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STRIPED BASS: MASSACHUSETTS: Twelve to 18 bass being taken on morning tide in Cape Cod Canal. Live herring and eel skins favored. A 51-pounder taken by Bob Pimental of Fall River top fish last week. Cape Cod Bay and Nauset Beach at Orleans advise big bass lying on bottom but not taking yet. FG at Cuttyhunk at night for bass to 50 pounds; generally, OVG.

MARYLAND: For third straight year Baltimore brewing company has released tagged fish in Chesapeake Bay, which is worth $25,000 to angler who catches it. "Diamond Jim III" weighs 10 pounds, was turned loose off Bloody Point Light and must be taken on rod and reel; OVG for the fish, for the fisherman OP.

CORVINA: CALIFORNIA: State's newest sport fishery, Salton Sea, yielding increasing numbers of the 3- to 9-pound corvina. Fish striking spoons cast from east shore; FG/OG.

ATLANTIC SALMON: NOVA SCOTIA: Last week's provincial catch 422 salmon, already ahead of total 1957 count; OVG.

BLUE MARLIN: PUERTO RICO: Last week Mayaguez waters produced 415-pound marlin to Paul Hammer of Mayaguez, who used 15-thread from Ramon Pagan's El Volador. Other large fish seen and OG.

PACIFIC SALMON: IDAHO: Kings congregating below Brownlee Dam fish trap, but fresh-run fish too fresh for anglers who are losing four to every one they catch. Weiser River below Galloway Dam and upstream to Council also offering plump kings. Spy expects superior salmon season as count of fish moving past Bonneville Dam still in excess of 3,000 fish a day, which is unusual for this late in year.

MISCELLANY: Britisher David Gunston has added fuel to one of anglers' favorite hot-stove fires by publishing estimates of how fast certain game fish can swim. Salmon, claims Gunston, can reach 25 mph when hooked, trout and pike both 20 mph. Swiftest of all are pelagic or deep-sea game fish such as sailfish, which may pass 70 mph, swordfish 60 mph and tuna 40 mph. Best man can do is around 4 mph, which leaves him superior only to bream. They show brilliant early-foot of 1 mph.

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