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.KIIIIIIIUIIWMMIIII 11 llllilllLllilMliU^^^ inuiuuum [ Fishing Report Â·BgBnmn By AUBREY SHEPHERD TIMES Outdoor Writer SEQUOYAH Lake has been producing many flattieaci cat- Vi j WC( : k ' especially below . me dam. Liver is working for bait. Jeff Todd Mhoon reports catching several bass lately, , including a one-pound largemouth and a smaller Kentucky. Also, ho took a nice warmouth (goggle eye) on a large min. now. The w a t e r is clearing Â· nicely now. BUFFALO River at Gilbert was 1.4 Wednesday. This means that floating upstream from Pruilt would be inadvisable, according to Mike Mills. The reading at Long Pool on t h e Big Pmey is about two f e e t , which means that the stream is really pretty low for floating. The Illinois River is floatable Â· anywhere below Highway 16 .bridge. The Kings is too low in its upper reaches, but areas of the upper White are floatable. . T H E "MR. BASS of Arkansas 1975 Classic is to be held on a mystery lake somewhere in Arkansas on October 25 and 27, 1974. The Classic represents the Amateur Bass Fishing Cham, pionship for the state. Approximately 40 fishermen have qualified tor this event by competing and placing in the lop five places in a series of qualifying tournaments that have been held each month since May, 1974. The fisherman winning this Classic will become "Mr. Bass of Arkansas 1975." In addition to this title, he is to receive $1,100 in cash, a new bass boat and trailer, and an assortment of lures, rods and other fishing Tournament Number 5 was held at Prairie Creek last Sunday, and many fish were brought in Ihere. ROCKY BRANCH Marina reports that Lawrence a seven pound day. Crappie equipment totaling mately $5,000. approxi' All conlestants in the Classic will fish on an individual basis with a sportiwriter or sporls. caster in each boat as an observer. SPRINGDALE Sport Shop says that Curtis Hornor took a six pound Walleye on a Hellbender while trolling. Alviri Reynolds and Jimmy Burton caught 22 white bass one day Cooper took nine white bass and 37 white and black b a s s on another day. Harland Earp took an eight-pound four-ounce largemouth bass. He was using a Super R Rebel. Tommy took a limit of black bass and two black bass. Bill McGinnis took a Hit of black bass and 30 white bass on Monday. Wednesday, Bill McGinnis and Jim. Springer took 14 whites. They caught their fish on Gay Bladea and Hot Spots. Surface temperature was 71 degrees on the White River arm of Beaver Lake on Wednesday. WILD CARD S p o r t Shop reports that Sam Fodvler, ago 13. Clifford Fowler, age 10, and Vaudrey Fowler, age 11, from Marble caught IV- channel catfish in the Springdale City Park Lake using worms. Several people using Hellben- ders and metal-billed Humpback Rebels are taking fish by trolling. Chuck Baum and a fishing buddy using the Spence Scout caught fifteen black bass to 4'/2 pounds. Marvin reports that the shop now has guns and G o r d o n ammunition. WOOLWORTH'S Davis says that.John Greenlee and a friend took 17 bass over a submerged weed bed. John locates pockets and jigs spinners the weeds with pork Winkleman caught a five pound two ounce black bass Carrot Top. Charles Minor and C.H. Hudspeth took 12 blacks to three pounds from schools. The top of the water is really alive with fish these days! Bill Goheen caught a black bass. Many good strings of white bass have been taken from surfacing schools. Lake Fayeltcville Boat Dock says that G. D. Cochenour caught a nine pound cat one day and another bream are biting well. Hours through the fall are to be sunrise to sunset. The lake is low to accomodale the repairs on the spillway. Everett Baker catches crappie every time he goes out these days. Paul Combs and Ralph Carncs took 40 very big bream one day. The fishing reporter wishes to thank the Greater Beaver Lake Association and the Chamoers of Commerce of several area cities for their wonderful hospitality last Monday. Beaver Lake is truly beautiful in the fall, and erasing on it was an exciting experience. BULL SHOALS' Highway 125 says that daytime fishing with Redfins and Rebels and Rapa- as and others of that type is excellent; also, plastic worms are working well. Most day fish are relatively small black bass. Surfacing by white bass is common again, but unpredictable. Night fishing for small- mouths is good on black twin spins. Overall, activity is increasing. Surface temperature s 73. Water is eight and one- feet over power pool