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August 16, 1954
A digest of last-minute reports from fishermen and other unreliable sources
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August 16, 1954

Fisherman's Calendar

A digest of last-minute reports from fishermen and other unreliable sources

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MAINE: Spednic Lake still high with big fish scattered, but popping bugs producing.

CHINOOK SALMON: OREGON: Charter boats taking chinooks to 40 lbs. outside bar at Winchester Bay; light-tackle herring-moochers doing fine, but crossing bar in small boat is dangerous.

BRITISH COLUMBIA: 30-and 40-pounders showing at Brown's Bay, Campbell River, Nahmint and Alberni, with OG for bigger fish through next two weeks.

CALIFORNIA: Trolling good off Golden Gate and Monterey Bay; FG at mouth of Klamath.

WASHINGTON: Fishing slumped last week at most feeding banks; Neah Bay and Sekiu in Strait of Juan de Fuca way off; mid-Sound fishing very slow; lull will continue until new runs come in.

STRIPED BASS: MASSACHUSETTS: Night fishermen taking scattered 30- and 40-pound fish from Cape Cod beaches, but day fishing poor to awful. FP in Cape Cod Canal.

RHODE ISLAND: Ted Phelan of Block Island took a 52-pound bass from beach on 11-pound monafilament line on July 30th.

NOVA SCOTIA: Over 100 stripers daily being taken with rod and line at Big Bear River Bridge as huge schools of small herring in Annapolis basin attract gamefish.

CALIFORNIA: FG in San Francisco Bay district, Delta and Sacramento River mouths but bass are small, with 20-pounder top fish last week.

BLUEFIN TUNA: NEW YORK: School tuna (5-10 pounds) returned to Montauk area last Thursday, with charter boats taking up to 50 fish per trip.

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