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If you like looking through binoculars and appreciate good optics then the Abert Rim is for you.
Photo by Larry Arbanas

Collins catfish, crappie, and fishing galore

Enzo George with stringer of crappie, by Kathy Hess, Collins Lake
By Kathy Hess, Collins Lake Reporter
05/06/16 -- Collins Lake is on the hook for more than trout. Catfish and crappie are hot on the bite as well. All in all, it was another great week of fishng for our Collins Lake fishermen! Bill Vanderklugut & Milan Rapa hooked a... Full Story

DIY Domoic Acid Testing of Crabs?

Dungeness crabs from the San Francisco Bay Area (photo by Carrie Wilson)
California Outdoors Q&A by Carrie Wilson
05/05/16 -- Is there any kind of Domoic acid test kit available that a consumer can use to test his/her own crabs? I would think there would be a lot of interest in this. I love to catch and eat crabs but also hate risking getting sick... Full Story

It's time for Whiskeytown Kokanee salmon!

Lady in Red holding up a limit of Kokanee salmon, by Jeff Goodwin
By Jeff Goodwin 
05/03/16 -- After a long, wet winter of bass fishing, I had to hang up the bass rods yesterday for a trip to Whiskeytown Lake for some spring Kokanee fishing. I fished it a few weeks ago out of the AC Guide Service... Full Story

Dungeness crab fishing area update

05/03/16 -- Except for one area within Humboldt County, the California coast is open for recreational Dungeness crab fishing. The commercial crab fishery will follow in the same areas, opening May 12. The recreational Dungeness crab ... Full Story

Trinity not fishable; salmon escapement critical

By Ed Duggan, Retired Fishing Guide
05/02/16 -- We are at May 1st water releases for the Trinity River and as expected the river is not fishable! Flows are doing their job of scrubbing the river bottom and changing spawning areas, with gravel being added to the river... Full Story

CDFW May Calendar

04/30/16 -- Weekends — Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve. Volunteer-led walks are scheduled every Saturday and Sunday, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Binoculars and bird books are available for the public to borrow at no cost... Full Story

Falconry hunting from a moving vehicle?

Falcon, photo by Carrie Wilson
California Outdoors Q&A by Carrie Wilson
04/29/16 --  Is it legal or illegal to release a hawk or falcon (pursuant to a falconry license) from a moving vehicle to take game or non-game species? I am wondering if falconry road hunting would fall under the same illegal pursuit... Full Story

Middle Rogue Kings

Greg Glossop, 35-lb Middle Rogue River Chinook Salmon, Jon Geyer, Salmon, Steelhead, Trout Photo Contest
Middle Rogue River, Oregon photo by Jon Geyer

World-class fishing awaits anyone who decides to visit N. California and S. Oregon. Give it a try! Or perhaps you have. Your fish tales and photos are welcome. Anyone can add to this collection by visiting our Buddy Photos Salmon/Steelhead/Trout Photo Gallery.

Lake Davis, Plumas County

Lake Davis, Shannon Guinn, MyOutdoorBuddy.comSpring thaw comes slow to Lake Davis leaving anglers anxious to string their fly rods and slip into their float tubes. The cold waters and shore lined weed beds combine to grow fat strong rainbows. Photo by Shannon Guin. See more Trinity-Cascades-Sierras photos

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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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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.  

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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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