MARLIN: HAWAII: Kona spy says FG as fish brought to dock last week weighed 307 pounds (Art Hall, Long Beach, Calif.), 190 pounds (R. B. Vail, San Mateo, Calif.), 200 pounds (Dr. E. Dahlman, Hempstead, N.Y.).
NORTH CAROLINA: Sixth blue marlin of season landed off Hatteras last Saturday by Norfolk Dentist J. C. Overby first this season to weigh in at less than 200 pounds; OG into early November when weather permits going offshore.
STEELHEAD TROUT: OREGON: Fishing improving in Rogue River, with Galice area your best bet and OG for fly-and spin-fishermen.
IDAHO: FVG on Selway River and Middle Fork of Salmon; hot spot is mouth of Camas Creek and Tappen Falls; fish are 8-to-10-pounders.
CALIFORNIA : Terrific run of 6-and 8-pound steel-heads is in upper Sacramento River near Los Molinos, and local experts are taking easy limits from riffles on bait; OG.
CHANNEL BASS: FLORIDA: Lots of redfish along central sections of both coasts, with weights averaging 3 to 5 pounds on Gulf side from inlets and surf on east coast.
VIRGINIA: Unusual numbers of porpoises in Chesapeake Bay interfering with channel bass fishing but OF/G when they clear out.
NORTH CAROLINA: Channel bass in surf continue to build toward November peak and OG.