July 2007 Issue - Wvasportsman.net

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July 2007 Issue - Wvasportsman.net

stJARRETT'S• Large Selection Of Muskyand Catfish Baits• Cold Beer • Ice • Snacks• Hunting Supplies • AmmoParsonsOne Stop3-D Archery - 32 TargetIndoor Archery RangeHunting SuppliesBeverages - Food - GroceriesBuckeye FeedRt. 16 North OfGRANTSVILLE, WV304-354-6941GameCheckBait andCarry OutFishing For CatfishCatfish are indigeous to the continentalUSA and like still water.They love to lie at the bottom. Theylove smelly bait but will take livebait as well. They are scavengersand will eat just about anything.You may catch Catfish year roundbut the best temperature for catchingcatfish is between 50 and 80degrees with 70 degress being theoptimal. We like to fish for Cats atnight when the wind is still. Catfishwill grow on average to 10-15pounds but can get 50lbs or better.Catfish have stiff dorsal and sidefins. Be Careful they can punctureyou and cause real PAIN!Fish at night and be quiet. Catfishseem to sense noise more than mostfish. Be careful not to shine yourlight on the water. Catfish donʼtstrike like most fish, so be patient.Let them take the bait, wait up to 10seconds then set the hook. Be sureLIVE BAITCorner of Rt. 5 & 53Elizabeth, WV304-275-3574you are ready becuase a big cat canput up a heck of a fight. The bigsones can fray a line quickly, so usesturdy lineNow Closeouts that you Onhave the bait, youare 1999 ready Models to pick a technique thatworks well for you and your location.My personal favorite is commonlyknown as jugging. The juglines can be made before yourfishing trip and stored in someout-of-the-way place until needed.For each of the jug lines, you willneed one hook, one weight, andone piece of strong line of varyinglengths. Next, you will need plasticjugs. I prefer the gallon size milkjugs, but any plastic jug will work,just be certain that they are cleanand kind to the environment. Ifyou find it necessary, the jugs canbe sprayed with paint so they canPaul Barrett, from Proctor, hookeda 30 pound flathead.July 2007 ~ Page 4BOWTECHDIAMONDBEN PEARSONBEARBOW-LISTICARCHERY SHOPCOMPLETE BOW SERVICEBOW & HUNTING ACCESSORIESYOUTH BOWS•CUSTOM ARROWS15105 MacCorkle Av. SECHELYAN, WV304-595-2699MON-FRI 11AM TO 8PMSat. 9AM to 2PMOUTDOOR 3-D RANGENew Building Tin3ʼ x 8ʼ - $12 per Sheet263ʼ x 10ʼ - $14.25 per Sheet3ʼ x 12ʼ - $16.75 per Sheet Ga.All Types of New & Used SteelSquare Tubing & PipesPlywood3/4 - $231/2 - $16www.bow-listicarchery.combe more easily seen and identified.OK, letʼs go cat fishing.Pick your spot carefully and dropthe anchor. If you are in a large river,a long straight stretch is a mustso that your jugs have a long way totravel before a curve interferes. Tieyour line to the jug and drop it overboardso that the current will keepthe line tight. Bait the hook andgently drop it into the water. Do asmany jugs this way as you can takecare of, then raise the anchor andO.S.B.3/4 - $225/8 - $19T-1115/8 - $26Luan - $9.252x4 2x6 2x8 2x10 All SizesRRHAMCORt. 2 Box 484continue to the next pageWe Buy GinsengCopper • Brass • Iron& Other MetalsGrafton, WV 304-265-0026Stocking Treated LumberPrices Subject To Change


DNR To Host 4thAnnual WomenʼsEvent July 28thThe registration deadline for thefourth annual Wild & WonderfulWomenʼs Outdoor Event to be heldat Kanawha State Forest on July 28th is quickly approaching, accordingto Frank Jezioro, Director ofthe Division of Natural Resources.Registration must be received byJune 29 to obtain a discount.“The focus of the event is to providewomen an opportunity to learn outdooractivities with hands-on experience,”Jezioro said. “Althoughwomen make up half the populationin West Virginia, they make upa much smaller percentage of thosewho take advantage of the opportunityto enjoy outdoor activities.”During this one-day event, whichis being co-sponsored by the NationalWild Turkey FederationʼsWomen In the Outdoors program,women will have the opportunityto participate in four 90 minuteclasses throughout the day: archery,camping, first aid, fishing,fly tying, backpacking, outdoorcooking, outdoor survival, shooting,stream ecology, talkinʼ turkey,and whatʼs in the woods.If youʼve ever wanted to learn anoutdoor skill, but were unsure ofMurrayʼsLures & Trapping Supplies304-275-TRAPwww.murrayslures.comUPS Service AvailableTrapping • Lure Scents • Oils • Urine • Traps • TriggersBaseplates • T-bar Springs • Links • Trapline SuppliesTrap Holders • Trap Bedder • Trap Tags • Snaring BooksFleshing Tool • Push Pins • Sure Locks • Boots & ClothingGame Calling Supplies • Assorted Books • Videos and Much MoreHawbaker • Carmanʼs • Burkhartʼs • Sleepy Creek • Duke • BridgerCall or Visit Our Website - Shipments Will Be Sent UPSthe equipment needed or whatʼsinvolved, this field day is a wonderfulopportunity to explore theseareas. Experienced volunteer instructorswill provide hands-ontraining throughout the day. In addition,women participating in theevent will be eligible for door prizes,various raffles, and a silent auctionthat will include various itemssuch as wildlife prints, sculptures,and quilts.A registration fee of $40 (if postmarkedby June 29) or $45 is requiredto cover the cost of training,RV Sales of Crossroads RV - Zingers - Sunset TrailsLivin Lite All Aluminum Pop-Ups❋ RV & CAMPER RENTALS ❋Motor Homes & Travel TrailersCamping TripsFamily VacationsMake Your Reservation TODAYmaterials, lunch, one year subscriptionto the Women in the OutdoorsMagazine, and a gift. Ages 14-17must attend with a parent or legalguardian.For more information concerningthis event or to register, visit theDNRʼs Web site at www.wvdnr.gov or call 304-558-2771 or emailbillieshearer@wvdnr.gov for moreinformation.Advertise In TheW. Va. SportsmanKANAWHA VALLEY RV3230 PENNSYLVANIA AV.CHARLESTON, WV304-546 -8975www.kanawhavalleyrv.comwww.KVRVrentals.com1898 Summersville Airport Rd.Summersville, WV 26651877-686-6222 304-872-6222Furnished Lakefront Cabins182 Campsites - Hookups & PrimitivesGift Shop With One Of A KindsHeated Swimming PoolKiddie PoolLakeside BBQ RestaurantMini-golfSeasonal SitesCovered PavilionFacilites Available For Rentwww.mountainlakecampground.comJuly 2007 ~ Page 6Located in a beautifulmountain setting bySummersville Lake.Come Enjoy The Fun!


