New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, April 30, 1987, Page 8

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

April 30, 1987

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 30, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Pa9e 8A    Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels. Texas    Thursday,    April    30,    1987iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimmiiuiMiiNHi  Illllllllllllll mill  ..................................................................Even veteran hunters have total respect for rattlers By BOB HOOD Fort Worth Star Telegram (’HICO (AP) Every step had become a cautious, calculated maneuver Each rock, boulder and crevice got a glance then a deliberate stare. 1'he limb up the steep hillside had only begun, but already I felt the chill of uncertainty. Rattlesnakes. Say the word fast or slow and it still demands total respect. Even to veteran rattlesnake hunters such as Harold Hastings. He had invited me to hunt rattlesnakes on a hunting lease near his Chico home. Before ascending the rocky hill. Hasting had buckled on a pair of Fiberglas snake leggings — wraparound protection from the top of his leather boots to above his knees Most veteran rattlesnake hunters will agree that leather will stop the fangs of most striking rattlesnakes. "I won t hunt without them.” Hastings said. “It just isn t worth taking a chance.” 'They are sluggish when they first come out of their dens,” Hastings said. "They are still cold, and they justFishing Report lie at the mouths of their dens and soak up the sun. But it doesn’t take long for them to start moving Once they get warm enough, they will start traveling about. And they’re really hungry.” Hastings said a rattlesnake will travel about one mile away from his den on the average, feeding on rats, mice birds and any other small creatures he can catch On our hunt, we split apart to cover more territory The steep hill was covered with so many rocks and boulders that, in order to study the backside of every rock, we could take only a step or two at a time To catch a snake once he is spotted, Hastings uses a metal snake stick a 4 foot bar with a hinged clamp on one end that’s activated by a squeeze-type handle at the other The snake stick I used belongs to Danny Hastings Harold’s son, who has become a master at working w ith rattlesnake skins In fact, he has made several guitar straps out of rattlesnake skins for such country western singers as Roy Clark. Loretta Lynn and George Strait Rattlesnake skins also are used to make other things AUSTIN AB Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled by the Texas Barks and Wildlife Department for April IO: CENTRAL BASTROP Water clear. 72 degrees, normal level, black bass fair to four pounds on Skipjacks in fairly shallow water; hybrid striper slow . crappie fair at night under lights to 25 fish per string on minnows and jigs. yellow catfish fair to IS pounds on live perch BELTON Water clear, 70 degrees, nor mal level, largemouth bass good to 21 pounds on minnows smallmouth bass good to five pounds on crawfish colored cranks in shallow water in the evening, striper poor, crappie fair on minnows to 20 fish per string white bass good on live shad to 55 fish per string in shallow water at night cattish fair to I1 _• pounds to IU fish per person drifting shrimp over sandbars More fishermen using lake during week than on w eekend BUCHANAN Watei clear. <>f> degrees one foot low black bass good to five pounds on Bagley ’s hot blue cranks, striper good to l l pounds on Bagley s chrome chatter baits crappie good with strings to 25 tish on blue and white jigs iii shallow water white bass good to loo fish per string on pearl 1. ii Georges. catfish good to six pounds on shad baited trotline CANYON Water clear 69 deqiees, nor mal level; larqemouth bass good to S’2 pounds on worms and deep diving cranks, smallmouth bass qood to tour pounds on tour inch smoke or salt and pepper ringworms, striper fair to eight pounds schooling early and tate running with white bass on L ii Georges topwater chug gers or poppers crappie qood at mqht fair in day to 25 fish per string, fish full of eggs movinq toward shallow water white bass good schooling off main lake points early and late or all day durmq cloudy days catfish fair to 41. pounds on shrimp or chicken livers GIBBONS CREEK Water fairly clear. 7u degrees, normal level black bass fairly good in slot and below a few keepers over 21 inches returned to the lake on spinners topwaters and dark worms and lizards crappie fairly good to near limits on min nows mostly in the evenings, catfish good on chicken livers Few fishermen midweek LBJ VVater murky. 67 degrees, normal level, black bass good to 4'_> pounds on Storm s Wiggle Wart blue pearl, striper good to IU pounds on Bomber Silver Shad crappie good to 25 fish per string on white glitter grubs; white bass good to 60 fish per string on Sassy Shad; catfish good to seven pounds on trotline with shad Good numbers of fish over weekend STILLHOUSE Water clear. 59 degrees, normal level, black bass good to 2’ pounds with topwater transparent torpedoes and jitterbugs near shore early morning, hybrid striper good near bridge to 44 pounds on slabs and shrimp, jigs minnows crappie good to 25 fish per string near the bridge and around marina at night on minnows, white bass good around marina at night to IU fish per string on min nows and jigs. catfish good to 59 pounds on trotline with live bait. channel catfish good to four pounds on cutbait TRAVIS Water clear. 