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MAINE: Smallmouth action at peak with OVG for casters at Spednick and Big lakes with former yielding catches of 3- to 4-pounders.
ONTARIO: SO July 1 and due to late spring belligerent males may still be guarding young and if so will strike at almost anything. Addicts slightly downcast by last-minute announcement of Lands and Forest Department that this year's lifting of size limit means that first six bass caught must be kept; OVG generally.
FLORIDA: Lake Harris at Howe, Lake Griffin near Leesburg, Lake Panasoffkee north of Bushnell and Polk County Phosphate Pits FG, but other waters unproductive as semi-drought continues in central state.
MINNESOTA: Frantic action all over since SO June 23. Bass through spawning but haven't headed for deep water yet although they may any moment. FG in Rainy Lake at International Falls, Basswood and Twin Lakes at Ely, Lake Ida at Alexandria and Canadian shore of Lake of the Woods; OVG for smallmouths.
STRIPED BASS: MASSACHUSETTS: Billingsgate Shoal in Cape Cod Bay still churning with fish to 40 pounds for early morning efforts, and OG.. Cape Cod Canal full of squid and morning tides should be active for four or five days. Cuttyhunkers beginning to work Sow and Pigs, and OVG generally for Cape waters.
CALIFORNIA : Wind moderated and last week saw best fishing of summer in Sacramento and San Joaquin delta. Most fish taken east side of San Pablo Bay on trolled spoons but bait fishermen sticking to area above Antioch Bridge and off Blind Point; OG..
ATLANTIC SALMON: NOVA SCOTIA: Season reached high point last week when 307 fish were landed in province. Medway, relieved of 90, was top stream, followed by La Have, Sheet Harbor West, Ship Harbor and the North Margaree, but catches reported from most rivers, and OG..