No Importation OrPet Permits IssuedBased upon serious public healthand wildlife disease concerns associatedwith the raccoon rabiesvirus, the West Virginia Division ofNatural Resources (DNR) wants toremind the public that no Importationor Pet Permits are issued forraccoon, fox or skunk.The Division of Natural Resourceshas not issued Wildlife ImportationPermits for these species since2001 and Pet Permits have not beenissued since 2006. “The decisionto deny Importation and Pet Permitsfor raccoon, fox and skunkhas been made following carefuldeliberation and with concurrencefrom the West Virginia DepartmentLarry Murphy caught some niceNew River smallmouth. Photo courtesyof Granpaʼs General Store in Hinton.R&S SPORTS & PAWN INC.BUY • SELL • TRADE • PAWNGUNS - ACCESSORIESTOOLS - JEWELRY304-275-1112Mon to Fri 10AM - 7PMSat 10AM to 5PM100 Midway St.ELIZABETH,WVSTOP BY & CHECK US OUT!HUNTING SEASON IS HERE!We Buy, Selland Trade“The BoyWithAll The Toyz”Arctic Cat & Kawasaki ATV’s & MotorcyclesSteve & Deuce BurnsideOwners19 East Main St.White Sulphur Springs, WVOpen: 10-5 Tues.-Fri. 9-1 Sat.Closed on Sunday & MondaySpinnerbaits • Jigs • BuzzbaitsBuy Online At:www.catchemlures.com1521 DuPont RoadParkersburg, WV 26102304-861-0449866-266-6855SalesServiceServicing All Brands of ATVʼs - Motorcycles - TractorsJuly 2007 ~ Page 7Large SelectionNew & Used GunsRt. 60 E. Main St.Mtn. GunPhone304-536-36061st TrafficLightBankWHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WVTubesWormsLizardsFloatersand MoreSt. Albans, WV304-722-3241of Agriculture and West VirginiaBureau for Public Health. It is importantfor our citizens to knowthat just because they may be ableto purchase these animals in otherstates; it is illegal to bring them intoWest Virginia. Those who transportor possess these animals face finesand the animals being confiscated,”said DNR Director Frank Jezioro.The mid-Atlantic raccoon rabiesepizootic, which began in the late1970s, expanded rapidly and spreadthroughout the northeastern statesby the mid-1990s. In an effort tostop the westward spread of raccoonrabies across North America,West Virginia has been participatingin a regional oral rabies vaccine(Raboral V-RG) barrier programfor the past seven years. “The UnitedStates Department of Agriculturehas spent millions of dollarsin West Virginia to implement thisraccoon rabies barrier program, andwe simply cannot risk the potentialsuccess of this program by allowingthe importation and/or possessionof live raccoons, foxes or skunks aspets at this time,” noted Jezioro.Mail In Your Big FishPictures For Review.Details On Page 37.


NEED YOUR LOG OR WOOD STRUCTURE CLEANED?Ask Us About Our Wood Cleaning Services•Corn Cob Blasting • Chinking• Wood Preservation ApplicationCall ForDetails:304-452-8228800-553-3006Justin Beeler hooked a nice bass.Photo courtesy of Starcher's Sport Shopin Lubeck.Gary Webb caught a nice NewRiver striper.Larry Vucelich and Johnny Drengcaswon the recent Oho RiverTeam Bass Tournament at PowhatanPoint. There 4 pound, 9 oz.largemouth won the big bass andthe overall weight. Look for theschedule on page 14 of this issue.MOUNTAIN STATE LOG HOMESThe Source For....---- Log Homes---- Log Siding---- 2 x 6 T & G Spruce---- 1 x 6 T & G White Pine---- Log Screws & PVC Foam Tape---- 6 x 6 White Pine Posts & Beams---- 3 x 6 White Pine Floor Joists Ceiling Joists & RaftersA return to nature's beauty at Low, Low CostAll logs are cut and processed in Ireland, West VirginiaMill Direct PricesFree DeliveryCustom KitsCall or Write for our CatalogBuilder Inquiries Welcomed49 Big Run Road - Ireland, WV 26376Phone: 304-452-8228 • 800-553-3006 Fax 304-452-8113www.mountainstateloghomes.com100% Owned, Operated AndManufactured In West VirginiaJuly 2007 ~ Page 8New Location ComingTo Jane Lew, WV Soon


Evelyn Reynolds, from Horner, gota 9 1/2 pound blue catfish.Jimmy Gainer, from Grantsville,took a nine point buck.Gary Reynolds & Chris Pauleybrought in some nice catfish. Photocourtesy of Jarrettʼs Bait in Elizabeth.2007 Boats Now In StockGreat Selection Of Used Bass BoatsJon Boats For 9.9 Lakes AvailableNew Fiberglass 176XT Stratos BoatTrailer - 50 HP Yamaha - $12,999Dakota Booth hooked a 24 1/2”catfish. Photo courtesy of CrossroadsGeneral Store near Newark.Mark Arbogas landed a 4 poundrainbow trout. Photo courtesy of HessFish and Tackle in Ellenboro.Pontoon BoatsG3 AluminumBoatsJuly 2007 ~ Page 10BulletWrightʼs Riverside MarineRt. 2 South of St. Marys, WV304-684-2850


Randy Redman, from Moundsville,caught a nice smallmouth bass.Ron Haddox caught a 45” muskyon the 4th of July. Photo courtesy ofCrossroads General Store near Newark.Fishing in Middle Island Creek,Chris Phillips from Spencer, caught4 legal muskies in one day.www.hawgmastercharters.comTROUT SALMONBASS MUSKYSTEELHEADNiagara RiverFall • Winter • SpringSteelhead • Brown Trout • Lake TroutSummerSmallmouth BassFallSalmon • Steelhead • Bass • Musky$300 - 2 person $375 - 3 Person 7/hrs.Lake OntarioSummerTrout • SalmonFully Equipped 30’ Sportfisherman$550 4 person/8 hours$650 6 person/8 hoursFishing 12 Months A Year“We Clean Your Catch”Call For Info:800-464-0103All TackleAnd BaitSuppliedHawg-Master Charters10183 Millers Road • Lyndonville, NY 14098Fully Licensed and InsuredELKINSWESTONBUCKHANNONWELCHThereʼs Fast Food,Then Thereʼs KFCCROSSROADS GENERAL STOREGUNSIn StockOr Ordered636-1110269-2712472-4288436-6722Discover-Master Card-Visa-American Express-Debit CardsJuly 2007 ~ Page 11SafeLOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OFROUTE 47 & NEWARK RD.newark, wv304-275-4619Open At 5am-7pm M-Th5am-8pm Fr7am-8pm Sat7am-5pm SunShowroom• Hunting Supplies • Ammo• Camo Clothing • Muzzleloaders• Beverages • Gasoline• Food & More• Fishing Tackle • Musky LuresFinancing Available On Items Over $200•Long Guns • Safes 90 Days Same As Cash


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Permit ApplicationsAvailable For GreenBank ObservatoryThe National Radio AstronomyObservatory (NRAO) in GreenBank, West Virginia , has announcedthat applications are nowavailable and are being accepted forthe special resident-only controlled2007 deer hunt at the NRAO site.This controlled hunt is organizedand planned in cooperation withthe West Virginia Division of NaturalResources (WVDNR).Submitting an application entersthe hunter in a drawing for a maximumof two (2) days on the NRAOsite. Applications for the drawingmust be received by NRAO on orbefore August 3, 2007. Successfulapplicants will be notified by mailand issued a special NRAO letterof authorization to deer hunt. Onlyhunters who have made applicationand have received a letter forScott Matheny, from Parkersburgcaught a 33” carp at StonewallJackson Lake.Get Ready For Hunting Season With Our Large Selection OfFranchiBenelliNew and Used GunsGlockKimberLeupold - Zeiss ScopesGold - Platinum - Silver - Jewelry - WatchesTools - Electronics - Archery - Safes - And More!Buy - Sell - Trade - LoansLay-Aways AvailableTwo Locations To Serve Your Needs515 Division St.3408 Dudley Av.Parkersburg, WV Parkersburg, WV304-428-7298 304-428-7296a particular day or days can hunt.“Walk-ons” will not be permittedto hunt.The controlled hunts, held for fivedays (September 29 and October5, 6, 11 and 12) under the auspicesof the WVDNR, will take place on4 delineated areas ranging in sizefrom 132 acres to 1,000 acres. Eacharea is designated: BOW ONLY;or MUZZLELOADER & SHOT-GUN WITH SLUGS; or MUZ-ZLELOADER ONLY. Applicantsmust choose a bow or which typeof firearm they wish to use duringthe hunt on the application.continue to the next pageSAFESKristopher Gross hooked a 25 1/2”channel catfish. Photo courtesy ofStarcherʼs Sport Shop in LubeckBOONEʼS BOW SHOP3-D RANGE - PRACTICE RANGEINDOOR ARCHERY RANGELocated On Larkmead RdParkersburg, WV 304-863-6962ParkerJuly 2007 ~ Page 15BEARGame CheckingStation•Archery Shoots•Leagues•GroupDiscounts