and 'ailing five inches per day. Color is good. TROUT fishing at Olliverson's Trout Resort on the White River below Bull Shoals Dam is good. Grace Webb caught an eight pound rainbow trout while dragging a worm. Bud King landed a five pound male rainbow trout dragging corn. A four pound male trout was caught by Marge Frields. Many good 1V4 pound fish are coming in. There is plenty of wate.r. Marge's fish hit a Countdown Rapala, but most of the fish are being taken on bait, because of the very high water. OKLAHOMA'S Dobber Harmon of Rattan is finding good top water fishing on both Pine Creek Reservoir and on Hugo Lake. Dobber operates Dobber's Bait Shop as well as the Pine Creek Guide Service. Stream fishing was slowed by heavy rains in the area recently, but is improving steadily as the water levels fall. Northwest Arkansas Bass- masters are planning an Open Fishing Tournament for October 27, 1974, with a $200 first prize. WEST FORK'S Jaycees tournament is one month earlier -September 28, a Saturday. "--'-- . . . Â· - b y in In Successful Opening Week Mrlhwest Arkansas TIMES, Friday, Sept. 20, 1974 FAVETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS II SWC Shows Good Defense DALLAS -- Even if modesty fails to prevail, Ihcrc really shouldn't i)e too much bragging about opening-game offensive muscle in Ihe Southwest Conference's 60th season. Oh, it's easy enough to gel excited about Texas AM breaking its siingle-game rushng record for the second time in its last four games with 434 yards against Clemson. Or Arkansas dominating the line of scrim mage against Southern California's highly-regarded Trojans. Or Texas stiking from great listances against Boston College. SHOCKED THE NFL .. .Coach Chuck Fairbanks giues quarterback Jim Plunkelt a "that's my boy" hug ajter the New England Patriots upset Miami 34-24 last Sunday Has Fairbanks Built Patriots Into Winner? respected FOXBORO, M a s s . (AP) -Are the New England Patriots or real? Only time will tell, but Chuck Fairbanks of Oklahoma fame appears to have turned the cor- icr at the start of his second season as head coach. The Patriots shocked the National Football League by belt- ng the Super Bowl champion Miami Dolphins 34-24 in a season opener last weekend. A fluke? Maybe. But more likely not. In just years as over-all boss since being lured f r o m mighty Oklahoma, Fairbanks has shuffled more' players than a Las Vegas casino dealer does cards. His mission: rebuild a lave-not team into a winner. The Patriots had a 5-9 record for Fairbanks' first season. The record, however, is misleading The team was bad -- real bac chunks. Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Wright, staying at War Eagle Cove, caught 40 black bass to five pounds on Super R and Humpback Rebels. The Wrights are from Fort Smith. Rick Hutton and his father had six keeper bass on firetail Mr. Twister Phenom worms, and they bought up Woohvorth's entire supply. THE FORKS Bait Shop's Jay Taylor is still hauling out the catfish. He has taken several in the eight pound class lately. Also, he caught a six pound 13 ounce black bass which he is going to have stuffed by a taxidermy service. WEDINGTON Lake fishing has been very slow. A few bream and crappie are coming in.. Scattered reports of bass, including six on Tuesday by Mr. Flint, are coming in. Odie Wheatley and his brother Cliif caught eight crappie and eight bream one day. Also, they took a four pound channel catfish on a catalpa worm. Jack and Wanda Haun caught 25 bream Sunday afternoon. Widely respected fisherman Kenneth A. George caught a large blue and gray fish from the Trtickee River near the Nevada-California border. He took the monster bare-handed, while standing in knee-deep water with his hands placet! gracefully between his legs. He threw the finny battler onto the bank, but returned it to the water because he could not stand to see the fish die. This exciting day in the history of sport fishing occurred in mid-winter Prizes are being donated various area businesses, ... eluding so far Dennis Home Furnishings, J. C. Penney Company, Wai - Mart S o u t h in Springdale, Fayetteville Wal- Mart, Wild Card Sport Shop, Gibson's of Fayetteville, Gas Light Club, Bud's Auto Center, Automotive, Inc., Lewis Brot h e r s Hardware, Marsh's Racing Tires and North American Sports Services. 