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Sunday, October 13, 1974
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·II iiiNiiiniiiiiuiiiiinitpiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiuniiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiJiiiiuiinii!!!^^ Aubrey Shepherd Vibert Box Helps Trout Fry Survive What have you heard about .trout in Arkansas? That they can live in many streams if stocked? That our waters are not suited to natural reproduction? That the only way we can have a trout fishery is through the put-and-take method? What you heard may not necessarily be true and you can be glad you were misinformed. For expensive government stocking programs are not the only way to have trout in Arkansas mountain streams. Individuals with a relatively small investment and a bit of work can turn any stream with clear cool water into a trout stream. Well, maybe that is a slight exaggeration. But most unpolluted Ozark streams which have cool springs as sources are likely to work. The essential ingredient is water with a current of about three m.p.h. and a temperature of approximately 49 degrees. Below Bull Shoals dam and below Beaver Lake dam such conditions exist. Several spring^ferj streams also have acceptable currents and temperatures. But the environment must be right or the project will fail. A Bartlesville, Okla., photographer, illustrator, author, fly fisherman and former petroleum engineer -- Dave Whitlock-- offers very interesting and informative lectures and slide shows explaining how the Vibert Box is used to propagate trout -- essentially in a wild state. At age 35 Dave retired from his first profession and set out to achieve independence as a freelance artist. With the U.S. Information Agency sending him to European countries to lecture on fishing in America and organizations such as the Ozark Society inviting him to lecture on the Vibert Box trout propagation program it would appear that Dave is very successful, after only a -five- year effort. Graceful Breadwinner Dave credits his wife Jo Ann for sticking by him during the time when he was getting little return for his work in fishing and art and was occasionally discouraged. With two sons to care for, Jo Ann did double duty as mother and breadwinner and did it gracefully. "The eyes of the U.S.A. are on Arkansas because this state is fairly undeveloped. But the inroads of 'others can" Dave says that "you have to keep things in perspective" when planning for growth and development in such a place. He recommends that Arkansas "make sportsmen aware that there is a better way to use resources than total harvest." Dave insists that more people can learn to appreciate the aesthetics of fishing and hunting and make the dominant philosophy one of "limit your kill" rather than "kill your limit." And this philosophy is in back of Dave's drive to popularize the Vibert Box as a' tool in trout fisheries management. Unlike those who criticize Arkansas waters, Dave feels that they have great potential. He wants to "turn Arkansas' super-rich waters into a partially self-sustaining trout fishery." He says that "even ten people working can accomplish something significant, if they make efficient use of their environmental time." - . . Because trout reproduce in relatively low numbers, they require supplemental stocking in areas ' where fishing pressure is high. But Dave Whitlock and his friends in Bartlesville have proved that the stocking need not be the sort that requires large federal or state appropriations. They have borrowed the Vibert Box idea from French biologists and adapted it to conditions on a small creek in Oklahoma. The device serves as an "instream incubator for trout eggs which presently must be ordered from a trout hatchery. The Bartlesville men get their eggs from a Pennsylvania source, and the eggs come packed in ice and styrofoarricontainers. Instream Incubator Developed by Dr. Hichard Vibert in 1945, the "instream incubator" is a small plastic box with slots in its sides. Partially filled with trout eggs, the Vibert box is buried in the gravel in a secondary riff e immediately downstream from a deep hole in a stieam and preferably where seeping springs allow 49 degree water to push up from the gravel. Proper positioning of the Vibert Box insures that the eggs will hatch. Wild trout select identical spots for spawning. As the tiny trout develop they gradually absorb the egg sac from which they grow and are able to slip through the open slits in the Sides of the box. Then they settle into the gravel temporarily and finally work themselves free of the rocks and become free- swimming fry as they completely absorb their egg sacs. A nest of trout eggs is known as a Redd. Although every trout redd produces