The maximum bag limit during theNRAO hunt is two antlerless deer(one per day), except that an on-sitelottery will be held each day of thehunt which will allow five huntersto hunt an either sex deer. Theseare BONUS deer and do not counttoward the hunters annual licenseddeer bag limit. However, participatinghunters must possess appropriateWest Virginia hunting licenses.All deer harvested must be checkedat the official game checking stationlocated on the NRAO site.Due to the nature of the work atthe Observatory, gasoline-poweredvehicles are strictly controlled onthe site. Hunters may park only indesignated parking areas, and allvehicles will be issued a “pass” fordisplay on the windshield. Transportationfrom hunter check-in tosome hunt areas is provided by theNRAO. For purposes of safety andbiological study of harvested deer,all hunters must pass through thecheck-in station each morning beforethe dayʼs hunt. At the end ofthe dayʼs hunt, all hunters must exitthrough the check-out station.Applications may be picked upat any WVDNR District Office ormay be requested by sending a selfaddressed,stamped envelope to theNational Radio Astronomy Observatoryat PO Box 2 , Green Bank,David Willis landed a 6 poundrainbow trout. Photo courtesy of KileʼsGrocery in Upper Tract.Remington • Winchester • Weatherby • Browning • Rossi • EAA • Marlin • SavageRuger • Glock • Benelli • Bersa • Taurus • Springfield• S & WSEARSEXXONOver 47 YearsIn BusinessWest Virginia 24944, Attention:Hunt Coordinator. An applicationand detailed instructions and regulationswill be provided to each applicant.For information, call 304-456-2011 or 304-924-6211.David Montgomery hooked a 5pound, 14 oz. bass. Photo courtesyof Three Riverʼs Edge in Hinton..PARK CENTER SPORTING GOODSPark CenterRainelle, WV 304-438-5660DealerBUY * TRADE * PAWNKnives, Lights, Guns, BowsBoots & Gortex ClothingBows & Arrows - Tackle - TrappingAll Types Of Fishing LuresPSEBrowning9 to 8 Daily 12:30 to 5 Sun.Deer & TurkeyHunting SuppliesPelican BoatsPelican BoatsGator 12'Bass Raider 10’$699.95$599.95Colorado Gator 12’ 15'6"$399.95 $799.95Predator 10'3" 10’$699.95 $799.95TC • Kimber • Knight • T-C Encore • Traditions • CVA • Thompson CenterJuly 2007 ~ Page 16STUMPTOWN, WVUS HIGHWAY 33GAME CHECKINGHUNTING/FISHING LICENSEGas - Tires - Groceries - HardwareBass Fishing In MuddyOr Windy DaysMuddy water is often a byproductof rains and fronts. As a generalrule we avoid fishing in severelymuddy water, but when this is unavoidablewe only fish shallow. Inmuddy water, the light penetratesonly a few feet and the resultingdarkness keeps the bass shallow.We use only two baits when fishingmuddy water: (1) a jig-and-pig,or (2) a single bladed (#6 Colorado,gold or copper) spinner bait.Please bear this in mind; there aredegrees of muddy water. We like tofish dingy water, but if we can seeraccoon tracks on top of the water,continue to the next pageFranchi • NEF • Henry • Mossberg • Rouge • Braztech • Liberty


Turkey Hunting Supplies - Large Selection Of Fishing Tackle - Live BaitDEE’S SPORTING GOODSLocated On Route 3 - One Mile East Of HamlinHAMLIN, WV304-824-5187Convenience Store - Beverages - Deli and FoodAMMUNITION • GUNS • ARCHERYMUZZLELOADING • MUSKY BAITSFISHING TACKLE • RODS & REELSGame Checking Hunting & Fishing Licensewe move toward clearer water,constantly assessing water clarity.We think the bass do the same. Thebass move from muddy water towardclearer water until they findconditions they can live in, thenthey stop.So as we are moving toward clearerwater we are constantly testingfor fish. When we find where theystopped, we start fishing in earnest.As we are moving toward clearerwater, we often come upon a mudline,and this is a signal to startfishing intently. We throw into themuddy water, and bring the lurethrough the mud-line into the dingywater. We expect the bite to comewithin inches of the transition betweenthe muddy water and theclearer water.Windy conditions makes for excellentfishing during late spring,summer and early fall. It makes forpoor fishing in the winter and earlyspring.EXXONGASHere is why wind improves fishing.First, the wind causes wavesand waves oxygenate the water.The additional oxygen invigoratesthe fish and causes them to feed.But more importantly, the windcontinue to the next pageAluminum Boats With Stretch Technology#2 Walnut St.Belpre, Ohio740-423-6541Factory AuthorizedFull Line DealerJason Highland, from Charlestonlanded a big 23” largemouth bass.Parkerʼs Safe Sales80 to 90In StockIn Home Delivery - Up or DownTri-States LargestS & G Certified LocksmithSince 1958740-484-4572Exit 208 I-70 S. on SR 149-2.7 MilesBelmont, Ohio15HP Kit (converts 9.9)2 stroke$307.50 Installed1-877-HEY-DAVEwww.davesmarine.comJuly 2007 ~ Page 17Complete FishingRigs In Stock• Boat - Motor - Trailer - etc.V-4 Jon BoatsFrom $2,900


www.newadventurerv.comthe wind blows algae and planktonto the windy shore where it stacksup. Shad feed off of plankton andbass feed off of shad. Both the shadand the bass like to actively feedshallow along a wind-blown shore.When waves are breaking over apoint or along a shoreline, we lookfor deeper water nearby. We expectthe bass to be holding in deep waterbut close to the shallow, breakingwaves. When fishing a shoreline,we hold the boat off shore, throwlures into the breaking waves andretrieve them to where we think thebass are holding in deeper water.For this type of fishing we prefercrankbaits. Our favorite crankbaitsfor this purpose are 6A Bombersand Wiggle Warts. We throw threedifferent colors.First, we try a lure that matchesthe local crayfish. If this doesnʼtwork we throw shad colored lures,and if this doesnʼt work we throwlures that are predominantly chartreuse.We also throw spinner baits intoRVʼs By: JaycoGulf StreamAdventure2456 Route 21 SouthRIPLEY, WV866-372-1323the waves, pull them to the deepwater and let them drop, shakingthem all the while. When the lurehits the bottom we slow-roll it for afew feet, then rapidly crank it backto the boat to repeat the process. Ifthe wind is blowing across greenvegetation, we will fish this vegetationmuch the same as we fish awind-blown shore.We love to fish a rocky point thathas wind blowing over it. This isone of our favorite fishing places.We begin by positioning the boaton the lee side of the point. Fromthis position we toss lures into thewind and beyond the point, thenwe retrieve slowly over the point,expecting the bite as the lure entersthe deeper water on the lee side.A cardinal sin often committed bynovice fishermen is to fish the leeside of the lake when the wind isblowing.Our experience is this: On the leeside of the lake the bass will beinactive, while on the windwardshores the bass will be active.21 Country MarketLive Bait & Tackle* Minnows ~ Crawlers*Mealworms ~ Shiners* GAME CHECKING* HUNTING & FISHING LIC.Everything you need fora day on the water!372-9697Rt. 21 North Ripley, WVSPENCER'STAXIDERMY304-824-3745OVER 46 39 YEARSEXPERIENCEBIRDS, FISH, ANTLERSLIFE-SIZE MOUNTS, GAMEHEADSWEST HAMLIN,WVACCROSS FROM THE POST OFFICEFULL TIME TAXIDERMY SERVICEThe wind makes boating and fishingtougher, but the improved bitemakes it worthwhile.These words apply to fishing inlate-spring, summer, and early-fall,but it is vice-versa for the rest ofthe year.When the water is colder than 60degrees, the wind makes it evencolder, so the place to fish is wherethe water is sheltered, and it is evenbetter if the spot is fully exposed tosunshine.Donʼt let muddy water or windyconditions keep you off the water.• PONTOON• HOUSEBOATRENTALSSpend A Night On The Water304-765-2120BEE RUN DOCKSSlip RentalsOn The Water RestaurantLive Bait • GasolineJuly 2007 ~ Page 18PaddleboatCharters• Dinner & Parties50 PassengersLocated On Sutton Lake - Off I-79 Exit 67 Flatwoods, WVTurn Rt. & Go 1.2 Miles - Turn Left On Airport Road - 1.2 Miles


