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; FP=fishing fair; FP=fishing poor. OG=outlook good; OP=outlook poor.
SMALLMOUTH BASS: PENNSYLVANIA: Most rivers too low. FG in Juniata River. Delaware River above Port Jervis L, C, FG for small bass but big fish not having any except late at night. OG if rains continue.
NEW YORK: FG in Cape Vincent area of Lake Ontario, with Grenadier and Wolf Island waters yielding smallmouths to 2 pounds. Action is slower at Clayton and Alexandria Bay but OG as cooler weather starts fish moving.
MISSOURI: Current River low, "good fishing color," FG last week, OG. Jack Fork too low for floating.
PACIFIC SALMON: BRITISH COLUMBIA: One Chinook over 80 pounds and another topping 70 caught last week at Campbell River inlet. Browns Bay very hot, with runs now arrived in most areas and 50-pounders taking nicely; OG rest of month. Silvers showing well in Gulf of Georgia, with signs of best fall cohoes fishing in many years.
WASHINGTON: Top chinook of week was 58-pounder boated at Hope Island, with open water at Westport off Gray's Harbor providing best fishing. Cohoes starting to show, with fair catches off shoals around Tatoosh Island.
OREGON: Some chinook and silvers in Yaquina Bay at Newport, FF with best results on incoming tide, mooching with herring.
CALIFORNIA: Chinook fishing slowed by choppy seas off Golden Gate, with good prospects when wind dies; FG off Klamath River.
TROUT: CALIFORNIA: FP on Florence, Huntington and Shaver lakes, FG on upper reaches of San Joaquin. Both slopes of Sierra Nevada improved sharply last week as cooler weather put zip in high lakes and streams. Best dry-fly stream is Hot Creek, with some 5-pounders reported. Top Sierra trout last week: 10-pound brown from Rush Creek. FG at Upper Owens.