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Pacific Outfitters

Trek for Trout

John Higley holds up trout from lake Eiler, in background, photo by Sharon Higley
Article and photos by John Higley
07/26/15 -- This year, thanks to the regular planting of trout at Kilarc Reservoir near Whitmore, Sharon and I have eaten fish dinners at least once a week for a month. I think the freshly stocked rainbows are good table... Full Story

The Ocean and the Dust Bowl

Dust bowl cloud overtaking homes, Photo from NOAA, George E. Marsh Album
By Erin Loury, FISHBIO
07/27/15 -- The Dust Bowl was a devastating period in American history, and new research suggests that, surprisingly, the oceans are partly to blame. A team of researchers lead by the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for... Full Story

CDFW completes deer capture project

Slide photo courtesy of CA DFW
07/27/15 -- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has successfully completed a deer capture project involving the Loyalton-Truckee mule deer herd. This purpose of the capture and study is to help researchers... Full Story

Catching an opah video is amazing

Two men onboard a boat in the ocean with a 115 lb. opah, Photo courtesy of Bob Pagliuco, aka “Birdsnest”
By Frank Galusha
07/25/15 -- On July 7, MyOutdoorBuddy posted the above absolutely awesome photo of a 114 lb. opah taken that day on board the Scrimshaw of Coastline Charters in Eureka. Thirteen albacore were also taken but the opah stole... Full Story

Win a Sierra Nevada adventure package

 Image courtesy of Reds Meadow Resort and Pack Station
07/27/15 -- Sierra Nevada Geotourism has launched an exciting new way for travelers and residents to experience the Sierra Nevada – by bidding on regionally-themed experience packages through an online auction. Bidding will be open until... Full Story

First Day of Boating!

Charlie Garcia, Water Recreation,, Photo Contest
Folsom Lake, California photo by Charlie Garcia

There is always water somewhere nearby in N. California and S. Oregon. Water equals fun in many ways. Photos like this prove our point. How do you enjoy the water? Anyone can add to our collection by visiting our Buddy Photos Water Recreation Photo Gallery.

'Mya, Yellow Labrador'

Salinas, California photo by Kellae Blessing-Hein
Salinas, California photo by Kellae Blessing-Hein
Watch this space every day for a photo shared with us by an OutdoorBuddy. You can be an OutdoorBuddy, too. Do you have a favorite outdoor photo taken somewhere in Northern California or Southern Oregon?...Share it!

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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Website Design Photo Credits: thanks the following individuals for contributing photographs for use on our Home and Section pages: Anders Tomlinson of, Amber Galusha, Casey Allen of Bayside, CA; Jason Haley of Medford, OR; Steve Breth of Burney, CA; Tracy McCormack of Eureka, CA; Grant Thompson of Grand Junction, CO; Richard Bott of Shingletown, CA; Ron Loftus of Yreka, CA; Scott Caldwell of Montague, CA; Lorissa Soriano of Alturas, CA and the late Dave Menke, formerly with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Website Design by Anders Tomlinson

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