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NEW YORK: Chautauqua Lake gave up second 35-pounder in as many weeks to Gus Peterson, Jamestown, who thus hooked himself into a tie for first place in local race for biggest muskie of year. OG if weather continues.
IDAHO: Fly-fishing hitting season's peak, with evening still best time for casting, but morning activity beginning to produce. Black Gnats taking lunkers on St. Joe River; Coachman and Renegade both hot on Deadwood River from reservoir downstream. As summer wanes, oldtimers watching waters below Magic Reservoir for first signs of big bruisers schooling up in deep pools. Outlook everywhere excellent.
MICHIGAN: Troutless Lake Michigan, where voracious lamprey eels wiped out 6� million pounds of Lakers in 10 years, looked toward fishing revival this week as Fishery Biologist James W. Moffett announced new large-scale lamprey-killing program. Using a new selective poison called "Dowlap" by manufacturer, Dow Chemical Corporation, Moffett plans to begin concentrated extermination of lamprey larvae beds this fall, hopes eventually to clean out hitherto uncontrollable parasites.
VERMONT: Stream fishing getting slower, but Lamoille River, upper Missisquoi River near Canadian border, Barton River and branches of Nulhegan still producing. OF.
TUNA: MASSACHUSETTS: Charters out of Harwichport and Chatham killing schoolies in the 80- to 110-pound class on red and white or yellow feathers. Pollock Rip excellent in morning hours, but little activity in p.m. OG.
NEW JERSEY: Fishing dismal. Outlook worse.
NOVA SCOTIA: Wedgeport's "barren grounds" look brighter this week as International Tournament draws near. Giant bluefins reported plentiful at Soldier's Rip and Tusket River but anglers scarce. OG.