me four bass t one?, f f i n a l l y settled down ant caught my limit." Strangely enough, it was his asting "accuracy" Iliat Shcaly rcdited with w i n n i n g the tour- .arncnt. -Wit h his "Mickey ,louse push button rig". Shcaly ould hit a coffee cup at 15 o 25 fcÂ«t. "The secret was putting the aslic worm right up against he roots of the willow trees," i saicj. "With rny equipment could do it." The bass were ocated around willows and 'trash" in 3 to 6 feet of water. On the final day, Shealy came o the scales in the first flight. le then sweated out some nxious moments; first as Poland Martin, a seven-time tournament winner from Tulsa, Okla., pushed a 22 Ibs. o/.s. limit string on the scales. Meat Tenderizer Is Recommended Once thought lo be fancifu' tales, many old-fashioned rcme dies for ails and illness have been effective in treating minor health problems. But one of the best "cure-alls" available for o u t d o o r enthusiasts wasn' around in Grandma's day. Meat lenderizer. a product 0! recent years now found ir almost every kitchen, is rÂ«p!dl gaining acceptance among .sportsmen for its ability to pro vide quick relief from the p a i n f u l stings and biles of in feels and some forms of m a r i n e l i f e which are h a r m f u l lo man. From Florida comes word ol meat tenderizer being used to treat puncture wounds from f m a l i rays stepped on by wading fishermen. In the Mid west, people are using Ihe saint i product to relieve the pain and \ swelling of bee and wasp stings ; A n d in Tesas, meat tenderizer j h a s been used to quell the fire ] brand sting in skin welts caused by accidental encounters wit! jellyfish. The treatment is simple. Pour some lenderizer into a small dish or the cup of your hand, add enough water to make a paste, and gen'.ly pal the mixture on the sting "area. You should experience relic! \vitbin five to ten minutes Watch the puncture area closely for signs of infection, and seek skille;! medical help if (his occurs. : Boaters and fishermen are ; subject to occasional encounters with stinging insects simply I because they are outdoors. They recommend you find room 1 in a tackle box or stowage compartment in your boat for a bottle of meat tenderizer. H could be the treatment someone needs, and il m i g h t save an outing on the water. Martin surged from sixth place into second with 59 Ibs. 15 vis. ; At Ihis point, both Shealy and Martin walked the dock nervously waiting on Bill Dance. the season's top point leader on the pro tour from Memphis. Tenn. Dance had entered the f i n a l day in second place, and was one of the last anglers to reach the scales. "That Dance scared me to death." said Shealy later as the full of fish. Dance had just over scales with a plastic sack full Memphis angler walked to the 17 pounds, and lie slipped to third behind M a r t i n . THROWS HAT Shealy knew ho had won. He could hold his joy no longer. His dapper-Dan fishing hat went high in the air, and a cry of triumph escaped his sunburned, muslached lins. Shealy gave up over 90 rrinutes of fishing time each day in making the 45-minute run by water lo his fishing area near the dam. Martin satd he fished the same Nuttbush Creek area with six-inch grape Jelly Worms used on the points around willow bushes. Neither recalled seeing the other's boat. Dance hardly moved out of sight of the Clarksville city launching ramp. He located a good school of bass on a drop off. 12-to-20 feet deep, that was located "some 15 feet outside the off-limits area at the. marina." he said, Dance fishld six -inch vbgkqjxrqw.mbzmmm six Â· inch blue plastic worms to catch his 58 Ibs. 1 ot. Most of the top strings came on worms. However, J a m e s Nolan of Bull Shoals, Ark,, took the largest bass -- 7 Ibs. 9 ozs. -- on a homemade spinner-bait he created out of several lures in his tacklcbox. Nolan won a $2.75 bass boat rigged with a depth-finder. trolling motor, trailer and water temperature meter. Paul Chamblee of Raleigh, N.C. jumped from 13th to fourth with 52 Ibs. 11 o/s. Stan Sloan of Nashville. Tenn. finished f i f t h with 52-1. Al Lindner of Brainerd. Minn,, the winner of last month's Tennessee Invitational, was sixth with 50 8. First-round leader Green faded to llth wilh 47-2. and veteran John Powell of Montgomery. Ala., who held second for two rounds, could not find the fish and slipped to 13th with 458. This was the fifth of six qualifying tournaments for the 1974 Miller High Life BASS Masters Classic, The top 24 season point scorers and winners qualify for the SI5.000 world bass fishing finals in late October. 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