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SO—season opened (or opens); SC—season closed (or closes). C—clear water; D—water dirty or roily; M—water muddy. N—water at normal height; SH—slightly high; H—high; VH—very high; L—low; R—rising; F—falling.
TANGUIGUE [?]: NORTH CAROLINA: When John L. Wood of Princess Anne, Virginia, landed an odd-looking 26�-pound mackerel near Hatteras last week, it was tentatively identified as an Indian Ocean species called tanguigue and never previously reported from the Atlantic. Mr. Wood shipped his queer fish to the American Museum of Natural History for identification.
TARPON: FLORIDA: While Tampa Angler Ed Dunn and his family drowsed aboard their cruiser in Tampa Bay, a 70-pound tarpon spotted the baited hook left dangling over the boat's stern, ate bait, jumped, landed in boat, dispelled drowsiness. But hottest west coast spot is still Boca Grande Pass, where Sarasotan Jack Collins, who won last year's Sarasota tournament, took this year's lead with a 183-pounder. Generally tarpon are more plentiful this year than last but few are spectacularly heavy.
SAWFISH: FLORIDA: Biggest fishing news in Tampa last week was 1,000-pound 15-foot sawfish landed by Ray Martinez on 90-pound test line from party boat Atlantis, out of Johns Pass between St. Petersburg and Clearwater, after four hours of heaving and hauling. This member of shark family is rarely hooked so far north along this coast.
ATLANTIC SALMON: NOVA SCOTIA: Most rivers in province are badly in need of rain; meanwhile the Medway is top producer (30 last week) with Sheet Harbor River runner-up.
NEW BRUNSWICK: Last week was poor on the Miramichi as main rivers are L, C, WT too high but agent reports some action at heads of Tobique, Renous, Northwest Miramichi with small dry flies best; fair run of grilse seems to be developing and next week may show slight improvement in this watershed. On St. John River, N and C, pulpwood drive petered out last week and OG for Hartland and other good pools.
STEELHEAD TROUT: BRITISH COLUMBIA: First run raced through Stamp River on last week's high water and was well up the Ash at press time, but another Stamp run seemed to be shaping up as river is at good height. Capilano and north shore streams report a few fish and OG. Good gambles are Brem and Gold rivers, if you can get there.
CALIFORNIA: Summer-run steelies to 8 pounds, together with a sprinkling of salmon, are in Trinity River and picking up momentum from Hyampom to Trinity Center; OG.
MUSKELLUNGE: ONTARIO: FG and OG across this province as M. M. Crawford of Chillicothe, Ohio hoisted 52-pound 6-ouncer from Lake Nosbonsing in North Bay area and John Prothe of Blairsville, Pa., removed 50�-pounder from north channel of French River just below Oulette Falls, on pikie-minnow plug and Johnson spoon respectively. Other lunker 'lunges include Ohioan Max Smith's 35-pounder from McGregor Bay, northeastern Manitoulin Island and more than a dozen fish over 25 pounds from west arm of Lake Nipissing; best spots are edges of weed beds.