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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 19

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t» ·' NarlhwMt Arkantai TIMES, Sun., Aug. 18, 1974 «KKAN»A» Aubrey Shepherd Typical Guerrero Fishing Day Last week's Rod and Reel'of Arkansas Mexican fishing trip consisted 1 of, Jong'days of fishing from before sunrise '^tij siinsjW, Avith an occasional 'midday break; Not'all trie participants '.followed the same ipu- , · ttoe, .becJMise. some'flew-'down to Ciudad Victoria while others drove down in a Winnebaso motor home. Jim'Bryaiv executive?vice preside'fit.of Delta Securities'..'Iric 1 !.-' of /Little Rock;. Tom Sullivan, account executive 1 ,qjf/Delta; Jim Stephens, pilot for Delta Se- curHies^Snd Jtfark Sheffield, President of Azle'State Bank of Azle* Tex.,' made up, one contingent.Jbf the party.'They.flew down and stayed',in Hotel Pah ara- mico, overto'pking Ciiidad.-Victoria.'iLittle'-Rock's Rod and Reel of Arkansas: provided local transportation for this contingent -r- as : well as'boats',' an6on meal and other services. 4 . The fly-down group generally got in less fishing time and more sleeping time than did the stay-at: the lake group which consisted of Bob McLelland of Chattanooga, Tenn,. Vic Hiryak of Little Rock, Aubrey Shepherd of Fayetteville and Leon McMoran of Conway -- manager of Rod and Reel and manufacturer of Squinny worms.' Because these guys stayed at the lake, it was"'easy for them to be on the good fishing grounds by sunrise or; earlier, buf some nights the Winnebago-.nad to go to town to deliver the other fellows; there f ore Bob and Vic's party got to sleep late. . ; ' ··': : . , , L . ' ..., 4 *?°d breakfast-yras provided each morning by Lion, with bacon and eggs and domits and biscuits mvailable.- Canned juices and instant coffee ; made this'weal about'like one at home. As soon as pos- jjjblfel .the big:engines were running and the fishermen .were'ori Iheir way to^ the main lake. A creek channel ·provides access to the-lake from Chico's Camp, head- ·quarters for parties sponsored by Rod and Reel. ' Top water lures worked best early mornings: Smlthwick's Devils Horse, Boy .Howdy, Heddonv-Tor- pedoes and other top water plugs were found 'to work well. · A Jitterbug which the fishing reporter borrowed from.Mike DHnkwater may well have been the most productive topwater lure used on the trip. Unlike many other .topwater plugs, the Jitterbug is kept constantly, moving, giving the atigler a headstart on setting the hook, obviating the sort of wild, aimless jerking motion which so many piscatorialists find necessary in setting the; hook' with most lures. Because it is already moving toward''the boat when struck, the Jitterbug is'less likely to be dragged to some nearby mesquite bush and wrapped up permanently out of the fisherman's reach, But of course the bass will hit a still. Jitterbug, as Tom Sullivan learned. ,.' ' . '} 4t Musky'Jitterbug -- the really large one-piece model·'£-* ^asi;Tom's pride and joy. He had searched high Jsandx low- and finally, found one of these super HawK Dass hires. After casting a few minutes and catching a/f e\y : extra daring bass, Tom found himself with a : blaeklasli in. his -20 pburid'monofilament and his! Musky,': Jitterbug 30 : feet'away on the water's surface, ipefore he .could pick out the backlash and reej In. %jjls;favorite plug, a very hungry Guerrero; bas* iphaled.the bait with a whoosh and proceeded . to Wrjfp'lJt up in the mesquite, at least .10 feet down --^jotU^ofiight^iri- even; that clear'water. Several . tries, including; some working of a plug knocer,-were '.' unavailing. The giant lure was permanently impaled on #00,6 mesquite bush and'maybe with some, greedy basg stillattacned. ,:,',.-,H-, ,..·. An even more greedy'bass; Attacked a lure which Jim. Bryan was holding "aboutsix inches above the lake's surface immediately adjacent to the boat. The bass missed the" plug the first time, but he got it the second time and Jim boated him. To see a two-pound bass; Suspended from a short line on the end of a rod is strange. This sort of thing one would expect of a mu9h smaller fish in Arkansas. But maybe the stu- igpjdity of a two pound Lake Guerrero bass should "an|tion fof the.frequency of strikes on jj9; '"Mexicajii ; oblass have a year-round !,' acmeyiri'? 1 keeper.:.sjze and .full fight- to abstain''from bitin'g"falmo|t-''an:y plug tHejr;way.!' " - . , . , . : the early morning's frenzied topwater ac- i ."