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MAKO SHARK: LONG ISLAND: Makos to 200 pounds now in good number about 11 miles southeast of Shinnecock Inlet.

ATLANTIC SALMON: MAINE: OVG as Narraguagus has yielded 73 fish to date followed by Machias 21, East Machias 19, Dennys 18 and Pleasant 7. Narraguagus falling but water holding in Machias and Dennys. Best bet is Machias, which is always late and where there are now over 200 plump salmon in stretch between Machias and Whitneyville.

PACIFIC SALMON: IDAHO: Fresh run king chinooks now in Middle Fork of Salmon. FG at Warm Hole near Middle Fork Lodge where 25-pound fish common. Anglers irked, however, and needling Idaho Power Company over tardiness in trucking salmon around Brownlee Dam; OVG in spite of spat.

MARLIN: CALIFORNIA: Unusually warm water attracting heavy run of marlin in Gulf of California from San Jose de Cabo to Midriff, with FVG at La Paz and Loreto.

MARYLAND: First white marlin reported from Ocean City, and OVG. News of past week, nonetheless, made by Roy E. Tetherbridge of Washington, D.C., who after five hours and 20 minutes brought to gaff 464-pound blue marlin, largest ever taken from Ocean City waters. Tetherbridge had fought fish for two hours when rudder on Captain George Willis' Catherine disappeared. Tetherbridge promptly transferred marlin and all to nearby Terrapin III where he did battle for three more hours and won.

BLUEFIN TUNA: NEW JERSEY: School fish to 40 pounds milling offshore from Barnegat Inlet to Atlantic City. In three-day Greater Atlantic City Tuna Tournament just ended, 568 tuna fell to anglers. Brielle Anglers' Club won event with 125 fish, weighing total of 1,987 pounds. Top rods were Mrs. Ruth Lyman of Point Pleasant and Norman T. Gilroy of Brielle with 36 tuna each. Largest fish of tournament was 47 pounds taken by Ben Corson of Atlantic City; OVG.

LANDLOCKED SALMON: MAINE: Agent advises landlocks feeding on surface and FVG for fly anglers. Moosehead, Rangeley, Fish River and West Grand lakes all in prime condition and offering fish to 9¼ pounds.

STRIPED BASS: NEW JERSEY: FG for trollers in Sandy Hook tide rip, but crowd of boats on weekends makes fishing difficult; OG on weekdays.

MARYLAND: Excellent spate of stripers to 27 pounds in Brickhouse Bar area of Chesapeake Bay. Anglers taking up to dozen fish a trip on 10-inch eels which are hooked in head and allowed to swim downward with help of ounce-and-a-half sinker. When striper grabs eel he is given 20 to 30 feet of line and then struck. Eels available at bait stores for 20¢ each.

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