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TROUT: WASHINGTON: In Ross Lake, Devil's, Lightning and Ruby creeks SO July 1 with OVG. Best bet feeder streams about a mile above Ross Lake which require hiking to reach and are therefore lightly fished.
PENNSYLVANIA: Allegheny National Forest and northern tier streams N and C and heavily stocked, but local wardens advise hardly a trout angler in sight; OVG. First Fork and Driftwood branch of Sinnemahoning FG with trout nymphing in riffles. Central state trouting best of season with rosiest advice from Rose Garden and Big Spring on the Yellow Breeches; until season closes in about a month OG.
MINNESOTA: Lundeen Lake near Grand Rapids current mecca as it offers brownies to 5 pounds and rainbows to 5. Heftiest catch of week, however, was 11-pound 3-ounce brown derricked from the mouth of Willow River by John Widener of St. Paul. FF/F though as most water is low and too warm.
MICHIGAN: Scattered light rains keeping streams N and C. Agent reports Jordan River producing good night catches of 1- to 2-pound browns. FG on Sturgeon, with streamers most tempting. Caddis hatches popping on Au Sable, Manistee and Pere Marquette with OG in spite of heavy pressure.
IDAHO: Water dropping throughout state and fly-fishing on the rise. Sulphur Creek above Morgan Ranch, Roaring River, Pistol, Marble and Camas creeks all frothing with trout as salmon fly hatch is on; OVG. SO on Silver Creek south of Sun Valley July 1, which local anglers claim is the graduate school for fly-fishermen; OVG generally as most state waters are open and N to SH.
OREGON: Little Deschutes River and Crescent Creek F and almost N with FG on number 16 and 18 dry flies for brownies to 4 pounds. Main Deschutes yielding fat brownies and rainbows in evening, and OG.. In western area of state Willamette River above Harrisburg is torrid on wet flies for rainbows to 3 pounds and some cutthroats. Santiam River F and C with fly angling on the upswing in lower stretches; OG..
ONTARIO: Weather still cool and speckles chomping unusually well in Algonquin Park, Nipissing, Sudbury and Algoma area lakes. Crestfallen and lumpy spy, however, who last week reported black flies disappearing, now advises they have taken new lease on life, are devouring the most foolproof repellent, and anglers can count on 10 fly bites for every trout hooked.
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Upper Connecticut River between Lake Francis and first Connecticut Lake restricted to fly-fishing and showing rainbows and browns on wet Dark Cahills and Black Gnats. Ammonoosuc River from Woodsville to base of Mt. Washington spotty but offering rainbows and brownies to 3 pounds. Scattered hatches appearing, and OG..
BLACK BASS: MISSOURI: Lake Clearwater C and N with lantern fishing in full swing. Limit catches reported on deep-running spoons and leadheads; OVG. Night casters scoring well at Lake Bull Shoals with eel pork strips pet lure. Minnows also in v OG.ue as Mrs. Tete Hedride of Tulsa, Oklahoma used one to nail a 9-pound 15-ouncer in Lake Norfork.