·anglers';: "begin trying other techniques. ·" (TIMBSphoto -by .Aubrey Shepherd} SOUTH OF THE'·BORDER' V/ . . . a stringer, of Mexican-bass is'displayed by Bob McLelland of Chattanooga, Tenn. McLelland was fishing out of Cfiico's camp near Ciudad Victoria. Chico (Candelario Amaro) is in ihe .background. McLelland took his best fish on a Squirmy.'plastic worm-. ' , . Grasshopper Catching Requires Quick Hands Time was when a fisherman could hire a couple of fleet- 'ooled lads to spend a summer a f t e r n o o n catching grass- io'ppcrs;fpr him at the rate of a .penny for each one delivered n a glass jar. Not any more. Tho price has gone up.;:and'the Irtvly grasshopper is iti 'great demand as f i s h i n g ' b a i t .Someone once sought to Taylor Lands 32^Pounder At War Eagle -Jay. Taylor of The Forks Bait Shop d i d ' i t again. He took a 32-pound flathead' catfish from the WarvEagle arrn-'of 'Beaver Lake. Also, he 1 caught .channels of four, seven arid- !'/£' founds. His bait was 1 'goldfish; 1 ·'Tuesday, Jay and Arlis -Thomason of Missouri City, Mo., caught an eight-pound flathead. Arlis is Mrs. Jay Taylor's, falhei'." Jay has 'been'catcriing 'good catfish consistently all summer? while his wife minds their bait shop. The Forks Bait. Shop is located at the .fork. of. the .roads leading to War Efigle Cove and Point 12 on Beaver Lake.' capitalize on , the grasshopper'? lopularity with anglers by inventing a mobile 'hopper catcher. It was a wide-mouthed scoep tliat fitted across In" ront ot, a car or truck. The idea was to drive" qUickly through., a. field,', jnfestcd with grasshoppers', fprcirig the in sects into;the scoop, where .thej. were 'trapped. until'..they cdult. be removed and placed 'in con- ainers suitable 'for goin 'ishing. : There's no good ?ilbsti(ute for 'ast feet and quick Bands' whn t comes to grasshopper collecting. Sometimes a smal" net thrown over the insects wil work, but usually the crass is too long and the potential bait slips out by crawling beneatl the edges of the net. OncL you've caught a fe.v, place Ih'em in a clear plastic jar along , with some... fresh' grass, and a few green'leaves from weeds or trees. As long as they stay' out of .direct sunlight grasshoppers ' will' keep alrriosl indefinitely,in sucK a.jar, . ' . ' - , A', handy dispenser can bi made toy taping a cone-shapca paper, cup over the jar mouth Cut' the tip of t h e ' none and you'll be able to shako.out thi bail, one at a tirne. .'. .Trout, smallmquth b.iss; pan fish, catfish -- almost a l l ' f i s 1 place''grasshoppers at the to of their summertime food Iis1 Presented naturally,' with light leader and small spli shot, grasshoppers are excellen bait. ·· - . - The Gun Sounds I'lclurcd is the start ot t h e White River Canoe Race, held August 8. Susan Thrasli- cr, Jimmy Stewart, Clyde Kellogg, Jim Bcall ami Dan Wyellft represciiteil Explorer Post 105, placing 17lh. Mr. and Mrs. Buck Watson l e d tlie group. B^ijigging a worm near the bottom among . ^ftf'-isf;mesquite,'tree is very popular. Leon pjjMcMpraji r]e!ig|its in this method of hooking, onto big jy^Ktttnjpuths7TlQwever,;-he catches fewer fish this :»«*- -than · K« ?icii?t.«.^jjjs. W rjrrns in. a "conventional e,. F'?^T,-".f~^*'it^-^-" ex55*Sst_with a .worrri and can /ft^fcteClijsMke r \ttth rlightninT^egrpHis Squirmy . pWstii .\v9rn^s ; ,,really -worked well 'on those bass. '-·'·Everi'following'Leon's' advice and imitating his example, few anglers achieve instant success with the jigging method. "The stiffest worm rods on the market, a baitcasting reel wUVvery tight drag, and 30- pound test line are recommended for this type of straight-down fishing. Even with heavy tackle, many fishrare simply too quick for the best'fishermen and ; i»?Bagef;to^wrap;themselves'around something. '*j iAaather,. method \fpf mid-day'fishing is to throw fefUJanmg crankr.baits suchras the Super R Rebel, ;viMr}ftOJ;.;HeUb4nder,' Bomber, Magnum Scooper or others. The fishing reporter took the . . , tass-~ each over five 'and one-half . t while using a chartreu'se and striped 'arid 1 a brdwri Mudbug. Lures of this type are especially effectjye because they- go deep near .thfe submerged rnesquite where the larger bass hide during,tHe hours'when: the sun is high. By cranking these-baits very, fast; preferably with a high speeij retrieve baitcasting reel, the pliigcaster has no prob- lehvsetting the hook when a strike comes. -The only sublety required of the high-speed eririker is that of : learning the difference between a strike and a hangup. These plugs run at six to i 12 feet and unless the angler lets up when he hits ' i-tree -- allowing the lure slowly to float free -he may lose the bait. .Qld .bands at crank bait fishing know that drifting and casting only downwind or at a slight angle allows for a good chance that the crank .boat reaches,.it. Jerking on the hung-up bait often : tT results in Its being lost, although many fishermen jr" 'rely dn a really'strong line to straighten' their hooks 0 : ,; and so save the lure. Lures are hard to come by in ,; $* '"'f Mexico; 'therefore, even .the sort of fishermen "Who ' habitually break off their trapped lures begin to take pains to, jaye them after their stock of lures starts to diminish. ; ' - .