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Compiled by ED ZERN
September 12, 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 12, 1955

Fisherman's Calendar

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ONTARIO: FG/OG. Starting to pick up with cooler weather. Mrs. John Haines of Hubbard, Ohio landed a 35-pound muskie from Callander Bay near North Bay on a plug. It was her first cast of the season. Callander Bay as well as west arm of Lake Nipissing is picking up. along with French River. Lake Chemong is another muskie spot worth visiting.

ATLANTIC SALMON: NOVA SCOTIA: Sheet Harbor west again high river of province last week with Margaree and St. Marys following. FG/OG.

NEW BRUNSWICK: Black fly accounted for best catches last week in Lower Main Miramichi where several limits were taken in Blackville vicinity.

MAINE: Landlocked fishing VG on surface at West Grand and Fish River Lakes producing some fine catches.

PACIFIC SALMON: BRITISH COLUMBIA: The famous Campbell River is putting on a big year; well over 200 fish registered to date at the Tyee Club averaging 40 pounds plus, and at least as many unregistered fish have been taken. Silvers have been good from Oak Bay north with fish coming well to bucktail flies at Cape Mudge. The big fish will fade out during the next couple of weeks as they go up the rivers, but silvers should improve steadily.

OREGON: Columbia River Salmon Derby at Astoria off to bad start. Nine persons drowned to date, others in hospital and numerous boats capsized and lost. Water rough and dangerous and FP.

WASHINGTON: Soothsayers sighted moon, measured tides, predict first half September will be season's best here. Week's fishing broken by heavy chop but some pickup after departure pilot whale school.

CALIFORNIA: Fort Bragg continues tops. Skiff fishermen taking chinooks to 40 pounds half mile off shore. Albion Bay also good. Fishing off Humboldt Bay, Golden Gate spotty, but foggy days and calm seas winning combo. Advance guard mouth Klamath hints big run on way. Numerous but pretty spooky in Sacramento River from Hamilton City to Colusa.

BLUEFISH: NEW JERSEY: Big blues have reappeared off Jersey shore with lots of 5-to 8-pounders being taken at Asbury Park, Shrewsbury Rocks and Barnegat Ridge. Surf fishing has been particularly good at Island Beach and Seaside Park.

LOUISIANA: Happy hunting ground for blues still is around the offshore oil rigs by the light of the flares. OG.

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