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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.
STEELHEAD TROUT: OREGON: Cold weather and snow in coast range has put damper on steelheading as streams are L, C and too cold for good sport. Warmup period will mean snow runoff and milky water. Any way you figure it, OVP.
WASHINGTON: Most rivers closed, but early runs reported in Nisqually, Quinault, Hoh and Cowlitz. SO Dec. 4, and watch for fine opener if one more heavy rain is followed by week's dry spell before that date.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: Thompson River produced three-fish limits to 22 pounds last week, and OG as water below Nicola has cleared since. Cold snap has set back Vancouver Island and mainland coastal streams sharply, but fish are already in and OVG for next week, with Quinsam, Oyster, Qualicums and French Creek among best prospects.
BONEFISH: BAHAMA ISLANDS: FG, OG and improving through April, says Andros spy, citing Dr. and Mrs. K. Hazen Scott of Plainfield, N.J., who, with two friends, landed 207 bone-fish on spinning tackle and fly rods in 12 days; largest fish weighed 9 pounds.
FLORIDA: On east coast, good catches reported from Marineland north; on Gulf Coast, 10- to 20-pounders showing from St. Marks to Panama City, with most action at river mouths and fish due to move far upstream as weather grows colder. Best bait: live shrimp.
TEXAS: Surf along Mustang and Padre islands producing some redfish from 2 to 30 pounds; a few have showed at Matagorda and Port Isabel; average weight is 6 pounds, and OF.