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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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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.

PACIFIC SALMON: BRITISH COLUMBIA: Big fish making news on Campbell River these days and Dr. James Petray, Stockton, Calif., landed a 71�-pounder last week. Scores of 30- to 50-pounders have been registered with Comox and Alberni yielding well. Silver fishing good everywhere from Oak Bay off Victoria in the south to Brown's Bay in the north. September fishing should be really hot with fish at their best and biggest. Tyee fishing OG.

CALIFORNIA: Suicide Row, mouth of Klamath, belatedly producing fair-sized Chinooks all the way up to mouth of Trinity by trolling. Plenty in main Trinity but few hitting. Ocean off Fort Bragg red hot with moochers using frozen anchovies, herring. San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Morro Bay areas still hold schools of fish and OG offshore with calmer waters.

OREGON: Astoria coast slow last week but OG for Labor Day weekend with quantities of offshore salmon expected to make appearance.

WASHINGTON: Pilot whales in North Puget Sound have been chasing salmon out and OP until killers get back to sea. Skagit River good morning and evening from Gilligan Creek down river for silvers and humpies. Nooksack FF and OG. Hotspots: "Frong Pond" near Lynden and Ritter Bar. Limits were the rule last week for La Push silvers and humpies which were gobbling mooched herring. Neah Bay FG, OG, silvers and a few kings. Sekiu FG, OG. Camano and Whidbey areas FG, OG with lots of limits on trolled herring strips.

ATLANTIC SALMON: NEW BRUNSWICK: Grilse fairly plentiful in Tobique, but salmon still very scarce. Net fishing, terminating August 31, should materially improve salmon fishing coming week. N and cool.

NOVA SCOTIA: Good salmon fishing in Sheet Harbor West where 42 fish taken during week and 56 week before. Aside from Sheet Harbor area OP as L and WT high.

MAINE: Streamer flies trolled at three- to four-foot water levels have scored heavily on the acrobatic landlocks at Moosehead and Munsungan lakes. Munsungan is rushing to the front as one of Maine's top salmon lakes. Situated up northernmost Maine, accessible only by float airplane or a long, woodsy canoe trip covering nine miles, Munsungan has produced a good run of 3- to 5-pound salmon. Smelt was introduced to the lake five years ago. Landlocks fattened on the unexpected windfall, with the result that salmon fishing has been great all summer, particularly last week, and OG.

MARLIN: MASSACHUSETTS: Marlin (and swordfish) still at No Man's but rough seas have kept most enthusiasts land bound.

NORTH CAROLINA: Bill fishing off Hatteras along with everything else took a pretty good thumping from the hurricane twins last few weeks but the ocean got somewhat straightened out last week and Dr. J. C. Overbey of Norfolk boated 270-pound blue marlin. OG.

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