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A digest of last-minute reports from fishermen and other unreliable sources
Compiled by Ed Zern
October 11, 1954
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October 11, 1954

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

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WALLEYED PIKE: MINNESOTA: Best bets are Lake of the Woods, Rainy and Whitefish lakes as walleyes are striking freely.

TENNESSEE: 14-pound walleye from the Little Tennessee river was last week's top catch as trollers start tangling with big fish moving out of deep holes; OG through October.

ONTARIO: FG in Parry Sound section of Georgian Bay; excellent in western Lake Nipissing; fair in French River. Red Cedar Lake and Marten River reported in top condition.

PENNSYLVANIA : Allegheny River FP in usually productive Oil City—Franklin area eddies; OP but if you come bring a minnow bucket. Upper Delaware eddies still below par as sultry weather put chill on fishing but frost should make it hot; Junebug spinners trailing lamprey eelets or night crawlers taking two- to four-pound walleyes in pool at Lackawaxen but fish are moody; Lake Wallenpaupack should bust wide open with first frosts, due any day.

ATLANTIC SALMON: NEW BRUNSWICK: FP on Nashwaak, Cains, Tracadie and Tabusintac rivers as heavy rains raised levels above good-fishing height but OG on Cains as fall run showed strongly last week with one 27-pounder killed; most successful flies are Copper Killer (local), Black Dose, Oriole and bear-hair patterns on #6 hook. Tabusintac fish are in river but taking poorly. SC Sept. 30 on most rivers.

STEELHEAD TROUT: CALIFORNIA: Tagging operations in lower Sacramento River indicate best runs of recent years in offing, and rains should start fast action as fish await high water in bottom pools. Klamath good near mouth; Trinity L, C, FG, OG; runs are expected momentarily in Eel, Gualala, Garcia and other minor coastal streams; SC March 1.

OREGON: Rogue River reports fair to good fishing from Grant's Pass downstream, with guide trips from the Pass to Gold Beach covering a lot of good water; river is L, C, OG with fly or spinning tackle. FG below McNary Dam at Umatilla on Columbia River which is L, C, OG for fly-fishing from bars.

WASHINGTON: Steelhead showing well in upper Columbia with 11-pound fish reported from mouth of Methow River.

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Great fishing reported from Kispiox, including three steelhead over 30 pounds, many in 20s. Fish are thick in Stamp River but not much interested in flies or lures. Big fish taken in lower Fraser gill nets indicate South Thompson run will show shortly; try Spence's Bridge about Oct. 20.

STRIPED BASS: NEW YORK: Warm weather burned bass off Montauk beaches and into deep water but a southwest wind and cool weather should bring them back this week or next.

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