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Marshall Nicholas caught a nicesmallmouth bass. Photo courtesy ofHess Fish and Tackle in Ellenboro.Using a bow, Eddie Pinkerton got a28 pound carp. Photo courtesy of BackwaterBait in Newport, Ohio.A big carp was brought in by GaryJenkins. Photo courtesy of RRHAMCOin Graton.FISHHESSANDTACKLELive Bait and TackleMinnows - Nightcrawlers - Wax WormsGoldfish - MealWormsLocal Area Gifts • Maps • Patches • ApparelTru Tungsten • G. Loomis Rods & Clothing • PicassoCase Plastic • Ardent Reels • Basstrix - Drop ShotsBass Pro Brand Products - Ordered Weekly - No Shipping Charge100 Rods • 50 Reels • Berkley Baits • Mustad HooksOpen 7 Days Mon. to Sat. 8AM to 7PM Sun. Noon to 4PMLocated On Rt. 16South Of Ellenboro, WV304-869-3311www.hessfishandtackle.netemail - hessfishandtackle@yahoo.comA 13 1/2 pound channel cat washooked by Dwayne Ruff. Photocourtesy of Three Rivers Edge in Hinton.HUGE SELECTIONStay with us while you enjoy the Stonewall Jackson Lake area. Minutesfrom the state park which offers the Arnold Palmer Golf Courseand boat rentals. Also, 1 1/2 milesfrom Stonecoal Lake Wildlife Area(public hunting & fishing). Only 6 miles fromI-79 exit 96 or 4.5 miles from Rt. 33 - Corridor H - near Weston, WV• A/C• TV - VCR• Barbecue Grill• Large Porch AreaLAKE VIEW CABINSOverlooking Stonewall Jackson Lake~ 100 Yards From The Boat Ramp ~• Easy Access• Great View Of Lake• Fully Equipped KitchenIncluding DishwasherJuly 2007 ~ Page 20NOW BOOKINGFOR SPRING & SUMMERSEASON RENTALSEasy Access To PublicHunting Areas. 15,000 AcresOn Stonewall Jackson & 3,000Acres On StonecoalFor More Info & Reservations304-269-5813


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As Larry Nixon made last-minutepreparations to his gear before departingthe dock for the final roundof the Wal-Mart FLW Tour eventon Lake Norman in April, therewas something different about histackle.His Texas rigs were made up oftiny tungsten weights, held in placeby bobber stoppers. His hooks werestraight-shank, fine wire hooks, allmodified with a piece of heat-shrinktubing to create a barb to hold theworm in place.His shaky heads were a rare Japanesevariety, which are hard to acquirein the United States.The line, in which he entrusted allof his potential $150,000-winningfish, was Vanish fluorocarbon.The worms he put on the hookswere straight and skinny, hoppedup with potent smell and taste,thanks to Berkleyʼs latest Powerbaittechnology.One rod was even rigged withthe hottest lure going, a 6-inchBasstrix Paddle-tail tube, pairedwith a weighted hook.Nixonʼs blend of cutting-edgetackle looked like something youmight find in Luke Clausen or ShinFukaeʼs boat.Larryʼs LessonsAs I obsessively studied Nixonʼstackle, I wondered how this couldbe. After all, this was Larry Nixon.Where was the 8-inch ribbon-tailworm? Where was the 1/4-ouncelead bullet weight? Where was the15-pound-test monofilament? Andwhy was he not pegging his weightwith a toothpick? What in the worldhappened to the old-school Nixon?Later that afternoon, as the 56-year-old pro held up the Lake NormanFLW Tour winnerʼs check, his17th national title over a 30-yearpro fishing career, it dawned onme that one of the keys to Nixonʼstimeless success has been his ongoingeffort to embrace new tackle,techniques and technology in bassfishing.continue to the next pageATVʼsMotorcyclesRt. 33 EastBuckhannon, WV304-472-4824www.supersmittys.comKenny Ray brought in a couple ofnice New River smallmouth. Photocourtesy of Three River;s Edge in Hinton.WVʼS Oldest TRACKER MARINE DealerIs Now A New RANGER BOAT DealerMID - STATE MARINARoute 19 NorthSutton,wvPhone: (304) 765-7325 (800) 640-7329July 2007 ~ Page 23SuzukiHondaYamahaATVʼs


"Get ready forfall hunting &trout season"KILE'S GROCERYGUNS - AMMO - CLOTHINGFISHING TACKLE - GROCERIESIn the current state of the professionalfishing business,where 20-something-year-old“kids”continually ride new tackleand techniques to the forefront ofthe sport, how does Nixon stay inthe know and avoid getting stuck inhis ways?Better yet, how does Nixon separatethe wheat from the chaff in thebass tackle business? How doeshe manage to define and refine thenew techniques that he considerskeepers?Recently I had the opportunityto find answers to a few of thesequestions when the legendary prograciously allowed me in his boatfor a day of practice just before theWal-Mart Open on Beaver Lake.“Updated versions of old techniques”Upon starting the fishing day, Nixonwasted little time in getting rightto the topic of keeping up with bassfishingʼs fast-paced changes.“Part of the job requirement of beinga professional angler is keepingup with the improvements and innovationsin our sport,” he began.T&T Gun ShopJolynne Addition(off the Tallmansville Road)Buckhannon, WVGuns • Ammo •AccessoriesTURKEY HUNTING SUPPLIES4-8 Tu&Th12-6 SatLocated on Rt. 220UPPER TRACT, WV304-358-7321472-AMMOON THE 5 - LANEELKINS, WVTROUTFISHINGSUPPLIES“There is so much stuff comingdown the pike these days that hasto be evaluated” it makes tacklemanagement a real challenge.“Itʼs such a fine line to walk,”theChevy pro continued. “If youʼrehard-headed and ignore these newinnovations and improvements inthe name of simplicity - which isvery tempting - youʼll get bowledover in the check line by anglerswho understand them. And on theother hand, you just canʼt fill yourtackle box with every new gizmothat hits the tackle aisle. Thereʼsa delicate balance that must beachieved between embracing thenew stuff and tackle overload.Tackle overload is a bad word forNixon, one that he tries to avoid.Tackle overload is basically goinginto a tournament with a pile oflures that you really donʼt understandor are not comfortable withitʼs the kiss of death for me.continue to the next pageHUNTERʼS HAVENWhose Got Your Next Bow?NOW STOCKINGJuly 2007 ~ Page 24• 18 Fully Equipped Log Cabins• 2 Motels - Indoor Heated Pool• Log Cabins With Fireplace• Horseback Ride To Senaca Rocks• Indian Village With Tee Pees• General Store With Food & More• Campgrounds With Hook-Ups• Restaurant - Great Meals800-772-8342304-567-2352Seneca Rocks, WVhttp:/wvoutdoors.com/yokumsTodd Moore landed a 6.35 poundlargemouth. Photo courtesy of CrossroadsGeneral Store near Newark.HOYTBOWTECHPARKER• Bow Repair• 70ʼ Practice Range• Complete Archery Shop• Custom Made Arrows & Repair• Fishing/Trapping Supplies - Live Bait304-636-9001


