ATLANTIC SALMON: NEW BRUNSWICK: SC on most rivers, but open until Oct. 15 on Cains, Dungarvon, Nashwaak and a few others; Oct. 31 on Tabusintac and Big Tracadie.
TROUT: WYOMING: Snake River in Jackson Hole area at peak and outlook is positively terrific until SC Oct. 15.
IDAHO: FG and OG through Oct. 15 on South Fork of Payette and Middle Fork of Boise; Sheep Creek and Roaring River spy says FVG for small trout; Snake River producing well at American Falls. Clark Fork is providing trophy trout to bait fishermen. OG.
MINNESOTA: Fall-run rainbows now moving up 23 streams along north shore of Lake Superior, and OF/G until special SC Oct. 31.
MONTANA: Dry-fly FVG in Big Hole, Madison, Boulder, Ruby, Beaverhead, and spring creeks along Yellowstone River; Missouri River FG for big browns on spin-lures.
MICHIGAN: Rainbows on rampage in Bellows Lake and Lake Ann; OG. Manistee River below Tippy Dam producing 3-to 7-pounders as armada of boats drifts downstream; Guide Howard Redseal's 12-pounder is tops for season. OG.
WASHINGTON: FF/G on Sauk, Suiattle, Cascade rivers; Marble, Jordan, Boulder and Illabot creeks. FG and OG for sea-run cutthroats, with Wynoochee, north Toutle, Tilton, Cowlitz, Dungeness, Skokomish rivers among top producers.
CALIFORNIA: Snow flurries failed to slow fishing on the east slope of the Sierra last week, and outlook is still good. Mammoth Lakes region (especially upper lakes and streams) is tops for brookies and goldens; best roadside lake is Convict, now producing big brown trout on trolled lures; small grey flies, dry or wet, taking limits from Baker lakes and creeks. On west slope, northern area, Feather River tribs and Lake Al-manor picking up, and OG.
BLUEFISH: NEW JERSEY: Ecstatic agent reports red-hot surf-fishing from Lavallette to Barnegat Inlet, with catches of 30 fish per fisherman daily at spots in Seaside Park sector, and fish feeding on mullet so close to beach that experienced long-distance casters were occasionally outfished by novices; bait seemed more productive than lures, and fish averaged 2 pounds, with few topping 4 pounds.
MASSACHUSETTS: Blues are still thick along south shore of Cape Cod and plentiful at Martha's Vineyard, with 11-pounder largest reported to date.