KEY TO SYMBOLS
SO=season opened (or opens); SC=season closed (or closes); SV=season varies by district or water.
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 OP=outlook poor.
ATLANTIC SALMON: NEW BRUNSWICK: Southwest Miramichi was 2 feet above summer normal last Sunday but falling and should be normal with OG until SC Sept. 30; Cains River SH, F, OG until SC Oct. 15; Renous River fishing well at North Branch and OG if river remains SH; most successful flies in this watershed are bear hair and squirreltail patterns (wet) on #6 or #7 hooks. Northwest Miramichi SH, FP, OP but most Sevogle River pools hold salmon and grilse, with small bright flies producing fair action. Dungarvon, Cains, Jacquet, Nashwaak, Big Salmon and a few other rivers are open until Oct. 15; Tabusintac and Big Tracadie are open until Oct. 31; OG for all streams as high water has kept fish moving.
QUEBEC: SC in all streams except Matane (Oct. 15) and Port Daniel (Sept. 30) rivers; both are H, D, FP, OP.
PACIFIC SALMON: BRITISH COLUMBIA: Chinook fishing slowing at Campbell River (in spite of one 58-pounder last week); FG at Alberni and Comox with occasional good fish reported from other points but OP for the province in general. FG for silvers in Brown's Bay, Campbell River, Parksville and Cowichan Bay. Tlell and Copper rivers in Queen Charlotte's Island are hot and outlook excellent for next two weeks as heavy rains bring fall fish in early.
OREGON: Exceptionally fine run of silvers in Siletz River, with salt-water spinning lures and mooched herring doing brisk business; shore casters scoring with Bear Valley spinners near mouth of bay; OG through September.
CALIFORNIA: Chinooks moving into Sacramento River with fall run due any day, and silvers also beginning to show at river mouths; OG in lower reaches of all salmon streams.
STRIPED BASS: NEW YORK: Montauk surf casters taking 6- to 8-pound bass on tin squids from Ditch Plains to the Light, but north side not producing yet; trollers are picking up fish from 20 to 40 pounds along south shore on rigged eels; mullet have moved in and should draw big bass into the beaches this week, and OG for beach fishermen next two weeks.
CALIFORNIA: FG in San Francisco Bay area with evening trollers getting best results; Suisin and San Pablo bays and Carquinez Straits producing limits for private and party boats. NORTH CAROLINA: Salt-water and brackish sounds are teeming with schooling bass but best fishing will start about Oct. 15.
MASSACHUSETTS: Several fish in 30-pound class reported from Martha's Vineyard and an early chill in the water seems to have started the big bass striking ahead of schedule; OG for surf and boat fishermen through October.