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40 · Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sunday, Oct. 6, 19741 FAYITTEVILI.I, ARKANSAS .UIIUinillBH^^ Aubrey Shepherd Jackpot Fishout Set For Saturday '~ainiiiniM^^ The Washington County Bassmasters are to sponsor a Beaver Lake buddy-style bass fishing tournament for Saturday, October 12, 1974. Proceeds of the tournament are committed to paying for a holding tank for future Bass tournaments held in this area. Such a tank is now under construction and according to Bassmaster officials is scheduled for completion in time for this fishout. Entry fee for the fishout is $20 per two-man boat. The pair of anglers weighing in the heaviest string of up to twenty largemouth, smallmouth or spotted bass is to recewe 50% of the entry fees collected. Second place winners will divide 25% of the fees with the remaining 25% to be retained by the club for construction of the fish tank. Hickory Creek Loading Ramp is the blast-off site for the Jackpot Fishout, with departure scheduled for 7:30 a.m. and return planned for 4:30 p.m. According to the flyer being distributed by the Bass- masters "general 'rules used for tournaments of this type will be enforced. It will be up to the fund Game Freezer Today, in many sections of the country, it takes planning if you're really replenishing the serious about game freezer raising chairman to weigh in and measure all fish. No fish will be accepted under 12 inches in length." The entry forms are available from sevreal area businesses. Forms should be filled out and mailed early to Washington County Bass Club, P.O. Box 229, Fayetteville, Ark. 72701. Please do not mail the forms after Tuesday midnight. It would be much safer simply to bring the form along with a check and be at the Hickory Creek ramp by 7 a.m. Saturday. For those who do not have forms to fill out but would like to enter, forms will be available one hour prior to departure time of the fishout. A similar fishout is planned by the same club for Sunday, October 20. The event also is to be headquartered at Hickory Creek. One should specify on his form which Jackpot Fishout he wishes to enter. Entries for either or both are now being accepted. West Fork Bass Results West Fork's Jaycee Bass Tournament held on September 28 was a really tough contest, with 30 fishermen competing for cash and prizes. The start was at the crack of dawn, but no one was cold at the takeoff as had been the case at the takeoff of several summer tourneys. The morning was muggy, with the many flights of ducks seeming out of place with the heat and humidity. But as the day passed, rain came and the winds picked up and finally the afternoon was downright cold. Foster Holtzclaw and I were pretty far up War Eagle Creek when time came to make a run for the weigh in. The ride in to Rocky Branch Marine was pretty rough, particularly when we rounded the point near 112 bridge. Foster's Bass Cat boat with its 85 horsepower Johnson made the trip in amazing time: 52 minutes. Early that morning Foster had caught several bass to my none, but somehow I had managed during the middle of the day to catch a pair of keepers, and when 3:45 came, Foster had no fish to weigh in, but he generously and at considerable personal discomfort to himself made the fast, rough trip in time for me to enter my two keepers. It may occur to the reader that an hour"s ride against a brutal wind and with spray flying is more than one ought to try for the sake of entering two small bass in a contest. But hard times and rough water are the name of the bass tournament game, and we knew that with the weather and the poor fish- Ing we had experienced (we had fished areas from Ventris to War Eagle) there was a good chance that no one had a really big string of fish and that two keepers might be important on such a day. Prizes Donated As it turned out we were right, with a six-pound · string of bass taking the $200 first prize. Bill Keeling of Huntsville said that he worked hard all day to catch a limit of bass which he culled to five keepers. Bill had never finished higher than seventh in a bass tournament before. But this time he found a couple of fish early using a spinner bait and then after sunrise caught a couple on plastic worms. During one of the day's rainstorms he caught a few surfacing bass. Keeling and his partner Larry Purcer of Fayetteville concentrated their efforts in the Clifty and Rambo areas of Beaver Lake. Besides his $200 prize money, , Bill earned a Sterns life vest donated by Fayetteville's Wal-Mart Store and a nice trophy. Second place was won by Ray Wages of Fay- ·;' etteville, who brought in four pounds eight ounces · of keepers. Ray fished with his brother John of Huntsville to fake 15 per cent of the entry fees and a $35 free entry into the October Lake Tenkiller