many fry, most die.' When a normal pair.of wild trout spawn onlv 15 per cent of the fry survive. Using a Vibert box, the surrogate mother trout -- maybe the same nerson who will harvest the adult trout years later -- can expect 80 to 95 per cent to survive. The mam factor in the increased survival rate is the extra safety provided the eggs by the container. In a normal redd, the eye-stage, fertilized eggs would be sub.iect to depradation by crayfish, sculpins and various aquatic insects. If the Vibert boxes 'are carefully placed and if only healthy eggs are placed in them success is vM'y likely. Although streams in the Ozarks may cool to a temperature of 37 degrees even where the current is three m.p.h. the autumn-implanted eggs are perfectly safe when located over seeping springs where the water temperature is likely to remain at the necessary 54 degrees. Oxygen content of the stream is another important factor. With the relatively high oxygen level of a swift mountain stream, trout may survive summer water temperatures of up to 70 or even 80 degrees, this suggests that several streams in Northwest Arkansas may be suitable trout habitat. I know personally that trout survive well in Osage Creek, Clear Creek and Littlo Osage. Clifty Creek would appear to be an even better place for trout. All it.would take to find out would bo a few interested individuals willing to invest a bit of time and money in the project. Further information about the use of Vibert Boxes for trout propagation may be obtained by writ ng Dave Whitlock at 3709 Dana Drive In Barllesville, Okla., 74003. Dave's lecture and slide program ,mav be rented by fishing clubs, schools and other organi- sations interested in ecologically sound projects. Art Work To Be Auctioned At DU Banquet A dramatic 'and rare work of wildlife arl will he at Ihc Northwest Arkansas Ducks Unlimited fund-raising parly on October in. One of llic highlights of Ihe "nighl-for-the-ducks" will he the auction of Ducks Unllmiled's new "Artist of the Year" print. The title of this print is "The King of Ducks-Canvasbacks." The original painting was created especially for DU by one of the artists, world's David ·great wildlife A. Maass of In This Year's BASS Masters Classic Northwest Arkansas TiMES, Sunday, Ort, 13, 1974 · SC FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS Dance Is Sentimental Favorite MONTGOMERY, A l a . -- Bill | Dance of Memphis, Term, is .jrofcsslonal b a s s fishing's Arnold Palmer, lie hasn't won a tournament lately, hut color lilm more than a sentimental favorite in this year's Miller High Life BASS Masters Classic, Oct. 28-Nov. 1, that decides Ihe world's top competitive bass angler. Dance, only 32-years old, Is already a bass fishing legend In a span of 1C tournaments he won seven to emerge as the V/atervillc, Minnesota,. who is the new Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year, and winner of the '74 duck stamp contest. The print being spotlighted is one of a special, extra quality series of only COO prints, each personally inspected, numbered and signed by the artist, t h e r e b y lending collector's value. "The King of Ducks-"Canvasbacks" i s t r u l y d r a m a t i c . picturing one favorite ducks "marsh-scape," of America's in an autumn cast-for-cash sport's first super star. He hasn't won since late 1970, but apparently has regained his magic touch. Dance Tournament Trail, conducted by the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, a . 180,000 member f i s h i n g organization head quartered in Montgomery, Ala.. Dance, the season's poin leader, will head a field of 2! qualifiers entered for the $15,001 winner-takc-all-finals, sponsore; by the Miller Brewing Com pany. The tournament locatio| vents, including an open ivision tournament for b a s s lubs, selected the finalists. }ancc led the professional landings with 255 points out if a possible 300. Ricky Green if Arkadelphia, Ark., an clcc- r o n i c s firm promotionist, ankcd second with 221. ollowed by Bobby Meador. Baton Rouge, La. television sportsman, with 1GG. MARTIN FOURTH Roland Martin, a Tulsa. Okla lascrj electronics f i r m research specialist, and the point winner he last three years, finished 'omih with 161. Others among the top .... scorers include Tommy Martin, a llemphill, Tex. marina operator; Tom Mann, Eufaula Ala. fishing lure manufacturer; Elroy Krueger, a Cibolo, Tex e s m a n ; Al Lindner Brainerd, Minn, fishing tackl promotion manager; J o h n Po w e 11. Montgomery, Ala setting. The scone is impressive in size--17 inches high by 23 inches wide, lithographed on heavy, top quality paper^ 32 inches wide by 23 inches high. These special, limited edition art prints--from a numbered series of only 600, personally signed by Ducks