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SO—season opened (or opens); SC-season closed (or closes).
TROUT: NEW YORK: Hot holiday weekend found Esopus fish on vacation too, except to experts in early morning and evening who took on drys and nymphs. Portal still ? open; stream clear, constant and OG. Upstate streams like Ausable and Saranac L, C, with more skilled fishermen scoring with dry flies like Grey Fox and Light Cahill. Need rain.
PENNSYLVANIA: Yellow Breeches finally started living up to reputation with hottest spot Boiling Springs area where Light Cahill and Light Hendrickson did well. Allegheny tributaries L, C, and Hemlock and East Hickory providing good dry-fly action on mostly smallies. Tier streams also L, C, but WT OK.
MAINE: Fastest pond fishing for brookies in several years in northern Maine lakes. Allagash producing up to three pounds on mostly Grey Hackle and Professor. Royal Coachman favored in Haymock Pond and OG.
MICHIGAN: Light rains over state stimulated insect hatches with OG in daytime on 3X or lighter: evening FG, but night fishing for browns only fair until moon wanes.
IDAHO: Famed Silver Creek, near Sun Valley, opened with a bang and Cowdung took 'em. Pend Oreille fine for cutthroats around Cape Horn. Ice just out in most high lakes with Boulder and Louie best. South Fork of Boise and main Boise poor. Featherville area excellent. Blackfoot producing limits of big ones on woolly worms.
NEW BRUNSWICK: Trout being driven to cooler spring holes and smaller streams but OG in headwaters.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: Upper and lower Campbell continue to be best producers, with big fish regularly to spin-fishermen at Buttle. FG for evening fly-fishers. Excellent reports on kamloops from Peterhope, Lejeune, Paul, Knouff and other favorite spots.
OREGON: Twelve inches of snow at Timberline over holiday weekend queered fishing. Nights still cold on Deschutes, Metolius and Crooked rivers in Central Oregon; small gray and brown patterns doing well, N, OG.
CALIFORNIA: Streams held up well under estimated half million anglers attacking over long weekend. Easy limits for packers in high country. Cold nights holding back runoff in central region (Yuba, American and Mokelumne). Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Merced, San Joaquin and Kings, L, C, upper parts. Higher lakes, Yosemite Park should pick up as ice-free. Bright spots: forks of Tule, East Fork Kaweah, upper part of Kern and side creeks. Crowley on east slope tailed off but browns to 10 pounds taken on trolled chubs. West and east Walker clearing; larger fish running up rivers. Morning hatches luring dry-fly addicts.