FLORIDA: Lake Talquin (near Tallahassee) producing fast catches of smallish bass on flies and popper plugs. Tamiami Canal bigmouths are moody but skillful bassbuggers can coax some action OF
NEVADA: Lake Mead lowest in history but Temple Bar and Overton report cagey bait fishermen taking whoppers, and OF.
CALIFORNIA: Reservoirs of lower Colorado River producing fish on live bait and slow-trolled diving plugs are picking up occasional lunkers.
MISSOURI: Black River below Clearwater Dam SH, C, FP OF Niangua arm of Lake of the Ozarks is a mite murky and too rough for comfort but bass are starting to work again.
TENNESSEE: FG and improving on most TVA lakes despite near-record low water. Douglas Lake producing well for trollers and casters using small shallow-running plugs
NORTH CAROLINA: Fontana Lake improving and OG for a flurry of topwater action during next fortnight (but snow in the mountains is portent of freezing weather due soon).
PENNSYLVANIA: Minnow experts taking small-mouths to four pounds from Allegheny River eddies in Franklin and Oil City areas. FG for large-and smallmouth bass in Conneaut Lake, and OG next week.
NEW MEXICO: FF at Conchas and Elephant Butte lakes with plugs and spinning lures favored, and OF.
STEELHEAD TROUT: CALIFORNIA: Winter SO Nov. 1, and top spot is Sacramento River with limits common on single salmon eggs and spinners; Colusa- Red Bluff sector best, and reports say run shows no signs of letting up. First good rains will start runs in Eel, Navarro, Garzas, Gualala. Russian and Trinity.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: FF and improving in South Thompson River with several fish in 20-pound class reported and OG as early winter fish should show shortly in other streams.