KEY TO SYMBOLS
FG=fishing good; FF = fishing fair; FP=fishing poor; OG = outlook good;
OP = outlook poor.
MARLIN: FLORIDA: Blues and whites moving into Gulf Stream from Bahamas area; visitor Harlow Curtice took time off from Miami Motorama to hook estimated 250-pounder, play it for half hour, lose it; OF through February.
BAHAMAS: Blues were plentiful in waters off Andros Town last week and should provide good action; recent winds have abated.
MEXICO: Mazatlan boats averaged nearly two marlin per trip last week, and OG; fish are 15-20 miles offshore and striking freely. 380-pound black brought into Acapulco dock last Friday.
PACIFIC SALMON: CALIFORNIA: Ocean salmon season south of Tomales Bay opens Feb. 15; no closed season elsewhere on coast except east of Carquinez Bridge. Possession limit is three fish except south of Monterey- San Luis Obispo county line, where limit's two; FP due to cold weather and wrong attitude of salmon.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: Poor steelheading has produced record turnout for winter springs, with boats off Campbell River averaging four to five fish to 20 pounds. Good catches to 22 pounds off Oak Bay; Saanich Inlet reports small silvers showing; Horse Shoe Bay producing whoppers, and all other points near Vancouver declare FG and OG, with fresh and frozen herring or herring strip best bait.
BLACK BASS: TENNESSEE: FG in Center Hill Lake (but big noise is walleyes on feeding spree). D. P. Zimmerman removed 10-pound 14-ounce bigmouth from Chickamauga Lake last week to set new local record. FF in other lakes but should pick up as weather warms.
NORTH CAROLINA: Fontana Lake so low that one boat dock is now 10 miles from water, says spy.
LOUISIANA: Leon Amadee of Baton Rouge set new state mark with 8-pound 15-ounce large-mouth from False River; OG there and in Bayou Lacasine near Jennings.