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June 20, 1975     The Glenville Democrat
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l~lluted rivers, and a dead lake. three have to do with the avid anglers-the outdoorsman Virginia? I found out two weekends ago. and the That these three things mean more to the that has occurred in Central West Virginia in I barreled home in my Country Caddy two Saturdays ~hing/photo-taking session and a one-night camping was Interstate 79. It's a scenic road to ride and a Charleston and the. Pennsy line, of course (when to the outdoorsman, I suddenly realized, it's much road to Free fishing of all kinds and to hunting rivers? The Tygart and the Monongahela, neither hardly Hardly, that is. until now. The Monongahela as one bassman and biologist with whom I fished says, fishing last year of any stream in the state. Lake. It has been "dead" for almost 30 years. This skiing vallhalla has suddenly bloomed with bass. Several have already been held on the rejuvenated first manmade impoundment-and another is scheduled a district fish bioloeist, and two members of the chapter of BASS two Saturdays ago to check the story quick trip. I left Glenville at 6:30 p.m. and was at the by 8. How long would it have taken before 1-79, I fishermen from this area can now take their rvoirs. (Tygart. Sutton. Stonecoal} and be on the in less than two hours from home. And there's public three. Stonecoal Lake. with its abundance of bass. only a 40 minute hop from Glenville. 20 minutes from Lake is an hour's drive from Clenville and the now the river that feeds it. and the mighty "'Man" are less When the Little Kanawha and other local streams are where to head-if I can afford the gas, of course! Campground one mile from Tygart Lake on Friday in the back of the Country Caddy my bed for in. Denzil Courteney, field representative for m Clarksburg, was my guest for a Coleman stove cup of Tygart and our plans to be on the water by six on structures," he said. "If all these storms (it was haven't put the fish down, we'll catch some bass." ernejcic and Denzfl explained the Tygart turnabout. was completed in 1938. But acid drainage from has kept the pH of the water so low that fish couldn't the rivers. But then suddenly in 1971, fishermen began to one night." Dave Mathews. manager of the Hunting and Fishing Area at Tygart Lake told Frank ago. "Fishermen kept interrupting my meal to show me to the new fishing activity, the biologist did some the pH of the lake and river water had zoomed up ever since. Bass grew. Thanks to biologist Frank's stocking began. The growth rate of the walleyes has 1 V= years, walleyes had grown to 17 inches in length. Tygart this year. "Normally we'd expect those of 12 to 14 inches in 1 V= years," Frank claimed. one is really sure. but four factors seem to be the (f0r fishermen anyway) pollution reversal: 1. New and coal mining activity. 2. Drainage from some old z may have subsided. 3. Surface miners, when stripping coal min~ in the Tygart Valley in 1971 apparently The acid mine water now drains over these rocks. that water is raised before it enters the lake and the in mining activity in the Tygart Valley. and in the two rivers already is fantastic, although efforts couldn't p.rove it. I left my four-leaf clover at the presence of three bass-fishing "pros," riding in outfitted (fish Iocator, 105 hp outboard on the electric motor on the bow, etc. etc.) bass boats, the a 3-inch fingerling that mistook my humpy minnow 8Sack. We boated only one legal bass, here, as the Bass Club records prove. My fishing partner, avid member of the Club gave me a running account of the eVery point that we fished. He fishes artificial only-no live L? It has been giving up bass in the four-pound and up taking the fish almost all the way to Pittsburg. If new water, give Tygart {the lake or the river) if you go fishlees, the ride is worthwhile. RT. 33-119 I Many Units to Choose From IVl ny 12' Wide- 14" Wide 2ames With Expando Rooms u(XJble Wides on Display 'Parts-Awnings-U rider Pinnings Vkit0r iand first musky Clyde Matthews of Mannington, visiting his brother-in-law Simon Arnold of Glenville, hoists his first musky, a 30-inch, 9-lb. beauty caught in a shallow water along Cedar Creek. Matthews wasn't taking any chances. He used mustang bait and 80-lb. test line. Both men were fishing from a john boat. Coon hunters vie for 43 trophies i Robert Minigh displays one of 43 trophies for CAlmer County Coon Hunters bench show and wild coon hunt June 21, be~nning at noon. Show begins with water race, followed by treeing contest. UKC bench show begins at 5 p.m. Coon hunt begins at 9 p.m. at Gilmer