Unlimited's Artist of the Year, David A. Maass must be purchased at auction at Ducks Unlimited fund-raising events, such as the Northwest Arkansas DU party, the. Elks Lodge, Zion Road and Highway 71 in Fayetteville. Report On License Fees LITTLE ROCK -- The current issue of Arkansas Game and Fish Magazine has been devoted to a report on how the Commission has used its license income, especially in Ihe past 10 years, and why a license increase is needed. Highlights of the issue include an . introduction by 'Chairman Joe' D. Scott of Nashville, who says "In order to continue our will Ihe remain a '"mystery" anglers depart from unti New Orleans, La. on Oct. 28. A series of seven qualifying [ishing tackle salesman; and D. Skinner, a Birmingham, Ala consulting engineer. Ilayo Breckinridgc, a 44-yea old Paragould, Ark. c o t t o n farmer ,is t h e current oass uaicmng cnampion. nc won at Cliirk Mill Reservoir, ocaled oh the South Carolina- Joorgia border, enroute to erecting a total weight Classic record of 52 Ibs. 8 or.. Bobby Murray, a Hot Springs, Ark. fishing tackle salesman, landed the first Classic in 1971 at Lake Mead near Las Vegas, Jev. Murray, Roland Martin, Mann, Glin Wells, a Greenbrier, Term, painter, and Stan Sloan, a Nashville, Tenn. fishing lure manufacturer, are among the elite group of qualifiers [ishing or their fourth Classic finals. The top "amateur" is Charlie Campbell, a 41-year old former ligh school basketball coach 'rom Forsyth, Mo. He was the :iigh individual scorer in the national Bassmaster Chapter Learn championship this year. Other finalists include J o h n Morris, a Springfield, Mo fishing tackle distributor; Bo Dowdcn, Nalchitoches, La marine dealer; Paul Chamblee Raleigh, N.C. insurance agent Davn Hilton, Dyersburg, Tenn outdoor products -manufacturer Don Norton, Clinton. Miss sporting goods manufacturer limy I'rimos, JaCKSon, wuss. a estaurant owner; Russell Cook, r [ollisler, Mo. construction t v o r k e r ; Bob Martin, Springfield. Mo. fishing guide; t licky Clunn, Conroe,. Tex. c Juidc; Roger Moore; Spring- 1 ield, Mo. advertising salesman; Hugh Massey Mur- . ray, Ky. boat trailer . manu- aclurer; Billy Westmoreland, a ' ormcr Celina, Tenn. boat dock operator now in public relations for a tackle company; Don S h e a l y , Fayetteville, N.C. building supply store manager, and John Farr, Anderson, S.C. music store owner. The Classic contenders will fish from $7,000 identically rigged 16-fl. Ranger bass boats, outfitted with 85 h.p. Johnson outboards and all the modern- day scientific tools, such as a Lawranee depth tinder, surface temperature meter, oxygen meter and aerated live wells. A bonus ounce is awarded for each live bass over 12 inches long, weighed in. The bass are released alive. Each contestant will be accompanied by a press- angler. · The bass experts will be allowed an eight hour practice ·ouncl on October 29. followed three rounds of competitive 'ishing. The pros arc limited :n four rod-reels and ten pounds " related fishing lures and Items of their choice. Hay Scott, president of the B a s s Anglers Sportsman Society, will reveal the tournament location aboard a charter a i r l i n e r t o "somewhere.' Elaborate cover-up plans are made to keep the lake a secret. The qualifiers are restricted-to a 30-mile radius for practics fishing during the four weeks prior to the Classic. . ; All the Classic contenders/are proven bass catchers, b'ut Dance seemingly has the edge the best-of-the-best test. .He finished second last'.year.'at Clark Hill. A missed ,big. bass, that was shook his plastic .worm, the difference between winning $15.000 and nothing. There's no second place money this hook and line super bowl. H e r e qualifiers, are the Classic and final 1974 : Bass program to buy hunting areas, to enforcement and develop build new lakes, and to manage all public fishing ' ' " state, we will need $50.?. mill'on between now and 1980. The only way we can reach this goal Is through a license increase. We sincerely hope you will support us in this endeavor." Other features of the i s s u e explain the functions and rising expenses -incurred in the various-divisions, such as enforce- 'Hunting Dogs' Poster May Be Obtained A beautiful new wall poster ,n full color entitled "Know Your Hunting Dogs" can now be obtained from the Reming ton Sportsmen's Library. ' This is the latest addition to a decorative and educational series p r o d u c e d by Remington on subjects related 1 ;o North 'American hunting. Previous subjects included du,cks, upland game and North American big game. The: new poster contains America's most popular huntinrg dogs, painted - b y well-known outdoor artist Bob Kuhn, and taken from scenes in the Remington Sportsmen's Library of Fine Prints. Individual