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The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, July 12, 1990 By JAMES CREWS the rivers for smallmouth is a favorite summer pastime lany fishermen. I really enjoy rivers and trying to catch smallmouth. The smallmouth good fighters -- even a 10- !ish is a lot of fun. here is another type of bass that is often overshadowed uth and that is fishing Lrgemouth bass are usually at home in lakes and ponds, few are caught in the rivers. are some big largemouth ht from area lakes and farm every year. Sherwood Lake good population of large- and is a beautiful place to d a day. Moncove Lake has big largemouth caught from it I have seen several caught there that weighed well five pounds. including mice, frogs and snakes. I don't think much of using snakes or mice for bait but frogs will catch bass when all else fails. Live bait of this type can be hard to get but there are a lot of imitation frog plugs that are effective. Whatever you are fishing with, cast it next to any kind of cover that might hide a big bass. An old stump or overhanging branch can be a real hot spot. Throw the lure in close and let it sit there for a bit. Give the lure a twitch about every 30 seconds and try to keep it close to the cover as long as you can. If there are patches of grass or weeds, cast your lure right into them and work it the same way. Just about any top water lure is good this time of year. Plastic worms are good to work along the edges of weedy banks. One of my are several farm ponds in favorite largemouth lures is the Huta that offer great fishing, popper. These lures make a pop- ~e of the small ponds will only ping sound that will draw bass from one or two b g bass in them. A a long distance. Cast the popper ~pound largemouth can be a back into the cover and give it a i~ fish to hold onto They are quick jerk to make the popping lertul fighters and will throw a sound. The bass make quite a corn- at you with a hard shake of the motion when they take one of these ~t~ lures off the top. ese big fish are not too hard to If you get the chance, visit one of 3gger,~ if you can find one that is hun- the local lakes or get permission to ~;n~A big bass will eat just about fish a farm pond. There are some 'lg:""~ng to get caught. ~: T " " n,015The best.things in the Greater $800i_ . reenbrier Valley are free...I s750 ncluding The Mour;tain Messenger i ,465 is now for the Public , SWIMMING- SWIMMING LESSONS , by qualified life quards TENNIS- TENNIS LESSONS Ins. THE SPARTAN SUMMER SCHEDULE Greenbrier East High School Monday, Wednesday, Friday -- Weight Room Open 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Physical Exams -- Call Dr Tim Workman's Office (647-4747) in Fairlea Virginia Tech Football Camp --July 22-July 26 (See Coach Homer Criddle for applications) Monday July 30, Practice sessions will begin with two a day at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday August 9 -- Photo Day at 8 a.m. Monday August 13 -- Scrimmage Game at Musselman -- 1:30 p.m. Friday August 17 -- Grid-a-Rama at Spartan Stadium -- 6:30 p.m. Wednesday August 22 -- MEET THE SPARTANS -- 6 p.m. Friday August 24 -- SEASON OPENER at 7:30 p.m, -- Spartan Sta- dium against Jefferson County. Horseback Riding - Boating - Canoeing - Picnics Women's Softball League Results Crawford's Club defeated Brown's Cor)struction for the second time this season at Dorrie Miller field in Lewisburg June 26. Crawford's took an early lead with Beverly Smith's triple/RBI, while Karen Goo- dall and Wendy Holcomb hit doubles scoring a run each. Vet Calhoun-Erskine, Amber Hinkle, and Wendy Holcomb hit doubles as Crawford's dominated all scoring during the game. Angle Morris hit an RBI scoring two runs while Debbie Wanzer added another run to make up the score Crawford's 10- Brown's 0 after five innings of play. On June 27 in Covington, Crawford's went up against Stroker's in the first and second games at Hercules Field. In the first game, Crawford's took an early lead as Vet Calhoun-Erskine hit an RBI scoring 2 runs supported by Debb~e- Wanzer, Karen Goodall, and Angie Morris also hitting RBI's. Karen Goo- daU hit a double later in the game, but Crawford's was unable to main- tain the lead. Stroker's pulled out to win the game in the 7th inning Stroker's 7 - Crawford's 6. In the second game, Stroker's took a 3rd inning lead 4-3. Despite Wendy Holcomb and Amber Hinkle's doubles and Wendy Holcomb and Debbie Wanzer's RBI's for Crawford's, Stroker's won 15 - Crawford's 5. and many other activities Dining Room Available for Rent '45 Do Ask About Yearly Membership 108 - =-=_ - =-=-:--2 =-:-:-= = == 2--_-:-:-=--_-=-=-= 22 =::: = _ : __=__ 2-_====2=222222=22222 _-_- 22 =- Perfect Sleeper & Serta-pedic Models --Including 15 Year Warranty. Limited Quantity D1SCOv~ why SO marly 13~e Say, 422 EDGAR AVE. RONCEvERTE, W.VA. New Fishing Pier At Spruce Knob By the end of next summer a new fishing pier will extend 