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Ringing in a New Water Year

California's water reservoir storage graph, FISHIBIO, Erin Loury
By Erin Laury, FISHBIO 
09/29/14 -- It's time to make some water-related resolutions, because October 1 marks the beginning of a new water year. A "water year" is a term used by the U.S. Geological Survey and hydrologists to describe... Full Story

Chetco bubble season opens Wednesday

Larry Ellis, On the Water,
On the Water, by Larry Ellis
09/28/14 -- The countdown has begun. Salmon anglers aching to troll an anchovy in the ocean outside the Port of Brookings will have one last chance to hook a Chinook this coming Wednesday when the Chetco Ocean... Full Story

​The Good, the Bad, and the Lucky

Bull elk,Jeff Ervin, archery, SLIP covers, Elk Mountain gear
Article, photo and video by Jeff Ervin 
09/28/14 -- This is the story of my 2014 solo archery elk hunt, in Colorado’s Flat Tops Wilderness. If you are a trophy hunter, you will not be impressed with my story; I have always been, and always will be a meat hunter...  Full Story

How to Prepare for Communications Disasters

Capt. William E. Simpson II, preparedness, emergency communications, radios,
Article and photos by Capt. William E. Simpson II 
09/28/14 -- Generally speaking, when it comes to disaster preparedness, few people have it together better than farmers and ranchers in my opinion. In most cases, they have water, food and shelter handled very well... Full Story

Follow these four rules for hunting safely

09/26/14 -- Oregon’s most popular hunting season, rifle deer, begins statewide Saturday, Oct. 4. The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife is reminding hunters to follow the four primary rules of hunter safety to protect themselves... Full Story

Deer Whistles

Before and After by Don Stec, MyOutdoorBuddy Columnist

One of the first indications I had that deer whistles do not frighten deer and cause them to run away, was by personal experience. Several years ago I noticed that the California Highway Patrol had installed... Full Story

McCloud Falls, Siskiyou County

The McCloud River flows east of and parallel to the Sacramento River for approximately 50 miles and drains a scenic mountainous area of the Cascade Range into Lake Shasta north of Redding.  Photo by Ed Stewart               More Trinities-Cascades-Sierras 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

Your outdoor adventures have only just begun
Northern California Fishing News, Northern California Hunting Reports

Fishing News

Northern California and Southern Oregon offer superb fresh and saltwater fishing. Before you make a trip, make sure you have
up-to-date news about where the fish are biting!

Hunting News

This region is also famous for its world-class hunting opportunities. Make sure you are armed with the absolute latest news by checking
the reports being filed daily at

Northern California Outdoor News, Northern California Outdoor Reports Outdoor News 

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!

Northern California Destination News, Northern California Destination Reports


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.
Buddy Photos

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,

Photo Galleries

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.  

Come back to for more Northern California and Southern Oregon fishing, hunting and outdoor news, reports, information, opinions and photos.


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