For that reason, each and everynew lure, innovation or technologicaladvancement must pass a stringentevaluation process before itearns a spot in Nixonʼs tackle box.From tungsten weights to fluorocarbon,from ChatterBaits toswimbaits, from bobber stoppers toweighted hooks, Nixon takes timeto fully understand them beforeemploying them in battle.“During tournament hours, youwill not find a lure in my boat that Idonʼt completely understand, backwardsand forwards. I simply willnot take up space in my boat withlures I donʼt understand, becausethey can be a terrible distraction.”Exactly how something finds itsway into Nixonʼs tackle box is acomplex process.“Itʼs all about having a bettermousetrap,ʼ he offered. ʻSo manyof the new techniques we see thesedays are actually updated versionsof older lures or techniques. In orderfor a new lure to find its wayinto my boat, it usually has to replacean old one.”“I still chuckle when I hear someonerefer to a shaky head as a newtechnique. I won a national tournamenton a shaky head in 1981.Granted, there have been a lot ofrefinements since then - bettermolds, better hooks, better line -Christy’s Trading Post/Fat Eddie’sLocated At Summersville Lake - Near Battle Run RampLive Bait • Beer • Ice • Boating & Camping SuppliesWater Toys • Groceries & More!2243 Summersville Lake Rd.304-872-9101Bob & Christy Allman - Ownersbut itʼs still the same concept. Soas an example, my Japanese shakyheads with light wire hooks havereplaced my antiquated crude ballheads with inferior hooks.“Thatʼs one of the keys to tacklemanagement for me: When I putthe new something in, the oldsomething comes out. I donʼt putall the new shaky heads in therewith the old ones - itʼs either one orthe other.”How Nixon actually discoversnew lures is based on a very uniquefriendship. He is up front on givingcredit where credit is due in thediscovery process of new lures andtechniques.“A dear friend of mine namedGreg Scott in Dearborn, Michigan,is really the person who gets theTry Our HOT DOG Special10 Dogs For $12 00BIRD DOGPUPS FOR SALEGERMAN SHORTHAIREDPOINTERSBorn 6/10/07 Parents AKC Reg.OFA Hip CertifiedIntense, Hard Hunting Grouse,Woodcock & Pheasant Dogs(304) 637-0242credit for keeping me up to speedon whatʼs happening in the fishinglure business,” Nixon revealed.“He is my - eye in the sky, so tospeak. He constantly monitors fishingWeb sites, tournament resultsand new product releases on theInternet, keeping an eye out foranything that might make waves intournament bass fishing.”“Greg is a fisherman, an engineerand a bona fide tackle freak, whichmakes him a tremendous resource.Whenever he sees something outthere in bass-fishing cyberspacecontinue to the next pageWest VirginiaHunting PropertiesWooded Hunting LandFOR SALEFor Info Call:330-359-5210www.wvhuntingland.comJason Kise caught a 10 pound, 10oz. walleye at the lake. Photo courtesyof Christyʼs Trading Post in Summersville.July 2007 ~ Page 25Mountain MeadowShooting PreserveWILD BOARRED STAGBUFFALOLodging Available At OurLodge - With MealsP.O. Box 120GREENVILLE, WV 24945304-832-6635www.mountainmeadow.net


with potential, he immediately orderssome of it, checks it out andthen tells me whether or not itʼssomething I need to pursue. And heis usually way ahead of the curve;heʼs usually got it before the rest ofthe fishing world does.”“Whatʼs more, he knows so muchabout the Japanese end of the business,which, given the Japaneseinfluence on our tackle in recentyears, has been a huge help tome.”“Of the latest, greatest items thathave found their way into my arsenalover the years, Greg is responsiblefor clueing me in to most ofit.”If Scott finds something that hefeels is worthy of Nixonʼs attention,heʼll send it to him. Fromthere, the first place the item goesis into Nixonʼs pool.“I ought to be able to write thatdarn pool off on my taxes with asmuch lure research as I use it for!”exclaimed Nixon with a chuckle.“But let me tell you, Uncle Sam isnot going for that idea.”With the first cast in the pool,Nixon begins an intensive evaluationof the product.“The first thing I do is classify itin my mind based on its action andMaranda Allen, from ShadySprings, killed her 1st big gobbler.STURGEON GENERALSPORT FISHING CHARTERSLake ErieWalleye - BassPerchJune - OctoberLake OntarioSalmon TroutApril - MayDOUBLE “DD” RANCHORIGINAL OWNERS HAVE RETURNED“A Hunting Preserve Unlike All Others”Captain Hank Cocain6914 Nassell Rd.Sharpsville, PA 16150Phone:724 - 962-4725724-301-1340www.sturgeongeneral.netWAREHOUSE MARINEAluminum BoatsPontoonsI-79 EXIT 96WESTON, WV304-269-7726vibration, which is where 35 yearsof fishing experience comes in.Bass react to different vibrations inthe spring versus the summer andin muddy water versus clear water.And the most important thing Iwant to know, based on its action,is how situational the lure is.“Like I said, most of the timeweâʼre dealing with an updatedversion of an old technique. Takefor example the recent trend ofbuzzing frogs like the Zoom HornyToad.(740) 596-9013 FAXJuly 2007 ~ Page 26Evinrude • MercuryYamaha • Johnson“When I first threw one, it remindedme of the topwater buzzingspoons we used to use. Well, automaticallyI know thatʼs a situationallure thatʼs cover specific, namelyfor vegetation.”In contrast, the first time Nixonwatched a Senko waggle to the bottomof his pool several years ago,he knew he was dealing with a baitthat was much more universal inits action. It was a throwback to aweightless worm, but much better.continue to the next page(740) 596-4711• Wild Russian Hogs• Exotic Rams and Goats• Fallow Deer, Sika Deer, Red Stag & Elk• African & Asian SpeciesPrices include animal, guide & caping.Lodging, meals and meat processing available.58501 US Rt 50, McArthur, OH 45651e-mail Dannie@DDRanch.comWeb Site www.DDRanch.com


