BRITISH COLUMBIA: FG throughout Campbell River area for limit catches of spring fish. Tyee runs not yet reported but are expected any day at River's Inlet and Phillip's Arm; OVG generally.
BLUE MARLIN: BRITISH WEST INDIES: S. J. Henry of Youngstown, Ohio seemed to have the fourth annual Bimini Blue Marlin Tournament won, but the Friday the 13th jinx worked again. Henry had hooked and fought a trophy-sized fish to the boat when his rod tip broke and disqualified the catch. Undaunted and determined, he had his mate cut the line, and tied to another outfit. He promptly smashed tie tip on that one. By this time even the marlin had had enough and it was handlined within gaffing distance. Henry's fish weighed 455 pounds and 12 ounces, but the winning catch was produced by Victor Till of Del Ray Beach, Florida, who docked a 140-pounder legally caught on one rod only. In spite of not-too-productive tournament week blue marlin OG for balance of month.
FLORIDA: All of last week's marlin troubles were not in Bimini, as Dick Conover of Miami, fishing off Marathon, battled an estimated 500-pound fish for 5� hours, brought it to the boat and tearfully watched it snap the line on the flying gaff which tested approximately 1,100 pounds.
NORTH CAROLINA: Gulf Stream off Nags Head on Dare Coast proving itself a marlin bailiwick as the third blue of the season, a 325-pounder, was boated last week by Louis Williams III of Monongahela, Pa. Many fish sighted, some raised, and OG for the summer if hard weather doesn't interfere.
TEXAS: Several fish raised and one hooked off Port Aransas last week; OG.
WHITE MARLIN: MARYLAND: Ocean City agent howling about greatest run in years around the world-famous Jack Spot. 650 fish were hooked last week, of which three-quarters were released, but one 115-pounder boated. Concentration expected to last for next weeks with better than average bill fishing expected through fall.
NEW JERSEY: Schools of marlin finning off Atlantic City and Beach Haven with three boated last week but many more hooked by unsuspecting blue fishermen who sacrificed tackle for the privilege.