County Recreation Center. TRIP requirements, ticket costs eased Eligibility requirements for the state's TRIP program of reduced-cost transportation tickets have been relaxed and the price of the tickets have been reduced. The changes in TRIP - Transporta- tion Remuneration Incentive Program - are intended to enable more aged and handicapped West Virginians to participate in the program, Gay. Moore said. Under the TRIP program, qualified individuals can purchase stamps at a discount rate which are redeemable for any type of bus or cab service. Based on the food stamp concept, the project was aimed at providing transportation services to individuals who do not own their own cars. Under the new eligibility require- ments, the maximum allowable monthly income for participants has been increased about 22 per cent. For a single individual, the ceiling is raised from $194 to $237. The new standards are also based on money received by each individual applicant, rather than the over-all income of the household in which the reside. Under the new purchase rates, an individual whose income was at the $237 ceiling can buy $8 worth of TRIP tickets for $1. The old rate. at an income ceiling of $194. was $8 worth of tickets for $5. Restrictions on the use of the TRIP tickets to have also been relaxed, Participants can now use the tickets to pay fares of individuals who accompany them or who 3ct on their behalf, as well as to pay the transportation costs of delivered good or special services. The County's Best Bargain . a year's subscription to your hometown newspaper.' The Glenvilte Democrat and Glenville Pathfinder, Just $5.15 for in county residents. Call 4627309 tc~Jay SL June 19, 1975 Area kilters retire Challenge #rapkie$ The Cilmer ~:.unty Coonhunters Assot:iati.n has ;twarded three Challeru4e tr.T)hies to Charles Wilson of Cedarville, Paul Wolfe of Glenville, and Rev. (;ene Eaton of C, lenville, according to Ro[~;rt Minigh. President. The three men and their dogs successfully met three straight challenNes from other hunters during the past two months at wild coon hunts sponsored by the local association, retiring the trophies permanently. Amassing the highest amount of point totals were Wilson's blue tick Gale. Eaton's blue tick Crazy, and Wolfe's red tick Troubles. The (,lenville Democrat~Pathfinder (' 5 $ammer bowbrs /dgl average scores After a three-week layoff, bowlers {n the summer Monkey League came back in strong fashion last June 11 at the GSC Lanes. Sporting high averages were Bantz Collins, and Sandy Waggoner with 179. followed by Darrell Heiney, 173; Lynn Marks, 166; Reta Kight 161; and Elsie Kirkpatrick, 159. Spring gobb/er I//I Swinm/mg /essoms offered at hmfsvi//e pool Spring gobbler hunters bagged 586 bearded turkeys during this year's 3-week season. April 21-May 10. the third highest kill on record. The top five counties were: Pocahontas (76}, Randolph (74J, Hardy (47}, Hampshire [45,) and Pendleton {44.} Increases were noted in Monroe, Webster. Randolph and Pocahontas. Randolph showed a gain of 20 and Pocahontas had an increased kill of 12 over last year. Wildlife Resources chief Dan Cantner said, "This year's kill would probably have exceeded the 1974 record of 596 if the Eastern Pandhandle had maintained itself." During 1974 hunters bagged 60 more toms in the Eastern Panhandle than this year. Cantner continued, "The decrease is attributed to three successive wet, cold nesting seasons in 72, 73, and 74. Swimming lessons are being offered at Grantsville Pool, beginning Wednesday, June 18. Classes offered and times are: Beginning swimming {10 yrs. and under) 6 p.m. M-W-F. Beginning swimming {11 yrs. and up) 7 p.m. M-W-F. Intermediate swimming (at least I0 yrs. old} 6 p.m. T-Th. Advanced swimming (at least 12 years old} 7 p.m. T-Th. Registration for classes may be made by contacting Patty Jones at 462-8970, or by coming to the pool. Moving? Please send us both old and new addresses so that we may make your subscription change without delay. Send in your subscription renewals promptly. SAVE GAS JIM WEGMANN, INC. Your Authorized Vo/kswagen Dealer 1710 14th St. Parkersburg, W. Va. 485-5451 D plomos, ce~tifL:ates, owords, photo- graphs, degree~, testimonial letters, Or documents any of these items mr~y be omong your most treosur~l [asse~s~ons, You Owe it to yourselt to pie, reef them permanently in 0 way that you can proudly display them. Have these valuables laminated in (tear plastic on rich-groined wood ~mpo~ted from Finland. This patented proce~ guarantees 0 lifetime of pro- tection against moisture, dirt, wrin, kles, yeltowin9, stains and crocking. 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