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Anglers Wanted for Klamath River Study

Clay Crandal holding a pair of king salmon, photo by Wind Rose
Fishing the North Coast by Kenny Priest 
06/30/16 -- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is putting their money where their mouth is. Stemming from the backlash of the California Fish and Game Commission’s decision to close a stretch of the Klamath River... Full Story

July 2 is Free Fishing Day in California

Man fishing in creek, by CDFW
06/30/16 -- Have you ever felt the excitement of catching a fish? This summer, angling novices can experience the thrill for free. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites all Californians to fish on July 2 and... Full Story

Nonlead Ammunition Implementation

06/28/16 -- Starting July 1, 2016, nonlead shot will be required when taking upland game birds with a shotgun in California, except for dove, quail, snipe, and any game birds taken at licensed game bird clubs. In addition, nonlead shot... Full Story

Early for Lake Tahoe Macks

Lake Tahoe, courtesy of Big daddy's guide service
By Chuck Giles 
06/27/16 -- It is usually good news when my friend Captain Bryan Roccucci (Big Daddy’s Guide Service) calls me. This time was no exception. He had clients booked for Saturday and Sunday on Lake Tahoe for mackinaw and wanted... Full Story

Oregon Coho Season Opens Today

Man holding large Salmon chinook, photo courtesy of Gary Blasi
On Oregon Waters by Larry Ellis
06/25/16 -- Starting today, Saturday June 25, anglers fishing the Oregon ocean from Cape Falcon south to the Oregon/California border will get a chance to keep hatchery-marked coho that have a healed adipose fin clip in the... Full Story

Saving Yelloweyes

Steven T. Callan, On Patrol, author badge for My Outdoor

Imagine you’re fishing somewhere off the California coast and you hook into a big one. You finally hoist the monster to the deck and discover it’s nearly three feet long, brilliant red-orange in color, with bright yellow eyes...Full Story

State of Jefferson is a state of mind

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The history books and stars in our flag tell us there are 50 states in the U.S.A. but did you know there could have been and still is a 51st State in the minds of many residents of Northern California and Southern Oregon? In fact, the Siskiyou County, California Board of Supervisors made national news recently by voting to secede from the State of California and form a new state called Jefferson. Other counties in the region depicted below may vote to join this movement again!

Again? That's right! Back in 1941 representatives from the border counties of both states met in Yreka, California to make plans to secede from their respective states to form the State of Jefferson, which at that time would have been the 49th state in the union.

The citizens of this area believed that Salem and Sacramento were ignoring their needs so a plan was made to obtain federal aid for much needed road and bridge construction. On December 4th, 1941, secession was agreed upon and the residents actually elected a governor. 

Unfortunately, three days later the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, the formal movement came to an end and the secessionists rolled up their sleeves and went to work to aid the war effort.

The memory of this effort remains very strong and the name “Jefferson” is used commonly to describe the region, which some say included 12 Northern California Counties and seven Southern Oregon Counties. To many residents the State of Jefferson still exists -- testament to the independent mindset of the people who still feel cut off from their respective capitals. Visit our destinations page to find out more about these counties as well as others in the regions covered by

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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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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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