KEY TO SYMBOLS
FG=fishing good; FF=fishing fair; FP=fishing poor. OG=outlook good; OP=outlook poor.
BLACK BASS: FLORIDA: FG in north and central Florida lakes and rivers. Fine catches reported in Orlando- Leesburg area with OG. Using large shiners one angler took limit (eight) from Lake Harris three days running. Kissimmee River east of Lake Wales on Highway 60 and Lake Hatchineha east of Dundee, hot. Tallahassee reports FG below Lake Talquin Dam. Bass hitting way down at slow-moving but erratically retrieved lures, such as Bass-Master, Johnson spoon, Hawaiian wiggler. Also, FG in Miami and Ft. Pierce areas with fish to eight pounds taking yellow nylon jigs.
LOUISIANA: Duck shooters quit Black Bayou Lake northeast of Monroe Jan. 10. John Klemdorf of Monroe can guide you to where those 12-pounders live but you'll have to catch 'em.
MISSOURI: Lazy Ikes taking good strings in Gravois area of Lake of the Ozarks and OG but Osage region, headwaters area, FP and OP due to muddy waters.
SAILFISH: FLORIDA: Big sailfish schools still off Ft. Pierce with anglers releasing many more than they are bringing to dock for photographing or mounting. OG to southward with colder weather.
MEXICO: Acapulco's 38 daily boats again averaging seven strikes and four caught. Mazatl�n's sailfishing lighter but see MARLIN.
MARLIN: BAHAMAS: Gentle winds and comfortable seas produced ideal angler conditions throughout Bahamas first fortnight of New Year's birth and Bimini and Cat reported fair catches of blue and white marlin with OG or better if weather holds.
MEXICO: Mazatl�n reports 77 marlin in 84 fishing trips about 15 miles out. Marlin still being taken at Acapulco with blue water in close.
STEELHEAD TROUT: OREGON: Cold front cut snow run off and dropped Nestucca, Salmon, Siletz, Alsea and other streams to good fishing condition with cluster eggs and cherry bobbers producing most fish. OG if weather holds but snow in coast range will louse things up if heavy rains and warm weather hit.
CALIFORNIA: Nothing but good reports from north coastal streams, Eureka to San Francisco. Gualala providing many limits on bait. Garcia, Ten Mile, Noyo, Big South Fork, Eel, clear with plenty of sizable fish. Motel reservations advisable. Real chilly; bring longjohns.