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Steelhead no show on the Smith, Chetco

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Fishing the North Coast by Kenny Priest
12/18/14 -- Go figure. We’re in the middle of the wettest December we’ve had in three years and the steelhead on the Smith and Chetco Rivers have decided to play a little hide-n-seek. Granted, there hasn’t been a ton of fishing effort... Full Story

Trinity and Smith Rivers take center stage

John Pearl with a North Coast steelhead, Dave Jacobs
In-River Fishing News by Dave Jacobs
12/17/14 -- There are a few river fishing options for you to choose from here in the North State with the Trinity and Smith Rivers taking center stage. If you find yourself looking for some fishable water definitely give these two rivers... Full Story

How to Make 'Crisp Lemongrass Salmon – Ca Nuong Xa'

By Frank Galusha
12/17/14 -- OK, you went ocean fishing. If your fish is fresh or if you have processed, vacuum packed and frozen your catch properly, there are many ways to enhance your meals. Almost everything taken from the ocean... Full Story

Yuba/Sutter development to be assessed

12/17/14 -- The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and Yuba and Sutter Counties are working together to preserve endangered species and streamline development permitting. To do that, they plan to assess the environmental impacts of... Full Story

Learn to ice fish at Lake of the Woods

Participant’s in the 2013 ice fishing workshop get some pointers on different lures and how to rig them up. ODFW photo
12/17/14 -- The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will show anglers how to make the best of snowy, icy conditions at a Jan. 24, 2015 Family Ice Fishing Workshop on Lake of the Woods near Klamath Falls. According to Mark Newell... Full Story

Wandering the Warner’s

Backcountry Travelogues by Phil

Nestled in the extreme northeast corner of California is the Warner Mountains and the only designated wilderness area is the South Warner Wilderness. This is an isolated piece of mountain paradise that is remote, rugged and... Full Story

Goldfinch Enjoying Mulberries

Goldfinch Enjoying Mulberries by Netta Erhk
Sacramento River, California photo by Netta Erhk

Birds are plentiful in N. California and S. Oregon yet it is easy to miss scenes like this. Many such images have been shared at for all to see. Please enjoy and add to this collection by visiting our Buddy Photos Birds Gallery

Greenhorn Park, Yreka, Siskiyou County

Conner Caldwell, 8-pound bass, Greenhorn Park, Yreka, Siskiyou County, Scott Caldwell,
Conner Caldwell not only set his own record for large mouth bass (8 lbs.) on June 20, 2011, the day before his birthday; he and his Dad, the photographer, gave new meaning to the words "Wow!" and "Jaws!" Photo by Scott Caldwell. More Klamath/Siskiyou photos

Tule Lake NWR, Modoc County

The presence of bobcats is a sign of a healthy ecosystem but they can have a negative effect on game birds and waterfowl during chick season. Bobcats are also capable of taking deer. USFWS Photo by Dave Menke  More Lake-Modoc County photos

Trinidad is a cool place to reflect

 Trinidad -- A place to reflect

By Casey Allen
Trinidad, a quaint seaside city, sits atop a rocky bluff overlooking a protected bay on the Pacific Ocean. Visitors come from all over to see the unique rugged coastline blanketed with spruce and redwood forests and walk beaches...more Trinidad, Humboldt County

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Northern California Fishing News, Northern California Hunting Reports

Fishing News

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If you like to explore the great outdoors your choices are essentially infinite in Northern California and Southern Oregon. Use our news pages to plan your next outing!

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So many places to visit and so little time, but if you scan
these pages you'll know in advance what lies ahead and what
not to miss in the almost-mythical State of Jefferson.
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You are there! Towering mountains, vast valleys, unique shorelines. Land, water and air bursting with life. Opportunity presents itself. Llghting is right. Click! An image is captured for the ages.

Photo Galleries,

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A preview of coming attractions...if you are planning a trip to this area be forewarned: What photographers have captured will whet your appetite for what will be an outdoor journey filled with wonders.  

Product & Services Directory

Don't let anything come between you and a wonderful weekend, vacation or or auto tour in this region. The fine product and services providers listed here will have what you need to enjoy your visit.  

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