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Fish-rights groups seek ban on tagging

A well organized group of people marching, Frank Galusha
Article and photos by Frank Galusha
09/01/14 -- Two groups representing the rights of fish are seeking a ban on the use of fin-clipping, embedding nose chips and several other fish marking and tagging practices. The groups say these cruel methods are causing... Full Story

Kokanee smolts flushed into Lewiston Lake die

Kokaneee die in Lewiston Lake
By E.B. Duggan, “D” Fishing Guide
09/01/14 -- Where do I start!! Last week I got a phone call from Pine Cove Marina about dying fish all over Lewiston Lake. After talking to some of the CDFW biologists I know we were able to best determine that the thousands... Full Story

How to Stay Sharp for When the Shot Counts

Daisy Pellet Rifle, Powerline 1000S
By Jesse Bible
I would like to share a method for honing shooting skills. Here in Northern California, the odds are that you will be taking a close shot at a deer that has more than likely seen you first. Once you... Full Story

Doves on the move for opener

08/31/14 -- Mourning doves as well as Eurasian collared doves seem to be plentiful in Northern California but they are moving in large flocks from place to place, according to Daniel Vaca at Kittle’s Outdoor and Sport... Full Story

Eureka salmon fishing slower; still good

By Frank Galusha 
08/31/14 -- Salmon fishing off the Northern California coast out of Eureka and Humboldt Bay has slowed a bit but many salmon are being landed, along with limits of rockfish when boats can get to the Cape area... Full Story

Shutter Bugs: Keep an eye out for storms

Have you visited the photo galleries at MyOutdoorBuddy? If not give yourself a treat by clicking through some of the great photos sent to us by our buddies. Lorrie Haley's "Winter Snorkel" in our Winter Outdoors gallery is a perfect example. 

Manzanita Lake, Shasta County

Manzanita Lake at the north entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park resides in the shadow of Mt. Lassen that last erupted in 1915. Lassen is the southernmost volcano in the Cascade Range. Photo by Dru Mogler  More Trinities-Cascades-Sierras photos

So special it deserves a place of its own

By Frank Galusha
An outdoor paradise and step-back in time. Although there is no official delineation, the Intermountain Area can be described as the populated inland valleys and mountain towns along the Highway 299/89 corridors of Northeast California between Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen.

The Pit River flows into the Fall River Valley between Pittville and McArthur at the northeastern edge of Shasta County. The water eventually reaches Shasta Lake.

This region includes portions of Eastern Shasta, Northwest Lassen and Southwest Modoc Counties and is most closely associated with the unincorporated communities of Burney, Fall River Mills and Hat Creek. More Intermountain/Hat Creek

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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