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Compiled by Ed Zern
September 20, 1954
A digest of last-minute reports from fishermen and other unreliable source
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September 20, 1954

Fisherman's Calendar

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

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COLORADO: Arkansas River (Salida-Leadville areas) L, C, FG mornings and evenings, OG; Gunnison River (Gunnison area), Lake Fork, East and Omichi are L, C, FF with flies and spinning lures, OF; Frying Pan L, C, FF, OF; Jefferson Lake VL, OP; Lake Estes full, trolling fair but fishing poor from bank and OP; Roaring Fork, Crystal and Colorado are L, D, FF with bait only.

OREGON: Nestucca River still L, C, but sea-run cutthroat to 20 inches moving upsteam after recent rains; OG, with best lure a weighted streamer fished at mid-depth.

MONTANA: All Montana streams producing well with Big Hole taking top honors, Yellowstone and Madison yielding limits to dry-fly brigade, Firehole coming along nicely; OG for top fishing of season through remainder of month.

WYOMING: FG in Platte, Laramie, Green and Shoshone rivers, Seminoe and Pathfinder reservoirs, and OG through September.

WASHINGTON: Fly-fishing slowing on lakes, but early morning and late evening trollers and salmon-egg soakers still getting action and OG after first frost; best bet for big rainbows is Jamison Lake in Douglas County, closed since mid-July and reopened Sept. 15.

IDAHO: FG on high lakes as some start to freeze over; Salmon River and all forks at peak of season and OG next week or ten days.

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Sea-run cutthroat now showing up well in most estuaries and in Nimpkish, Salmon, Campbell, Qualicum and lower mainland streams; lower Campbell very good; upper Cowichan producing fine browns and rainbows, OG through September; Kamloops fishing in interior lakes improving steadily with Big Bar, Surrey, Sussex, Chilco, Hi Hiume reporting FG and OG. With Adams River sock-eye now showing in Shuswap Lake, rainbow fishing at mouth of Adams should be great shortly.

WASHINGTON: Trout fishing greatly improved as fall weather sets in, with most lakes producing well; Ross Lake in upper Skagit River excellent for rainbows and cutthroats averaging 14-16 inches and smacking trolled spoons; Rainbow Lake ( Columbia basin) open for fly-fishing only and good for near-limits of 13-to-15-inch rainbows through next two weeks.

WALLEYED PIKE: PENNSYLVANIA: Pymatuming Reservoir, usually hot now, is low and muddy as gales churned shallows last week; FP until level rises.

TENNESSEE: Norris Lake producing walleyes in 5-to-8-pound class and should continue good this month.

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