“With a sinking stickbait, youʼretalking about a lure that can befished nearly all year, in a variety ofwater clarities for a variety of species.In other words, itʼs not confinedto a narrow window of useeither by season or type of coverbeing fished. To me, thatʼs a moretimeless lure. And in my fishinghistory, Iʼve always favored timelesslures over situational lures.Look at my winning history andyouʼll see that timeless lures likeTexas-rigged worms and jigs aremy strengths.”Once Nixon has two or three newlures or products that pass the pooltest, then he is anxious to presentthem to the real quarry: Mr. Bass.When he is ʻfun fishingʼaroundhome, heʼll test drive productshe is most curious about. Also, acouple of times of year, Nixon andlongtime friend and fellow competitorGeorge Cochran head downto ponds in southern Arkansas forsome R&D with new items.No matter what the innovation is -lure, line, weight, etc. - as he catchesbass on it, Nixon begins to gradethe lure with three primary criteria:Does it garner more strikes? Doesit help eliminate loss of fish? Andhow time-consuming is the maintenanceof the product?“Itʼs all about efficiency, simpleas that,” Nixon declared. “I wantto get more strikes; I want to landmore of my fish; and I donʼt wantFamily Fishing and Camping4 LakesHybrid Striped BassRt. 50Between Bridgeport & Grafton304-265-1000to spend a whole lot of time foolingaround with a lure to rig it or makeit run right in the heat of battle.”With these critical aspects in mind,Nixon offers two examples of baitson his continuum of efficiency,starting with a shaky head.“How much more efficient does itget?” he questioned about the shakyhead. “You can fish it all year longon nearly any kind of fishery onany kind of cover for all species ofbass. It produces more strikes thanmost baits. Losing fish on it is rare.Keep a bag of your favorite wormsin your pocket, and youʼre rightback in business within seconds ofcatching a fish. From an efficiencyCatfish • Trout • Bass• BluegillCamping Daily or Year RoundOpen 7 Days A WeekCabin & Camper RentalsSaturday CatfishTournaments• Cash PrizesHybrid Bluegillstandpoint, it ranks very high in mybook. The only drawbacks are thatcontinue to the next pageThis lady caught some trout. Photocourtesy of Johnsonʼs Sporting Goods inSummersville.PONTOONRENTALSFISHING BOAT RENTALSFishing Guide ServiceStonewall • Burnsville • Sutton LakesBurnsville Docks304-853-2822~LIVE BAIT~Gasoline • Marine SuppliesBass Fishing TackleCatfishing SuppliesJuly 2007 ~ Page 27Docking Slip RentalsNew Slips AvailableUp to 50 FeetEakins JigsShimano ReelsHawg CallerG. Loomis RodsYamamoto & More!


it is slow and it is known for numbersrather than quality.” At theother end of the spectrum, Nixonreturns to the topwater toads.“Thereʼs no doubt, topwater toadsare fun baits to fish - the spectacularstrikes they provoke are phenomenal,”he explained. “But from myperspective, their inherent problemis hookup ratio and having to battlefish through thick cover to get themin the boat. The bass has more of anadvantage with that technique, andIʼm not real comfortable with that,especially if there is a more efficienttechnique available, maybelike Texas-rigging in open water.”Again, Nixon reiterates that he ismore interested in new lures andinnovations that promise improvementsto ʻuniversalʼtechniquesrather than improvements to ʻsituationalʼtechniques.With that in mind, here are Nixonʼsthoughts and opinions on some ofbass fishingʼs recent hot trends onthe FLW Tour:ChatterBait: “Most new lures ortechniques are improved or refinedversions of an old technique, butevery now and then we get one thatcreates its own category, and thatʼsGUNSMITHHot Bluing • Creakote • Trigger Jobs • Muzzle BreaksGeneral Repair • Custom Guns Built • Full Machine ShopObsolete Parts Made - 28 Years ExperienceFirearms & Bows Ordered 10% Over CostCustomers Needing Repairs - Call For Shipping InstructionsMOUNTAINSTATE MACHINE & GUN5173 Moore Rd. - Lavalette, WV - 304-523-5455WANTED: OLD FISHING LURESMADEBEFORE1960a ChatterBait: Itʼs not a jig; itʼs not acrankbait; itʼs not a spinnerbait; yetit can almost be any one of those,depending on how and where itʼsfished. You might say it has a bit ofan identity crisis, and in all honesty,I havenʼt quite figured that baitout yet. Because of its tremendousvibration, I initially figured it to bea very situational lure for heavyvegetation or off-colored water,but now Iʼm starting to rethink myconclusion on that one.”Wakebaits: “Classic example of anold technique that is being resurrected- a throwback to the old dayswhen we used to wake a Redfin onthe surface. Craig Powers has demonstratedhow effective a Long Acan be when waked on the surface.Now that-s a technique that• FOR LARGE PERSONAL COLLECTIONContact: Galen “Grumpy” AshRt. 2 Box 353 Salem, WV 26426304-782-2324has my attention, because I thinkthe window for doing it might bea lot broader than what many realize- it may not be as seasonallyconfined as we think. Letʼs just saythe pool has seen a lot of wakebaitslately, and Iʼm keeping a close eyeon some of the Japanese products.designed to wake on the surface asDO THE MATHGREENBRIER RIVER TRIP+ YOU AND FRIENDS= FIVE POUND BASSMAKE THE CALL• FISHING RAFT RENTALSGary Bragg got a 35 pound turtle.Photo courtesy of Waterfront SportingGoods in Alderson.CHEAT TROUT TRIPSGuide Trips From Rowlesburgh Up& Including The 5 Forks Of TheCheat River Through TheMonongalia National Forest• Catfish TripsRt 1 Box 113AIndependence, WVJuly 2007 ~ Page 2826374For Info Call:304-864-3390• CANOES AND KAYAKS• MAPS & SHUTTLE SERVICE• MODERN CAMPGROUNDGREENBRIER RIVER CAMPGROUND1-800-775-2203www.greenbrierriver.com


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Rt. 33 EastElkins, WV 26241636-7878LIVE BAITDOUBLE AA ROUNDUPOpen 24 HoursLegal BeveragesSnacks • Deli SandwichesHunting & Fishing SuppliesAmmunition • Game CheckWV Hats - Shirts - SouvenirsMOUNTAIN BOYTURKEY CALLSChevronGasGovernor Manchin DedicatesGov. Joe Manchin joined WestVirginia Division of Natural ResourcesDirector Frank Jezioro,Ron Fretts of the National WildTurkey Federation and a numberof local officials in dedicating thenew Little Indian Creek WildlifeManagement Area and new fishingand shooting range facilities atPedlar WMA, both in MonongaliaCounty .“These new facilities will providemany new and much-needed opportunitiesfor outdoors enthusiastsin Monongalia and surroundingcounties,” said Gov. Manchin.“Hunters, anglers, and wildlifewatchers from the Morgantown ,Fairmont and Clarksburg areas willnow have better access to the recreationthey enjoy. Increased activityin these areas also will provide aboost to local businesses.”Little Indian Creek WMA is locatedin southern Monongalia Countyand encompasses 1,036 acres. Itwill serve a significant number ofhunters and other outdoors enthusiastsfrom the area, and is withineasy access of Morgantown ,Clarksburg and Fairmont . The landwas purchased in late 2006 for aprice of $388,500. DNRʼs ConservationFund and a generous donationby the West Virginia Chapterof the National Wild Turkey Federationin the amount of $194,250helped to purchase the land. TheNWTF has made significant contributionsto DNRʼs Wildlife andLaw Enforcement sections over thepast several years, supporting wildturkey research projects, habitatenhancement work, the purchaseof law enforcement equipment andmany more worthwhile projects.This is the second piece of propertyNWTF has helped purchase,the other being Wallback WMAin Braxton County . Little IndianCreek WMA exhibits diverse habitats,including reclaimed mine areas,oak-hickory ridge tops, ponds Gun & PawnStony Run RoadBuckhannon, WV304-472-1588We Accept Major Credit CardsBuy • Sell • Tradeand wetlands. These support manytypes of wildlife associated withrecreational opportunities such aswildlife watching, hunting, fishingand trapping. Future managementactivities will include tree and shrubplantings, wetland developments,installation of informational signs,marking and painting boundaries,management of wildlife openings,road closure and parking lot development.Access to Little Indian Creek WMAis by way of State Route 19 northof Fairmont approximately ninemiles (past Arnettsville) to LittleIndian Creek Road (CR 34). FromMorgantown , take State Route 19South approximately 5 miles fromthe I-79 interchange – exit 152, toLittle Indian Creek Road (CR 34).Pedlar WMA was opened to thepublic in 2004, and includes 766acres in north central MonongaliaCounty . This year, constructionhas been completed on two familyfishing lakes and the first pub-continue to the next pageJeanie Winters caught a hybridbass. Photo courtesy of Jarrettʼs Bait inElizabeth."Business Goes Where Invited -Stays Where Appreciated"Colonial Hotel - MotelHunters & FishermenWelcomeTV & ACFree Parking304-472-3000 Center of City24 N. Kanawha St.Buckhannon, WV 26201July 2007~ Page 33Dalton Cutright, ownerConvenience Store • Movie RentalsBoat & RV Supplies • SouveniersGame Checking Station • HardwareLazy Acres Mart1/2 Mile fromAudra State Park in WV304-472-4279 LIVE BAIT


