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Ocean primed for more El Niño, experts say

Dr. Jess Carilli samples a Porites coral in Kiribati. Photo by Jess Carilli
11/20/14 -- The ocean is warming steadily and setting up the conditions for stronger El Niño weather events, a new study has shown, according to an article posted at Science Daily. A team of US, Australian, and Canadian researchers... Full Story

Rogue Aquatics: Mark the date…Nov. 29

11/20/14 -- After you have your "big box store" shopping done Rogue Aquatics of Central Point is inviting MyOutdoorBuddy readers to come into their store on Saturday November 29 for a cup of coffee and a special... Full Story

Bucks & Bulls contest gaining momentum

Elk antlers, Jason Haley
By Jason Haley
11/19/14 -- It’s taken a while, but the annual Bucks and Bulls contest at Sportsman’s Warehouse in Medford is finally taking shape. I stopped by a few days ago and there are now 11 bull elk, 11 blacktail bucks... Full Story

Sacramento River steelies steal spotlight

In-River Fishing News by Dave Jacobs
11/19/14 -- This is a wonderful time of year to not put those drift fishing and back bouncing rods away not quite yet at least, we are in the thick of Late Fall salmon and steelhead seasons. The Winter steelhead fishing season is just... Full Story

How to Make ‘Teriyaki Albacore’

By Frank Galusha
11/19/14 -- OK, you went ocean fishing. If your fish is fresh or if you have processed, vacuum packed and frozen your catch properly, there are many ways to enhance your meals. Almost everything taken from the ocean is... Full Story

One thousand bass on Lake Oroville

Howard with one of 1000+ bass taken at Lake Oroville.
By Chuck Giles
11/17/14 – “It was just something to do so I could say I did it.” This is how my friend, Howard, summarized reaching his goal of catching 1,000 bass this year at Lake Oroville. He is not a guide, not a fanatic nor a... 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.

Silver Lake Sunrise

Silver Lake, Plumas County, Kurt Golgart Photography,

There is so much to see and do in Northern California's Plumas County, where the Sierras meet the Cascades. A visit to beautiful Silver Lake is one of them, especially if you happen to be a photographer... more Sierra Nevada photos

Lost Creek Lake -- A fishing and watersports bonanza

By Dane Johnson
Lost Creek Lake is located in Jackson County, Oregon approximately 30 miles northeast of Medford. The lake was created in 1977 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control as part of the Rogue River Basin Project... Full Story

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Northern California Fishing News, Northern California Hunting Reports

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So many places to visit and so little time, but if you scan
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