MONTANA: FVG after early cold snap cooled water in western part of state. Madison top hole on Muddler Minnow fly and others. FVG in Big Hole, Yellowstone, Blackfoot and Flathead, but fish smaller. OVG until first October blizzard drives anglers to hearths.
MUSKELLUNGE: NEW YORK: Bernie Anderson, Jamestown bait dealer, used own merchandise to lure 42-pounder out of Chautauqua Lake for largest taken in locality in 15 years.
WISCONSIN: Spy says FG for small fish. Lunkers are still on vacation. OF as water cools.
ATLANTIC SALMON: NEW BRUNSWICK: St. John FF; Nashwaak FP; FG continues on Main Southwest, Upper Little Southwest and Northwest Miramichi. OVG.
TUNA: NOVA SCOTIA: As anglers pour into Wedgeport for International Tuna Cup Match (see page 66), two large fish were boated at Soldiers' Rip. Andrew Junckniewicz of Hillside, New York brought aboard a 570-pounder, and Henry Fisher of Aberdeen, Md. a 580-pounder.
MASSACHUSETTS: Local man reports many big ones but none particularly anxious to strike. Fresh squid recommended as most tantalizing tidbit for blas� bluefins.
STRIPED BASS: MASSACHUSETTS: FP along Cape Cod beaches although skillful surf casters continue to take a few fish every night on plugs. Martha's Vineyard agent says FVP but hopes for improvement by midmonth.
CALIFORNIA: FVG on Napa River in evening. San Pablo Bay, OG. Salmon trollers off Mussel Rock taking stripers up to 32 pounds and hardy surf anglers connecting at China Beach.