MAINE: Pierce Pond petered out in 1940 after four years of big-trout production. Last week a 6-pound brook trout indicated this Caratunk Lake may be on way back.
NEW MEXICO: In Jemez area all streams and Fenton Lake in good condition and FG, with dry flies favored by fish and fishermen; OG. Cow and Bull creeks FG with dries. OG. Red River and upper Rio Grande FG, OG for browns and rainbows.
WASHINGTON: Best bet in state is Ross Lake where SO July 1 (but road travel between Newhalem and Diablo is restricted to convoys during day, leaving Newhalem 8 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.); try still-fishing off restricted areas at mouths of Big Beaver and Ruby creeks. FF at Whatcom Lake for silvers, cutts and rainbows, OF/G; FG with flies at Skagit's Clear Lake; Silver Lake producing rainbows to 14 inches. On west side Cushman, Lawrence, Alder and Clear lakes FG, OG: on east side Buffalo, Waunacutt, Spectacle and Pearygin lakes FG, OG.
TUNA: NEW JERSEY: First school tuna of season was big news on Jersey coast last week; school was 65 miles SE of Shark River Inlet and may be within 30 miles of coast and in range of boats out of Brielle, Point Pleasant and Belmar by now; tuna are from 10 to 35 pounds; OG.
ATLANTIC SALMON: NEW BRUNSWICK: Fish are in most pools of Miramichi and tribs but are taking poorly, although skillful anglers are killing a few on small flies. Reluctance to take fly on Northwest Miramichi caused by rough handling at counting fence, say local savants. A few fish reported from the Nashwaak, but annual drive of pulpwood may spoil sport on Hartland and other good pools on St. Johns River through this week; OF.
NOVA SCOTIA: Most rivers in province SH, F after rains last week; best-producing streams are Medway. North River, St. Marys and Margaree; OF.
PACIFIC SALMON: OREGON: Salmon mooching now good at Winchester and Newport. Herring have appeared in large numbers and is best lure. Winds in afternoon hamper small boat fishing but FG and OG.
CALIFORNIA: Trollers off Farallones hit jackpot to 40 pounds past week. Now's time to fill the deep freeze. Chinook chasers elsewhere off coast virtually skunked.
WASHINGTON: Snow runoff mud is clearing fast in Northwest. Hope Island hot with kings to 47 pounds taking spoons. Best spots in lower Puget Sound still in Tacoma area. FG, OG.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: Silvers now up to good size at most points, 6 to 8 pounds fairly common. Campbell River, Little River (Comox) and Qualicum recommended. Plenty of spring salmon up to 20 taken from Vancouver and Howe sounds, Pender Island as well as Vancouver Island hot spots. Outlook for silvers and springs good to excellent. Big tyees may show at Phillips Arm and Browns Bay within two weeks.