Skip to main content
Original Issue


TROUT: NEW YORK: Beaverkill and Willowemoc C and only slightly H after last week's deluge, and spy reports shadfly hatch under way. Barring further unpleasant weather, OVG for next two weeks.

PENNSYLVANIA: FP, with all streams H and R.

MINNESOTA: FG; lakes and streams L and C and yielding worthy catches on salmon eggs or red fluorescent yarn. Best of many was 9-pound 6-ounce rainbow coaxed from Arrowhead River on north shore by 18-year-old Donald Anderson of Grand Marais. WT too low for flies, but OG.

WISCONSIN: Brule River FG with many 3-to 6-pound rainbows available. WT 44, river L and C and roads passable.

MICHIGAN: Streams abnormally L and C thanks to drought and trout rising in force to early hatches. FG particularly on Au Sable and Pierre Marquette, where 4- to 6-pound browns are considered average. FP on Manistee, Betsie and Platte, where lamprey eels have taken saddening toll of rainbows. General statewide OVG.

CALIFORNIA: Season opened last week with bang, which illustrates explosion of angling throughout nation. Rowley Lake on opening day saw 10,515 fishermen in 3,233 boats net an average of six trout per man. Top rod was Ralph E. Eoff of Corcoran, who took 12-pound 14-ounce brown on red-and-black spotted Flatfish. OVG for next week in Gull, June and Grant lakes, but season is month late at all points above 5,000 feet.

MARLIN: HAWAII: Early-month marlin catch at Kona totals six, with largest a 496-pound trophy bested by Doctor Lester Lowe of Balboa, California while fishing aboard Captain Henry Chee's Malia.

CALIFORNIA: FVG in Gulf of California with La Paz, Mazatlan and Guaymas all rewarding. La Paz has scored 350 marlin to date, and season now at peak; OG.

NORTH CAROLINA: First white marlin of Hatteras season raised last week, and agent advises that first blue marlin was taken last year on May 17. OG for heftiest of Atlantic marlin from now on.

ATLANTIC SALMON: NOVA SCOTIA: FG/OG in spite of generally H and R conditions. Last week, Medway reported 13 fish killed; St. Mary's 11, including 24-pounder; Lahave seven; and Round Hill five.

BONEFISH: FLORIDA: FVG and no change expected. Last week at Key Largo, for example, Jerome Weinberger of Cleveland on first bonefishing trip hooked fish on first cast, fought it for half an hour on 8-pound spinning tackle, found his first bonefish weighed 12¼ pounds, blithely went on to subdue three other fish of 11, 10 and 9½ pounds.

STRIPED BASS: NEW JERSEY: FF/G for small fish in surf at Long Branch and Spring Lake. Some stripers to 15 pounds in Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers, with anglers favoring Sea Bright-Rumson Bridge and Highlands Bridge.

MARYLAND: Both ends of Chesapeake Bay Bridge offering 15-pounders on bloodworms and OG.

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