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C—clear water; SH—slightly high; FG—fishing good; FF—fishing fair; FP—fishing poor; OG—outlook good; OF—outlook fair; OVG—outlook very good.
COLORADO: State Fish and Game Department handed anglers unexpected Christmas present last week with announcement that round-the-clock trouting will be allowed during 1956 season. Director Kimball also announced that 10 brook trout under eight inches will be allowed in addition to regular limits, as many state waters are stiff with stunted brookies.
STRIPED BASS: CALIFORNIA: Delta plug casters hit striper jackpot last week despite rains; Indian Slough best location. Top fish was 29-pounder and OVG.
SOUTH CAROLINA: FP during extreme cold, but a few limits reported; upstream migration from Lake Moultrie should be underway by Jan. 1.
BLACK BASS: FLORIDA: In northwest Florida hottest bass fishing is at Big Lake George near Palatka where spin fishermen are taking large-mouths to eight pounds on lures. In central section, Lakes Panasoffkee and Little Harris are among top producers with live minnows best bait, and cane-polers are taking occasional 7-and 8-pounders. Some fair catches reported from Kissimmee River and Lake Hatchineha.
MISSOURI: Lake Bull Shoals (upper part) C, N, FG despite cold weather which kept many fishermen off water; Jess Wood, of Springfield, brought back six bass that weighed 28� pounds. Lake Norfork (upper part) C, N, FG, OG.
TENNESSEE: Center Hill and Dale Hollow reservoirs are closing out calendar year with some lovely lunkers including 10�-pound bigmouth that took Yellow Doll Fly cast by A. J. Hayes Jr. at Center Hill near the dam, and many smallmouths over five pounds reported last week from Dale Hollow.
STEELHEAD TROUT: IDAHO: Hottest fishing in recent years reported on Snake River from mouth of Weiser up to Galloway Dam, with cherry-bobbers and wobbling spoons producing plentiful strikes. FVG at mouth of Middle Fork of Salmon and downstream on main Salmon; hottest spot is just below Lantz's Bar, and OVG.