BLACK BASS: TENNESSEE: Now-cold waters of Dale Hollow Reservoir churned last week as walleyes competed with bass for bait and lures; A. R. Miller of Russellville, Ky. garnered limit of smallmouths (to 4� pounds) with 12-pound walleye; FG and OG. At Center Hill Reservoir best bass catch last week was 7-pound bigmouth boated by Nashville Disc Jockey Eddie Hill, and OG for bass and walleyes through next fortnight. Kentucky Lake spy says strong winds blew cream-puff-type fishermen off water but F was G for hardy souls who braved elements, and OG.
FLORIDA: FF/P in most central-state waters but a few limits (8 fish) reported from Little Lake Harris; near Leesburg; OP.
MISSOURI: Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua region) C, N, FVG, OVG with most bass in 2-pound class and medium-deep lures most effective. Tunnell Lake ditto.
NORTH CAROLINA: Robert Cook and Guy Potter of Maryville, Tenn. fished Fontana Lake last week and had their pictures taken with 10-pound 6-ounce, 9-pound and 8�-pound largemouths, best of 25 they kept; OG.
VIRGINIA: Buggs Island Reservoir FG, OVG; bass are averaging 4 pounds for skillful anglers.
MISSISSIPPI: Bigmouths to 3 pounds are molesting plugs in Sardis, Enid and Grenada reservoirs; OG, with bass-bugs showing good results along shoreline.
LOUISIANA: Cajun agent lists Ouachita River at Jonesville, Anacoco Lake and Cheniere Lake (near West Monroe) as likely spots for the bass-minded.
PENNSYLVANIA: Few fishermen abroad, says spy, but FG and OG in Susquehanna, Juniata, Allegheny and main tribs until SC Nov. 3; bait and deep-running plugs best.
CHANNEL BASS: TEXAS: Best redfish reports coming from Palacios Bay and the Tres Palacios River. A few bulls to 30 pounds in surf along Mustang and Padre islands but FP. Channels around Port Aransas thick with rat-reds to 3 pounds, and OG with live shrimp or spoons on incoming tide, with light tackle.
FLORIDA: Redfish are busting out all over, says NW Florida spy, as bass from two to 20 pounds provide red-hot action at Ochlockonee, St. Marks, Crooked and other rivers in area. At Sarasota Bay, local fisherman Hal Wright hooked big redfish on 6-pound spin tackle, played it gently until line tangled in propeller of his boat, dove into bay and hoisted exhausted 35-inch fish into boat.