NOVA SCOTIA: Outlook improving at Wedge-port. Altogether six tuna have been taken on rod and reel there this season—four of them last week. Largest was a 658-pounder boated in 1 hour and 20 minutes in Soldier's Rip by Eugene G. Kirk of Morgantown, W. Va. Other tuna weighed 515, 533 and 175 pounds.
ATLANTIC SALMON: MAINE: SO until Sept. 30 on chief salmon rivers. Maine agent reports Machias still singularly angler-free, and 204 fish of a total 413 salmon that have passed through researchers' traps at Machias are scot free in a five-mile stretch between Whitneyville and Machias. Water C, OVG.
NEW BRUNSWICK: FVG on main Southwest Miramichi, FF on Little Southwest, FP on little Northwest where water L, WT high. Dry flies recommended. FG on Restigouche, Matapedia, Upsalquitch. Outlook improving as rain raises water level.
PACIFIC SALMON: WASHINGTON: Fabulous fishing has slowed a bit in sound waters but straits still hot. Neah Bay hottest. Best areas Waddah Island along Midway, Slant Rock, Mushroom Rock and Oles Hole to eight miles out at sea. In San Juans, Waldron Island's Point Fisheries and Point Hammond circled with boats taking hooknose silvers to 14 pounds and springs on herring strips. Anglers limit so fast they are handing over rods to usually neglected 6-year-olds and grandmothers who go along with dad to increase day's sport and take. Nook-sack and Skagit rivers full of humpies, but FP.
CALIFORNIA: FP outside Golden Gate. Veterans lament worst fishing this time of year in 20 years. FP also in Monterey, Santa Cruz bays, but FF/OG in Humboldt Bay, off mouths of Klamath and Trinity rivers. Thirty-pounder taken from Sacramento near Tehama where FG.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: FG/OVG as weather improves and runs build up. Campbell River tyee run picking up as eight fish to 45 pounds recorded in one day. FF at Rivers Inlet, but George Peterson of Tacoma, Wash., proved the exception last week with a 71-pounder. FG at Port Alberni, Gold River and Muchalat Arm. FG for silvers off Campbell River, Comox, Qualicum, Gibsons and Texada, and FVG at Brentwood and Goldstream in Victoria area.
OREGON: Calm seas have been ideal for small boat anglers off Newport where FVG for silvers to 18 pounds, chinooks to 40 pounds. Anglers still warned to avoid danger areas in offshore fishing. Herring, mooched or trolled, producing limits offshore. Inside fishing on Columbia improving, and OG for main run of chinooks yet to come.
MARLIN: NEW YORK: White marlin providing fine sport in four-mile-square area off Long Island's Shinnecock Inlet. One private boat had 13 marlin on in one day and lost them all. Eleven-year-old Gregory Weiss of Hampton Bays did much better when he took a 52� pounder, and Albert J. Capuco of Bronx, N.Y. topped them all with a 101-pounder. OVG.
HAWAII: Last week eight blue marlin totaling 2,495 pounds were taken off Kona (see page 53). Herb Morioka, fishing from William Hill's boat the Miss Kona took the week's largest, a hefty 744 pounder.
SWORDFISH: NEW YORK: 17-year-old John Isacs, of Bridgeport, Conn., fishing from his father's boat out of Montauk, brought in a 514�-pound swordfish southeast of Block Island early last week. Young Isacs used 24-thread line and a 9/0 Fin-Nor reel for his 2-hour 25-minute battle.