breeds portrayed include Brittany, Cocker and Springer Spaniels; · Golden, Labrador and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers; English and Irish Setters; English and German Shorf-h?Jrert Pninlers;\the Wei- maraner; and Basset, Beagle, Bluetick, Black and Tan, Redbone and Walker Hounds. Each is reproduced faithful detail of hif five-color printing, each dog is caption and a paragraph/ John Anderson Will Fill The Post New Hatchery Manager Is Selected ATLANTA r -- John R. Anderson, a veteran employee of the U.S. Fish arid Wildlife Service, has'been named manager of Ihe Northeastern Arkansas hatcher complex consisting ol Mariim ery oth Spring and'. Corning National. Fish .Hatcheries. This an : nouncemenl was made recently by K gional gional Kenneth E. Black, Re- D w!orRus-e Director of , ang.ffa the Ser ECO-FEEDBACR Dear Mr. Shepherd: I do enjoy -your columns on Eco-logue page, and thn especially the nice to know last that one. It is I am not tlie only person not enchanted with, the County's 60-foot right- of way obsession. We had one of the prettiest roads around, until they started lo "improve" it. The part they concentrated on runs through the center of my property- woods and trees on both sides. The few trees along the road they were to cut ended up being This seems to be their common practice, lo destroy everything in sight-and if you think any of the beauty of the special place you mention · wil! jc spared--forget it. There is .one. section ol perhaps 500 feet still untouched: whether I can keep it or nol to be seen. This boulevarc the county road builders are making actually goes nowhere as the river can only be forded a few months during thi If you wish lo take picture: - - · · · · - · tin ment, game and fisheries. The magazine explains the "Acres for Wildlife" program, in which farmers are urged to set aside pronerty for use by wildlife. Also included is a descriplon of the 24 state wildlife management areas. their game, maintenance, and proposed devWon- ment and the ten cooperative wildlife management areas. A breakdown of cost projections shows a deficit of $51 /z million by 1080 without a license increase if no developments are made and a deficit of $22 mil- ice's Southeast R e g i o n , nderson replaces R o b e r t D. iryah, who retired June'8. r i A native of Farlington. Kan-' as, Mr. Anderson began- nis areer with the Service'in 1948 hen he was employed on a emporary basis to the position f fish culturist at the national ish hatchery at San Aegelo, ^exas. -Subsequent assignments ncluded national fish hatche- ies at San 1 Marcos,. Ft. Vorlh, Uvalde, and Austin, Texas; and Welaka, Florida." He s a graduate of the Service's ormer warmwater.hatchery In- ervice Training School, which vas located at Marion,...Ala- )ama. He attended ..Kansas Angler - of - the - Year point standings; - . . ANGLER, HOMETOWN Bill Dance--Tenn. 255 ·Ricky Green--Ark. 221 i Bobby Meador--La. 16S' , Roland Martin--Okla. 161 : Tommy, Martin--Tex. 155 : Tom Mann -- Ala. 153 , Elroy Krueger---Tex. 146 · Al-Lindner--Minn.; 137 John Powell--Ala. 137 ; J.D. Skinner--Ala. 137 Glin Wells--Tenn. 133 Bobby Murray--Ark. 130 · John Morris--Mo. 129 , Bo Dowden--La. 128 Paul Chanrtolcc--N.C. -122 ; Dave Hilton--Tenn. 1.18 Stan Sloan--Tenn. ; 115 ; Don Norton--Miss. · 110; : . Billy Primes--Miss.106. 'Russell Cook--Mo. 103 i ' . Bob Marliin--Mo. 101 Ricky Clunn--Tex. 98 .. Roger Moore--Mo.: '95 . Hugh Massey--Ky. 83. i, Andy Sceurmari^-Ohio 87 Other Classic qualifiers-Rayo Breckenridge, Paragould,- Jtate ; Teachers College, Southwest Texas State Teachers Col : ege, Uvalde Junior College, and North Texas State Teachers College. Anderson will be responsible or the overall operation of the lalchery complex with produc- Ark., 1973 Classic winner; Westmorland, Celicna, Tenn., '74 Florida Invitational winner; Don Shealy; Fayetteville, N.C., winner Virginia Invitational;' John Farr, Anderson, S.C., All- Amerlean winner at Clark Hill, S.C.-Ga; and Charles Campbell, Forsyth, Mo., High,, individual es more" than 2'/2 million fish an-lscorer of 1974 : national 'Bass- nually. The species of master Chapter^te'am j;_tourn- clude sn mouth 1 channel lion if are carried out. developments The Game and Fish Commission currently has approximately 30.000 subscribers to the magazine. and To Bow Hunters DEWITT -- The White River National Wildlife Refuge will be open to tile public for bow hunting of either sex deer and tur- ey October 16-30. A permit is required and may be obtained from hunting license dealers in Gillett, DeWitt, fichnor, St. Charles, Ethel, Indian Bay, Marvell, Holly Grove, Wabash, Crumrod, Mellwood, West Helena, Helena, and in person at the refuge office, 704 S. Jefferson St.. DeWitt. Long bows only are