KEY TO SYMBOLS
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: MAINE: Carol scared bass into deep water in big lakes but St. Croix River producing well and OG in Spednic and other usual hot spots throughout September.
PENNSYLVANIA: Big annual take of largemouths from Pymatuming Reservoir should get under way this week. Allegheny River L, C, FP with bass running puny but OG when weather cools. Susquehanna and other streams in central state H, D, FP but high water is cleaning out algae growths and OG for end of month.
MISSOURI: Lake Bull Shoals (upper end) VL, D, FF; Lake Taneycomo N, C, FF, OP.
NEW YORK: Chautauqua Lake bass fishing reported best in many years, with one six-pound smallmouth caught on bait last week. St. Lawrence River improving as smallmouths average two to two and a half pounds and OG through rest of month.
MICHIGAN: Lake Huron FG in Broken Rocks area and lower Saginaw Bay with worms doing the trick; FG at Waughoshance Point but bass averaging smallish.
TENNESSEE: FG, improving despite hot weather, OG, best bets are Dale Hollow and Center Hill Lakes.
FLORIDA: 69-pound Don Anderson of Tampa caught 15-pound, 6-ounce bigmouth bass on surface plug in Walker Lake last week to win $5,000 central Florida bassfest; 12-year-old angler will get oodles of loot as contest sponsors claim 1,669 bass (about four tons) entered.
ONTARIO: FG at all North Bay district lakes, OG and northeast arm of Lake Temagami best bet next week.