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TROUT: PENNSYLVANIA: Streams N and season at peak. Young Woman's Creek bright spot, with anglers leaning to Light Cahills and Leadwing Coachmen; OG.

MICHIGAN: All water L and C with FF/G. OG for browns and rainbows on Manistee, Au Sable, Pere Marquette and Au Gres. FG for brook trout in headwaters of Thunder Bay and in Maple River but weather cold, and fine touch with nymphs needed.

IDAHO: Heavy rains past week brought H and R conditions to most streams, but OG for week ahead.

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Lakes north of Vancouver and farther west of usual favorites yielding limits to four pounds on flies. Anderson Lake and Salmon Lake in Garibaldi District particularly worthwhile. Near Kamloops old high-altitude standbys like Taweel, Surrey, Lejeune, Mile-High, Bare and Walloper lakes all in prime fly condition and FG. Streams are falling and next week should be N and C.

ATLANTIC SALMON: NOVA SCOTIA: Province now sure it is having best salmon season in years. Last week's kill numbered 243 fish to 27½ pounds. Med way and Lahave enjoying heaviest runs, but FG too in other rivers, including Tusket in Yarmouth County.

MAINE: Salmon run is blistering for Maine and is testament to fisheries workers who have done much to restore salmon in state. Seventy fish taken so far from Narraguagus, 61 from Dennys. East Machias, Machias and Pleasant slower but OVG. Bane of Maine salmon still Norman Hathaway of Brewer who not only killed first salmon of season but 11 others since on tackle he calls "junk." Junk consists of 8-foot glass fly rod patched in several places, small and creaky single-action reel, tattered fly line and a few Hathaway-tied flies; OVG even for anglers with $100 bamboo rods and other high-priced equipment.

PACIFIC SALMON: WASHINGTON: Kings now month late but beginning to move into Skagit where a 46-pounder was subdued last week. FP in Tacoma waters but some small silvers showing at Scatchet Head, Possession Point and Point No Point in Seattle area. Luckiest angler of week was Paul Byrd of Sedro-Wooley who headed for favorite spot on Skagit and en route bagged 140-pound, 6-foot 9-inch mountain lion just outside city limits. On Skagit, Byrd got no bites.

TARPON: FLORIDA: Keys report tarpon concentration but last week high winds and rain squelched angling activity. Weather now clear and calm and OVG.

LOUISIANA: Tarpon arrived in force last week, rolling in Gulf, passes and protected coastal lakes. In Little Pass in Tambalier Bay area Lester Plaisance of Golden Meadow gaffed four in 75-to 80-pound class. Tarpon also hitting near Grande Isle, and one of 106 pounds taken near Caminada buoy. Lake Pontchartrain fish coy, but OVG.

BLUEFISH: NORTH CAROLINA: Hatteras area, which has made country's biggest fishing news of season with unprecedented run of blue marlin (over 30 since mid-May and nine last week in 400-pound category), now making more news with precedented run of bluefish. Fattest blues since 1935-36 season striking with abandon in vicinity of Wimble Shoals 20 miles southeast of Oregon Inlet and tipping scales at 10 to 16 pounds. Some boats taking over 50 fish, weather ideal, and OVG.

BLACK BASS: PENNSYLVANIA: Season opened June 15. Limit six fish and no size restriction. Agent advises FG and OG, Swatar Creek and around Hawk Rock in Susquehanna likely spots. Conodoguinet also favorable for hellgrammite users.

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


MASSIVE TED KLUSZEWSKI, Pittsburgh Pirate slugger, dwarfs respectable-sized 2-pound trout he caught in Idaho's Payette River last week after Boise exhibition game.