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Potential Klamath fish kill looms

 Nine-year old Anika Sundeen of Arcata hooked and landed this 20-lb Ling Cod. Cape Mendocino, Eureka, Reel Steel. Pictured left is Sundeen's extremely proud father, Kris. Photo courtesy of Reel Steel Sport Fishing, Kenny Priest
Fishing the North Coast by Kenny Priest 
07/30/14 -- In a press release issued on Wednesday by the Hoopa Valley Tribe, the Secretary of the Interior rejected calls by Indian Tribes, communities and scientists in the Klamath Basin to release water to protect ... Full Story

Help OSP solve Douglas Co. poaching case

07/31/14 -- Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help in identifying the person(s) responsible for killing three deer and leaving them to waste in Douglas County, July 18-24, 2014... Full Story

Whiskeytown Lake kokanee still cooperating

Kokanee salmon on the deck, Mike Mogler
Article and photo by Mike Mogler
07/31/14 -- Last Wednesday I walked into a local coffee shop in Shingletown and approached a fellow angler who is a resident of this mountain community. Of course our conversation immediately got to the current fishing... Full Story

Kid’s Free Fishing Day this Saturday

Gary Heffley, Kids Free Fish Day, Mt. Shasta Fish Hatchery, July 2014
By Gary Heffley
07/30/14 -- This Saturday, August 2, marks the final Free Kid’s Fishing Day for the year at the Mt. Shasta Fish Hatchery. For many participants this is a tri-annual event and for some it will be their opportunity to land their first fish ever... Full Story

Coastal salmon bite picks up again

Full Throttle Sportfishing, Gary Blase, limits of salmon and rockfish July 28, 2014
By Frank Galusha
07/30/14 -- After a few slow days the charter boats fishing out of Woodley Island Marina in Humboldt Bay have found the fish again according to several reports from the docks. "We put limits of salmon over the rails of the Seaweasel... Full Story

Enter Big R Big Buck Contest now

Numerous Big Game Mounts. Photo taken at Daniken’s Taxidermy in Gold Hills, Oregon, by Jason Haley
07/30/14 -- Pre-Registration is open now for the Top of Form43rd Annual “Big Buck,” “Lucky Buck,” or “No Buck” Contest at the Big R stores in White City, Klamath Falls and Redmond. Bow hunters’ last day to register is August... Full Story

Bechhold Slammin’ Salmon Trolling System

Bechhold Slammin' Salmon Trolling System
Fight the fish not your gear! Start with the proven Bechhold Rotary Bullet Bait Holder, add Flasher, Bait Ball and Daisy Chain, stacker and line release clips, and Voila! You've got salmon! This system is available in various sizes and colors... Full Story

'Nice Rack'

Etna, California photo by Mel Fechter

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Shingletown, Shasta County, by Richard Bott

Shingletown, Shasta County, by Richard Bott,
In the midst of a heat wave it's hard to imagine scenes like this are common from late November to mid-April from Shingletown to Viola. From there the elevation climbs rapidly up Hwy. 44 to a snow park atop Eskimo Hill at 6070 feet. This area often receives 12-inches of snow from a single storm.  See more photos from the State of Jefferson in MyOutdoorBuddy photo galleries

Humboldt County: A seaside outdoor playground

By Frank Galusha
Humboldt County offers some of the finest fishing, hunting and outdoor experiences in Northern California. From the Lost Coast, Shelter Cove and Ferndale on the south to the small town of Orick on the north, Humboldt County is a potpourri of countless outdoor adventures with something for everyone to see and do.

Humboldt County -- a seaside outdoor playground, fishing, kayaking, beach combing, harbors, fishing, hunting, boating, surfing.
Many activities, attractions and beautiful scenes await Humboldt County visitors.

In between are unforgettable memories: a Victorian village, lands teeming with wildlife, a mighty bay surging with fish and watchful birds, enchanting lagoons with lives all their own, beaches of never-ending discovery, historic cities and towns, bountiful rivers, incredible offshore fishing, and absolutely lush state parks bathed by the shadows of Sitka spruce, old-growth forests and some of the state's...More Humboldt County

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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,

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.  

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