KEY TO SYMBOLS
SO=season opened (or opens); SC= season closed (or closes); SV=season varies by district or water.
C=clear water; D=water dirty or roily; M=water muddy.
N=water at normal height; SH=slightly high; H=high; VH=very high; L=low; R=rising; F=falling.
WT50=water temperature 50�.
FG=fishing good; FF=fishing fair; FP=fishing poor. OG=outlook good; OP=outlook poor.
MUSKELLUNGE: NEW YORK: Our St. Lawrence spy says broadbills and black ducks are abundant and musky fishermen trolling within gunshot of river blinds risk skinsful of 6's as irate gunners complain boats keep ducks from decoying.
MICHIGAN: Lake St. Clair muskies willing to hit fast-trolled spoon but not able as anglers turn to hunting; one 25-pounder reported last week.
WISCONSIN: After dip to low twenties last week weather is fair and OF through next week in northern Wisconsin waters (but he-men who braved cold spell said fishing was best of year despite discomfort); very slow action in Eagle River and Rhinelander areas, but scattered fish taking imitation-sucker plugs, mostly at dusk.
MACKEREL: FLORIDA: Miami bridge fishermen are getting good action in Bear Cut and other Rickenbacker Causeway spots. Palm Beach piers getting big play as 2-to 4-pounders smack jig-and-strip lures, with an occasional small kingfish joining the fun.
WALLEYED PIKE: PENNSYLVANIA: French Creek at Cambridge Springs SH, F, C, OG as night fishermen score with minnows.
MINNESOTA: FG at Pelican Lake near Brainerd, also at Leech Lake (south and southeast shores) and Lake Winnibigoshish (all over). Lower shores of Lake of the Woods producing fine walleyes in 4-to 6-pound class, and OG.
ONTARIO: F. J. Tram of Toronto hoisted 11-pound 5-ounce walleye from Madawaska River near Bancroft last week; Sturgeon Falls area of Lake Nipissing reports FG with minnows most productive.
BLACK BASS: MISSOURI: Upper Gasconade River producing fastest fishing in years following rains, and OG next week—also in Current River (but nights are too cool for long float trips).