NEW YORK: Charters out of Hampton Bays averaging 10 to 15 school tuna daily, outlook excellent. Fishing out of Montauk, Bob Maytag tied into a 530-pounder, hauled the big blue aboard his boat Bimini Babe after only 20 minutes. FG, OG to Block Island.
TARPON: FLORIDA: Weather easing off in wake of Hurricane Bertha, FG. Airman Bob Pecan of the Homestead Base fishing from Seven Mile Bridge, latched onto a 30-pound tarpon, struggled hour and 10 minutes trying to drag it to end of bridge and onto beach, finally jumped in and bodily carried fish ashore.
TEXAS: Vacationing from golf after winning Oklahoma Women's Amateur Championship, pretty Tulsa College senior Dale Fleming boated 6-foot 8-inch sailfish off Port Aransas on first fishing venture; three days later landed 142-pound, 14-ounce tarpon on 25-pound test line to better women's world record.