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April 5, 1989

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By Gus Garrigus Sponsored by Local Fishing: Now it Wolf Creek and Phillips starts! Channel catfishing is Reservoirs and, yes, again good on the Powder River they are good trout fishing. Arm of Brownlee Reservoir We have heard some great in the Hewitt Park area and reports on the Wallowa River some cats of four pounds and steelhead, limits in the first larger are being reported, hour of the morning and Perch fishing is pretty good often before ten o'clock. The at the Sag but several have John Day, Imnaha and Walla reported the fish are mostly Walla Rivers all hold lots of small. Some crappies are steelhead and will provide being taken in various areas banner fishing as the water of Brownlee and dramatic clears. improvement can be expect- Southeast: All lakes and ed if this bitter cold wind of reservoirs are turbid, most of today will just subside for a them are ice-free, but none while. Brownlee has pretty of them are worth fishing much stabilized at about 25 and the road access is very feet below full for the chancey, at best. Last fall the moment and the water temp- Owyhee Reservoir was 96 erature ff 46 degrees, wm n feet below full. It is now enough in the shallows to about three quarters full and start the warm-water fishery filling rapidly. Look for great cooking. We also have re- crappie fishing here later. ports of crappies and perch Statewide: Very slow sal- in Oxbow and Hells CAnyon mon, steelhead and sturgeon Reservoirs. All three of the fishing on the Columbia reservoirs are good trout River below Bonneville Dam fishing. The Oxbow intakes and the lower Willamette are mobbed with fishermen River below Oregon City on the weekends because the Falls. Some summer steel- average trout is about 18 head are being taken on the inches and most everyone is catching some. Lots of foils are using bebbers and drift- ing worms under them. Still fishing with worms and a little marshmallow is also Clackamas River. The striped bass are hitting fairly well on Smith River. Do not even try any of the other waters. Of Interest: With the successful. Fair fishing for upsurge of catfishing, we steelhead is available in again share with you our Hells Canyon Reservoir. The tried and true method of Snake River below Hells great tasting catfish. Larger Canyon Dam is muddy and cats, say over four pounds, high, about 30,000 cubic feet have a yellow stripe of kinda per second, but the trout rancid fat down the outside fishing is very good. Steel- of each fillet. Carefully cut heading is spotty but some this out. Get your deep fryer fish are being taken. Here hot and then flip a wooden again, lots of pressure on the kitchen match into it. When weekends. All local waters the match ignites, your oil is are preducing. Better get out hot enough to cook your and catch your share, fillets. Before cooking, how- Northeast: The upper ever, cut the fillets into Grande Ronde River is good cooking size chunks. Drop for steelhead when the water them into a pot of boiling conditions are passable. The water. As soon as the edges lower Grande Ronde River is of the chunks start to curl, good and should get better if pick them out of the boiling the water clears somewhat, water, batter, crumb or We always mention Unity, whatever you like and cook them in the hot oil. We guarantee excellent catfish this way. Of course if you only catch the little yellow bullheads they are fresh and sweet just as they are, without all this preparation. The deer have finally moved off the feed lots entirely and are feeding on the hillsides on the fresh greenery. Want some reading? We have available such neat booklets and pamphlets as: "Proposed National His- torical Oregon Trail Interpre- tive Center at Flagstaff Hill", "A survey of resource materials on the use of Oxygen Supplimentation in Fish Culture", "Impact of Redd loss at Vernita Ban" on Hanford Reach Chinook Sal- mon Production". All these booklets are provided free of charge by various govern- mental agencies and are worth every penny. Halfway to Host Mountain Bike Meet Cyclists from all over the northwest will gather in Pine Valley on May 20 and 21 for the Hells Canyon Spring Challenge. Men, women and teens will compete for fun and prizes in a timed downhill race on Saturday and a cross country race on Sunday. Tentative course locations are in the China Springs area and non-competitive bikers are invited to join in the fun and ride behind the racers at their own pace. Anyone who helps out at the start or finish lines will receive a free tee shirt. The events are sponsored by the N.E. Oregon Cycling Club and Dick's Bikes in Baker. For more information con- tact Steve Winike, 742-2990 or write to Rt. 1 Box 91, Halfway, Oregon, 97834. We Now Have Movie Rentals COME IN CHECK OUR WEEKLY SPECIALS! METAL ROOFING & SIDING MANUFACTURED IN LA GRANDE * Colors Plus illlb * 2 Gauges Galvanized I * Matching * Also Custom Trim-"*' Fasteners BUY DIRECT AND & SAVE Carports / Garages / Shops / Barns / Arenas / Other I$;LAf|D CII"Y c ;TEI'L 1 HIGHWAY 82 NORTH La r r Phone: 963-5 24 G ande, O egon Hells Canyon Journal, April 5, 1989 Page 7 Inspiration for Green Thumbs "The Garden: Images and an image of paradise or Ideals," a lecture programEden; the garden as the richly illustrated with slides "art" of agriculture; and the of inspiring and beautifulgarden as a reflction of our gardens from around the ideas about our relationship • world, will be presented at to the natural world. As Dr. 7:00 p.m. on Friday, AprilHelphand notes, "Gardens 14, 1989, at the Halfway are not only places of beauty, Community Center. This lec- enjoyment and delight, but ture is presented by Dr. also represent philosophy Kenneth Helphand, Head of and ideas made into physical the Department of Land- form." scape Architecture at the Sponsored locally by the University of Oregon in Cornucopia Arts Council, Eugene. Admission is $2.00"The Garden: Images and for adults, $1.00 for students Ideals" is made possible by and seniors, a grant from the Oregon "The Garden: Images and Committee for the Human- Ideals" will explore threeities, an affiliate of the key ideas out of which National Endowment for the gardens grow: the garden as Humanities. 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