Benefits of not smoking

Published 7:47 pm Friday, June 26, 2009

“Tell St. Peter at the Golden Gate that I hate to make him wait, but I just got to have another cigarette”, I sang this old “Phil Harris” tune to her many times in the past years.

I’m speaking of Pam Martin-Wells. She has been without a cigarette five weeks and Stephen two weeks.

Last winter she could barely climb up her tree stand to shoot a deer. Now in five weeks she can walk a mile and back breathing through her nose.

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The Jack Wingate Thursday Night Big Fish Tournament this past week was won by McIntosh and McIntosh with an 8.36-pounder, beating the old record of 8.26 pounds held by Paul Tyre and Nic Jeter.

Randy Weaver and daughter, Zoey, took second with a 7.18-pounder. Zoey is 9 years old and she liked fishen tournaments.

We have had a plumb solution of Hybreds taken this week on Jiggin Spoons, the biggest is 8.6 pounds.

The catfish just don’t seem to let up biting. Three big messes were taken by Jim Hammond.

The Tallahassee Bass Anglers fished out of Wingate’s on Saterday. Don Gainie had Big Fish with a 7.26-pounder. Fred Jones was second with seven fish at 31.56 pounds; however, Dallas Johnson came in first with seven at 31.91 pounds. It was so hot they lost a pile of fish.

Bream is still on beds and crickets is the key to a good trip. Mayflies are out by the ske-dalions. We look to a good summer from the bream.

I remember one time I read that ole Ben Franklin sed, “Half a truth is often a great lie.”  Fits today’s times.

Wingate’s Fishing Report

June 21, 2009

Lake surface temp: 81Lake level: Down someLake clarity: Brown to greenishFlint: BrownChattahoochee: DingySpring Creek: ClearingReport provided by: Jack Wingate