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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - May 8, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Outdoors May Kokomo Tribune C9 Hooking the big one For a weekend in area fishing enthusi asts may be able to help nonanglers and children learn a little about their On June 11 and the state of Indiana will sponsor a Free Fishing James did a little fishing on the Kokomo Reservoir he already enjoys spending time near the Tribune photo by Anne Farrar Free fishing days gives opportunity Activities may help kids and adults enjoy sport Teaching kids to make a difference in nature For the first Indiana will be hosting its first Free Fishing Weekend June 11 and In the Indiana legislature passed House Bill 1294 calling on the Division of Fish and Wildlife to set aside two days each year as free sport fishing a time when families can get together to go fishing without purchasing licenses and a time when various outdoor related or conservation groups can hold programs to introduce nonanglers to the Current law requires any one 17 and older to purchase a valid Indiana Fishing license prior to testing the Of Indianas Free Fishing Weekend will correspond with National Fishing For those of you who may take this opportunity to introduce chil dren to the angling are a few general guidelines to help pass the tradition on in a proper The first is a preevent buildup which is important to the overall Take the children to a bait shop or sporting goods store before venturing Take time to explain what is such as and so make it a pleasant experi This is perhaps the single most important factor in develop ing a deep love for fishing and its related envhw Dont forget to take a few snacks along for the slow Also important is going where fish will be no matter what Nothing can be more discouraging than return ing home emptyhanded the very first time Third is positive All kids need to know their efforts are not going Its no secret most chil dren like especially when they hear they are doing things patience with children or even nonangling adults is extremely Fishing can be a frustrating experience but only if you make Before heading STIENSTRA San Francisco Examiner A hidden stream in the Rich foothills has become classroom for young students learning one of natures lessons how to revive Last a group of 35 ele mentary school children from Oakland took rainbow trout they had hatched and grown in their then planted them in Wildcat a stream that has been rehabilitated after long being left for Its important to raise some trout in our classroom because predators will eat the eggs out in the said Eduardo of Hawthorne Elementary Birth is the hardest time for the That is when they are the most Hawthorne is one of about 100 elementary schools in the greater San Francisco Bay Area where stu dents are growing trout and steel head from eggs in their classroom this then planting them in local streams in a series of restora tion Trout once thrived in Bay Area but their populations have been virtually wiped out by con crete channeling for flood pollution from illegal trash dump underground tunneling of or Tack of summer water releases from upstream This is a way to connect chil dren to their immediate environ said Ned MacKay of the East Bay Regional Park They are learning that you dont have to go long distances to be around that nature is already around them in their They are often not aware of Wildcat Creek is an place to take indoor lessons into an out door It is set just a few miles from the center of Rich a bluecollar town that has developed some bigcity prob Yet in the nearby foothills is a pretty parkland where this small stream runs through a Just ayear Wildcat Creek lopked much like dozens of other Bay Area creeks where the fish aria wildlife have been wiped out by habitat The creek was loaded with cement struc including old coffer dams and retaining Some people dumped trash and in the the stream reduced to nothing but a few small But in this the regional park district hired David Rosgen of a river to direct a restoration plan for the Last the concrete was removed from the and a yearround water supply was The streamside veg etation was already in good condi helping the chances for Despite being right next to it now looks like a wilder ness MacKay It has the potential for major wildlife Last a trash pickup crew was assisted by a team of kids from Seaview Elementary School in Then in Cathy the science teacher at obtained 32 native rainbow trout eggs the state Department