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THE OUTDOOR WEEK
Edited by Ed Zern and Tom Lineaweaver
April 30, 1956
A government undercover agent in the wealthy Houston area risks his life to gather evidence on the illegal slaughter and sale of more than 200,000 wildfowl
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April 30, 1956

The Outdoor Week

A government undercover agent in the wealthy Houston area risks his life to gather evidence on the illegal slaughter and sale of more than 200,000 wildfowl

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Since the worms graze in such places as the family refrigerator, pretending must come hard, but Mrs. Wood intends to stay in business. At the moment she has high hopes of marketing her brood through vending machines. She is also busily trying to produce worms of various colors, has a red model to her credit already.

TABLES TURNED?
Knottiest mystery of the current New Jersey trout season is how a bear got into Flat Brook. The 200-pound beast, very black and very dead, was hauled out of the river just below Roy Pool. How did the bear die? Game Warden Harry J. Morrison suggested that it may have been done in by trout. "We have been stocking some big savage fish this spring," he said.

FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR

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

BLACK BASS: CALIFORNIA: Lower Colorado River reservoirs nearing peak as spawning season has started, and OVG. Shasta Lake picking up, but debris from tributary floods hampering anglers.

ARIZONA: Two largemouth bass over 10 pounds taken from Mohave last week; best fishing in history of the lake, says spy.

LOUISIANA: Local sportsmen getting excellent sport, with bass averaging over four pounds in False River (former channel of the Mississippi, now landlocked). Live crawfish fished on bottom get best results. Lacassine Waterfowl Refuge continues to provide fine fishing, with spin-fishermen taking bass to 6� pounds on lures, and OG.

NORTH CAROLINA: Stocking of fresh ponds at Buxton, on Cape Hatteras, three years ago with largemouth fingerlings by state Wildlife Resources Commission is paying off with easy limits of pan-size bass, but best fishing last week was at East Lake on Dare County mainland. OG and improving as bass are starting to feed on surface and will take floating fly rod lures and popper plugs.

MISSOURI: Lake Bull Shoals (upper part) is clear, and although water is about 26 feet low FVG and OVG. Best fish are being taken on lead-head plugs bounced along bottom in 30-foot depth but top-water lures are also producing nicely. Lake Taneycomo H, M, FP, OP.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Despite dingy water Lake Murray is yielding limit catches of 2-to 3-pound bass; high winds blew most fishermen into sheltered coves last week, but OG.

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