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Compiled by Ed Zern
September 13, 1954
A digest of last-minute reports from fishermen and other unreliable sources
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September 13, 1954

Fisherman's Calendar

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

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MUSKELLUNGE: PENNSYLVANIA: Tionesta Creek between dam and Allegheny River producing muskies to 42 inches on plugs; Conneaut Lake still sad and Lake LeBoeuf ( Erie County) yielding smaller fish after rash of 30-inchers.

NEW YORK: Seven-year-old Bruce Rosendahl brought in his third Chautauqua muskie of the season last week as casting and trolling around weed beds produce many fish in 20-pound class, with OG as water cools; 40-pounder boated in Cape Vincent area ( St. Lawrence River) with Clayton reporting muskies to 29 pounds; Alexandria Bay slow.

WISCONSIN: No whoppers reported but fishing in nothern sections approaching peak, OG in Flowage and Wisconsin River near Tomahawk and Rhinelander, Ballard, Pine, Sugar Camp Chain and North Pelican Chain Lakes, Fish Trip Flowage.

WALLEYED PIKE: TENNESSEE: FG on Norris and Cumberland Lakes, OG for rest of month.

ONTARIO: Walleye fishing will be at best in third week of Sept., with minnows best bait. Ironside Lake in Capreol area of Wolesley Bay of French River producing some 10-pounders, OG.

TROUT: MICHIGAN: SC Sept. 12 with most lower peninsula streams in doldrums; 60 streams open for special fall season on rainbows, with FG at Indian River on Sturgeon River and OG as migration of big fish picks up steam.

COLORADO: Colorado River (Eagle area) L, D, FF, OF; Big Thompson ( Estes Park area). North Fork of the Thompson and Fall River VL, FP, OP; Gunnison River (Monstrose area), Big and Little Cimarron rivers L, C, FF, OF; small streams in the Hahn's Peak, Columbine and upper Elk River areas N, C, FG for pan-size fish, OG.

NEVADA: Truckee River producing big browns, OG through September.

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Mahood and Big Bar Lakes producing good kamloops action. Phenomenal run of sockeye salmon to Adams River should produce great kamloops trout fishing at Shuswap Lake and Little River in 1955-56 migration seasons (for your bring-up file).

IDAHO: Lake Pend Oreille starting to show normal fall improvement; biggest recent catch was Bing Crosby's 25-pound Dolly Varden; OG through Oct. All forks of Salmon River L, WT55-60, FG with heavy hackle flies and/or spinners.

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