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ATLANTIC SALMON: NEW BRUNSWICK: Heavy rains last week raised rivers as outlook continues good on Miramichi, Cains, Restigouche. OP on Tabusintac and Big Tracadie until Oct. 1 or later (SC Oct. 31) and on Sevogle (SC Sept. 30).
NOVA SCOTIA: Two top rivers in province are Margaree (35 salmon last week) and Sheet Harbour but OP unless rains raise stream levels.
STRIPED BASS: OREGON: FG and improving at Coos Bay, with fish running to 40 pounds and taking yellow feathered jigs and pilchard bait; salt-water fly fishermen scoring on smaller fish in schools as large bass travel singly; OG while weather stays put.
NORTH CAROLINA: Smallish stripers schooling in northeastern sounds, with peak catches due in October.
CALIFORNIA: Salmon trollers picking up big bass between Alcatraz and Municipal Pier in San Francisco Bay using wire line and heavy sinkers for depth in rough water; Napa River is crammed with small stripers; middling fish plentiful on east side of San Pablo Bay; OG all through this area.
MUSKELLUNGE: NEW YORK: Floating weeds from recent cutting operation hampering Lake Chautauqua trollers as anglers continue to score with 8-to-l 5-pound fish but nothing over 20 reported; live bait just starting to produce and will improve as water cools; a few medium muskies taking surface plugs cast near shore after dark; OG. St. Lawrence fishermen taking some 12-to-18-pound fish, with Carle-ton Island off Cape Vincent fairly hot, but no trophy fish reported last week.
WISCONSIN: OG throughout most of musky territory but fishing pressure has dropped sharply as school resumes and citizens daydream of a National League pennant; FG in Big and Little Arbor Vitae Lakes, Island Lake chain, Squirrel Lake; slow in Langlade County; improving in Forest County.