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Page 12 The Star June 23, 2014 Summer time hoops for young Bu The Rolla School hosted a basketball camp earlier this month. The camp was split into two sessions based on grade and ordinated the event. Awards and t-shirts were also handed out to the participants. Ildogs ran a total of fourdays. Jodi Burrer and Jenna Vrchota organized and co- BE North Dakota Game and Fish De- partment fisheries personnel are gearing up to stock a record number of walleye lakes this year. Fisheries production and develop- ment supervisor Jerry Weigel said 20 years ago approximately 50-70 wa- ters were stocked annually with wall- eye fingerlings, with the number of waters growing to 100 in the early 2000s. This year, 156 waters are scheduled to receive a share of 9 mil- lion fingerlings. "The growth in wall- eye waters is directly correlated to the number of public fishing waters we manage," Weigel said. In 1988, Game and Fish managed 160 public fishing waters totaling 99,098 acres, not including the Mis- souri River System. Today, Weigel said the department manages 415 waters and 345,988 acres, excluding the Missouri River System. "This has put a lot of pressure on the two federal hatcheries in the state, Garrison Dam and Valley City," Weigel added. "We need every Experimental hunt open to archers only An experimental antlerless deer archery season will open this fall on the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation land south of Bismarck. Interested hunters must apply for an access permit from NDDOCR at www.nd.gov/docr (under the ,Archery Hunt header) before re- ceiving a license. The deadline for applying is July 1 at 4 p.m. Only 25 access permits will be issued. A maximum of 75 antlerless deer licenses will be available from the North Dakota Game and Fish De- partment's Bismarck office. Each access permit holder can purchase up to three antlerless white-tailed deer licenses. Other details, including areas open to hunting, is determined by the NDDOCR. For more informa- tion, refer to the NDDOCR website. m available pond to meet a 9 million recent years, Game and Fish pro- walleye fingerling request. In the last vides seasonal staffing at both hatch- four years we have stocked more eries and pays for half the than 38 million walleyes in the state, operational costs at Garrison Dam. in addition to salmon, trout, pike, According to Weigel, this is in addi- bass and panfish." tion to both collecting all the eggs Weigel said the flood of 2011 each spring and transporting all fish caused the 40 east unit hatchery from both hatcheries. ponds at Garrison to lose their water "There is no question the hatch- supply. In order to fill the 40 1.5-acre eries play a vital role in the growth ponds, he said Game and Fish had to of the state's fisheries and will con- rent pumps in 2012 and 2013. The tinue to be needed to sustain this department recently completed a per- growth," Weigel added. "The federal manent fix at a cost of $500,000, thus hatchery staff strives to operate at eliminating the need to rent pumps in 100 percent efficiency, and thank- the future, fully that has been the case. Even at To help offset the reduced role the that, there is growing demand, thus U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has Game and Fish has increased its as- with recreational fish production in sistance when possible." Turtle Mountain Housing Authority, T.D.H.E. WALKING SHIELD FOUNDATIONS The Turtle Mountain Housing Authority, T.D.H.E. will be accepting bids for the following Projects. The contractor will supply all labor and materials for the projects. The scope of work can be picked up at the TMHA Main office from Roland Desjarlais. Each scope of work has the specific requirements for bidding procedures • 2 Walking Shield foundations scattered sites Home Owner units Bonding will be required on this project. Successful bidder will be required to provide a 100% Performance & Payment Bond, or 25% Letter of Credit, or 20% Cash Bond set up payable to TMHA Workers Compensation documents will be required before contract award. All requirements in specifications available at TMHA, more items required on scope of work. INDIAN PREFERENCE WILL APPLY FOR THIS PROJECT Bids must be received and punched in by 1:00 p.m. on July 7, 2014 at the TMHA Main Office. Please verify Main Office clock time, Bid Opening will be at 1:15 p.m. July 7, 2014 at the TMHA Main Office