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.
WT50—water temperature 50�.
FG—fishing good; FF—fishing fair; FP—fishing poor.
OG—outlook good; OF—outlook fair; OP—outlook poor.
TROUT: MAINE: Allagash teeming with squaretails ascending to spawn. Not too anxious to take fly, yet experts doing well.
ONTARIO: Speckled season closes Sept. 15, and anglers are turning to rainbows. Giants have started up Manitou and Bluejay creeks. (Trout Lake in White River area produced 22�-pound laker for Bill Black of White River.)
BRITISH COLUMBIA: Hot weather has slowed action at Vancouver Island and lower mainland, but a fair run of steelheads is reported on the Stamp. Coquihalla, FP. OF.
MINNESOTA: No rainbows have showed up in streams along north shore of Lake Superior yet.
MONTANA: Rosy weather has brought fine flyfishing in Madison, Yellowstone, Blackfoot, Missouri and Sun rivers. Big Hole still lags. Several 7-10-pound trout recently taken from Canyon Ferry Lake. OVG until late Oct.
COLORADO: Fishing continues to improve. Colorado River ( Glenwood Springs area) N, SD, FG/OG. Yampa L, C, FG/OVG. Same is true for San Juan, Roaring Fork and Michigan. St. Louis Creek L, C, FP/OP.
CALIFORNIA: Fierce forest fires closed waters in Klamath, Sequoia and Los Padres forests. With Army and Marine aid week-long fight's won and closures may be lifted this week. Weather cooler after 8 days 102-112�, and trout have become more than diffident. Cooler weather will wake them up, and veteran packers expect year's best catches next two weeks.
WASHINGTON: Check your fire warden before entering any lowland area until needed soaking rains arrive. High country fishing excellent.
IDAHO: Terrible forest fires in Boise National Forest destroyed about 6,000 acres but fire under control after about six days. Lake Pend Oreille blueback fishing good and two excellent weeks are anticipated.