ATLANTIC SALMON: NEW BRUNSWICK: Northwest, Southwest and main Miramichi, Cains, Renous and Tabusintac rivers N, C, with limits of black salmon the rule on the Renous and main Miramichi; Nashwaak and St. John rivers H, FP/F.
LANDLOCKED SALMON: MAINE: Sebago, Green, Branch, Beech Hill, Phillips, Swan, China, Cobbosseecontee, Cathance, Nash and Messalonskee lakes are completely ice free; Moosehead, Rangeley, Fish River Lake, East and West Grand lakes were still ice bound but should start breaking up this week.
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Lakes Winnipesaukee, Winnisquam, Squam, Sunapee and Newfound are ice free and producing to trolled smelt and streamer flies; Connecticut Lake should be fishing by May 1.
COBIA: MISSISSIPPI: While Chicagoan Ed Weiss was boating a 74�-pound cobia near Horn Island off Biloxi, a 125-pounder caught in a shrimp trawl and brought into Biloxi proved there are bigger fish in the sea.
MARLIN: BAHAMA ISLANDS: With white marlin season in full swing Doug Brooks of Lansdale, Pa. subdued a 94-pounder he hooked while trolling with spinning tackle last Saturday; OG through May.
STEELHEAD TROUT: IDAHO: Despite snow, rain and rising water the main Salmon River at MacKay Bar, the North Fork of the Salmon at the mouth of French Creek and the Firehole below Riggins were producing well last week; while cold weather retards run-off, OG. Middle Fork of the Salmon is fairly hot from the mouth up to McCall's ranch with fish averaging 12 pounds; Weiser River reports FF below Galloway Dam, and OF.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: Except for fish reported in lower reaches of Bella Coola River and moving up, winter runs are over and summer runs not yet in; OP.
CALIFORNIA: Steelhead to 15 pounds were being taken in Sacramento River near Redding last week, and OG through next week.
KINGFISH: FLORIDA: As concentration of kingfish moved northward from Tampa into St. Marks, Panacea and Carrabelle area, most charter boats and all skiffs were booked solidly by Georgia and Alabama fishermen; most kings were being taken on trolled mullet or large spoons, and OG through May 10.
CHANNEL BASS: NORTH CAROLINA: Big bass arrived in the surf between Oregon and Hatteras inlets last week and are taking bait; fish are mostly in 30-pound class but trollers in Oregon Inlet took fish to 50 pounds on feather jigs; OG through May 15.