FLORIDA: Want a big bass? Go to Orange, Fla., find Ross Summers, ask him how to get to one of sand ponds in Apalachicola National Forest. Take a fly rod and a fistful of popping bugs. Kissimmee River and Lake Kissimmee producing bigmouths to 8 pounds; try it north from bridge on Highway 60 east of Lake Wales. Lake Seminole (north of Clearwater) and most other central Florida lakes producing well, and three ladies trolling with plugs in Lake Lena near Auburndale last week took four unladylike bass weighing 42 pounds.
STEELHEAD TROUT: BRITISH COLUMBIA: Winter runs are in most Vancouver Island and lower mainland streams but until floods abate there's no fishing; Englishman's River, Qualicum, Quinsam and Capilano rivers may be fishable by Dec. 10.
OREGON: Nestucca River high and roily but falling, with new runs in and fishing fair, OG. Sandy River normal and clear, FG, OG.
CALIFORNIA: Eel River paid off last week with 18�-pound steelhead taken by Dr. John Ball. Good bet: Sacramento near Los Molinos.
SAILFISH: MEXICO: 103 sails caught, tagged and released last Friday and Saturday at Acapulco as U.S. and Mexican anglers hold tournament; Ward Line prexy George Brown tagged 10 in two days, Dr. Ernesto Chavez took nine on 6-thread. OG indefinitely.
WEAKFISH: LOUISIANA: With dry weather, salt water and speckled trout are invading Lake Charles and should stay there until heavy rains freshen water; local anglers knocking them dead with live shrimp, spoons, dudes, plugs.
NORTH CAROLINA: 2- to 5-pound weaks working in surf from Kitty Hawk to Hatteras Inlet.
FLORIDA: Trout have moved into area from Card Sound to Buttonwood in the upper keys, and are partial to yellow bucktails.