Building. For more information on a scope of work please contact Roland Desjarlais at (701)477-5673. TMHA reserves the right to waive any informality and/or reject any and all bids. Stock up before heading to the lake! • 477-9150 Open Monday thru Thursday from Noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 pm.. Sunday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. TOURNAMENTS • June 27 -29: Devils Lake, Grahams Island. • June 28: Lake Sakakawea, Parshall Bay. Fishing: • Devil Lake elevation, June 19:1,453.39 feet above mean sea level (MSL). • Stump Lake elevation: 1,453.47 MSL. • Lake Sakakawea elevation: 1,843.7 MSL; 30,000 cubic feet per second average (CFS) Gar- rison Dam daily releases. • N.D. Game & Fish Dept. game wardens: Lake Metigoshe has a decent bluegill bite but walleye success slowed. No reports from Devils Lake or other north-central lakes. Hit-and-miss walleye success on Lake Sakakawea. • Bottineau, Four Seasons, Lake Metigoshe: Continued good bluegill success with fish moving more into the shallows. Improving walleye activity, as well. • Devils Lake, Ed's Bait Shop, Devils Lake: Work shallow bays in Pelican Lake or 6-Mile Bay pitching crankbaits for walleye. Also try slip bob- bers and leeches along the edges. Some spinners or Lindy rigs with leeches or nightcrawlers in 8 to 15 feet also starting to produce. Work any of the bridges in the evening for walleye, as well. • Devils Lake, Woodland Resort, Devils Lake: Continued fair to good for walleye with fish moving into the main lake. Try the north end of 6-Mile Bay, Pelican Lake - including good pike numbers - Mauvais Coulee or New and Old Mil bays with the best success a late evening bite. Also try Howard's Bay for pike. • Foxholm, Lake Darling, Upper S0uris Nat'l. Wildlife Refuge: Lake Darling is spotty with incon- sistent weather limiting angler activity. Lots of ac- tivity below the dam at the Outlet Fishing Area but success has definitely slowed. • Garrison, Cenex Bait & Tackle, Lake Sakakawea/Lake Audubon: Lake Sakakawea slowed on the east end. Lake Audubon remains fair to good for walleye in 18 to 25 feet. • Garrison, Indian Hills Resort, Lake Sakakawea: Try 10 feet in the bays for walleye but also try working out deeper along main lake points. The switch is on for leeches. Anglers are finding some nice fish. • Killarney, Manitoba, Emerald Isle Motel & Re- sort, Lake Killarney: More anglers on the water and Convenience Store Jerry and Katie Juntunen, owners Junction of Hwy 5 and 30 • Rolla• 477-3782 Fishing Tackle • Bait Fishing Licenses • Gear The best stop before the lake.' with continued shore-fishing activity. • Minnewaukan, West Bay Resort, Devils Lake: Good for walleye. Try Mauvais Coulee or Min- newaukan Flats in shallow water. • New Town, Scenic 23, Lake Sakakawea: Wall- eye went deeper in the Van Hook Arm and suc- cess slowed a little, perhaps a combination of inconsistent weather and rising water levels. • New Town, Van Hook Bait & Tackle, Lake Sakakawea: Continued fair walleye success work- ing deeper in the Van Hook Arm over submerged islands in 20 to 25 feet. Try spinners and bottom bouncers with nightcrawlers. Fair pike and small- mouth bass success from shore. • Rolla, Bill's Service: Lots of anglers are head- ing to Devils Lake where there remains good wall- eye activity. Some activity on area lakes but rainy weather has cut into angler numbers. • Rolla, Coast-2 -Coast: Continued fair to good success throughout most area lakes. • Ruthville, Ruthville Store, Lake Darling/area lakes: Lake Darling, Grano, and Baker's Bridge re- main fair. • St. John, St. John Hardware, Lake Upsilon: No recent reports with limited activity on area lakes. N.D. RIVER GAUGE HEIGHT AND STREAMFLOW: • Little South Pembina River, Walhalla: River stage, 2.56 feet; streamflow, 6.9 CFS. • Mauvais Coulee, Cando: Coulee stage, 8.55 feet. • Morrison Lake, Webster: Lake stage, 59.66 feet. • Pembina River, Walhalla: River stage, 3.57 feet; streamflow, 398 CFS. • Red River, Drayton: River stage, 25.67 feet; streamflow, 17,600 CFS. • Souris River, Westhope: River stage, 9.71 feet; streamflow, 16.2 CFS. NUMBERS TO KNOW: • N.D. Game and Fish Dept., main Bismarck of- rice: 328-6300, website: (http://gf.nd.gov). • N.D. Game and Fish Dept., Devils Lake office: 662-3617. • Report All Poachers: (800)472-2121 or (701) 328-9921. • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bismarck, web- site: (www.fws.gov/northdakotafieldoffice). J ~A