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IDAHO: Weiser River FG, main Salmon still FVG with best reports from stretch above French Creek; a few fish being taken near town of Salmon. Flying anglers using Flying B Ranch airstrip report FG on Camas Creek in Primitive Area. Big Creek starting to produce and should be at peak about April 10.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: Runoff has started at lower levels; Quinsam, Cowichan, Capilano and other mainland streams H and D but clearing, and spy says high water may bring late run of fish into Salmon, Capilano and Seymour. In general OF/G if you don't mind catching kelts and spawners.
BONEFISH: BAHAMA ISLANDS: FG and OG for fly and spin fishermen on flats in the north right off Andros Island (see Fish Box).
BLACK BASS: TEXAS: Casablanca Lake at Laredo producing 4-and 5-pounders on surface plugs; Whitney, Caddo and Black lakes report FF/G with shallow running lures, but Medina, Travis and Highland Chain lakes are slow, and OF.
FLORIDA: FG all over state despite low water. In northwest Florida Crescent Lake is best bass bet, but Wakulla River is running close second. Rain is still needed to improve fishing in all fresh waters.
TENNESSEE: FF/P at Tenn-Tucky Lake but OF/G as weather improves. Despite dingy water at Dale Hollow, fishing was generally good last week; you had to catch a bass over 6 pounds to get much attention and 8-pounders were not unusual.
NORTH CAROLINA: As largemouths start hitting in fresh-water ponds of Nags Head area and river tributaries of fresh-water sounds in northeastern part of state, consensus of experts is that salty hurricane tides of last fall did no serious damage to black bass population where it encroached on fresh waters.
SOUTH CAROLINA: High winds, cold weather and muddy water slowed fishing last week but a few diehards made fair catches with spoons at Santee-Cooper and Lake Murray.
ONTARIO: Following Quebec's lead, Ontario may lift the 13-inch size limit on black bass. ( Quebec has announced open season on bass in all lakes north and west of the St. Lawrence and north of the Ottawa River.)