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TROUT: NEW YORK: Esopus N, C, WT60-62 but even small rainbows are laying low; OF if frost before SC Sept. 11.
CALIFORNIA: Fly-fishing red-hot in most high lakes and streams (especially lakes over Piute and Duck passes) and Sierra fishing at season's peak; Virginia Lake producing big goldens; lower Owens River gorge yielding big browns; all Sierra streams L, C, OG.
WYOMING: Most streams in state L, C, WT 50-55, caddis and damsel flies on water, fly-fishing at peak. Willow flies and white streamers producing on Platte and other northwest Wyoming streams, and OG next two weeks.
COLORADO: Gunnison River, L, C, FF, OF; Colorado (Glenwood area) dingy but clearing, OF; Big and Little Blue and Big and Little Cimarron are L, C, FF with flies, OF; Big Thompson ( Loveland area) L, FP, OP; Green Mountain Reservoir L, C, fair-to-good trolling, OG.
MAINE: 7�-pound brown trout caught last week at China Lake by Mrs. Winifred Dean of Roxbury, Mass., who revealed secret formula: Keep fishing.
MONTANA: FG and improving as waters get cooler; Yellowstone, Madison, Big Hole, Black-foot, Bitterroot and Flathead Rivers good and OG through September; Missouri River at Toston producing trout in 5-pound class, some on dry flies.
WASHINGTON: Most mountain lakes producing well: Waptus, Curlew and Deep Lakes are best bets for trophy fish.
MUSKELLUNGE: WISCONSIN: All state water levels slightly high; FG on Potato Lake, Flambeau, Presque Isle, Clear and Boulder Lakes with Rhinelander area at peak action; sucker-soakers getting most of the play but nobody setting new size records.
PENNSYLVANIA: Midget muskies (8 to 20 pounds) taking plugs and spoons on Cussawago Creek ( Crawford County) but FP in Allegheny River; FG at Lake LeBoeuf (Erie County) with four fish to 33 pounds taken in one evening last week.
ATLANTIC SALMON: NEW BRUNSWICK: SC last Tuesday on Upsalquitch, Kedgwick and Restigouche; St. John H, F, FG at McIntosh Bar, Chokoe Bar and Curry's Mountain Pools, OG through September for 18-to 20-pound fish; 21�-pound salmon is best of season in Doaktown area on Miramichi, with OG as high water eases off.