27 Yrs. ExperienceCustom Made ArrowsBow Tuning•Morell TargetsStands • AccessoriesGlady Fork ArcheryHoyt - McPherson - BowTech - Bear JenningsPearson In Stock RecurvesWe Accept Major Credit CardsI-79 to Exit 96, Left 3.7 MilesWESTON, WV 269-6292Mon.- Fri.-Sat 10-5 Tues. Wed. Thu. 3-9Near Stonewall Jackson Lake304-884-6561“Quality WorkAt AReasonableRate”Access to Little Indian Creek WMAis by way of State Route 19 northof Fairmont approximately ninemiles (past Arnettsville) to LittleIndian Creek Road (CR 34). FromMorgantown , take State Route 19South approximately 5 miles fromthe I-79 interchange – exit 152, toLittle Indian Creek Road (CR 34).Pedlar WMA was opened to thepublic in 2004, and includes 766acres in north central MonongaliaCounty . This year, constructionhas been completed on two familyfishing lakes and the first publicshooting range in MonongaliaCounty , including eight shelteredshooting benches. The propertyfor the WMA was a gift deeded toDNR by Consol Energy, Inc. LikeSteven Valentine caught a 24” hybridbass. Photo courtesy of CrossroadsGeneral Store near Newark.4 PondsOPEN7 Days A WeekCabin & CamperRentalsnearby Little Indian Creek WMA,Pedlar has diverse habitats and providesexcellent wildlife-associatedrecreational opportunities.Two new family fishing lakes arenow open at Pedlar WMA. MasonLake provides 16 acres of fishablewater with a maximum depth of35 feet and includes a boat ramp,courtesy dock, and shoreline trailto more than 50 percent of the lake.The boat ramp allows for the useof trailered boats with electric motorsonly. The lake will be stockedwith bluegills, channel catfishand largemouth bass to provide awarmwater fishery with fish largeenough to catch by 2008. Troutwill be stocked beginning in thespring of 2008, and, because of thecold deep water discharge, they areexpected to survive the warm summermonths.Dixon Lake at Pedlar WMA hasseven acres of water with a maximumdepth of 10 feet, and includesan angler shoreline accessto 100 percent of the lake. It willbe stocked with hybrid bluegills,channel catfish and hybrid stripedbass to provide a warmwater fisheryspecifically for family fishingFamily Fishing & CampingCatfish - Bass - Trout - BluegillCamping Daily or Year Round~ We Now Have Hybrid Striped Bass ~Rt. 50 Between Bridgeport & Grafton304-265-1000 Rt. 2 Box 290 Grafton, WV 26354July 2007 ~ Page 34Game HeadsRugsTurkeysLife Size MountsNoveltiesEuropean MountsJANE LEW,WVeMail toms_ taxidermy@msn.comopportunities, with fish reachingcatchable size by 2008. Hybridbluegills will be stocked every yearor two so as to maintain adequatenumbers for anglers. Catch and releaseregulations will be in effectfor one to three years while growthrates, mortality and catch rates aremonitored, and then a limited harvestwill be allowed. Other restrictionswill be a prohibition on theuse of minnows as live bait to preventthe introduction of unwantedspecies, and barbless hooks will berequired to reduce handling mortalityof caught fish. Boating willbe prohibited on Dixon Lake .Another exciting addition to PedlarWMA is a new public shoot-FLINTLOCK'SSporting GoodsGuns • Ammo • Knives • Kids CamoBerkley Power Bait • Casto FliesSuper Dupers • Trout MagnetsOVER 400 GUNS IN STOCK• Muzzleloaders • Parker Bows• Archery Supplies• Used BowsKingwood PlazaKingwood, WV304-329-2377WV Giftscontinue to the next pageLive Plants


ing range, the first in MonongaliaCounty . The range has backstopsat 25, 50 and 100 yards andincludes eight sheltered shootingbenches which also accommodatephysically challenged shooters.The range will be open to the publicbeginning June 26, 2007 .“This shooting range will provideshooting sports enthusiasts in thispart of the state a much-neededplace to enjoy sighting in their deerrifles and other aspects associatedwith shooting sports,” said DNRDirector Frank Jezioro. “LittleIndian Creek and Pedlar wildlifemanagement areas are prime exmanagementareas are prime examplesof how a state agency likeDNR, a conservation organizationlike NWTF, and private industries304-452-8870like Consol Energy Inc. can worktogether to provide public landsand facilities for the enjoyment ofhunters, anglers and other outdoorrecreationists for generations tocome.”Access to Pedlar WMA is by wayof State Route 7 and County Route41, approximately seven miles westof Morgantown .For information about Little IndianCreek and Pedlar wildlifemanagement areas and other publicland available in the state, pleasevisit the West Virginia Divisionof Natural Resources Web site atwww.wvdnr.gov , or call the DNRDistrict 1 office in Farmington at(304) 825-6787.Rusty Viney caught a 6 3/4 poundrainbow. Photo courtesy of Kileʼs Groceryin Upper Tract.BRUSHY FORK MARTBrushy Fork RoadBuckhannon, WV(1.3 Miles From US Rt. 33)Gasoline LiveGas DieselBaitKeroseneWV Lottery & PowerballFishing SuppliesKnives - Novelty ItemsM-S 6am-12pm Sun 8am-10pm304-472-5132Antlerless DeerPermits AvailableApplications for the 2007 AntlerlessDeer Season are now availableat all West Virginia hunting andfishing license agents, Division ofNatural Resources (DNR) DistrictOffices, Elkins Operations Centerand Charleston Headquarters, accordingto Curtis I. Taylor, Chief ofthe DNRʼs Wildlife Resources Section.These applications may alsobe downloaded from the DNRʼsweb page at www.wvdnr.gov. Theselimited permit areas provide antlerlessdeer hunting opportunities incounties or areas of the state wherewildlife biologists have determinedthat limited numbers of antlerlessdeer permits are necessary to meetmanagement objectives.Five counties or parts thereof,including Braxton, Fayette (Northcontinue to the next pageA big carp was landed by CharlesMcGraw. Photo courtesy of Three RiverʼsEdge in Hinton.Twin Lakes Camper SalesRt. 33 East of WestonTurn Left Exit 99 - I-79WESTON,WV 304-269-335712,000 Lb. HitchesAs Low As $99July 2007 ~ Page 35CenturyToppersNew Campers In StockSandpiperWildwoodRockwood


