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TROUT: PENNSYLVANIA: FF in southern sections but FP in north where streams have been H and cold. Yellow Breeches producing on worms while Ginger Quills. March Browns and Blue Duns are taking fish on Spring Creek in Centre County; OG.

WISCONSIN: Brule River L and slightly It with WT43. Roads passable but few anglers on stream in spite of excellent rainbow run. Last week one of few, George Gillette of Brule, took a 5½-pound female on salmon eggs; OG.

STEELHEAD: IDAHO: FG on South Fork of Salmon with fish topping 20 pounds. Best lures red and white Daredevils and large brass spinners. Fly anglers scoring happily on Middle Fork of Salmon in vicinity of Middle Fork Lodge near Thomas Creek landing field, where Herb Schafer of Boise last week tailed a 19¾-pound male on a No. 6 Evans Maribou. Steelhead run on Main Salmon over, but OG in headwater streams for next two weeks.

ATLANTIC SALMON: NOVA SCOTIA: OG and FG although most streams H. Last week St. Mary's yielded 8 fish over 20 pounds with Lahave, Lequille, Round Hill and Tusket also active. Preferred fly patterns at moment are Silver Grey and Jock Scott.

BLUE MARLIN: BAHAMAS: OG at Andros where Mrs. Ben Thompson of Riverside, Calif. celebrated April 22 birthday by boating a 483-pound marlin after 4-hour 40-minute tussle from Captain Red Hagen's Red Fox. Meanwhile off Hope Town, Abaco, 90 miles north of Nassau, well-known angling pioneers Phyllis and George Bass of Detroit, Michigan captured a 256-pound fish and added another area to Bahamian marlin complex: OG.

TARPON: FLORIDA: Tarpon season in full swing (see page 58). Typical day reported by Guide George Hommel Jr. of Islamorada who last week guided Arnold Sobel of Chicago. Sobel hooked 30 tarpon in 50-pound class on 10-pound test line and spinning tackle, released the three he brought to boat; OG until July.

LOUISIANA: First tarpon of season garnered last week by Mrs. Milton Egle of Golden Meadow who took 85-pounder from Little Pass, the boundary between Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes; FG and OG.

BLUEFIN TUNA: NORTH CAROLINA: School tuna in 100-pound range now being taken for first time in history by sport fishermen off Cape Hatteras near Diamond Lightship on edge of Gulf Stream. Man who prospected and found tuna is Captain Edgar Styron who skippers his charter boat Twins out of Hatteras. Extent of tuna run in numbers and time still unknown, but Hatteras continues to prove itself worthy of serious angling.

STRIPED BASS: CALIFORNIA: FG on delta as spring spawning run starts. Lower Sacramento from Sherman Lake upstream to mouth of Steamboat Slough and San Joaquin from Buoy 15 to mouth of Mokelumne particularly good. Jigs, plugs and sardines all taking fish.

C—water clear
N—water normal height
H—water high
L—water low
R—water roily
WT50—water 50°
FG—fishing good
FF—fishing fair
FP—fishing poor
OVG—outlook very good
OG—outlook good
OP—outlook poor