SO—season opened (or opens); SC-season closed (or closes. C—clear water; D—water dirty or roily; M—water muddy. N—water at normal height; SH—slightly high; H—high; VH—very high; L—low; R-rising; F—falling. WT50—water temperature 50�. FG—fishing good; FF—fishing fair; FP—fishing poor; OG—outlook good; OF—outlook fair; OP—outlook poor
TROUT: CALIFORNIA: Best fishing in San Diego County is in Santa Ysibel Creek and San Luis Rey River; other spots poor. Heavy rains through southern California last week raised water levels and brightened summer fishing prospects. Statewide trout SO April 28 and OF/G.
NEW JERSEY: Most streams VH, D, WT 36/40, FP, OP for next week.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: All lakes below thousand-foot level now open and producing, as last week's sunny weather made spring a reality. Streams generally rising as snow melts, but most are fishable now, and OG unless warm weather brings fast run-off. Fry run starting in Puntledge and other lower Vancouver Island streams, and cutthroats are moving in. McIvor and Lower Campbell rivers producing good catches to 20 inches.
PENNSYLVANIA: Bait fishermen doing well in central Pennsylvania streams, with best report from Yellow Breeches in Boiling Springs area. Washed-out streams in Poconos have increased pressure on central Pennsylvania and northern tier waters. Best brown reported was 21-incher from First Fork of Sinnemahoning. Allegheny Forest streams are C, SH, WT 42/50, FP/F, OG. In general OF/G, with possibility of good Quill Gordon hatches and fair dry-fly fishing this week.
MINNESOTA: Rainbow runs up Lake Superior north-shore trout streams improving daily, and OG/VG as streams are still high but clearing. Knife River, near Duluth, best producer so far (see Fish Box). Statewide stream trout SO April 28, and OG for Root, Whitewater and other rivers in southeast section. In northern part of state OF for Straight River near Park Rapids; this brown-trout stream will be H and R.
NEW YORK: Beaverkill was medium high and wadeable last Sunday, but WT 35/40 and OP for fly-fishing in "big river" until end of month. Above Roscoe and on the Willowemoc some nice browns to 17 inches were caught on minnows last Sunday. FP on the Esopus River last weekend, and although portal will remain closed for several weeks main river is high and wading is difficult. WT 36/39 last week and OVP for fly-fishing until water warms.
MICHIGAN: Anglers lined banks of Betsy, Au Gres, Bear, Au Sable and Pere Marquette rivers as SO last week under sunny skies, but few fish were caught; runs have not yet reached peak, says spy. Five-pounder from Au Gres was top fish.
MASSACHUSETTS: Western Massachusetts streams H, C, and run-off from heavy snows still in woods may continue through April. Stocking behind schedule due to flood threat. Deerfield and Konkapot are scheduled for stocking before SO April 21. Eastern and central Massachusetts streams and ponds should be in good shape for opener, with stocking completed.
ONTARIO: General SO April 28, and OVP for northern part of province, but Algonquin Park streams and creeks in Levack area, west of Sudbury, should be ice-free and in fair shape.