CALIFORNIA: Trailerites are moving into camps below Parker Dam on Colorado River and putting tackle in shape for peak winter bass and catfish seasons; OG through December.
TENNESSEE: Off-and-on weather paying off for Tennessee Valley anglers as Cherokee and Douglas lakes are producing frequent limit catches averaging 3 pounds; small spoons and plugs are favorite lures, and OG on both lakes.
FLORIDA: Apalachicola River reports bassing picking up, but most freshwater areas in northwest Florida need two weeks of slow rain to lift lake levels. Best bass bets in north-central Florida are Griffin, Harris and Carlton lakes. FG in Okeechobee and canals in south end of state, but few large fish reported; OF.
STEELHEAD TROUT: CALIFORNIA: Most coastal rivers are now clearing after rains and runs are picking up; top streams are Russian River from mouth to Monte Rio, and Eel from mouth to Scotia; Sacramento is producing lots of limits, mostly in 5-pound class but Corning, Osborn and Tehama riffles are showing a few lunkers (including a season-record 17-pounder last week on bait); OG through next week.
OREGON: Steelhead are plentiful in coastal streams but most are VH, D, impossible to fish; OP as forecast is more rain.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: First winter steelhead have been caught in Capilano River; South Thompson slowed down a bit last week but reported one 19-pounder on fly. All Vancouver Island and lower mainland streams VH, D, unfishable now, but a few dry days will drop smaller streams to fishing height; then winter fish will be in and fishing will be on.
BLUEFISH: LOUISIANA: If you have a wash-tub you want filled with blues from 2 to 4 pounds take a charter boat from Grand Isle to any offshore oil platform; night fishing is hottest but even by daylight a feathered dude or small plug will get results; OG through next fortnight.
FLORIDA: Blues are showing in most east coast waters but are thickest in Fort Pierce and Vero Beach areas; pier fishermen at Miami Beach are still connecting; OF for next ten days.
PACIFIC SALMON: CALIFORNIA: Chinooks are plentiful in the Sacramento but paying little attention to lures. Silvers providing some action in Noyo, Big and lower Eel rivers but OP.
OREGON: Rains and high tides have wangled good late run of silvers into Siltcoos Lake, and slow-trolled flatfish and cherry bobbers are getting fine results near outlet; weather is unsettled but OG through next week.