(or opens); SC—season closed (or closes).
C—clear water; D—water dirty or roily; M—water muddy.
N—water at normal height; SH—slightly high; H-high; VH-very high; L—low; R
WT50—water temperature 50�.
FG—fishing good; FF—fishing fair; FP—fishing poor; OVG—outlook very good;
OG—outlook good; OF—outlook fair; OP—outlook poor
WASHINGTON: Long-awaited thaw moving frisky new runs up rivers from salt water.
Steelies rolling and jumping, rivers rising colored with snow melt and light
rains, but setback in store if rain continues. Nooksack River's top drift Mount
Baker schoolhouse at Deming, where anglers are hauling them out up to 20 pounds
on red bead and fluorescent yarn. Skagit almost ice-free, with drifters hitting
from Lyman on downstream. Toutle, Cowlitz, Kalama. Puyallup. Nisqually, upper
reaches of Yakima, confluence of Naches, Humptulips good bets. FG/OG throughout
OREGON: FG with
warmer weather. Sandy and Clackamas rivers best bets. Coastal streams H and R
but falling. OG.
Cold still holds streams L and C, with several iced up, but falling glass,
south winds have warmed things. FF to G on Quinsam, Big Qualicum, Cowichan. FF
on Vedder. Little Campbell tops. OG if thaw is slow.
CALIFORNIA: Chinooks averaging 15 pounds being taken on Sacramento between
Redding and Los Molinos.
Springs to 25 pounds being boated off Cape Mudge. FG at Pender Harbor;
Horseshoe Bay fair, but dogfish in. OF/G.
Blackmouth biting at East Sound and Obstruction Pass. Good-sized springs also
running off San Juan Island. FG/OG in Puget Sound, with catches to 14 not
BAHAMAS: FG as fish running in hungry schools. Week's largest in Bahamas'
tournament 10-pound, 12-ouncer taken off Andros by N. T. Balling, Farmington,
FLORIDA: Key West
agent reports plenitude of bones on flats. Frew Morton. San Francisco, caught
10-pounder on eight-pound spinning tackle in 15 minutes off Key Largo.
FVG/OVG as tarpon are rolling ahead of schedule throughout Keys, due to long
spell of warm weather. Robert W. Goetz, Monroe, Wisconsin, fishing out of Whale
Harbor on Upper Keys, landed 61-pounder after hour and a half on eight-pound