1973. WAR EAGLE Boat Dock reports that Doug Baskin and Jim Gable took eleven 'alack bass to two pounds on various lures. The water temperature is now 73 on the surface and reasonably clear. Harland Earp caught an eight pound four ounce largemouth black bass while using a Deep R Rebel. HICKORY Creek says that crappie and bass are hitting in deep water. The only fish reported have been mostly from the areas where the clear and muddy water mix. P R A I R T E Creek Marina reports that a fisherman brought In eight bass Thursday, all taken on top wnlcr hires. Ed Clemishire nnd Claude Halbert of Tnlsn wuighl 40 white bass, 20 hlnck bnss nnd four stripers Insl weok, while using Crazy Shad. Bnss Buddy Prairie Grove Blanks Decalur By 22-0 Tally DECATUR -- Halfback Eric Kamer scored two touchdowns to lead the Prairie Grove junior Tigers to a 22-0 whitewash over Decatur in a non-conference junior high game here Thursday night. Kamer scored first on a 25- yard run with nine minutes left in the first quarter. The try Tor two extra points failed and the score stood at 6-0 Prairie Grove. Kamer scored again in the second quarter on a 35-yard punt return, and this time Steve Bartholomew accounted for the 2-point conversion on a run to put the Tigers on top 14-0. Mitchell Day picked up the final Prairie Grove touchdown on a 21-yard run, followed by Brad Wetzel's run f o r the 2- point conversion. That made it 22-0 in the third quarter and rounded out the scoring for both teams. Prairie Grove's defensive line was credited with an outstanding game, as Decatur never got past midfield on offense. Defensive leaders for the Tigers were linebacker Wstzel and noseguard Day. Prairie Grove is now 2-0 on the season. Their next game will be at home against Berryville. Prairie Grove also won the seventh grade game over Deca- lur, 14-6. Jackie Bartholomew scored on a quarterback keepr and Robert Groupe recovered a Decatur rumble in the end zone. Danny Phipps added the 2-point conversion after the first touchdown. The Prairie Grove seventh graders are now 1-1 on the sea- Aggies/ Hogs Get Severe Tests Saturday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Texas Aggies and the Arcansas Razorbacks find out just low real they are Saturday. In a full slate of Southwest games, the young and muscular Aggies travel to the Tigers' den n Baton Rouge, La., to tackle talented Louisiana State team. And the Razorbacks, fresh from the euphoria of stunning jighly ranked Southern California, must come back to earth against an Oklahoma State club which put a 38-6 knot on Arkansas last year. "Oklahoma State is physically tougher than Southern Cal," says Arkansas quarterback Mark Miller. "It doesn't seem fair that we had only one day to celebrate (he South Cal game. But that's the way it is-here comes Oklahoma State." The Texas Aggies have praised LSU to the. high heavens but the fact remains the Tigers barely escaped with their bides in a 28-23 victory last year. LSU punched out Colorado 4214 and. prompted AM Coach Emory Bellard to p r o c 1 a i m. "This may be the best LSU team ever." Which in turn prompted LSU Coach Charlie McClendon to say, "We're not overlooking AM that's for sure. They come to play." Texas, the defending SWC champion, and Texas Tech--the other two clubs rated by the experts as top contenders for the tille--have breathers on their schedules. The Longhorns are hosts to Wyoming and T e c h travels to Albuquerque to face New Mexico. Both teams are prohibitive favorites. Texas Coach Darrell Royal said of Wyoming, "They are an outside opponent and you've got Dpponents rarely had to pass. The defense gave up 2,850 yards on the ground and a staggering 300 points. After accepting a multi-year, $l-million contract with the Patriots -- .Joe Paterno of Penn Slate had turned down the job -- Fairbanks went into the NFL draft in 1973 looking for help for quarterback Jim Plunkett. THREE TOP PICKS With maneuvering, he had three first-round draft choices, grabbing blocking guard John Hannah, of Alabama, fullback Sam "Bam" Cunningham of Southern California and wide receiver Darryl Stingley of Purdue. That was only the start. Fail banks became a wheeler dealer, far surpassing the late Vince Lombard: when that legendary coach took over the Green Bay Packers in 1959. The equipment manager barely had time to learn the names of some players. Fair- ibanks suffered in silence. A big winner in the college ranks, he gradually was putting together what he wanted. With the NFL veterans' strike imminent this year, Fairbanks was ready. He moved for defensive strength in the 1974 draft, despite the loss of a first- round draft choice