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in the FIELD Member g, came straight up and out of the water, did a Lina shower of spray dove for the weedy bottom of the it to home, I turned him to the bass boat and guide, lifted him aboard. muttered, disgustingly, as if the fish were some a chain pickerel, and outlaw or not, I was pleased. It e day and seemed to me to be a fitting end to an hiking in the hills and hollows pursuing Gilmer or beating the brush for cottontails, I was sitting in a bass boat slowly working plastic worms over the of Florida&apos;s Rodman Reservoir in a search for the And if that isn't unusual enough for mid-November, two-day outdoor adventures. of outdoor writers, had been flown to Jacksonville often touted as the Bass Capitol of the World, to event dubbed a Pro-Am Bass Hunt. Our host was r Chrysler Boats. In fact, they don't or boats. They sell bourbon! Old Charter Kentucky were they the unlikely sponsors of a fishing the two-day lress conference affair to announce a the fishing world--the very latest radio telemetry a fish tracking program at Florida's Lake George. The Charter to the Florida Game and Fresh Water 'a research program aimed at unlocking the secrets of and habitat preference, a program that eventually fishing everywhere, including West Virginia. represented in the bass tourney by Glen Hall, Jr. and Glen was there as the result of still another the outdoor-minded distiller: a bass fishing seminar. up eight of the country's better-known bass fishing Tom and Don Mann, Billy Westmoreland, Rayo Forrest Wood and Johnny Morris, to conduct a seminars across the eastern half of the U.S. Eight Chosen from these seminars to fish side-by-s/de with River and Rodman Reservoir, Nov. 10 and 11. other amateurs and pro's brought their bass for the first official weigh-in. Each boat in the tourneys everywhere--must have an aerated live More than 90% of the bass caught are released to were carefully lifted from each live well, they bags to be brought up, one angler's catch at weighed. Once weighed, the fish were dipped in a then released. The bass actually are only oSt of the According to the big tote board erected on the tood in fourth place, with two bass weighing a total of had been taken by the Pro-Am's. had drawn, by lot, their professional partners seek more bass. At 7:30, I joined St. Louis outdoor boat dock and took out with our guide upriver to the Reservoir, built several years ago as a part of the barge canal--a project that was never completed concerns. Construction was stopped by President fishing lake is a remnant of the still hotly debated project. [hard. No live bait was allowed. Instead, we threw tails, fliptails, and twister tails: jelly worms Tom Mann, one of the pro's and a lure Lred that he may soon make, in Jimmy Carter's worm. I've fished plastic worms before but varieties are actually used. Our guide had one with nothing but plastic worms. We fished floaters. But it was the grape flavored worm twister tail that brought the bass--and two I found that my angling attempts were not as Most of the writers--and two pro's--had been pro's and amateurs. They had boated another 45 Tom Mann topped the Pro's with a total two-day {19 fish}. One of his secrets: locate schooling bass, I learned, is what you and I would call "feeding." the water to escape the predator bass givd the clue. Tom even took two on one cast by tying a to the rear hook of his top-water lure. Billy Dance, Palmer of the bass fishing world, was only eight 17 bass. while not placing high up in the one of his pro partners. I interviewed the feud to have topped his pro partner, but disappointed was as enthusiastic about bass fishing as ever. me, "West Virginia could be a good bass fishing the tourney sport and bass fish management more musky fishing." he said. "but I would like to see bass." Glen. who raises bass in his own 2V2 acre hurt bass populations in lakes like East Lynn. Not Glen's wish for more and better bass fishing in the merit. I believe, especially when you see what a Pro-Am is really like and what it can mean to perhaps, more than all the fishing knowledge I fact that a distiller--the makers of a non-outdoor it does in an outdoor world. Granted, the publicity but they could obtain this just as easily with say they chose bass. 4 EYelet 12,/,', "rVus" / 4 Bkle. Arctic Size 6-13 $9. 