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Fishing in Ironton area good if you know how

Published 2:21am Thursday, October 4, 2012

The other day I wuz talkin’ football with some of the guys from the Lawrence County Bass Club and the conversation shifted to fishin.

One man sittin’ with us said that they had to hold tournaments at other lakes or river cities because no one could catch fish in Ironton.

Dave Voglesong said, “That’s not true. I can catch fish right here in the Ohio River.”

It so happened that the game warden was in the group and he said, “Well, you’re the only person in town who can catch fish here. How do you do it?”

Dave told the game warden to meet him at the river in the morning around 5 a.m. and he’d show him.

The two arrived and went out in a boat. When they reached the middle of the river, Dave pulled out a stick of dynamite, lit it and threw it in the water. After a big explosion, there were fish everywhere and Dave took a net and raked them in.

“You know Dave, that’s illegal. I’m going to have to arrest you and give you a ticket,” said the game warden.

Dave promptly took a stick of dynamite, lit it and handed it to the game warden.

“Now, are you gonna fish or just talk?” asked Dave.

I wonder if Dave has a contract with Mrs. Paul’s Fish Sticks?

Ennywho, last week I wuz 14-2 to bring the season record to 78-15 fer an .839 win percentage. Unfortunately, each week seems to be gittin’ tougher, and this week looks tougher than last week. Here we goes with week seven.

Bishop Watterson at Ironton: Ya don’t wants to play Catholic schools on Sunday. That’s why I is glad this is on Friday. Ironton 22, Watterson 21.

River Valley at Coal Grove: Conversely, the Raiders remind me of an atheist. They haven’t got a prayer. Coal Grove 52, River Valley 14.

Rock Hill at South Point: This is someone’s chance fer a win this season. Rock Hill 21, South Point 19.

Chesapeake at Fairland: As rivalries goes, this here is a one of the best. Heck, these guys don’t even like to share the same scoreboard. Chesapeake 19, Fairland 18.

Symmes Valley at Sciotoville East: Fer a nickname, Tartans is just not very marketable. And the Vikings will make sure sales are even smaller. Symmes Valley 28, Sciotoville East 14.

Green at Waterford: It’s a long trip to Waterford, but it’ll seem a lot shorter comin’ back. Green 24, Waterford 18.

Others: Wheelersburg over Waverly; Gallipolis over Portsmouth; Lucasville Valley over Portsmouth West; Minford over Northwest; Oak Hill over Portsmouth Notre Dame; Bishop Hartley over Bishop Luers; Ashland over Belfry; Russell over Mason County;

NOTE: Gridiron Goober is a self-proclaimed high school football expert who shares his vast knowledge and picks each week, all while offering a humorous take on the world of sports. His comments are not meant to be taken seriously.

 

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