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PENNSYLVANIA: Most Allegheny Forest streams VL, C, few flies on water, FP, OP until rain comes; meanwhile best bets are lower ends of Tionesta and Oil creeks. Northern-tier counties report streams L, C, FP, with rain badly needed (but green drake-coffin fly due on water last week in May). State has stocked Pine Creek's "big water" from Ansonia to Waterville; this canyon water is hard to get to, harder to get from but holds some fine browns. Loyal-sock agent says FF/G, OG on stretch from Barbours to Hillsgrove. In central Pennsylvania, FF/G on Yellow Breeches, Clarks and Stony creeks, but all area streams L, F, need rain. Famous "Fisherman's Paradise" near Bellefonte now open for fly-fishing only, with limit one trout daily (but 20-inchers are commonplace in this experimental mile of chalkstream where state replaces fish daily, pound for pound).
BLUEFISH: NORTH CAROLINA: Blues from 1� to 3 pounds abundant in surf and at Oregon and Hatteras inlets at Nags Head-Hatteras area; trollers near Diamond Shoals and along edge of Gulf Stream made heavy catches last Saturday, and OG off and on throughout summer. Large schools were off Morehead City and hitting spoons and feathers enthusiastically, but strong winds kept most charter boats at dockside; OG when weather settles.
MARYLAND: FF/G at Ocean City Inlet for blues averaging 2 pounds, and OG rest of May.
NEW BRUNSWICK: Blacks were still showing last week above Doaktown on Miramichi and should thus be in lower river through May 25; a 30-pounder was killed last week near Howard; sea-trout run has started.
MAINE: Sam Ward of Dennysville, Maine busted the slump at the Dennys River with a 7�-pound bright salmon; sea-run fish are still due momentarily at the Dennys, Machias and Narraguagus rivers and may be there now.
BLACK BASS: FLORIDA: Spin Fishermen Pat Mahan and Ray Gerber of Clearwater fished Lake Tarpon just S of Tarpon Springs, caught seven bass that weighed 8�, 8�, 8�, 7�, 7, 6�, 5� pounds, felt very good about it. FG and OG in headwaters of St. Johns River from Cheney Highway south. Little Lake Harris (near Leesburg), canals leading into Blue Cypress Lake W of Vero Beach. In NW Florida top bass spot is Lake Jackson, with limit catches the rule and whoppers frequent; Owl Creek in lower Apalachicola River region is runner-up for fast action.
MISSOURI: SO May 28 in streams; meanwhile OG for Lake Clearwater, where bass favor surface lures.