STEELHEAD: OREGON: Coastal streams R and fresh runs of fish taking. FG from the Nehalem River on north coast to Siuslaw River in central coast area; OG.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: Big run of steelhead reported through Hellsgate in the Fraser and should be showing in Thompson River shortly. FF there now but some good catches being taken near mouth of Nicola.
CALIFORNIA: After three-week lull on Trinity River, FG from Burnt Branch to Trinity Center. Lower Eel M but Russian, Gualala, Big and Noyo rivers report FG. Sacramento River between Los Molinos and Red Bluff also yielding nice catches on single salmon eggs and OG.
IDAHO: FG from Brownlee Dam to Swan Falls on Snake. Good Results also reported from mouth of Little Salmon, mouth of French Creek and Mackay Bar. Spy reports fantastic fishing at mouth of Marble Creek on Middle Fork of Salmon, but biggest steelhead of Idaho's year was taken last week on Snake River by Elwin Hamme of Colton, Wash, who subdued 24-pound three-ouncer in 40 minutes on spinning tackle and 10-pound test line.
STRIPED BASS: NEW JERSEY: FG/OVG for surf slayers from Lavalette south through Island Beach. Bunker spoon trollers scoring below Sandy Hook on fish to 45 pounds and smaller models to 15 pounds hitting rigged eels, plugs, squid and pork rind.
MARYLAND: Chesapeake Bay Bridge rock piles teeming with two-pounders and FG, but to northeast on the Mud Dumps fish to six pounds are breaking early and late. Best bet for chunkier editions just off Matapeak in the Hole where some fish are topping 15-pound legal limit. Favored bait at moment is large minnow hooked through lips on deep-trolled bucktails; OVG. Some surf action off Ocean City where 10-pounders seem to be hitting bucktailed tin squid and nothing else; OG.
BLACK BASS: LOUISIANA: Lake Bistineau, Cross Lake and Cado Lake in Shreveport area report FG with anglers ducking duck blinds and shot as they battle fish. J. D. Courtney scored best catch of week when he netted a four-and-a-half-pound smallmouth in the Calcasieu River at Bender's Beach in spite of broken rod; OG with one eye on duck hunters.
MISSOURI: Runnel Dam Lake C and L but FG on medium running plugs and live bait. Lake of Ozarks in Niangua area also advises FG/OG as long as fair weather holds.