traded before his arrival. Then he signed free agents by the dozen and traded for other players. The Patriots posted a 4-2 exhibition record, but most observers were unimpressed. Not Fairbanks and his staff. When the final cuts had to be made, the coach axed such veterans as Dave Howe, Ron Acks. Edgar Chandler and Lennie St. Jean. The starting lineup against the Dolphins scared no one -until Plunkett led'the Patriots to a touchdown with the opening kickoff. But when it comes to real bragging, Ihe SWC might find it hard to get off the subject of defense. In a generally overlooked development against a strong non- conference lineup, the SWC brought defense back to the campus. Five SWC defensive teams didn't allow a touch dow--AM shut out Clemson Texas Tech and TCU each surrendered one field goal. So Cal's only points off Arkansas came on Anthony Davis' 100 yard kickoff return, and North Texas State got on the score, board against SMU only by re covering a fumbled punt in the end zone. As for the other three, Texas first-line defense gave up onls one touchdown to Boston Col lege, Baylor held super-explo sive Oklahoma to seven points for three periods before yielding three more touchdowns, anc Rice limited offensive-minder Houston to three touchdowns. Involved,in all that non-pro ductivity across the line wer some of collge football's bigges collective and individual ta lents. tISC's Davis gained o 4 yards in 20 scrimmage Irikes against Arkansas' wild ogs, while quarterback Pal laden was completing six of 8 passes and getting four inter- :cpted -- and his longest completion was for only 19 ards. Boston College's Mike Esposito required 19 carries to gain 91 yards against Texas. And Mike Strachan, Iowa State's Running sensation, manged but 35 yards n 14 carries against Tech. Meanwhile, some big names 'rom the SWC were getting off to impressive offensive starts. AM's Bubba Bean rushed 'or 182 yards and a 10.1 average to grab the SWC rushing lead and move up to sixth on the all- time AM charts with 1,146 yards halfway through his career. He has 21 more games in which lo catch Bob Smith's career record of 2,415 yards rushing. Bean's 182 yards also left him Ihe total offense leader, ahead of Texas reserve quarterback Mike Presley with 162. TCU's Mike Luttrell easily won the busiest-athlete award by rushing for 85 yards, fifth best in the conference catching seven passes to lead the conference, and accounting for 39 plays and 132 yards rushing and receiving to lead in tandem offense. The long - distance operators got off to a quick start, Â· too Texas' Raymond Clayborn sel a school record with a 95-yarc kickoff return, Arkansas' Floyc Hogan returned one of his two interceptions 66 yards and TCL freshman Tony Biasatti drilled home a 43-yard field goal. The young men who had the lOUthwcst Conference's oppo\ icnts up in arms last Saturday vere babes in arms the last iine SWC members posted a 'Otter opening-game irttersec- ional record than this year's I four years old. C-2. That would be back in 1957 when the then seven-member conference got oft to a 6-0-1 start, and when Saturaday's heroes ranged between a year and mat Robert Fultoa did forthStemboai, | Evan. Williams didfoiBourboa.1 Evan Williams Since'1763,KiutucKy's 1st Distiller HERE'S PROOF OPEN DAILY 9-9; SUNDAY CLOSED FRI., SAT., ONLY In Springdale SEEBURG MUFFLER NOW OPEN HEAVY DUTY MUFFLER :o treat them with respect am hoping we can get geared jp and play a good solid fool- sail game." Olher games f i n d Southern Methodist a " ' ' over Virginia 19-point choice Tech for day game in Dallas, Arizona State a 17-point riod over Texas Christian, Houston a 13-point selection over Miami and Rice was a slight pick over Cincinncati. Missouri is a J5-point choice over Baylor but Tigers Coach Al Onofrio has all the respect in the world for Bears Coach Grant Teaff's charges because they lost only 25-11 to powerful Oklahoma. "They're a heckuva football team," said Onofrio. "I go on results, and they showed last week that they can play with anybody. "Baylor was a fine offensive team last year. They had some problems on defense--but apparently they have shored up in that department." Installed LIFETIME GUARANTEE Being a lady, most places would have taken advantage of me. But, Seeburg Muffler gave me the best deal around, explained what had happened and guaranteed Ihe muffler for as long as owned my car. That's what I call a good deal. 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