CALIFORNIA: Trolling outside Golden Gate slow; Bodega Bay still hot. Top Chinook past week 38 pounds. Spawning run on through Gate. Fishing off Humboldt and Klamath slowed by rough water. Trinity picking up as Chinooks less shy.
WASHINGTON: Fishing for kings slowing down but terrific runs of silvers furnishing excellent sport many areas. Neah Bay, Sekiu, Westport and La Push FG/OG while nearly every spot in inner Puget Sound waters also excellent. North Puget Sound OG, especially on high slack tide. Hot spot for hook-nosed silvers to 15 pounds along rock slides off north shore Orcas Island on herring strips. Lummi Rocks still tops for springs. Skagit and Nooksack rivers fairly C, recurrently hot for humpies, sea-run cutts, some silvers.
MARLIN: NEW YORK: Montauk Point has been having the best run of white marlin in about 35 years. Most fish taken in areas south and southeast of the point. Last week Mrs. Robert Fisher of Patchogue took one weighing 104 pounds (most fish running 50-70 pounds). It is rare for boats to come in without fish while many boats have two or three fish. Fish generally taken while trolling for school tuna, and the prospects of good fishing seem fine until autumnal storms set in.