SI Vault
A digest of last-minute reports from fishermen and other unreliable sources
Compiled by Ed Zern
April 11, 1955
KEY TO SYMBOLSFG = fishing good; FF = fishing fair; FP= fishing poor. OG = outlook good; OP=outlook poor.
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April 11, 1955

A Digest Of Last-minute Reports From Fishermen And Other Unreliable Sources

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FG = fishing good; FF = fishing fair; FP= fishing poor. OG = outlook good; OP=outlook poor.

BLACK BASS: SOUTH CAROLINA: High winds have abated and settling weather has brought improved catches in Santee-Cooper lakes and rivers. Some limit catches by waders in shallows of diversion canal. OG.

TENNESSEE: Streams are clear but lakes muddy and Norris disappointing. Warm April weather should bring peak fishing in next two weeks.

FLORIDA: Live shiners effective in Little Lake Harris, which yielded an 11�-pounder, and in Lake Baipon, north of Clearwater, where a string of seven fish totaled 47 pounds including one 10�-pounder. Dead Lakes, Kissimmee River and the Withlacoochee also hot. OG.

MISSOURI: Lake of the Ozarks hot and 16-year-old Don Belcher of Gravois Mills took a 9�-pounder on red and white spoon. Lake Clearwater is about two feet above normal with lots of action from medium-sized fish or minnows. OG.

LOUISIANA: FG, OG in North Louisiana waters. Outstanding results reported in Cross Lake, Lakes Bistineau, Caddo, Black, Saline and Bruin on plugs and minnows.

STRIPED BASS: SOUTH CAROLINA: Spawnbent "rocks" are driving up the Wateree and Congaree rivers and some have been caught as far up as Columbia. Poor luck in lower basin due possibly to heavy herring and shad runs providing food surplus.

NORTH CAROLINA: Schooling stripers are being taken in Roanoke and Croatan Island areas with migrating fish taking cut bait in inland bays and rivers. OG.

FLORIDA: A. J. Hill, of Chattahoochee, spoon-casting in Apalachicola River, several hundred yards below Jim Woodruff Dam, landed a 48-pound striper.

CALIFORNIA: End of winds should spell easy limits in San Pablo Bay, Lower Sacramento and San Joaquin areas. Harry Wiegandt of Antioch boated a 39-pounder off Blind Point.

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