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STEELHEAD: BRITISH COLUMBIA: FP/OP in Kispiox with water H and M. Anglers praying for freeze, but it seems to be an off year. Spy advises, however, that a run of big fish is now in Thompson River and conditions are excellent.
BLUE MARLIN: PUERTO RICO: Twenty-one teams competing in the Fourth Annual International Game Fish Tournament out of San Juan finished last week after 52 strikes in four days had produced six blue marlin. The largest was a 211-pounder by Jack Mahony of the Miami Beach Rod and Reel Club and it won not only the team trophy but four other individual trophies for Mahony himself.
FLOUNDER: NEW JERSEY: To pass the time while her husband was ashore, Mrs. Jean Bernstein, 44, of Trenton cast a 12-pound test line off the stern of their cruiser and after a 20-minute foray boated a 12-pound 2-ounce summer flounder which the IGFA confirmed as a new world's record for the species. The 31-inch flatfish surpassed the old standard by almost 4 pounds.
BLACK BASS: LOUISIANA: Cool, sunny days and water C providing central state with fine action. OG until late winter rains silt waters.
PENNSYLVANIA: A clean streams program has resulted in bass returning to Williamsport area along Susquehanna. FVG even though catches are somewhat small in size. Streams filling up although water levels in both Allegheny and Susquehanna remain L. OVG.
PACIFIC SALMON: OREGON: FVG in coastal rivers with cohos and chinooks being taken in both salt and fresh waters. Siletz, Alsea rivers now top producers for salt-water trollers. Biggest nuisance is superabundance of salt-water bullheads which greedily devour herring faster than one can replenish bait; frustrated anglers are boating as many as 50 a day. Spin-casters doing nicely in Siuslaw and Nestucca rivers for cohos with favorite lure being red-and-white wobbling spoon, with orange Flatfish a close second. Persistent coastal rains have raised rivers enough to allow fish to move upstream, but most waters well below flood condition. OG until heavy rains arrive.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: While L rivers have delayed upstream movement of silvers, fish are proving fussy, averse to entangling alliances with anglers but Vancouver Island's Campbell River, Qualicum Beach and Cowichan and Oyster bays are all good possibilities and agent advises that red bucktail may prove tempting.