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Compiled by Ed Zern
October 10, 1955
SO—season opened (or opens); SC—season closed (or closes). C—clear water; D—water dirty or roily; M—water muddy. N—water abnormal 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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October 10, 1955

Fisherman's Calendar

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FLORIDA: First onshore wind should bring blues to southeast Florida, and some fair catches have already been reported.

BLACK BASS: TENNESSEE: "Bass breaking out all over," says spy; cites improved fishing on Loudoun, Douglas, Cherokee, Watts Bar, Dale Hollow, Center Hill, Kentucky and other lakes; OG/VG.

VIRGINIA: FVG at Lee Hall Reservoir of Newport News waterworks. James River L, C near Richmond and smallmouths are amenable to small plugs, spin-lures and popping bugs.

MISSOURI: James River rose almost a foot last week but is still below normal; FF, OP. Buffalo River, L, D, FF on popping bugs, OF.

MICHIGAN: Bass are biting beautifully for fishermen who don't mind the No. 4 shot and spent wadding raining down as duck hunters, too, have good sport; OG.

STRIPED BASS: RHODE ISLAND: 16-year-old Ray Balkus of Providence, fishing at Monahan's Cove near Narragansett, found battered, rusty plug caught in rocks, tied it to his line to test action, hauled in 44-pound 8-ounce striper.

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