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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.
STRIPED BASS: CALIFORNIA: Upland bird season has thinned ranks of fishermen, but FG in Delta waters, some worthwhile trolling in upper San Pablo Bay, Napa River.
NEW JERSEY: FF/P along Jersey coast, as bass have moved off shore and southward, and OP except for occasional flurries through Dec.
STEELHEAD TROUT: OREGON: At press time all coastal streams H, D, fishing almost impossible. OVP if heavy rain continues but clearing weather may change picture rapidly; if rains let up, best bets are Wilson, Trask, Miami, Nestucca, Salmon, Siletz and Alsea rivers; if deluge continues, try smaller streams such as Neskowin, Beaver, Schooner, Drift, Ten Mile and Big creeks. Cluster eggs best bet, with red fluorescent yarn producing too.
CALIFORNIA: Rains have muddied most of the streams but produced new runs, and OG; best fishing is in upper Klamath, Trinity, lower Eel and Russian rivers. Last week's top fish were 23�-pounder from Trinity at Burnt Ranch, 17-pounder from Eel, where fly-fishing is fair to good with optic bucktails.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: Fish are definitely in the Vancouver Island rivers with several in 15-pound class reported from Campbell and Quinsam rivers; Oyster, Courtenay, Qualicums and French Creek also good bets. On the mainland, Vedder and Alouette should be worthwhile. Most streams in good shape, and OG.
MISSOURI: SC Nov. 30 in rivers, but FG in lakes, now C and N. where many good catches are reported on deep-running lures, and OG.