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HENRY CLINESCHMIDT

Sept. 19, 1960
Sept. 19, 1960

Table of Contents
Sept. 19, 1960

College Leaders
Yesterday
Olympics
Young Birds
College Football 1960
Nature
Boxing
Ole Miss
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Acknowledgments
Pat On The Back

HENRY CLINESCHMIDT

'They kicked me out'

The fisherman shown here in the classic gesture of narrative exaggeration is Henry Clineschmidt of Redding, Calif., but the fishy tale he tells is true. In 1950, disturbed that Shasta Dam had all but doomed game fishing in California's Sacramento River, Hank Clineschmidt decided to do something about it. He organized a club, sold $21 lifetime memberships to 500 conservationists and began to restock the starved river. So great was the enthusiasm of anglers that he was soon moved to organize a second club with the same objective.

This is an article from the Sept. 19, 1960 issue Original Layout

Over the last 10 years the two organizations, Kamloops, Inc. and Steelhead, Inc., have stocked California's lakes and streams with 8 million or more Kamloops, steelhead and kokanee salmon. "The kokanee live on plankton," says Clineschmidt, "and in turn provide good forage for the Kamloops. It's an ideal situation." In recognition Hank Clineschmidt was recently made a California fish and game commissioner—an honor which cost him dear. "When we started the clubs," he explains with a sly grin, "I stipulated that no state commissioner could ever be a member, so my friends kicked me out."

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