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SO—season opens (or opened); SC—season closes (or closed). C—clear water; D—water dirty or roily; M—water muddy. N—water at normal height; SH—slightly high; H—high; VH—very high; L—low; R—rising; P—falling. WT50—water temperature 50�. FG—fishing good; FF—fishing fair; FP—fishing poor; OVG—outlook very good; OG—outlook good; OF—outlook fair; OP—outlook poor
BLUE MARLIN: NORTH CAROLINA: Hatteras waters continue to yield exceptional early-season blue marlin, as last week Walter Wilkins of Norfolk, Va. collared a 402-pounder and Maurice Patrick of Richmond, Va. angling off Oregon Inlet from Captain Billy Baum's Kay boated a 366-pound trophy. Both fish were taken at the hundred-fathom curve, and local chauvinist insists many hefty blues are being raised and hooked if not boated; OVG.
WHITE MARLIN: MARYLAND: First white marlin of 1957 season, a 69-pounder, was taken by Vollie Lynch of Selbyville, Del. at the Jack Spot on June 19. Lynch also released one other fish, and three others were taken during the week. Season seems to be running a week to 10 days early, which bodes well for the 15th Annual International Light Tackle Tournament which will be held at Ocean City this year from July 9 to 12th; OVG.
BLUEFIN TUNA: NOVA SCOTIA: First giant bluefin of year spotted at the mouth of Wedgeport's Tusket River. Wedgeport guides also report a preponderance of mackerel and that herring catches are good. Both circumstances should indicate a good tuna summer, but the unhappy fact is that in spite of similar conditions in past few seasons the big tuna have bypassed world-famous Soldier's Rip. Guides and sportsmen alike fervently hope that this year will be a rewarding one, for if it is not Wedge-port may well be finished as a big-game fishing center; too early for prognostication, but July catch should be indicator.
TROUT: MAINE: Timber cruiser advises hottest brookie fishing in years throughout state, as last week, for instance, Tom Haddock of 392 Main Street of Kingston whipped a 7-pound 10-ouncer on a Grey Ghost in Kilgore Pond, Somerset County. Water N on virtually all streams and ponds with Grey Ghosts, Parmachenees and large size Wulffs most reliable flies; OVG.
NEW YORK: Most streams reported L and C with WT over 70 in many cases; OP until rain.
IDAHO: Streams C and slightly H but FG throughout state. Main Salmon producing on nymphs. Salmon-fly hatches emerging on middle fork of Salmon, and Boise River drainage offering redsides to about a pound on wet flies. Spin-fishermen on Big Wood River taking large fish on copper lures, as last week Dave Robinson of Boise landed a 9-pound 9-ounce rainbow. FF in Stanley Basin area, with hardworking fly-anglers using No. 14 drys, especially Mosquitoes. FVG in Priest Lake, with cutthroats whacking Black Gnats; OG.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: Interior lakes' Kamloops angling at best with many limits. Reliable spots LeJeune, Hyas, Pinantan, Satke, Peter-hope, Pavilion, Teepee, Surrey, Sussex, Duffy, Tunkwa, Elbow and Mile-High lakes. Smaller lakes near Aurora boasting limits to 3� pounds on flies and OVG. Coastal lakes still producing, with lower Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island OG. Cowichan River worth trying with flies, with brown trout being logged to 4 pounds.
COLORADO: Water clearing and lowering with OG. Frying Pan, Roaring Fork, and Crystal rivers and nearly all creeks in Glenwood Springs are almost N, and fish are responding to both bait and lures. Gunnison area streams still H, but Willow flies working there and on main Arkansas; OG.