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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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NOVA SCOTIA: Herring coming into Wedgeport area with tuna following; three fish totaling 1594 pounds boated there last Friday making total catch so far this season 38, with prospects good for next two weeks.

MASSACHUSETTS: School tuna (15-25 pounds) abundant near tip of Cape and in Ipswich Bay but no big fish showing yet.

RHODE ISLAND: School tuna thick on Nebraska Shoals west of Point Judith and near Whale Rock at Narragansett Bay. Two large fish harpooned last week.

STEELHEAD TROUT: BRITISH COLUMBIA: Most streams down to summer level. Quatham River hot. Good bets: Stamp and Puntledge on Vancouver Island, Coquihalla, Morice and Kispio on mainland.

CALIFORNIA: Summer run starting in Klamath, with limits being taken on bait and spinners. 88-pound sturgeon (legal first year since 1917) landed by Klamath salmon fisherman.

WASHINGTON: North Fork of Skykomish producing fair to poor catches of summer steelhead; FF on Canyon Creek; FG at County Line and Kalama Bars in Columbia River.

OREGON: Deschutes River L, C, FG for fish in 5-pound class with spinning producing best; Umpqua River (Steamboat area) L, C, FG, best flies Umpqua Special, Golden Demon.

MUSKELLUNGE: WISCONSIN: Chippewa Flow-age producing well, with 48�-pound muskie reported from Hayward last week.

COBIA: NORTH CAROLINA: Excellent fishing from Cape Charles (Va.) to Cape Lookout area for cobia to 45 pounds.

TEXAS: Mrs. Ardell Thomas of Corpus Christi landed a 53-pound cobia last week on 27-pound line for possible new world light-tackle record.

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