MINNESOTA: Alexandria area lakes Miltona, Chippewa, Ida, Carlos and Mary caught fire last week and should still be sizzling by the time you get there (or try Osakis Lake just east of Alexandria).
TENNESSEE: Sudden cold spell killed Center Hill shad-minnows, reducing top-water action; OP in most state waters.
OREGON: Willamette River H, D, FP, OP unless no more rain.
PENNSYLVANIA: OG throughout most bass waters of state as Hazel-high streams return to normal but with algae and even fallen leaves washed away and fish in fine fettle.
SNOOK: FLORIDA: OG in Shark River and Ten Thousand Islands areas, with most fish in 3-pound class but some to 12.
TROUT: COLORADO: Gunnison River (Gunnison area) L, C, FF with eggs and worms, dry flies at midday, OF if weather holds; Tomichi, East and Cebolla streams VL, FG with flies, FF with bait; Granby Reservoir (Granby area) good for trolling, OG unless weather worsens; South Platte River ( Shawnee area) L, C, FP, OP.
IDAHO: Salmon River and tribs slacking off but Snake still good in Ashton area for flies and bait; late afternoon fishing is best. Lost River watershed still producing but high-country lakes on last legs.
CALIFORNIA: Try Topaz Lake (part in Calif., part in Nev.) for mixed bag of big rainbows and Canada geese (a big flock was there last Sunday); trout SC Oct. 31 and best bets for last weekend are Upper Owens, Hot Creek, Upper Truckee—in northern area, Feather and American rivers, Donner and Webber lakes.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: Some fine creels reported from Campbell, Mohun, Shawnigan and other Vancouver Island lakes; most rivers H but F; FF most island and mainland streams but excellent on Fraser River bars.
BLUEFISH: MASSACHUSETTS: Blues thinning out around Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard as schools move south.