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CALIFORNIA: All streams north of Russian River (including South Fork of Eel) clear and falling, with limits of fish to 12 pounds not uncommon. Gualala. Big, Noyo and Ten Mile are clear but FP; Navarro in perfect shape with fish in all pools; San Lorenzo producing some busters, with best fishing from gorge to mouth; Garcia clear but fishing poorly. Best bet this week: Russian River.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: With mild weather keeping conditions ideal, fish over 20 pounds continue to dominate reports from all B.C. points. Experts say part of run had lingered at sea for extra year of rich salt-water feeding. Quinsam, Oyster, Qualicum, Nanaimo, Cowichan. Vedder and Bella Coola rivers are leading in lunker sweepstakes, and OG next two weeks.
WASHINGTON: Runs aren't materializing as expected although rivers are in fine shape. Russ Germain of Aberdeen cherry-bobbed 28�-pounder from Chehalis River last week. Coastal streams generally FF and OG, with Queets, Bogachiel and Soleduck best bets. Puyallup and Skagit FF, OF; Columbia above McNary FF, OF; Cowlitz River system OF. Apparently old runs are plumb wore out but new runs should come into rivers with next real rain.
WEAKFISH: FLORIDA: In Tampa area weaks are on edge of channels, especially in sheltered areas of Old Tampa Bay and near new Lower Tampa Bay Bridge (Sunshine Skyway); try trolling with nylon jig bumping along bottom.
LOUISIANA: Good catches of trout averaging 2� pounds were made in Oak River in Delacroix Island area last week and OG next two weeks.
SAILFISH: FLORIDA: Cold winds have slowed sailfishing in Vero-Stuart area; OG south of Palm Beaches when weather settles.
MARLIN: BAHAMAS: Rough seas stymied seekers of marlin (but on lee shores of islands they found wahoo still present in worthwhile numbers); OG as winds should settle soon.