World Open Fishing Tournament sponsored by North American Sports Services of West Fork. Third .place went to J. W. Cheatham who landed four pounds of bass and received a Lure Arranger tackle box compliments of Wild Card Sport Shop of Springdale. Fourth place finished was Gary Morris with four pounds of black bass. Gary received one gallon of Jim Beam, through the generosity of Elms Liquor Store of Prairie Grove. Despite being late for the weighin, Max Hogan took fifth place with three pounds ten ounces to claim a half gallon of Jim Beam, compliments of the Gaslight Club. Bruce Myers won sixth place and a Sterns life vest from Springdale's Wal-Mart South by catching a two pound 13 ounce bass which proved to be the day's big fish. Bruce received a socket wrench set from Automotive, Inc., of Fayetteville for his big bass, as well as a trophy. Seventh place went to Max Clark with two pounds 12 ounces. Max received a drill from Bud's Auto Supply of Greenland. Larry Purser took a spinning reel from Gibson's of Fayetteville by catching two pounds 12 ounces. Butch Stroud finished ninth with two pounds 10 ounces and wisely selected a Fishthomeler from Springdale Sport Shop as his prize. Leon Bradley rounded out the top ten with two pounds three ounces caught on a strawberry worm. Leon received a lantern from an anonymous donor. Eleventh place fell to Tom Stout with two pounds two ounces. Tom received a $15 gift certificate from Campbell-Bell and Lewis Brothers. For twelfth place the fishing reporter received a padded racing style boat seat which was donated by Marsh's Racing Tires and which appears to fit perfectly into his Louisiana pirogue. H. Nations accepted a $20 gift certificate from Dennis' Home Furnishings for finishing thirteenth. Murray Lewis won fourteenth place and three fishing lures compliments of Prairie Creek Tackle · Shop in Rogers. Phillip Wentlow received a Fishcall from P and W Custom Trailers for his fifteenth place . finish. Jim Tucker accepted $10 worth of service from Lewis Ford Co. for his sixteenth place finish. Winfred Eaton took home a telescoping fishing rod which was donated by J.C. Penney Co. of Fayetteville. And effective planning starts right now, not the night before you decide to go. 1. Where to so? Look to nearby areas first if you've been ignoring them for more distant locations. You might find some good hunting within an hour's drive. The less time you spend traveling, the more time you'll have to hunt. 2. Don't trust to luck if you're seeking new hunting spots. Check with members of your s t a t e game department. Because they are familiar with game locations and concentrations, they can steer you away from over-hunted areas and into under-hunted spots where the game harvest can and should be increased, 3. If a trip is involved, secure. accommodation reservations in 1 advance. Or, if you happen to K a camper, consider using your recreational vehicle as an abode.. Check to see if r any camp grounds near the section you wish to hunt vyill still be open. If not, permission may tie obtained to camp on private property. 4. If you Qualifies In Third Attempt Farr Wins Bass Tournament MCCOR'MICK, S.C. -- John Farr, h Farr, an Anderson, S.C. music store operator, isn't the type you'd pick oui of 163 anglers to win the Ail-American BASS tournament. His track record reads: Bass 2, Farr 0. "In my first tournament at Kissimmec, two years ago, I didn't make a cast. I sank my boat," said the 35-year old angler. "Last year, in the Florida Invitational, 1 found the riglit spot, but t h e Fish weren't t h e r e." As best Farr can figure, Larry Hill, the winner, later caught CO pounds in 60 minutes from that spot in Rodman Pool. Farr almost didn't fish the final qualifying at Clark Hill (Sept. 25-27) for (he 1974 Miller High Life BASS Masters Classic. "I'd sold my bass boat but a friend loaned me.his rig," he said. "I didn't have Hie slightest idea about winning this tourna- ment, or even thought about fishing the Classic," Farr said after he collected $3,296.40 and an automatic berth in the world finals, Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Farr, who luuln't w o n a nickel previously in professional bass fishing, will join 27 anglers in New Orleans, La. on a "mystery" announced flight lake. to. an un- Ray Scott, president of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, will reveal the location en route. At slake own a canoe or small boat, investigate opportunities to use waterways that will get you into remote and lightly hunted areas not accessible by road. 5. Prepare a check list of all items you would wish to take on a trip. Use it as you load tip your gear so no important item is forgotten. Examine all hunting equipment and clothing now to make jure it it on hand, ready to us«, needs no repair or replacement -- rather than discovering something amiss an hour before expected departure. TAKE WALKS 6. Build back your wind and the spring in your legs by taking nightly walks «nd weekend hikes at least a month in advance of your first trip. 7. For waterfowling or upland game hunting, give your dog a chance to get in shape before opening day, too. Some, pre-sea son field trips will build his stamina, whet his appetite and sharpen his nose. 8. Deer hunters who haven't collected a buck in a few years should probably consult a good field dressing manual to brush up on the correct and fastest way of performing this chore. Line up the services of a local professional butcher to prepare venison for the freezer. 