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about the Back Fork of the Elk brought back Graphics office said last Saturday. '*I fished "back in 1933. and there wasn't any road in there his fishing buddy had decided one day to and head for the Back Fork to try piscatorial realm-trout. And they, like some of us back a few of those big, leaping, fighting depicted on sporting goods store calendars ~1 trout brought to net were native, and Fish For Fun Back Fork today were unknown. "We caught lots ivbitor recalled, "but they were only about this long," and < to ten inches. "'They weren't any bigger than home," he said, "so we kept throwing 'em back. We ore." Somewhat disillusioned and disappointed, the :k Fork empty-handed, on the Walk back home, for a snack. te genial storekeeper asked. "Naw," the two fishermen of little spotted fish. We tossed 'era all back." Well. of 3 of the deep were pan-frying delicacies - native more of them than many anglers today see all spring story reminds me of a grouse hunter l know who not seeing any "pheasant." "All I could put those pesky little, long-biUed, whistling birds. I didn't to the hunter, those little birds, of course, were a bird as religiously sought by some devoted Squirrels in Central West Virginia. To many, the to grouse in the royal realm of upland game. I aid railroad testle that cut across a corner of the local used to be a favored fishing location for what "calico bass." But to reach the old rails you either e agilitY and nerve of a circus tightrope walker ~the trestle from which to fish. We didn't have a boat, few small trees in the fields beside our Donaldson possess that adverturesome nerve that other had, and as a result never had chance to hook into I drew mv first photo story assignment south of as I usually did on similar jaunts packed my fishing about crappie fishing in the South and that these were as tasty as trout. Some even say they're at my destinaion, all the Floridian fishermen talked %rhat're they? my new-found friends " Wherever I went, everyone talked about "specs." trout-brookies. a fisherman recounted as I waited to be served are bitin.' The specs are biting." That's all I ? Went fishing for specs, of course. Imagine my ~Y first one-a calico bass! A crappie. In this case it alote common in the South than the darker, slightly or calico of the north. bring their catches by the house for me to see [if they're big enough), and almost always if it's not naturally curious, I never fail to check the fish it's a largemouth or smaUmouth bass. If the the back of the fish's eye, it's a largemouth. is closed, the rear end of the jaw joint is enough, but ~ of the bass brought to ended between the back and the center of the eye. but then still I wasn't sure. I've puzzled over this : a book that I'm writing about the fishing I discovered we have still another bass. lists four species of bass common to the streams of Rock bass [or redeye as some call this popular of course, and largemouth. The fourth? Spotted bass! What those strange.looking bass really were. for this almost as common in streams like the Little of LK, the Hughes and its South Fork, Cedar Creek, the well-known, scrappy smallmouth. The Spotted in Kentucky in 1927. a bass, check that jaw joint. It may be a Spotted class, although five and six-pounders a shade bigger than that of the smallmouth, but not If you're still not sure that it is spotted bass, You Fred clear, well-pmnmmced, diamond-shaped fish's lateral line and running lengthwise along the punctulatus - Spotted Bass. GUNS and BOW SHOP IN STOCK NOW Boar Bows Boar Arrows Quivers & Accessories ' Uastom Ordering Service REFINISHING LOCATED ON RT. 5 [Sand Fork Rd.] 2 MILES EAST OF GLEN'v J,E, 462-5267 Fitzwater 4k ~. Hair Cutting eQ Mondays 462-994i Champ rider to retire to grad school Champion rider Rick Trickett with King Pin. High-point man at Ike Morris' All-Trophy Horse Show July 20 was Ike's ranch foreman, 27-year-old Rick Trickett. riding his favorite competi- tion horse, King Pin. The young rider is enjoying a fine riding season with 34 competition trophies stacked in his room. 22 for first place. In addition to his horse show appearances, the athletic Trickett - whose trademark is his floppy cowboy hat - has been appearing in weekend rodeos in Ohio, riding both bulls and bucking broncos. Rick has until August 15 to amass as many trophies as a big traveling trunk can hold. On that date he will leave the Morris Ranch for Indiana University in Pennsylvania to Finish his graduate studies in education. Trickett, a GSC graduate hopes to receive his Master of Arts oegree and begin college teaching and coaching. registrntion set Registration for students who plan to attend West Virgima University's off-campus classes this fall will be held July 28 through Aug. 1. Students may register at the Extension office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. After Aug. 1, a $10 late fee will be assessed end there will be no registrations taken after Sept. 12. There will be no off-campus fee charged and graduate fees for a 3-hour course will be resident, $43.29 and non-resident, $210. Undergraduate fees will be resident, $28 and non-resident, $151.23. Offered at Glenville State College will be: PE 340. Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, 3 hr., W 7-10, Halstead. Regional ram sale The region ram sale which is generally scheduled at Weston in August has been changed to the Buckhannon Livestock Yards at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 27. The new schedule is as follows: Wednesday, August 27. 7 p.m. Buckhannon Livestock Yards; Thurs- day, August 28. 8 p.m. Tri-County Fairgrounds, Petersburg; and Friday, August 29. 7 p.m., Marlinton Livestock Auction. "I want to be a football coach," Trickett said. "I have sure enjoyed working here and riding, too, but I have to do my own thing. Coaching football is it." To a novice ridel, Trickett explains his secret of maintaining proper balance while in the saddle, an asset champion riders gain after many hard hours of practice. "You've got to move with your mount; it's just like dancing with your wife. You've got to be relaxed and have. a feel for it. It takes a lot of practice, but when I ride hard I barely touch the saddle." The much-admired horseman can still be seen in several upcoming area horse shows. If you can't tell him bv his floppy hat, look for a pick-up filled with shiny trophies; somewhere nearby you'll find Rick. mmm If you have "Personals"you want published, telephone them in (42-TJ09) or mail to Editor, Glenville Democrat, Gtenville, VVV 26351. No charge. rods in stock fly reels, reg. $12.95, sale price $8.95 39 cents, sale price 4/$1.00 69 cents, sale price 50 cents each GLENVILLE special, due to ,a special reel buy we got recently. reels, this wee only, just $22.95 lalY 31, 1975 The GSC lands B-U grid star Wilber Zirkle, an All-State guard on Buckhannon-Upshur High School's championship football team last season, has been accepted for admission and will participate in football at Glenville State College. Zirkle, coached by Granville Zopp at B-U, was also selected to the Big Ten grid team last season as both guard and linebacker, He is 5-9 and weighs 180 pounds. High school grid practice begins Friday Football practice for all boys interested in playing for the Gilmer County High School Titans will begin Friday, August 1, at the high school. Prospective players should report at 4:45 p.m.. including incoming freshman team players as well as varsity. Boys should provide their own socks, shorts, t-shirts, and athletic supporters, accordLmg to coach Clyde Stepp. County Ambulance Board members chosen Beryl Langford, chairman of the Gilmer County Ambulance Board, has selected five additional board member according to Mary Davidson, county clerk. The new members are Samuel J. Reese, Col. Loren McCartney. ].J. Spurgeon and Nellie Law. Terms of tenure for the board members have not yet been established. Hawaiian Luau Is Set For August 9 At North Bend Park The annual Hawaiian Luau at North Bend State Park will be held August 9 beginning at 2 p. m. and featuring a full afternoon and evening of food and festivities. Preparations have been underway for several weeks by the Luau committee and complete details are available by contacting North Bend Lodge. f, Glenville Democrat/Path~der 5 The entertainment for the event will be by the Loki Ontai's Polynesians with Sissie Summers. program coordinator. in charge of other acts as well as publicity. Linda and Bill Ingels. who have the dining concession at the park are arranging for the food to be prepared by a special ciVeT for this occasion which attracts 1.500 people each year. For those wishing to camp the weekend of the Luau, the River Run campground and the overflow area will be reserved for those having reservations for the event. Bob Rogers, superintendent, and Charles Park, assistant, are securing a special stage and effects to set the mood for the show and the island buffet. Steve Nicely of the Country Road Travel Council is working with the committee to coordinate the event. Moving? Please send us both old and new addresses so that we may make your subscription change without delay. of the of Saddles Bridles I Two appliances in one... ----Preview Days---- Aug. IS, 16 & 17 Midway, Grandstand and Horse Show Aug. 18 Fair in Full Swing! FREE Grm~llrtsnd In the afternoons. Horse ~ows all 9 days. 5 days of rlmlng. Big name starsfor8day~ Lewisburg-Ronceverte ust 15-23 de convenience! DAWSON Tack & Supply All Horse Care Products Available. At Dawson Farm - 462-7119 136 CU. FT REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER 3.79 e~. ft.. freeze. * Coil-free back. TWO Ice 'n Easy trays ~ Only 30~" wide, 64" high. I~'oteetive ~ r~k. Automatic defrosting in re- MODEL TB-1 4S trtgerator section. Twin vegetable bin=. 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