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Steelhead rivers continue to drop and clear

Six-year old Jackson Stratman of Eureka poses with his Eel River steelhead, which he hooked, fought, and landed all by himself on trip with his dad earlier this week. Photo courtesy of Mike Stratman/Redwood Coast Fishing
Fishing the North Coast by Kenny Priest
03/05/15 -- March can be a great time of the year for coastal steelhead anglers. The weather is great, the crowds have thinned, and there’s typically plenty of steelhead around to make for a fun day. This is certainly the case right now... Full Story

CDFW offers pig hunt clinic in April

Attendees gathered around CDFW hunting instructor with pig laying before him as he teaches them about hunting. photo courtesy of CDFW
03/05/15 -- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program and the Pacific Coast Hunter Education Association are offering a wild pig hunting clinic Saturday, April 18 in Lockwood...  Full Story

Award-winning author to sign hit book

Steve Callan Author of Badges, Bears, and Eagles—The True-Life Adventures of a California Fish and Game Warden
03/04/15 -- Award-winning author and MyOutdoorBuddy columnist Steven T. Callan will sign copies of his hit book at the Nor-Cal Boat, Sport and RV Show at the Shasta District Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 7, from 10:00 a.m... Full Story

Skwala hatch good on Lower Yuba

A bright rainbow trout from the Yuba river, photo by Jon Baiocchi
Article and photos by Jon Baiocchi
03/04/15 -- Overall fishing conditions have been good on the Lower Yuba River, the water is a little clearer than I like it, but we have to deal with what is given to us. A small storm rolled through on Friday night and Saturday that... Full Story

Special Jr. Turkey Hunt set for SRNWR

03/04/15 -- Excitement is in the air for a special junior turkey hunt event that will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge. The Sacramento NWR Complex... Full Story

Tech. & Taimen: World’s largest salmon

Taimen are the world’s largest salmonids. Photo courtesy of FISHBIO
By Erin Loury, FISHBIO
03/03/15 -- [Posted with permission of FISHBIO] In honor of World Wildlife Day this week, we wanted to shift our usual focus from fisheries of the West Coast and the Mekong River basin, and shine our Fish Report spotlight on... Full Story

Lower Klamath NWR, Siskiyou County

Barrow's and Common Goldeneye are colorful and noisy. Male Common Goldeneye have a white spot below the eye. Barrow's sport a crescent patch. Squeaking pinions in their wings identify them in flight. Photo by Larry Arbanas   More Klamath Siskiyou photos

Lake Shasta: Houseboating and fishing mecca

By Gary Heffley
Lake Shasta is known by many as the “Houseboating Capital” of California and for its outstanding fisheries. It is the largest manmade lake in California with 365 miles of shoreline at full pool. 
Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake, Mt. Shasta,
Shasta Lake is formed by the Shasta Dam which holds back the waters of the Sacramento, McCloud and Pit Rivers, Squaw Creek and other small tributaries.  

The lake abounds with boating and water sport opportunities of all kinds from luxurious houseboats slowly exploring the major arms of the lake to ski boats and personal water craft speeding across vast open water.  More Lake Shasta

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