Causing an up rizen

Published 3:41 pm Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The courts have decided to put the coal fired power plant on track in Early County, Ga. That will cause an up rizen in that part of the state.

The re-enactment of the Battle of Marianna will take place Sept. 26 and 27 in conjunction with the Fall Festifull. Should be good.

Did you know that Buzz Aldrin, when he stepped on the moon, was an elder in the Presbyterian Church in Houston? The pastor of that church gave him a small communion set to take with him in space. The first food consumed on the moon was a communion wafer and thimble-size silver chalice of wine! I never knew that until last Friday.

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The Sunshine Bassmasters of Tallahassee fished last Saturday from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Matt Baty took first place with five fish at 22 pounds, Clint Brown took second with 18 pounds, and Kim Brown took third with 15 pounds. Matt is from Attapulgus, Clint is from Recovery and Kim is from Quincy, Fla.

The Jack Wingate Thursday Night Big Fish tournament was won by Clint Brown and Tanner Lee with a 7.28-pounder. Second place was taken by David Kirk and Lance Reynolds with a 7.02-pounder.

The Valdosta Bassmasters fished out last Saturday with Earl Roverson taking five fish at 23.12 pounds. He had the Big Fish at 6.6 pounds. Tom Ridley took second with 19.14 pounds and George Roverson took third with 10.07 pounds.

The C&R fished out Sunday with Roberson and Roberson taking first place with five fish at 17 pounds. They also had Big Fish with a 6.45-pounder. Second place went to Hamric and Hamric with 16.85 pounds. Third place went to Baty and Shiver with 14.8 pounds. Not one fish died, they all swam back to bite again.

Johnny and Jonathan Moore of Cairo, Ga., had a nice mess of bass, Pam Martin-Wells and Stephen had a limit of bass up to 5 pounds each. The bass were slower than they have been for some reason. One suspect, however, is because dark nights and the fact that a front has been laying over the area for most of the week.

Don Logdon had 25 crappie on jigs while Ray Davis took 23 on minnows. Ray Davis took 29 on Tuesday in 25 feet of water fishen 8 foot deep. The Rev. Russ Rodgers took 22 crappie, 23 feet deep on jigs.

One fish short of a limit (14) was taken on Tuesday on live bait, while on Thursday, a full limit was taken on jiggen spoons up to 6 pounds by Mike Sloan.

On Tuesday, Alan Carter, guiding Bill Williams, took two limits, one at 3.25 pounds. On Thursday, they went back and took 78, all on wigglers. It’s been a fair week on fishen, not the best, but not the worst.

Mark Pope and Scott Brown had 50 redbellies on beds, three foot or less. Mr. Whiddon, using a beetle spin in 2 feet of water landed 23 big redbellies.

Thomas Scott and son, Zarron, of Cairo, had a nice cooler of big channels and blues.

Rodney and Keith Childree of Valdosta had six big bass on scum frogs.

The English and Mueller families took nine good catfish noodlin’ up tod 10 pounds.

Wingate’s Fishing Report

July 26, 2009Lake surface temp: 83Lake level: Down someLake clarity: Mostly clearFlint: GreenishChattahoochee: Real muddySpring Creek: ClearReport provided by: Jack Wingate