SO—season opened (or opens); SC—season closed (or closes). C—clear water; D—water dirty or roily; M—water muddy. N—water abnormal 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.
PACIFIC SALMON: WASHINGTON: Limits of silvers to 16 pounds common at Sekiu, Port Angeles, Whidbey Island areas and north Hood Canal around Seal Rock; lower Hood Canal starting to get hot and run should peak during third week of October; OVG at above spots. At Westport, FG and OG for silvers and kings. FG, OF at La Push and Neah Bay for silvers. Lots of humpies and silvers loitering at mouth of Skagit River, and OG. Most Tacoma waters FF, OG. A few cohoes are being taken in North Sound off Eliza Island and at Point Francis in Bellingham Bay; OF/P.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: Big cohoes in salt water at Sayward, Brown's Bay and the Campbell River on Vancouver Island and moving southward to Cowichan Bay and Gulf Islands—also starting to come to flies and small spoons in lower mainland rivers Nikomeki, Little Campbell, Vedder, Sumas and Fraser sloughs. Humpback salmon now in Cheakamus River, springs in the Thompson. Vancouver north-shore streams Seymour, Lynn and Capilano opened Oct. 1.
OREGON: FF/G in Nestucca, Siletz, Alsea and Siuslaw rivers; herring best bait, with flatfish and spinners also effective.
CALIFORNIA: Party boats outside Golden Gate report harvest chinooks to 24 pounds about two miles out from Muir Beach; seas are usually calm, and OF/G. Trinity River needs rain for top sport, as fish are plentiful but dispirited. Lower Eel River improving, and OG. Klamath River fishing is spotty, but a good rain should trigger the big push. OG.
LAKE TROUT: SASKATCHEWAN: 85�-pound laker recently taken in commerical nets at Lake Athabasca is largest on verified record, and will be displayed in Provincial Museum of Natural History at Regina, to inspire honest fishermen and discombooberate others.
MUSKELLUNGE: ONTARIO: Lake Nosbonsing, just east of North Bay, is among top producers as big muskies hit solidly across the north country. Steady catches reported from weed beds of Lake Nipissing and French River, with fish to 40 pounds coming from Dry Pine Bay on latter.
PENNSYLVANIA: French Creek producing 12-, 14-pound muskies in Cambridge Springs area, with one 26-pounder from "narrows" above Cochranton. Canadohta Lake ( Crawford County) provided A. H. Stenger of Pittsburgh with a 22-pounder; chubs only worthwhile bait as fish spurn lures; OF.
WISCONSIN: FF and OVG in northern waters as near-freezing night temperatures chill waters and improve musky appetite. Among big fish reported are 40-pounder from Lake Buckatabon in Eagle River area, 38-pounder from Razorback Lake, 37-pounder from Big St. Germaine Lake; in Hay ward area, 23-and 28-pounders from Round Lake, 22-pounder from Grindstone Lake.
NEW YORK: Live-bait fishing with suckers and chubs now at peak on Chautauqua Lake as season moves toward Oct. 15 closing, and OG as WT drops and night fishermen score consistently.