The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 29, 1957 · Page 29
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HUNTING and CLEM EHLANDER TIP-OF-THE-WEEK: For one of the " deadliest fishing lures of all time" you might inquire of 4 prominent local fisherman who has been Known to frequent Dryberry Lake up in Ontario, Canada. f n <i who might know about it. This lure is a silver spoon hammered paper-thin, and has a fluttering action at slowest trolling pace. In fact, its so "hot" the Canadian camp owner won't let any out of his camp. Well, July 29th was the closing date of our 1957 Big Fish Contest, and as sort of major domo for the event I realize we are a bit tardy m announcing the results ~,r1 d the win ners. I hope you will bear with me, however—for I had to take time off while a member of my family got "filleted at Rochester, Minn. I am pleased to say that the job was do . ne neatly and I don't think Junior Robinson, my favorite guide on Lake-Of-The- Woods ever did a neater bit of work with that special sharp knife of his on a fresh-caught walleye. * * * The contest results, as announced on this page, will certainly show that our area fishermen (and fisherwomen) are no slouches when it qomes to boating handsome specimens. At the start of the contest, we asked a Pretty fair local fisherman, Ray Irons, to whip us up a metal box- in which to ice the entries for display in the window at Carry's Recreation. Of course, we weren't expecting many fish of the caliber of the Les Kenyon-Rex Taylor-Harry Goldberg-Ted Chris- chilles type of giant Florida Sailfish (the fish on which I gave a blow-by-blow account early in the summer, and which I am now pretty much convinced Kenyon DID catch!) nor were we anticipating anything like the alligator gar caught in a Florida river by Gail Towne along about June 1. THOSE two fish were never displayed in our contest—and all we have for proof that they WERE CAUGHT is a bunch of photographs and affidavits that the boys in each of those fishing parties brought back with them. Nothing else. No actual fish. Now back lo Irons and his galvanized metal window display box. Ray said: "Well, I get fish about as big as anybody around here from places like Fox Lake, and I'd say if we made that box 5 feet long by 2<6 feet wide it would accomodate just about any fish the folks would bring in." I talked to Larry, «Jbout it, and he said: "I absolutely refuse to lay out four or five hundred dollars to enlarge my display window just because YOU say there are going to be some big fish coming in on this contest." Also, of course, Larry had agreed to pop forthe ice, and as he said: "My gosh, a tank that big will require a 200-Ib. block of ice!" Besides that, 'he said, I'm something of a fisherman myself, I KNOW we won't have to handle any 5-ft. fish. i * * * Just to be on the safe side, I went up the street to the Smoke Shop and had a word with John Beiser, who although he hasn't been in a boat much this summer, is about as well-informed as anyone in these parts on what our piscatorial finny friends are thinking about. After hearing my story, John replied: "Well, I think I'd keep that box down to about 4 feet long, and unless you get a terrific wide catfish in the contest you probably won't need it more than a foot wide." So Irons knocked out a fish box about 44 inches long and a foot wide, which nicely displayed all the fish entered with the exception of Don Frideres' 19-lb. northern caught in the river near St. Joe. THAT ONE hung out over the tank at Larry's on both ends! * * *' It's been a lot of fun working on this year's Big Fish Contest, and I've found that, for some reason, fishing pretty much takes in about everybody, men, women and kids alike ... rich man, poor man, butcher, baker and candlestick maker. Along the way I've acquired some splendid personal friendships, and I believe that as long as fish swim in the lakes, rivers and ocean, these friendships will be cherished ones. Quite naturally, since the Storz Brewing Company people (so ably represented here by good fisherman Bud Morck) were so enthusiastic