legal, with a minimum p u l l of 40 pounds at 28 inches and arrows with % inch minimum width blades. One deer of either sex and one turkey of either sex may be taken. Hunters should have their game checked at a local wildlife check station and also report their kill to the refuge office. BASS Suspends Two Anglers MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Bass Anglers Sportsman Society announced today Ihe suspension of two fishermen (rom competition in national tournaments, sponsored by BASS, tor Irregularities of r.ules following an investigation of the recent Ail- American BASS Tournament at Clark Hill Reservoir. Ray Scott, president of the 180,000 member fishing organization and sponsor of the professional BASS Tournnn*?nt Trail, said the ruling was made by the Society's Tournament Committee following a two- week investigation |of reported violations of the strict code of BASS tournament rules. . Wade Singleton, ,a 52-yoar old Arlington, Va. used car dealer, has been suspended from further participation in tournaments conducted by the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, said Scott. Singleton was in . violation of the tournament rules for weighing In nn illegal bnss, B fish taken by other than sporting methods. He checked In n bnss secured from a slaked out Imskcl, Comparable format to. its predecessors poster measures a by 29 inches and heavy, specially stock. While it may be used as is tht: excellent quality of the poster's art and printing merit permanent framing as live addition game rooms ....... hunting and shooting club headquarters. · ; Its large size also makes it useful educational aid for those teaching courses outdoors. "Know Your Hunting posters can be obtained sending a check for $3,00 made out to · Remington .Sportsmen's Library lo Dog Poster, Box 432, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06G01. Previous posters' can also be ordered at the same price by indicating preference for Duck Poster, Big Game Poster or Upland Bird Poster. American Handicap Celebrated With Trophy Buckles To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Grand American Handicap, and to provide this year's participants with an exclusive remembrance of the occasion, the Remington Arms Company has produced a special limited edition trophy bucku,. These buckles will be presented to all trophy winners from 1974 Grand American Trapshooting 'Tournament events who won using Remington or Peters ammunition or Remington trap guns. They will not be issued for any other shooting competition nor will they be available tor purchase. The .Grand American Handicap is one of the oldest continuing traditions in Anierican shooting sports. The first one was held at the turn of Ihe century on Long Island, New 1 mouth and larges, bluegill, redear, atfish, and striped locking [arm ponds waters in Arkansas iri. ,' · ' . . · ' ' will reside at Spring and assumed ities June 23. . , v · amcnt at Table Rock, Mo. (Points are based on 50 for 1st, 49 for 2nd place finish, etc. in six pro · tournaments conducted by BASS. Possible 300 point's.) ' -·'. , . '·'·'· ' ' · · ' , · :·: Alternate will fish Classic if top 24 ranked angler is. not able to participate. . . ·- , ;- general look of a tornado goin tree they have left. My nei'gh- slighlly nuts! After all. there are Our Larpest ©llfng York, and was by Rolla Tire... Power Streak "78 · All Now 1974 Design · Sltong Polyester Cord Body · Rond-Holding 6-Rlb Tread · Dependable Wear · Whitewalls Slighlly Higher A78-13blackwaHlubeless plus $1,80 F.E.T. and tire off your car. Blackball lubclra plus $1.78 to $2.17; F.E.T. antf lire off your car. Sizes: B78-13; C78-14; 5,60-15. Blackball tubeless plus 42.33to$2.42F.E.T.andtIr.e olf your car. Sizes: E78-14i F78-14; F78-15. BlactalHubelesspIus $2.55 to $2.82 F.E.T. and tire off your car. Sizes: G78-14; H78-14; G78-15; H78-15. Hcikes, now a member of the ATA Trapshooling Hall of Fame. Few. if any shooting events, or championships in other sports for that matter, offer the challenge that is presented by the Grand American Handicap. The handicap system itself is responsible for this, leveling out the competition, extending the chance of winning to all shooters and preventing any single shooter from dominating the event, even for a few years. Over its 75 years of experience, nn shooter lias over won the Grand Anierican Handicap twice. Just one individual has ever won it from ns far back as 7,5 yards and only two others from 21 yards, the second occurring this year. The challenge presented by the event is self- evident, At the conclusion of this year's "Grand," one hundred fifty, of tho Remington commemorative buckles h a d been woii by t h o s e competing. 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