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Compiled by Ed Zern
October 25, 1954
A digest of last-minute reports from fishermen and other unreliable sources
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October 25, 1954

Fisherman's Calendar

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

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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.

BLACK BASS: OREGON: Willamette River L, C, FG in Salem area with bigmouths to eight pounds partial to surface plugs; OG until rains raise and rile river.

PENNSYLVANIA: Hazel filled long-low Pymatuning, Tionesta and Youghiogheny reservoirs and OG as bass recover from astonishment. Allegheny River still H, D but OG as runoff passes.

FLORIDA: Lake Okeechobee and Tamiami Canal producing largemouths to seven pounds but average is 1� pounds; worms, crickets and cut shrimp baits favored by local talent but city slickers doing well with bass-bugs and popper plugs.

CALIFORNIA: Lunkers moving out of deep holes in lower Colorado River reservoirs and starting to hit surface plugs.

MISSOURI: James River was up two feet last week but should be right for floating now, and clear. Lake Taneycoma N, C, OG but a heavy rain could louse it.

TENNESSEE: Norris Lake spy says smallmouths taking minnows briskly off shallow banks. Some largemouth action on Loudon but generally FP; best bass bet in middle Tennessee still Center Hill.

NORTH CAROLINA: Santeetlah and Fontana lakes producing well, and OG until cold weather.

NEW MEXICO: Caballo, Conchas and Elephant Butte lakes providing fair action on plugs; deer season is taking pressure off most state waters.

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