CALIFORNIA: OF and improving as fish migrate into Delta waters and up rivers, providing one bright spot in otherwise dreary fishing picture. Trailers and bait fishermen are taking limits, and hottest spots are Sherman Lake and lower Sacramento River from lake up to Rio Vista, and in San Joaquin River area from Buoy 9 to 15 and mouth of Three-mile Slough.
NORTH CAROLINA: OVG for school fish in Croatan, Roanoke and Albemarle Sound waters N to Currituck; top fish last week was 8 pounds.
NEW JERSEY: Surf fishermen still enjoying best run of stripers in many years, as fish are abundant along beach from tip of Sandy Hook to Beach Haven Inlet; block tin effective by daylight but rigged eels are taking many large fish by day and night.
SNOOK: FLORIDA: 88-year-old Harry Weren of Old Greenwich, Conn., in Florida for his 26th season, was one of many anglers enjoying fairly hot snook fishing in the Myakka River; he got five; OG.
BLACK BASS: LOUISIANA: Upper Calcasieu River reports FG, OG; shrimp is most popular lure with fish and fishermen, but one of Tom Nixon's Calcasieu Pigboat wet flies should snag some nice bass.
MISSOURI: Current River (upper section) C, N; bass are in deep holes, and a live minnow will get you one; OG. Jack's Fork River C, N, OF; best lure is deep-running plug.