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Page 6 Hells Canyon Journal, March 29, 1989 Spartan Baseball HALFWAY HOT LUNCH Anyone who lives in or has Thursday, March 30 visited Pine Valley latelyTacos Corn ( won't be surprised to hear that Pine-Eagle's baseball Pears Muffin/Milk team is off to a slow start. With snow just beginning Friday, March 31 to disappear from the Grilled Cheese Sandwich Local Fishing: Most of the trout being taken in Oxbow and Hells Canyon Reservoirs are on bait, still-fished. Nightcrawlers are readily available and most generally the bait of choice. Some adventuresome anglers will put a tiny marshmallow on the point of the hook. This permits the nightcrawler to stay just slightly off the bottom. While the fishing is not really productive, most sturgeon fishing available on the Columbia River and the Umpqua River. No other really good fishing is avail- able. This is really the poorest time of year to expect to catch your limit, due to the unsettled weather and heavy runoff. Things will improve rapidly in the next few weeks. Hang in there! Of Interest: We would have sincerely appreciated it of snow geese feeding near Wolf Creek, between North Powder and La Grande. The annual downstream (through the turbines) of the crappie is now in full swing and there are lots of dead crappies in Oxbow Reser- voir. Probably half of the fish who try the turbine migra- tion route don't make it. This phenomenon frequently at- tracts outlanders who do not understand the habits of the ground, coach Ron Godwin's team hasn't yet practiced on their home field, having been limited to indoor work and a couple of trips to Richland Elementary. So, when the season open- er rolled around Wednesday, March 22, in Ontario, the Spartans were just glad to get the chance to play ball outdoors on a real baseball diamond. Vegetable Soup Fruit Brownie/Milk Monday, April 3 Nachoes Green Salad Jello Cake/Milk Tuesday, April 4 Chicken Nuggets Vegies Apricot Cobbler Biscuit/Milk Pine-Eagle dropped a Court Asked to fishermen are taking some if the party who hit the little crappie, doubleheader to Ontario's trout and most of them are in doe at Milepost 67 last JV by scores of 10-5 andLions Potluck ............ ............. 11-4, in what could be the 16inch and larger range. Thursday evening would The waters are very muddy have had the courtesy of 1 ......... viewed as its first full scale Baker County Court has with our massive spring finishing the job. We are/ practice of the young season, been invited to attend the runoff. The same applies to aware that sometimes it is 1 Bob Seal took to the Halfway Lions Club's next Brownlee Reservoir exceptabsolutely impossible to i mound an i pitched the first potluck April 5 to discuss that more limits are taken avoid hitting a deer. If you I 4-1/3 innings of the opener, plans for the new county jail. with Sonny Gulick finishing Sheriff Speelman may also dally and the trout seem to install "deer alerts" on your be somewhat larger. We vehicle and drive through have long felt that a 16 inch our curvey highway at no trout was of bragging size more than 45 you will and some of the Brownleeprobably avoid all deer. rainbows top 20 inches, real Once in a while, however, trophy size. Brownlee is very even the most careful get muddy as is the Snake River "caught. Have the kindness to below Hells Canyon Dam. finish the job. This poor doe The water temperature ishad two broken legs, a broken lower jaw and severe internal damage but was still trying to get up and get away. We did put the poor thing out of her misery, a most unpleasant and unwel- come task. In spite of our recent rising rapidly and is now 45 degrees. The river is flowing between 20,000 and 30,000 cubic feet per second and the steelhead and trout fishing is spotty with some good steel- heading. Northeast: The Wallowa River is good for steelhead, predictions, the Powder Riv- The Imnaha is fair. The er remains high and run- Grande Ronde is pretty dirty nable and some of our local but is producing some steel- enthusiasts are using it head. The lower Snake River frequently. is also good for steelhead. On the Interstate Sunday Unity, Phillips and Wolf we spotted two large flocks Creek Reservoirs are good fishing for rainbows, as always. The lower John Day River has been producing some limit catches of steel- head. The Umatilla and Walla Walla Rivers are also good and improving for steelhead. All these streams will improve dramatically with cleaner waters. Southeast: Forget it! Statewide: Some good SEVEN TROUT and 147 steelhead being trans- ferred from Hells Canyon fish trap to Oxbow Hatch- ery by Idaho Power em- ployees Jason Harriman, left and Mark Briscoe, Easter Sunday. PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTI i=RS Friday & Saturday Come in and say "Hello" Refreshments 10% off all week March 27 through April 1 BETTY'S BOOKS, INC. j_ 1813 Main St. g, Baker, OR 523 7551 up the final 1-2/3 innings in relief. Gabe Godwin and Dale Bates each got two hits and an RBI in the opener. Joe Crow hit a double for the only other Spartan base hit in the first game. Game two was pitched by Dale Bates with relief from Gabe Godwin. Singles by Joe Crow and Dusty Bates were the only hits for the Spartans in that game. attend. The potluck, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Lions Club Hall, is open to the pdblic, and anyone interest- ed in hearing about the new jail is invited to attend, according to Lions spokes- man Floyd Taylor. The design phase of the new jail is almost completed and the County Court is in the process of hiring a construction supervisor. ESTAURANT & LOUNGF HALFWAY, OREGON 742-5833 "Always Good Friday, March 31 Beach Party Beach Party Beach Party R.V. Jones 1 & Erasmo Li LIp Sync Contest SEE YOU HERE!