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IDAHO: One local expert observed, "We didn't have any summer—that's why fall fishing's so good."
BLUEFISH: MASSACHUSETTS: Martha's Vineyard is in midst of greatest bluefish season in years, with six-to eight-pound fish abundant and showing no signs of leaving (top fish in local derby is eight pounds 9� ounces); OG through October.
CHANNEL BASS: NORTH CAROLINA: Surf casters along outer banks ( Nags Head to Drum Inlet) should enjoy fast action next few weeks with bass coming big and often; fishing piers producing nice catches of puppy and yearling drum with a sprinkling of mature fish to 40 pounds.
PENNSYLVANIA: Only musky action in state is at Lake LeBoeuf, where fish in 20-pound class are taking big suckers; fishermen flocking to Conneaut Lake as low water forces closing of boat liveries at Pymatuning but FP; local talent says prospects are good when high winds die and barometer settles.
NEW YORK: Rough weather keeping most musky regulars ashore in St. Lawrence River, although Clayton reports two fish last week in 30-pound class. OG after first frost, due soon. Stormy weather roiled Chautauqua Lake last week after veteran muskyman Knute Hillstrom brought in 32-pounder taken off Maple Springs Monday night. After-dark anglers should do well with live bait from now until SC Oct. 15.
WISCONSIN: Most of northern part of state had heavy frost last week and sucker-soakers sprang into action. FG in Hayward areas, Chippewa Flowage and Round Lake; cord wood plugs and bucktails producing in Eagle River area, Big Twin, Columbus and Long Lakes; Wisconsin River (Rhinelander area) off slightly. No trophy fish reported and pressure off because of cold spell but traffic will increase with good weather and brilliant color in woods.
WALL-EYED PIKE: TENNESSEE: Norris Lake reports FF but other state waters disappointing, OP.