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C—clear water; SH—slightly high; FG—fishing good; FF—fishing fair; FP—fishing poor; OG—outlook good; OF—outlook fair; OVG—outlook very good.
NEW JERSEY: FF and OF in surf from Barnegat Light to Beach Haven Inlet, where 1,500 fishermen are out to catch stripers and a 20-foot cruiser (grand prize in local derby); FF/G at Shark River Inlet from ends of stone jetties to (and under) first highway bridge, from dusk to dark, with yellow doodlebug favored lure. FF/G at Bradley Beach and Long Branch surf for school fish to 10 pounds, with surf-clam bait best. A few big bass boated by trollers below Sandy Hook last week and outlook is for improvement.
SOUTH CAROLINA: OG through November in Santee-Cooper area as striped bass school below diversion canal; metal-and-nylon jigs bumped along bottom best tactic.
NORTH CAROLINA: School stripers averaging 5 pounds (up to 10) now abundant in Croatan, Roanoke and Albemarle sounds, near Nags Head and Manteo, and taking bucktails nicely. OG through November for trollers.
PACIFIC SALMON: BRITISH COLUMBIA: Buzz Fiorini of Seattle neglected tackle business long enough to set spin-tackle records at River's Inlet with 34-pound Chinook on 4-pound line, 53-pound 6-ouncer on 6-pound line and 53-pounder on 8-pound line. Fine dry weather and low rivers have kept silvers in salt water and FG from Campbell River and Cape Mudge to Howe Sound and Saanich Inlet.
CALIFORNIA: Trollers still limiting 10 to 12 miles off Golden Gate and OVG until November storms.
WASHINGTON: FG, OG for silvers to 16 pounds on cohoe flies from Hood Canal waters; cloudy day with slight chop on water is best. Silvers are hitting well at almost all stream mouths in Puget Sound; try flasher-and-herring or big flatfish as well as flies.