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Catfish center stage at Collins Lake

Jerry Rodriquez holds his 10lb 4 oz catfish, photo by Kathy Hess
By Kathy Hess, Lake Reporter
08/30/15 -- It’s been a catfish jamboree at Collins Lake for the past several weeks. Jerry Rodriguez of Gilroy started off this week with a huge 10lb. 4oz. catfish catch! Jerry fished on the far side of the dam in a cove and fished with anchovies for bait... Full Story

Late afternoon fishing at Bridge Park

fishing under the bridge, photo by Alex Colvin
Article and photos by Alex Colvin
08/31/15 -- Driving back from Reno, about 4 p.m. on Saturday August 30, I decided to pull off of Hwy 89 into Bridge Park on Hat Creek for a little break. The park was quiet. There was one truck there but no one was present... Full Story

​Lake Berryessa: Just fine for late August

Alejandro, Sid Silberberg, and father Travis, each holding up their freshly caught bass, photo by Sid Silberber
By Sid Silberberg
08/30/15 -- This past Friday evening just before sunset, I took Travis and his son Alejandro out for a couple of hours. We fished along the west side and within the first ten minutes Alejandro landed a nice bass which had him grinning from... Full Story

SUP Sunset

SUP Sunset, Woodley Island Marina, Eureka, California photo by Tim Haywood
Woodley Island Marina, Eureka, California photo by Tim Haywood

Sunrise and sunset moments await all visitors to N. California and S. Oregon. Many such images have been shared at for all to see. Please enjoy and add to this collection by visiting our Buddy Photos Sunrise/Sunset Photo Gallery.

Butte County: Valleys, mountains, rivers, lakes and buttes

By Chuck Giles
Butte County has a suitable niche if you want to hike, bike, bird watch, hunt or fish. Try travelling from the mountainous Butte Meadows on the north, to agriculture rich Gridley southward. Somewhere along the route, you will find the venue that fits your idea of outdoor fun.

Butte County, Buttes at Sunset, Bruce Johnson, Chuck Giles,
Butte County is famous for views of geological formations, one of which is the world's smallest mountain range (Sutter Buttes) often clearly visible in nearby Sutter County.

Where to begin? Butte County is home of the nation’s largest earth filled dam, historic mansions, majestic rivers and canyons where glimpses of wildlife are common. Butte County also offers world class salmon fishing on the Feather and Sacramento Rivers, museums to peruse, large cities, small towns, state parks, county parks and oak laden campgrounds. Some of the state’s best big game, upland birds and waterfowl hunting opportunities also exist here. A 54-pound gold nugget was discovered in one of its quaint towns, and friendly people await both the young and old. More Butte County

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.  

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