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September 05, 1955
SO—season opened (or opens); SC—season closed (or closes).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; OF—outlook fair; OP outlook poor.
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September 05, 1955

Fisherman's Calendar

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MUSKELLUNGE: NEW YORK: Lots of muskies being taken in Chautauqua on live bait but they're running small. Outlook excellent for home stretch through September and early October.

PENNSYLVANIA: Muskies quiet everywhere but cool nights will bring them snapping soon. (Walleyes up to 10 pounds in LeBoeuf and Conneaut lakes are hitting worm-spinner combination.)

MINNESOTA: Unsettled, stormy weather has slowed action in previously hot Leech and Deer lakes. Three best of week went 22, 17 and 15 pounds, all from Big Fork River north of Big Falls. Immediate outlook poor to fair, but another muskie-producing spell of warm weather is due.

WISCONSIN: Best muskie fishing of summer was had in Vilas and Sawyer counties last week with a 28-pounder reported from Pioneer Lake. Big ones also reported from Chippewa flowage and Spider Lake.

ONTARIO: FF, OF. Murney Mason of Springbrook hauled a 40-pounder from Moira Lake near Madoc on a jointed plug. FP at Bay of Quinte and it won't be until October that muskies get into real action in northern Ontario spots such as French River and Lake Nipissing's west arm.

TROUT: MONTANA: Warm weather still slowing fishing in Montana; best streams now Gallatin and Madison rivers, though latter high. Ruby River FG and Big Hole FF. Yellowstone Park fishing improving with good rises on largest streams in evening. FG Canyon Ferry Lake and Missouri for big ones on lures. Waiting for cool weather for best fishing.

TENNESSEE: SC August 31 in Great Smoky Mountains National Park but fishing continues entire year in main rivers flowing from TVA and Army Engineer reservoirs where FF.

NEW MEXICO: Slightly improved weather conditions throughout state have increased catches slightly and OF. Upper Chama D in the a.m., C in p.m., producing on flies and bait. If less rain OG. Rest of state streams pretty muddy but should subside in few days.

ONTARIO: WT generally high across Province and trout fishing in doldrums, but trout in Foote Lake in Chapleau district have become talk of country. In past month rangers report checking 10 fish weighing more than 8 pounds and dozen more between 6 and 8 pounds. Lake was first stocked only four years ago and biologists are trying to determine cause of spectacular growth.

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Kamloops Lake improving again with fine reports from Lejeune, Paul, Princeton and Horsefly. Look for steady improvement through September. FG coast streams as fall cutthroats run in. Oyster River probably best.

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