9. If there is a young, first- ime hunter in the family, make sure he attends an official hun- er-safety course in advance of he season so he can obtain his hunter-safety certificate. 10. Give that new . hunter some practice on a rifle range or at clay targets before you take him afield for the first time. And tak« jom* shooting practice yourself -- including proper sighting-in of your rifle. 11. Plant to hunt hard if you really want to collect game. Because early mornir/g and an hour before dusk are often the most productive times, the hunting day can be long. Take a nap in the middle of he - day- if you're so inclined.' You won't lose much since that's when most game species are snoozing, too. 12. Finally, don't wait until the night before opening day to buy your hunting license. That's about the- time most suppliers run out of forms. Fall Anglers Need Not Be Uncomfortable Anglers who like to camp while they fish needn't neglect either outdoor activity during early Fall. And those who don't care to camp can afford to take a few hints from those who do. Thanks to modern camping equipment, it's possible for the early Fall angler to be comfortable even if the weather isn't cooperating. Some new camping equipment seems to be suited as well to fishing as to camping. One item recommended for cold weather anglers is a propane- fueled catalytic heater. Portable and small enough to stand on the floor of a boat, it will burn for hours and help keep hands and feet warm. As. a catalytic heater it has no open flame although it's best to place the unit well away from fuel tanks At night the heater does double duty by warming a small tent or trailer. Extra bottles of pro pane fuel are easily carried in your boat or car. Another propane-fueled camping item that fishermen can pu to good use is a small two j burn er stove. With this it't possiblf to have a hot meal or fresl coffee when you want, and i saves time running back to ; marina or dock for lunch Again, for safety, keep th stove away from fuel tanks. A third kind of camping con venience Is the new prepackag ed, freeze - dried foods. The come in portions for two or fou people, and most can be pre pared by simply adding hot wa ter. They're tasty, and mak delicious quickly-prepared ho meals while out fishing. Mos sporting goods stores se" Last year, the surprise loca- ion ended-up at Clark Hill. The op 24 season point scorers and even qualifying tournament vinners will compete this year. Farr said he averages Clark lill's 70.000 acres once every ',wo weeks. "Fishing Creek used ,o be my favorite spot, but after iayo Breckenridge w o n the Classic Ihere. you n e e d : ;raffic cop there now." OUTSIDE CREEK BENDS Six Persons Arrested, Alligator Hides Seized Six persons have been rrested and more than 500 merican alligator hides seized one of the biggest cases nvolving the shipment of alli- alor hides ever uncovered in le United States, Lynn A. jreenwalt, Director of the De- artment of the Interior's U.S. 'ish and Wildlife Service, nnounced today. The seizures and arrests, arried out by Special Agents f the Fish and Wildlife Service ursuant to search and arrest varrants, took place on Sep- ember 17 at the Adams Tan- ling Corporation in Newark Vew Jersey. A month ago, a ewark case had been Irans orted to New Jersey from New rleans. Averaging five feet iii englh, the skins are estimator Special Agents to have a imilar Orleans Neu operation resulted in crimina charges being filed agains hree other men and the seizure if approximately 260 alligator hides. The two investigations part of a continuing crackdown on illegal traffic in endangerec vildlife. The American alligator s protected by the Endangered Species Act of 1973, which pro ilbils the .interstate transporta tion or sale of endangered ani rials. The Lacey Act also prohi dibits the Interstate transporta tion o f illegally taken w i . Arrested at the tannery in New Jersey were Jacques Klap isch, a hide broker, and his tw sons, all of Leonia, New Jersey John T. Kelly and his wife Barbara, of Breezy Point, No' York; and Martin Dara o Brooklyn, New York. They wer brought before U.S. Magistral Harry