of Fish and with the assistance of the Golden West Women of San She kept them in a 10gallon tank in a classroom where her students could track the development on a I came to look at the trout eggs every day to see if they said Ann Id never seen anything like that In 30 of the 32 eggs hatched into tiny rainbow McKay showed her students how the fish are born with a yolk sack from which they then explained that when the sack dis the fish must feed on their That day came April The fish were transported to Wildcat Creek in then with a break in what had light were poured right into the running Were letting the fish go now because we want them to eat wild said Humberto a fifthgrader at Were not keeping them because we dont want theni to be used to people feeding Since we raised them in the kids have learned about said Nicholas They wont Theyll want to let them As we are always Are we making a real difference in these childrens lives McKay I had 600 kids a week come through my class this month looking at the trout marking their Anybody who could see the looks on these kids faces would we SPRING YARD TOOL SALE GT2000 Grass Trimmer Save HC1500 20 Hedge Cutter Save Pro Quality for the Homeowner PE2000 Power Edger Save PB1000 Debris Blower Save Pros homeowners alike choose ECHO because all ECHO engines start last longer and perform better than other brandsl Ask your dealer about the ECHO Ask dealer about Cool Dude Safety Glasses Offer FOREST AGRJLAWN Main Street Forest 2492604 MC GAVJC OUTDOOR POWER North Street Kokomo 4577182 By John Martino remind yourself who the outdoor experience is geared Never let negative emotions such as temper turn an outdoor experi ence Know when to call it a day in most sooner is usu ally better than the future of fishing and its related traditions are in some very important Our job is to help strengthen the grip The team of Phil Reel and Curt Reed grabbed top honors in the first weekly Tuesday morning bass tournament held on the Kokomo The winning pair weighed in five fish with a combined weight of 10 six Steve Cragun landed the big bass of the a largemouth tipping the scales at three 15 Don Watkins and Ernie Ailor won first place in the weekly Wednesday evening bass tourna also conducted at the reser The winners boated one fish weighing two five which also was the largest fish taken during the Sec ond place ended in a tie between the teams of Gary and Don Hinkle along with Bob Russell and James Browder with one largemouth lip ping the scales at one one Tribune catches of the week as reported by area outdoor stores Alley Tackle Shane Phillips landed a wiper a hybrid cross between a striped a white bass weighing eight four The fish was taken on a crankbait from the tailwaters located below the Mississinewa Bryants Outdoor Store Joey Childs and Larry Stiner caught their limits of six largemouth The two largest weighed in at four pounds The fish were taken on spinner baits while fishing Potato Creek n Wes Tyler caught his limit of six1 walleyes with the largest the scales at three fish were taken from the Mis sissinewa River on Hills Bait and Tackle bie Roe landed a trophy large mouth bass weighing two The fish taken on a buzzbait while fishing a strip pit located near Pleas John Malone caught a catfish weighing five seven The fish was on a nightcrawler while fishing the Kokomo Jacks Tackle Center Ben Kasey and Trent Johnson each caught their limit of six The two largest weighed three pounds apiece and were taken from the Kokomo Malones Nyona Lake Bait and Tackle Mike Malone and released a largemouth tipping the scales at five 13 and measuring 22 inch The fish was taken on a jig and pig from Nyona David Spencer caught 12 crap pies with the largest measuring 14 inches and weighing one eight the fisn were from Nyona Lake on Riverside General Joe Eckel barger landed 10 crappies with the largest measuring 13 The fish were taken from the sissinewa Reservoir on m Woody V Camp and Bait Sharon McCain caught a catfish tipping the scales at 12 and measuring 26 The fish was taken on a chub min now shile fishing the located below the Huntington Reservoir TIRE BARN WAREHOUSES TIRE BARN WAREHOUSES TIRE BARN WAREHOUSES TIRE BARN WAREHOU i CUSTOM WHEEL WAREHOUSE WE BEAT ALL DEALS ON TIRES AND WHEELS ECONOMY AllSeason TO 13 INCH 80 Se 8 Ties 99 14 INCH 75 Series 15 INCH 75 Series tr 75 80 Series TOURING AllSeasonj 13 INCH 80 Series 39 JIC9914INCH 75 Series 4Q9915INCH 5Q99 16 INCH and 9 Available Wide Whites SUPER STEEL AllSeason 13 INCH 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