's Pair of r Lace Boots By: hoboygan Falcon Wagon Master STORE Grantsville November 18, 1976 The Glenville Democrat/ Pathfinder 5 / / L >! i (!i < .... GSC HOOPSTERS--GlenvUle State's basketball team opens their 1976-77 season this Friday night at the Lewis County Shrine Tournament in Weston. They play Alderson Broaddus in the second game at about 9 p.m. Team members are [front row, l-r] Tim Carney, assistant coach, Rick Rezzonico of Mullens, W.V., Ernest Gilliard of Princeton, W.V., Charles Lambert of Mullens, W.V., Robert Hawkins of Brandywine, Md., Tom Coates of Pittsburgh, Pa., Wayne Washington of Brandywine, ) Md., Calvin Page of Uppervllle, Va., Gary Nottingham of Gassaway and Head Coach Jesse Lilly. Second row, l-r--Jim CuUip, no longer on the squad, Corey Gadson of Clairton, Pa., Charles Warner of Uppervllle, Va., Thomas Phillip of Aquasco, Md., Ralph Ledbetter of Seat Pleasant, Md., Roger Dingey of New Haven, W .V., Joe Krdceley of Nitro, Gene Pearson of Somerset, N.J. and Randy McClead of Parkersburg. Four GSC starters return for 76,77 campaign Glenville State College's basket- ball team ()pens the season this Friday, Nov. 19 in the Lewis County Shrine Club's annual tournament at the Lewis County High gymnasium. With four starters and sewm tetlermen returning from last year's 12-16 seasm, Coach Jesse Lilly is somewhat optimistic about his team's chances. We've got good talent, there's no question about {hat, We've got good depth an(t more heighl this year. t()o. bul we'll iosl have to wail and see how re[)oun(ler 6'1"' guard Ton) Coates returns this year. A senior from Pittsburg, Pa., Coates averaged 16,8 points per game and 7,6 rebounds per game last year. He will be joined in the backcourt by returning starter Wayne Washington of Brandywine. Md. Ite is a 6'1" sophomore. l,asl year's second leading scorer Roger Dingey, a 6'T' junior from New ttaven. W.V. will learn with 6'5" freshman {:enter Thomas Phillip nf Aquas(:o, Md. things go," says Lilly. Lilly admits that Phillip's lack of Last year's leading scorer and experience may prove to be, a Belcastro, Nicholson top bowlers, as Sundowners tie for lead Bob Belcastro and Bobbi Nichol- High Game Handicap son were named bowlers of the week Bobbi Nicholson 260 for the week of Nov. 7 in the Glenville Sharon Mencer State College Faculty and Staff BettyLuzader Bowling League. Belcastro had a 611 High Series series and Nicholson had a 514 series. Elsie Kirkpatrick The Sundowners moved from third Edna Collins p!ace into a tie for first place with the 1,eoe Beall lree and One team. Membor he.,ligi Series Handicap Sundowners are Wan&i Self, Ruthie" Edn Collins Moss. Rodney Moss and Danny Self. Bobbi Nicholson Three and One team members are LoisMarks Elsie Kirkpatrick, Bantz Collins, Bob Reed and Colleen Collins. Individual statistics for the week are: High Average Bob Belcastro 172 Bantz Collins 171 Marty Logan 167 High Game Marry Logan 238 Danny Self & Jesse Marks 230 Bob Gainer 226 High Game Handicap Jesse Marks 257 Bob Gainer 241 Danny Self & Jack Luzader 240 High Series Bob Belcastro 611 Bantz Collins 583 Rodney Moss 567 High Series Handicap Bob Belcastro 635 Bob Reed 621 Jack Luzader 612 High Average Elsie Kirkpatrick 167 Sandy Waggoner 159 Rata Kight  154 High Game Bobbi Nicholson 225 Elsie Kirkpatrick 213 Sharon Mencer 211 231 251 597 551 523 620 619 618 weakness, but he is confident of the young man's abilities. If his performance is unsatisfactory Ralph l,edbetter )s waiting in the wings. Ledbetter transferred from St. Francis. Pa. College this year and must sit (mr the first semester's games. He is a brother of Ken Ledbetter, who played at GSC in the early 70's. When he transferred he brought along fellow St. Francis teammate Corey Gadson, who will also become eligible after the first eight games of the season. Lilly says he will take advantage of the added heighth and depth of this year's squad by changing from a conservative style of play to a running game. He exoects stiff challenges this year from conference foes Fairmont State, Shepherd and West Virginia Tech, Head, Feet, And Antlers ounted Graham's Taxidermy Rosedale, West Virginia Telephone 00559 A. , Taidkmi L 3DAYS ONLY/ FRI.SAT.SUN 3 Diamonds } $9s, 4 Diamonds $295. 6 Diamonds $225. .... with a great new Oiamond Ring. What can be more glamorous than precious Diamonds elegantly set in 14K gold? Rings enlarged to show detail "The Diomond Speciolists" CAPLANS JEWELRY STORE ,, 159 Main Ave. Weston, W.Vay ! i i:i i