about our little old Algona fishing contest, to the point where they even sent a man from Omaha in a station wagon to trim Larry's Recreation window, it is hoped you may find occasion to request their product. Also, I am happy to say that Robert Hart Storz (who bought that 4-H Beef here at a premium price) has favored us by subscribing to The Algona Upper Des Moines, mainly, I guess, to read the poop about fishing in this area. Incidentally, and in addition to his fostering of youthful farm activities, Mr Storz is notably active in the field of wildlife conservation. The Storz (Continued on page 4) AL60NA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 19*57 HERE COMES THAT BIG NEWS MM BIG FISH CONTEST he W STORZ BREWING CO. IN THE 1957 CONTEST SPONSORED BY JAS. HEDDONS SONS • WHITE PINE LODGE «««• " AND THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES LARRY'S RECREATION CATFISH CRAPPIES * * * FIRST PRIZE 1-Lb. % Oz. Crappie Caught By RUSS RENTZ ALGONA, IOWA Winner of HEDDON "Tiny Crazy Crawler" WALLEYES FIRST PRIZE 14-Lb. Catfish Caught By CHAS. SCOTT BURT, IOWA * ' * * Winner of HEDDON "Super Sonic" Bait Kit FIRST PRIZE 2-Lb. 10-Oz. Bass Caught By ALEX CARLSON BURT, IOWA Winner of HEDDON "Gamby Four" Kit of Spinners BLUEGILLS * * * FIRST PRIZE 14-Oz. Bluegill Caught By BOB MITTAG LONE ROCK, IOWA Winner of HEDDON Famous "Punkinseed' NORTHERNS FIRST PRIZE 10-lb. Walleye ...... Caught By MRS GLORIA BORG WEST BEND, IOWA » * * Winner of HEDDON "Tiny Trio" Spinning Lures PERCH * * * FIRST PRIZE 8 T /2-Oz. Perch Caught By JOHN SPENCER, JR. ALGONA, IOWA Winner of HEDDON Spinfin "Silver Fliter" FIRST PRIZE 19-Lb. Northern Caught By DON FRIDERES ALGONA, IOWA * * * Winner of HEDDON Automatic Fly Reel Free STORZ Minnow Bucket to the Following : (SPECIAL COVERED BUCKET WITH STRONG HANDLE - KEEPS MINNOWS BETTER LONGER - ALSO SERVES AS PICNIC COOLER) HARVEY GRAHAM, Algona, Iowa 6 Lb. Channel Catfish CRAIG LORENSON, Burt, Iowa %TLb. Crappie LARRY BONNETTE, Algona, Iowa 12.02.0z. Bluegill DICK CRAIL, Algona, Iowa IVi-lb. Bass FISH CONTEST HEADQUARTERS And Headquarters For ED WOLF, Algona, Iowa 8-lb. 9-Oz. Walleye TOMMY ANDERSON, Algona, Iowa S'/z-Lb. Walleye MRS. FRED GEBKEN, Burt, Iowa 2-Lb. 12-Or. Walleye PHILLIP EGEL, Algona, Iowa Kirmrc 4 " LI>> 16 '° z - and 2 - Lb - 12-Oz. Walleyes NOTICE TO ALL PRIZE-WINNERS: Youl May Receive Your Prizes By Calling At Larry's Recreation, Algona, Iowa on SATURDAY AUGUST 31 Prizes on Display Up To That Time in Larry's Display Window =>«IUKUAT, AUGUST 31 - ART HEIDENWITH, Whiffemore, Iowa lOVi-Lb. Northern ALEX CARLSON, Burt, Iowa 5 3 /4-Lb. Welleye It has been a real pleasure for us these past few summer months lo be headquarters for the "Bio Fish Contest". We hope you fisher-folk have enjoyed >'"""«" HIIIIIUIIIIIUIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII1IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIII The GRAND PRIZE WINNER! OF THE ONE WEEK FREE AT WHITE PINE LODGE IN CANADA ' AT SIOUX NARROWS, LAKE-OF-THE-WOODS, ONTARIO, CANADA BOB MITTAG LONE ROCK, IOWA LARRY'S RECREATION Algona's Popular Gathering Place POLICE CHIEF AL BOEKELMAN drew the Grand Prixe winner I a. * wn ln Pkoto above, taken at time of drawing, Al is in the " c * °* drawing the winner (it was the third drawn from the box held by Larry Knoll). The names of the seven first place winners were placed in sealed envelopes, and drawn as above. No one, not even Al or Larry knew the winner's name — not until they read it here in the Upper Des Moines I s n Bob's decision to lake his Grand Prize yet this year or durino 1958 rf» - ? the results of a "family conference" he /aid heVhave°o ho d 9B ob ? wife* (a true fUherwoman) wil of course go with him. and Bob says he might ™d ^±£* R ° fbin -, a ?. e U T nlh 1- While the colUest regulattoM.p^lfi and immediate family , we have learned that Ed Mittag, Bob's father fishing, too ... and so the invitation for the free fishing With the Compliments of WHITE PINE LODGE ... and ... ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES

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