ONTARIO: If you want a big rainbow trout, hurry to Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron and dunk live crawfish in Manitou River. Pools are holding 10-pounders, and most of those caught will fall to bait or flat plug.
MUSKELLUNGE: ONTARIO: FG in most waters of province; hottest spots in Lake Nipissing are Callander Bay near North Bay and weed beds off Cache Bay near Sturgeon Falls. Moon River near Parry Sound and weed beds in French River are trolling wobbler plugs with red-and-white favored color combinations. Colder weather should produce faster action, and OG.
WISCONSIN: Last week's hot weather put muskies off feed but OG when overdue cool weather sets in. Meanwhile some action reported from Round Lake, Couderay Lake and Hayward area.
NEW YORK: Action continues brisk in Cape Vincent area of St. Lawrence River and OG. Chautauqua Lake spy says muskies are beginning to respond to live bait at night but trolling is still most productive during daylight hours; OG through Oct. 15.
PENNSYLVANIA: Trollers removed two 20-pounders at Tionesta Dam last week, and outlook is fairish.
BLUEFISH: MASSACHUSETTS: Blues were still hitting nicely off the south side of the Cape last week and around the western approaches to the Canal; should still be in vicinity, and OG. Best lure: midget popper fished slowly with slight jerks of rod tip.
NORTH CAROLINA: Blues in 4-pound class reported in surf at Cape Hatteras, with tin-squidders finding good sport, and OG.
NEW JERSEY: Bluefish still large and abundant in north Jersey waters, but schools are scattering; concentrations are heaviest at Shrewsbury Rocks, 17 Fathom and Klondike banks. Surf fishing is excellent for fish to 5 pounds from Manasquan south, but few were in surf last week at northern beaches. Best surf areas are Point Pleasant, Manasquan, Seaside Heights and Phipps Estate; squidders and pluggers taking fish, but butterfish bait getting biggest play from fish (averaging 2 pounds) and fishermen (averaging 165 pounds). OG.
ATLANTIC SALMON: NEW BRUNSWICK: Nashwaak River, L, FP, OP. At Hartt's Pool on St. John River, FF but OG through this month, with a few 20-pounders showing. FVG on Main Southwest Miramichi, FF on Northwest Miramichi, FP on Tabusintac. Oriole, Mar Lodge and all-black flies are best producers. All rivers are low, but OG next two weeks.
NOVA SCOTIA: Cape Breton's Margaree River, a late-season stream, produced 74 salmon to 28 pounds last week and should be hot until SC Sept. 30. (SC Oct. 15 in some Nova Scotian rivers with later runs.)