Lane, Jr. of Newark o charges of violating the Endan gered Species Act. The Endan gered Species Act carries maximum penalty of one yea in jail and a $20,000 fine fo each violation. The hides seized in . tt alue exceeding $45,000, or foot. Also seized the 9 a $15,000 winner take-all urse, and ishing title. the world bass a well-known Montgomery, Ala. shallow-water expert, for his plnsLic worm fishing lessons six years ago. BACK ENDS OF CREEKS "John taught me to go into the buck ends of the creeks, and to look for stained water, Farr recalled. Farr said most of his 22 keeper fish ciiine on the black plastic worm fished in 6 to 8 feet of water. "On the first day, in a hard rain, I fished a char-' (reuse Aggravator (spinner- bait), snd a seven-pounder jumped on it." During the threerday, All- American tournament, Farr, Apparently, the fish weren't concentrated his efforts in Long Feednit in the finals, "Th e y were just moving in and out of the creek bends, and had to be enticed into hitting," said 3ane Creek. He fished outside Dends in the creek with 7-Vi tich black Creme plastic worms, Fair said the creek was o p i n e d Farr, who stained and water temperature the strikes wore very "light." measured 08-70 degrees, while j Al Lindner, Brainerd, Minn., the lake was a few degrees I was in strong contention. warmer, and clear. " ' J:J In the first round, Farr claimed sixth place, 8 Ibs. 3 07,. behind the leader, Bill Dance of Memphis, Tenn. Farr. moved to fifth with his second: 33-11. However, he didn't boat a keeper. 12-inch bass in lh« finals. He dropped from second to ninth with 31-7. Dance of Memphis, Tenn. Farr Dance settled for sixth with peralion were two vehicles sed to transport,the hides, and iling cabinets full of records. COOPERATIVE EFFORT The arrests last month ii Iew Orleans, the result of ; cngthy investigation by Fisl nd Wildlife Service agents ook place at a warehouse 01 .ugust Ifl. They were assisted by the U.S. Marshals; Bureau f Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents of the Treasury Jepartment; and officers of the ^ouisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission. The shipment seized in New Orleans was valued at over $15.000, or $12 a foot. Agents also seized a 40-foot refrigerated tractor-trailer, that had oeen used to ship the hides from North Carolina to New Orleans, and another vehicle also used in transporting the skins. The two principals in the New ten-bass limit, for a two-day creel of 25 Ibs. 8 oz. Danny Whaley, a 28-year old railroad engineer from Abbe- vijle, S.C. climbed into t h e driver's seat -with 37 Ibs. 1 m. W h a l e y, and his t w o daily p a r t n e r s , h a d on a ledge along the old limiled fishing 25-30 feet deep Savannah River channel. Several olher "name" pros had problems. Tom Mann, tha Eufaula, Ala. lure maker, rallied for 20 Ibs. 7 ozs, to finish seventh with 31-14. Clark Hill wasn't kind to Rayo Breckinridge this time; 17 Ibs. 5 o'is. placed him 32nd. Roland Martin, Tulsa, Okla., and 'last the top point scorer tha three years, ranked 51st am just hoping toi in the lop ten," he said! N I N E I'OUN DBASS Hubert Greene, a Spindale, only eiphl- buss. ; with 14 pounds, his lowest finish totaling 16 Ibs. 2 oz., the f i n a l , i n 31 BASS evenls. round. " ' slay .... .... _ . at the dock. i N . C . marine dealer, had tha T o everyone's surprise, i largest among 1,185 fish scored. Whaley and Dance, Ihe year's I The 9 Ib. 14 at. largemouth hit .op point scorer, found very few a black grape Mann's worm in jass. Whaley could add but 3 12 feet of water. The bass mea- Orleans case, Small, Jr. and both of North Daniel W. Robert Pruitt, Carolina, are jharged with a total of 18 counts each for violations of' the Endangered Species Act and the Lacey Act. Both men s are liable for a $300,000 fine and 18 years In prison. In recent, years, increasing public interest in the j environ ment has caused a greater demand for "natural" things, including wearing apparel jewelry and curios made from endangered or illegally taken wildlife. The Fish and Wildlife Service has intensified its efforts to hall the illicit commercialization of the Nation's wildlife. :bs. 6 ozs. with two fish. D a n - j s u r e d ce's two fish weighed even less. Farr had won with 41 Ibs. 10 oz. =core. Whaley held on with 40 Ibs. 7 oz. for Ihe $1,318.30 runnerup prize. inches f r o m h e a d _ t o tail. Greene earned a $2.750 Ranger bass rig for his long, lean lunker. ; John Farr admitted he liked to fish tournaments, "but they "I'm basically a shallow-'make me a nervous wreck. water fisherman," Farr said, "but I can catch a few fish in the holes when I ' l i a v c to." He gave credit to John Powell, His Anderson, S.C. music store customers might express his win as "Far out. Man. Farr out!!" 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