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PACIFIC SALMON: CALIFORNIA: Salmon are fewer but heavier (to 25 pounds) at mouths of Klamath, Eel and Noyo rivers. Trinity River and upper Sacramento runs still waiting for rain at press time. Trolling outside Golden Gate spotty, but fair with right wind; OP/F.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: Silvers still taking well in salt water off river mouths; FG at Campbell, Oyster and Qualicums, and OG through next week. Best silver taken in Cowichan derby was 20�-pounder by C. W. Cowles of Ladysmith, B.C.; OG through October.
OREGON: Recent rains have moved big runs, into most coastal streams; Nestucca, Siletz, Alsea and Siuslaw rivers H, C and FG for silvers on trolled lures and herring.
WASHINGTON: FG for big silvers throughout entire Hood Canal area on fast-trolled coho fly. Inner waters of Puget Sound generally spotty, but FG and OG on west side of Whidbey Island. Some feeder kings to 19 pounds are being taken between Whidbey Island and Tacoma, but average weight is about 8 pounds and mooched herring best fish-getter. FG and OG at mouth of Skagit for silvers and humpies, with flasher-and-herring and flies both effective.
BLUEFISH: FLORIDA: Big runs still haven't shown in Miami area, despite occasional fast action, and OP. On Gulf coast, blues averaging 1 to 3 pounds are schooling just offshore and taking cut bait, plugs and feathered jigs; one angler caught 50 off gun mounts on Mullet Key at entrance to Tampa Bay; OF/G.
NEW JERSEY: Last week's storm probably washed up offshore blue fishing for the season, but beach fishermen may find a few fish in the surf through November; OP.
MUSKELLUNGE: WISCONSIN: SC Oct. 31, but meanwhile few fishermen are taking advantage of the season's top musky fishing as outsize plugs, black bucktails and live suckers get results in most waters. Only big fish reported last week was 37-pounder from Big St. Germain Lake on black bucktail, but other lunkers hooked and lost. OG rest of season.
TROUT: CALIFORNIA: Best bets in northern part of state on west slope of Sierra are Truckee River (best during early evening, with grey or cream wet flies), Hat Creek, east fork of Pit and upper branch of Feather River. On east slope FG at June Lake loop, Grant Lake and Rush Creek (big browns below Silver Lake).