69 degrees. IK in ches low black bass very good to 45 fish per f>oat per day to 4'. pounds on chrome topwaters early, smoke glitter grubs and four inch plastic worms later striper slow but some sighted around Lakeway and Boult Venture crappie fairly good to 2o fish per string in 10-15 lect of watei iii the brush white bass picking up in midlake lots of action in the back ends of coves where shad are spawning on smokt glutei grubs to Bi pounds catfish improving b three pounds on live crawfish WHITNER Water murky in creeks clear in lake 61 degrees normal level black bass fair to good to six pounds on spinners buzz baits Griper givod to 2 pounds on shad some schooling crappie fair to good on minnows Flea F lies Littl* Fishes around White Bluff under gulls white bass good to 74 fish pet string to pounds each one string of 15 fish weighed in pounds, on white slabs and jig- around White Bluft catfish good to , pounds 01 night crawlers shad pert Ii mound state park COASTAL SABINE LAKE Bodfish iii fairly gthhI numbers to five pounds south of Stewt s Island mostly on dead shrimp a few on mud minnows some trout to three pound-on dead shrimp and white touts with red head good numbers of croakers to I pounds mostly on dead shrimp, good numbers of flounder to three pounds along the roads and road ditches, south of Stewt s Island and out from old steel mill good numbers of drum to foul pounds in the same areas as redfish. live bait not available GALA ESTON Bodfish from 26 to to in ches at the jetties fair in numbers on dead shrimp cut mullet some on gold setons scattered redfish in the bays on gold spoons and Kelley Wigglers, specks hard to find in bays on e located fish are large some to eight pounds on Kelley W igglers (lingoes Mu (> Lures some specks along the beach front to seven pounds around rock piles good numbers of drum in IK ’ pound range at the jetties gas wells m lower Galveston Bay Gulf ( oast Fishing Bier producing whiting gulftrout croaker gafftops pompano sheepshead and a lew Spanish mackerel, offshore pin during small snapper to six pounds kingfish bonito and dolphin sighted live bait becoming more available iii the $9 Sin range B< IR I OVONNiiR I rout good lo three pounds in the bar k bays vs it ii limits red fish good to six pounds with limits at the big jetties on In e shrimp live bait sin 'nip available at $9 per quart Fair nullifiers of fishermen BAI Vc Ins Redfish catches scattered to 25 inches on dead shrimp and g«M I -peons specks improving in all bays fishermen still hampered try low tide-flounder catches occasional to I pound-on live shrimp live bait shrimp available at SH per quart ROCKPORT (1 *nH1 nuintier- of sp* < k to seven pounds along outside bead at I ray lot Island Big Bayou Mud Island Mian s Bight and t opaiiu ( au-ewav I » 1 aftei midnight on live shrimp Cranbury touts gobi spoons No 90 ( Cotton < or tell s redfish good on gold spoons ii. Red bsh Bay Rattlesnake Point in 1 opano Bay oil black and gobi Cordell - gafftop ca' bsh good to five pounds iii good nullifiers drum good to 2x pounds live halt shrimp plentiful at $7 >0 per quart Good numbers of Spanisti mackerel. -nupj>ci CORPUS ( KRISTI Good numbers <»i trout to nine pounds also good nullifier s ol undersized bsh on wide variety of baits from Corpus ( busti Bay to Baffin Bay and Landed some scattered flounder stat tered redfish mostly south around Baffin CONSERVATION TIP SPRING N0.3 Breeze through > your summer cooling costs. During hot summer months air conditioning costs can eat up over half of your electric bill. But did you know by using ceiling fans you can lower those costs and still stay cool? The way to use a ceiling fan to lower your cooling costs is to raise your thermostat setting when you use the fan. You can actually raise your thermostat as much as 6 degrees and ex perience no loss of comfort when using a ceiling fan This difference can make a /Bd room feel like it's 72°F Ceiling fans work to keep you cool by circulating, instead of cooling, the air Air blowing across your skin makes you feel 4 to 6 degrees cooler than the temperature really is And all this comfort comes from a ceil mg fan that takes as little energy to operate as a single light bulb. So remember, you can feel breezy all summer long and still save money on your cooling costs, by simply sett ing your thermostat to 78°F of above when using a ceiling fan After all, it s more economical to arco late air than it is to cool it T his is pdf t of d sf r ups of developed by PEC to help you save energy dud money P€D€RNAL€S electric cooperate inc. Johnson City. Beitiarri. Canyon Lake. Kyle Buda Lake lr avis. Marble Falls and Dripping Springs such as holts, billfolds and hatbands Rut there s a place for the meat, too for those with an appetite for rat tlesnake When deep fried, it tastes somewhat like a bony cross between chicken and fish In addition to the snake stick. I also was handed the privilege of carrying the burlap sack used to hold any snakes we might catch There are numerous types of rattlesnakes, but diamondbacks such as the one I had caught, are perhaps the most common in Texas They can he found in virtual Iv all regions of the state lhe spring and fall months are the hest times to hunt them. because that's when several can be found in one area Whether they are just leaving then dens in the spr mg or returning to them in the fall they will often lie in the sun at the mouths of their holes tot hours Rattlesnakes share their dens and it isn t uncommon to {md 1.5 or more hunched together And in ease von didn t know rattlesnakes don t hatch their young from eggs. T hey give birth to them \\ hat should a person do it bitten by a rattlesnake’’ Most physicians agree that cutting across the bite area and trying to suck the venom out should not In* attempted That method will work it done properly, but most people don t know how to make the right cut Many bite victims have complicated their problems bv using that method ll it were me. I d put ice on tile bite area, tie a tourni quet above it and get myself to a hospital as soon as I could ” said Dr Charlie Winters of Granbury 1 certain Iv wouldn’t suggest cutting it A tourniquet should In* snug hut not too tight lf you aren't sure aobut how to use one then you shouldn’t Just place an ice pack on the bite. try to remain calm and MH‘k a pin sudan s attention as quickly av possible ll you can kill the snake and take it w ith you it w ill help the doctor in treatment Bay live bait shrimp readily available al in the surf right off Boh Hah Biri trout to | eight to 14 rents each Bodfish to Ui inches lout pounds in-ame an a Mow Open to Tie puA/te! REGENCY CABINET CLOSE-OUT 9«. 42" Widths Wall, Base. Vanity 50% OFF 40°o Off Fan Accessories Light Kite_ FANS! Nu Tone 36    $139” 52    $159” Dav npor 52 Poi'Shec 8rass $49” InSmkErator Hot Water Dispenser $39 I MOTHER S DAY IDEA! 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