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Compiled by ED ZERN
September 26, 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 26, 1955

Fisherman's Calendar

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LANDLOCKED SALMON: MAINE: "Anglers coming down September stretch like Nashua," says down-East agent; Rangeley, Sebago, Mooselookmeguntic, Moosehead, East and West Grand lakes are all yielding fine fish on surface lures and flies. Druggist Onesine Cyr of Waterville set pace for state with 9-pound buster on 9-3 streamer.

STEELHEAD TROUT: CALIFORNIA: North Fork of Trinity is loaded with steelhead; lower Eel, Klamath and main Trinity rivers are improving, and OF/G.

BLACK BASS: MICHIGAN: Undercover man says smallmouths biting so fiercely throughout state that anglers can't wear cuff links. FG.

FLORIDA : FF in lakes and rivers of central state as rains raised water levels in many areas, and OF through September. Good producer in this section is phosphate pits south of Lakeland, where deep-running plugs yield catches averaging 4 pounds.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Reservoir bass are moving into shallow water and assaulting surface plugs and spoons; fly-rod bugs and poppers should get good results; OF/G.

MISSOURI: Lake Taneycomo C, N, FG/VG with top-water lures producing bass to 6 pounds, OVG. Lake Bull Shoals (upper part) clear but about 10 feet below normal and dropping 4 inches a day. However, FG with top-water lures, and OG.

TENNESSEE: Dale Hollow Reservoir FG and OG as cooling surface waters bring bass back to upper levels and in range of surface lures (but deep trolling is still best method if you want one for over the mantel). Early morning fishing most productive. Center Hill Reservoir FG and OG, with Roy Hudgens of Sparta boating two smallmouths over 5� pounds last week. Kentucky Reservoir FG and OG as big large-and smallmouths move up from deep water and show interest in surface lures. Our spy says Cheatham Lake, recently man-made lake near Ashland City, is giving up big bass and walleyes and should be kept an eye on.

PENNSYLVANIA: Allegheny River is quiet except between Franklin and Kennerdell where occasional 2-pounders will molest bait or lure; OG as nights (and water) grow cooler. In central Pennsylvania, FVG in Susquehanna, Condoquinet, Tuscarora and Juniata rivers and Sherman's Creek; best spots on Susquehanna are vicinity of Taylor Bridge at Harrisburg and below the Dock Dam in same area; OG.

LOUISIANA: A 7� bus ride from downtown New Orleans to City Park will put you in range of a lagoon full of bigmouth bass, now starting to develop cool-weather appetites. Not the state's hottest fishing, but the handiest.

PACIFIC SALMON: WASHINGTON: Lower rivers now L, C, with large schools of fishermen in every good pool. Skagit River crammed with terrific humpy run; FVG with June bug spinners-and-streamers, Colorado spinners, Indiana spinners, assorted spoons, wobblers and spin-lures. Reef-netters off Lummi Island's Legoe Bay taking cohoes to 6 pounds and springs to 57 but sport fishermen aren't doing as well. Top spot for silvers is Cattle Point at south end of San Juan Island, but water is rough and hard to fish. Legoe Bay to Lummi Rocks favored for blackmouths and silvers. Run of springs is about ended until late January.

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