15-20 feet into Spruce Knob Lake on the Monongahela National Forest, to provide access for the handicapped. The pier will become a reality due to the efforts of several groups, all of whom share the vision of fishing ac- cess for all people. The American Fishing Tackle Manufacturers Association (AFTMA) and the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources have joined with the Monongahela National Forest to provide the funding for the project. Representatives of the AFTMA and the Forest signed an agreement during the recent National Fishing Day celebration at Spruce Knob Lake. In addition the Paralyzed Vet- erans of America have offered to help publicize the availability of the pier through their publications. Currently in the design phase, the pier will allow up to six wheel- chair-bound anglers at a time to fish from a good vantage point. The pier will be covered, and will have handrails,and guard rails, as well as benches for tackle boxes and other equipment. Access to the pier will be from the existing parking lot. Once the pier is complete, handi- capped anglers will have an im- proved opportunity to fish for the rainbow trout, smallmouth bass and green sunfish that the lake contains. Other anglers will still have plenty of opportunities to fish the 25 acre im- poundment, from both the shore and from non-gasoline powered boats. Both Forest Supervisor Jim Page and fisheries biologist Cal Casipit praise the efforts of the cooperators. "This project is one we really look forward to completing" said Page. "We're excited about the chance to both expand our fishing use and to better serve the anglers who want to use the Monongahela." Mr Casipit noted that such partnerships serve to meet the goals and needs of all the partners, and help the Forest to identify the needs of anglers in the future. Junior Tennis Open In August The Lewisburg Board of Parks and Recreation will sponsor the First Annual Lewisburg Junior Tennis Open August 2 through 5 at Hollow- ell Park. The events will include singles and doubles for boys and girls age 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18. Entries may be picked up at Le- wisburg City Hall or by contacting tournament director Ron Bohrnstedt (645-7496). The entry deadline is July 30. The tournament is sanctioned by the USTA, West Virginia District Tennis Association and the Mid-At- lantic Tennis Association. Seventh Annual Golf Tourney Benefits Regional Workshop Claude Jones (left), Tony Mollish, Cecil Ferrell, Jery Foltz, Robert Crocket Claude Jones (left), C. P. Taylor, Bobby Loving, Bobby Neff, B. J. Livesay The Seventh Annual Benefit Golf Tourna:'lent for Southeastern Re- gional Workshop and Greenbrier Recycling Center was held June 27 at the Lewisburg Elks Country Club. Proceeds of the tournament were used to provide services to handi- capped citizens of our area. The first place team was from WESTVACO and consisted of Tony Mollish, Cecil Ferrell, Jery Foltz and Robert Crocker. The second place team was from the Bank of White Sulphur Spr'}ngs, and consisted of B, J. Livesay, Bob Neff, Bobby Loving, and C. P. Taylor. Closest to the pin on Number 4 Hole was Bob Davis and On Number t4 Hole was B. J. Livesay. Claude Jones of Lewisburg presented the awards. East Senior Golfer Places First In State Mark Keadle of Alderson recently competed in the West Virginia Jun- ior Golf, PGA-sponsored 7/11 Golf Tournaments in both Ravenswood and Parkersburg. While competing at Greenhills Country Club at Ravenswood June 20, Mark shot a 77 to tie for third place in the 17-18 year old age group. Points are awarded for first through tenth place with the first and second place finishers receiving tro- phies. There are six tournaments available to the golfers and most are in the Northern region of the state, A total of 88 golfers compete in each tournament. The second tournament, held June 25 at Willowbrook Country Club at Parkersburg was won by mark with an 18 hole score of 75 on the par 72 course. This puts Mark in lated for the two tournaments. Mark also recently competed in the Independent Youth Golf Classic at Gtade Springs Country Club at Beckley, and was the number one qualifier in this region. He will now compete in the state qualifier at Br- idgeport with a chance to go to Texas for the National Tournament. Mark plans on entering two more 7/ 11 tournaments in July as well as the State Junior Amateur Champion- ship held at Guyan Golf and Country Club in Huntington July 17 and 18. Entering his senior year as a member of the Greenbrier East High School Golf Team this fall, Mark looks forward to a chance at his team's third straight year to the State High School Golf Tournament. Mark is a member of the Lewisburg Elks Country Club and a part-time first place with 34 points accumu- caddie at the Greenbrier. Sports, Page 4-B "Your New Connection To Better Lighting" WorkJflg To Makl, ,1-800-642-2762 Your L Ire A Little Brighter 456 Ragland Road, Beckley