and East of New River and Eastof Gauley River), Grant (West oftop of New Creek and North ForkMountains), Pendleton (West ofthe North Fork of South BranchRiver) and Tucker and eight WildlifeManagement Areas (WMAs)will have a limited number ofClass N licenses for resident antlerlessdeer hunting from November19 through December 1 andDecember 26 through December29 on private land only, and December3 through 8 on public andprivate land. Applications must bereceived by the DNR before theclose of business on August 24,2007. The 2007 limited residentantlerless deer season will providean opportunity for 1,200 residentsto participate on the eight WMAs.An additional 739 residents will beselected to hunt antlerless deer inthe five counties or portions thereofthat are restricted to resident hunters.For complete information onantlerless deer season dates andbag limits, consult the 2007-2008Hunting and Trapping RegulationsSummary, which is available atWest Virginia hunting and fishinglicense agents, DNR offices andonline at www.wvdnr.gov.On The Internet At:www.huntn.biz/4044The Most EliteAnd ExcitingHunting & Fishing ClubIn The World!!Call Alan Shreves at(304) 669-1234Fishing Clear WaterA few years ago a man decidedto learn how to fish clear water. Hehired a guide,to teach him.The guides advice was, “The bestway to learn how to fish deep inclear water is to fish at night, usinga black-light and fluorescent line.”“There are two keys to successfuldeep-water fishing.” Key one:watch for line movement. Keytwo: sense what is happening to thebait.At night 6-pound test fluorescentline looks like a rope when viewedwith a black-light.Watch the line while feeling everythingthat is going on with yourhands. A line that goes slack ortwitches on the fall may be the onlysignal of a bite.A slight variation in the feel orrhythm of the bait can also meana bite.Next, and still at night, and stillusing fluorescent line and a nightlight,fishing with spinnerbaits,crankbaits and Texas-rigged worms.He taught him to feel the rhythmof a deep, slow-rolling spinnerbaitand a deep running crankbait.Often baits can be inhaled, thenexhaled with the only indicationbeing a momentary interruption ofrhythm.And when fishing on the bottomwith plastic, the bite will either bea heavy feel or line movement. Seldomdo you actually feel a fish.The trick is to mentally visualizewhat the bait is doing and set thehook when something is different.Try to sense a “I just hung up on adish-rag feel.”www.wvasportsman.netHillbilly Hunting BeaglesAKC Pups & Hunting DogsComplete Line of Dog SuppliesDiamond Deluxe, Regal, Easy Loader & Summer BoxesDavid Dewees (304) 988-3137 Curt Casto (304) 988-04822178 Fishers Ridge, Kenna, WV 25248Danny Graham, from Woodsfield,Ohio, caught a 29” saugeye on theOhio River.GAME BIRDS FOR SALEA.I. TestedWHITE OAK FARMELLAMORE, WV(304) 472-6207July 2007 ~ Page 36WILDBob White QuailSALE - Aug. 1 to Sept. 15only $3 Each When YouBuy 100 Birds Or More(Place Your Order Early)


RABDAHWANAKWKYBHSASGWOOWOOKCIRTAPZTIFACMALLTRISEOIOWWNGLITAOLLELOEDDTYELDNAHERSULOYENEEELLOWLMILLALNBRBAPLONTOTTAIRTRZLTAECIRFLOTHEAARNEDRAWCAKEEEUSAGOTAWPSETOOKETSBHEATASBROWPUOLOAETNRECMILETREEUDOADTUCKAHOELTANINNCJMFASHBRNKETEMAWAMKEAWFIBEHTDSESOBLGAUEEHEUNEYDRTUCETROUTNFERSBIWORD SEARCHWood • Cacapon • Beech • Mason • Summit • Teter • WallbackWAAGIMDIEAOIEELEAOAFIRKYNIOPGGAUAEPALVIENTNTETEREIDPOORRSELIDWUNDERWOODTODRCAREHKrodel • Rollins • Berwind • Fitzpatrick • Warden • MountwoodWatago • Boley • Tuckahoe • Kanawha • Coopers • Buffalo • BaileyWestover • Miletree • Handley • Teter • Brandywine • Tracy • ChiefCreek • Anawalt • Pipestem • Dunkard • Tygart • Ashby • RidenhourRCRAWMTPBRTKEAAGRTBTLook Up - Down - Across - DiagonallySIDENOURTCACAPONNCYCGASFOODAMMOReese'sCountryStoreBreakfast - Lunch - Deli ItemsHUNTING SUPPLIESGAME CHECKINGMUSKY PLUGS304-679-3502Just Off U.S. Rt. 50Near Mountwood ParkDeerwalk, WVIt's AlwaysHunting Season✫✫✫ At ✫✫✫DALE RAYHUNTING PRESERVEWILD BOARExotic Sheep • GoatsSika Deer • Fallow DeerWhitetail Hunts InSeason With Bow Or GunTom Belville2228 Co Rd 66Proctorville, OH45669(740) 886-7060Clip OutLarge Fish Pictures WantedName____________________________________________Address__________________________________________City_____________________________________________State_____________________ Zip_____________________Fish______________________County_______________Pound______ Oz____July 2007 ~ Page 37Photos Will Be ReturnedWe are looking for large fish(all types) from 2007.Send Photo To:WVSP.O. Box 5521Vienna, WV26105E-mail wvsport@wirefire.com


SUMMERSVILLE LAKE NIGHT BASS TOURNAMENTSponsored By:Open To All TeamsBattle Run Ramp7:30PM to 7AMWarehouse MarineI-79 Exit 96WESTON, WV304-269-772614th ANNUALSept. 1Saturday NightFULL MOONTEAM CHALLENGETwo Flights Over 50 TeamsRugged - Reliable Aluminum Bass Boats$125 per TeamPlus $20 Optional Big BassBig Bass Pays 3 Places50% -30%-20% Over 25 Teams$5 Additional For TeamsSigning Up At RampSend in $25 For This EventAlong With This Clip Out Form.Pay The CASH Balance At The Ramp.This Secures Your Blast-off Number.Late Team Numbers Follow Mail in.• 6 Fish Limit per Team• 6 oz. Dead Bass• Courtesy Board• Obey DNR Rules• Subject To Polygraph• Complete Rules At Event• No Off-Limits Before Event$1,500 1stNight EventsSample PayoutFor 50 TeamsNumber Of Places PaidBased On Entered TeamsPro-rated Less Or MoreThan 50 Teams$1,500 1st1,000 2nd800 3rd525 4th400 5th300 6th200 7th150 8th125 9thOver 35 TeamsBig Bass$500300200Clip Out & Mail 5 DAys Prior To Event- Send $25 Advance FeeBoater____________________________________________________________Partner____________________________________________________________One Address________________________________________________________City_______________________________________________________________REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 6PMAluminum Bass Boats Available AtWAREHOUSE MARINESt_____ Zip_____________ Phone#_____________________________________Sept. 1 ______Send In $25 This EventTo Pre-Register________Pay The CASH BalanceAt The RampJuly 2007 ~ Page 38Mail To:Bass SportsmanP.O. Box 5521Vienna, WV 26105304-295-8450


Online At www.catfishermansparadise.comCATFISHERMAN’S PARADISE“Home Of The Big Cats”4 Miles North of Belpre, Ohio on St. Rt. 7at Veto Road Intersection(740) 373-0686Catfisherman’s Paradise has stocked 14,000 thousandof pounds of big catfish in this season.Our bait shop carries a full line of bait, tackle and snacks.Tag fish - 70 pound over jar paying 1st & 2nd weekly.100 lbs.72 lbs. 85 lbs.Hereʼs A Few of the BIG CATS Caught Last Year103 lbs.Don’t miss out on some of the best catfishing this summer.Plan your trip now.*$1,000 weekend special tournaments paying out $1,000 every weekend.Starting Friday’s 6PM to Sunday 6PM.$13.00 For 12 Hours of Fishing (2 Poles)Includes All JackpotsOpen 24 Hours A Day - 7 Days A WeekLocated Just Across The River From Parkersburg, WVJuly 2007 ~ Page 39

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