Two things need to tell you about

Published 2:40 pm Tuesday, November 2, 2010

This scribler had two things happen to him this week that needs to be told to our readers.

On Oct. 30, 1938, Orson Wells broadcast his “War of Worlds” broadcast. This went out on a nationwide broadcast. My father never went to bed until H.V. Caultonborne signed off the air. All in Faceville had battery radios, the Baptist Church was lit up, folks praying, one deacon ran over two 300-pound sows and wrecked his car. Some were rakin the pine straw away from their houses to keep them from burning up.

Then, Tuesday morning, the V.F.W. came to my home and relieved me of the job I had helt for many years, that was to put flags on veteran’s graves in a group of cemetaries in Faceville, Recovery, Hannatown and Bettstown. I was so overjoyed that I took a two-hour nap.

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There was a few good catches of crappie taken this week, but it was way off from last week. The inch and a third of rain may help that this week.

The TriState Championship Tournament fished 70 boats out of Wingate’s Lodge on Saturday. The results was again very slow and low. Big Fish was caught by Ken Morgan with a 6.54-pounder with Allen Rains breathing down his neck with a 5.32-pounder.

First place went to Ed Griffin, who caught 17.88 pounds, second place went to Allen Rains with 17.23 pounds and third place went to Steve Rains with 15.00 pounds. Ed sed he tookem on spinnerbaits, but you know fishermen.

Wingate’s Fishing Report

October 31, 2010

Lake surface temp: 70
Lake level: 1 foot down
Clarity: Cloudy upriver
Flint: Cloudy
Chattahoochee: Clear
Spring Creek: Clear
Report provided by: Jack Wingate