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.