MACKEREL: FLORIDA: Heatproofed anglers last week ignored the noonday sun as a heavy run of mackerel visited Biscayne Bay. Some boats reported catches of over 40 fish taken on small white feathers and jigs; OVG.
STRIPED BASS: MASSACHUSETTS: Boston south shore alive with stripers, from Point Allerton in Boston Harbor to Brant Rock. FVG at night for 30-to 40-pound fish. Eelskins the usual dependable lure. On Cape Cod 40-pounders whaling Stan Gibbs Darter in Nauset Beach surf and at east end of the Cape Cod Canal. FG for five-to eight-pound school fish on Brewster Flats. Cuttyhunk quiet, but Martha's Vineyard FG.
NEW JERSEY: Early-morning efforts rewarding surf casters and jetty jockeys at Asbury Park, Deal and Long Branch. Bass are driving mullet virtually onto beach, and OVG.
MARYLAND: Kent Narrows near mouth of Chester River offering rocks to four pounds, and light spinning or fly rod craftsmen report FVG. Popular method is chumming with manos, a local soft-shelled clam, using the peeled neck as bait on the hook. Popular time and place is flood tide between Kent Island Yacht Club and Chester River. OVG, catches of 20 to 30 fish a tide.
CHANNEL BASS: VIRGINIA: OVG as last week at Chincoteague Gilbert Stover and companions from Towson, Maryland boated six fish to 60 pounds on cut menhaden.
MUSKELLUNGE: NEW YORK: SC Oct. 15, but cool nights have already brought out the live-bait cult, one of whose members—Bill Vincent of Lakewood, N.Y.—recently boated a 35-pound muskie in Lake Chautauqua; OG.