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WISCONSIN: FG throughout state last week as Ray Eakin Jr., of Church, Virginia, brother-in-law of Milton Eisenhower, wangled a 26-pounder out of Catfish Lake. Eagle River area, Hayward area, especially in Chippewa Flowage yielding samples to 40 pounds and OVG.
MINNESOTA: Southerly winds, calm water and temperatures to 90� made last week most muskie-active of the season. Leech Lake, Lake Andrusia and Rainey Lake bright spots as Fran Allison of Kukla, Fran and Ollie TV fame hefted a 21-pounder from the latter; OG.
TROUT: WASHINGTON: Aerial survey last week showed that lakes on northwest slope of Cascades at 4,000-foot level are opening and such lakes as Jordan's, Monogram, Falls, Jug, Slide and Found should provide action by this weekend. FG now on Lost Lake with rainbows and cutthroats to 17 inches being creeled; OVG.
CALIFORNIA: Kamloops munching deep-trolled lures in Sacramento River arm of Shasta Lake. Northern area of Battle and Cow creeks, Lake Almanor and tributaries all furnishing more than an angler's money's worth. High lakes in Kings, San Joaquin and Kaweah watersheds picking up as runoff subsides and OG.
MICHIGAN: Local thundershowers keeping west branch of Sturgeon and Pigeon River headwaters H and R but Manistee, Pere Marquette, Platte and Betsie advise FF for browns. FP for brookies on big water but smaller creeks such as Little Billies, Green, Ocoqueoc, Cedar and Maple creeks producing and OG.
IDAHO: Evening fishing fast as local spy smuggles out intelligence that incredible catches are being made on number 10 Coachmans at Canyon Creek Hole at mouth of Pistol Creek; data carefully evaluated and OVG. Northern state OG as Pack River headwaters west of High 95 FG. Selway and Lochsa rivers SH but C and should be coming into their own. Boise River drainage FG with main Boise above Twin Springs ripe for number 12 Renegades in the evening but Adams 12s and 14s seem to be the fly at mouth of Roaring River in midstate; OVG all over.
PACIFIC SALMON: WASHINGTON: FP at the moment but Ernest Krundiak of Bellingham is unconvinced. Fishing between Waldron and Skipjack islands, he felt a solid strike and hauled in a complete trolling outfit on the end of which was a 12-pound fish.