· , As sunset approaches, the Guerrero bass usually begin to surface, and topwater plugs come out o tickle 'boxes fast But even late-in the evening irotms and crank baits work well, and it is hard t .f»Va* .accomplished a- worm fisherman as Leon ti j;'j$jfc; : jrorming and fish a surface lure, while even | «^|*r catching, pver 200 bass in one day the fjshing I r^rter was usualfy the last man in the party"to '' !·' flsW!Bifc'Jrt w ^y s hoping to catch a giant Mexican' ^ (MJ'tbf trttf.ty old: Jitterbug. tampers Use leaver Lake )utdoor Sites LITTLE ROCK -- Beaver ake the newest o fthe "Great akes" on ..the .White River in le Ozarks has !set a new 'atten- ance record for the first six onths of. 1974, Little Rock Dis- ict Engineer Colonel Don Wei- et," he said. "Our records show a 19 p ent increase so far this year ith almost 1.7 million visitors ounted compared to 1972's pre- ous record of 1.4 million,'" olonel Weinert reported. "If .tendance continues' through he year at the present rate new yearly record 'will be et," h said. i Earlier this, -year ..Beaver ake, designed for floo'd'control urposes, stored huge quantities flood waters and the, lake vel · rose '.inundating ,some ampgrouds', : boat launching amps and swimming beaches, ttendance 'slackened · tem- orarily but has since' increased ramatically^as the.lake,lev el eceded. present lake level is jout ills feet above sea level, onsidered an excellent .level r recreation purposes. Practi- ally all camp"grounds, swimming areas and boat launching amps are' again now use able nd- in excellent condition. Colonel-Weinert attributed the rowing popularity -. of .Beave ,ake to its location. Northwes .rkansas has an increasing umber of out-of-state retirees loving to the Ozarks primarily tecause of the favorable climat nd the abundance ot recreation pportunities. be lake also re eives· year-round attention^ iiousands .. of college student rom the nearby University, q Arkansas and John Brown Uni rersity at Siloam Springs. EASY DRIVE Beaver- 1 Lake is also a short iasy drive. from large metro politan' areas like Tulsa an 'ort Smith and is surrounde' b y : ' r a p i d l y growing smallp ompnunities including Fayette 'ille. Springdale. Kogers, Ben bnville, Eureka Springs and S oarrt Springs. Beaver Lake Resident Eng neer Cleo Dark points out tha a reservation plan -establishe his year has significantly in creased u s e ' of 'group picni shelters- contributing to the in creased attendance. Church an ivic groups, family reunion and other organizations ma now reserve the large picn shelters by contacting the Eng neer's office in Rogers. .Eac shelter accotnodates 50 to jicnickers and most have f laces and barbeque pits wit Mi-king areas, restrooms drinking water nearby. Dar said the group shelters now re ceive maximum usage. The Engineers are require by law to charge overnigh camping fees at'highly develo ed areas arid a $2 per nig! camping fee plus 50 cents fi use of Corps-supplied electricil is charged at r.me campgroun: v;hile two c; mpgrounds n free. There are no charges fo use of any other facility :loes the Corps charge entranc fees. Holders of Golden Ag Passports receive a fifty-percen reduction in the carnQing an ilectrical fee costs. Colonel Weinert said th policy established for the foil day Fourth of July hoiida weekend of not turning an camper away from Little Roe District lakes remains in effec When all designated campsit are occupied, park rangers rect campers to temporary sit in overflow areas. He said a other record-breaking crowd expected during the Labor Da weekend. Bears Trade Ford RENSSELEAR. Ind. -- TI Chicago Bears traded cornc back Charley Ford to the Phil dclphia Eagles for dcfcnsi lineman Rich Harris in a N lional Football league Iransa tion. CITY WAL-MART DISCOUNT CITY m^HUNTERS %« Open 9-9 W A L - M A R T . ·".-Tys-^s- f !·- '**.. ^ ,, - "C "'^g^-p^^y?*^..* "Tnr^ * » ^ ^ ^ /- ^^SS'^m . ^ ' *^ - · '- '· ^ ' ^QW* _ ~ _ i; -- -'· ^ - - t l mm ' i" '/ (T , .i'" ii « * ' i '· ' .' ^ |V -1 !l Li. 1 '"J '? 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