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Klamath had healthy return of salmon

Chico resident Nick Hanna landed this nice Van Duzen steelhead Sunday while fly fishing the lower river. Photo courtesy of Evan Oetinger
Fishing the North Coast by Kenny Priest 
02/26/15 -- So much for last year being a down year on the Klamath. Turns out the number of fall Klamath River adult kings returning to the river was much higher than originally predicted. According to the Pacific Fisheries Manage... Full Story

Salmon ocean abundance: 1 million plus!

CDFW Environmental Scientist and Ocean Salmon Project team member James Phillips, holding a Chinook salmon. CDFW photo by Kristie Amtoft
02/27/15 -- At the annual salmon informational meeting held in Santa Rosa today, state and federal fishery scientists presented encouraging news for sport and commercial salmon anglers. Forecasts suggest there are 652,000 adult... Full Story

Pyramid Lahontan Derby is Mar. 14/15

 Sean Bottomley with 23 lb. 4 oz. 36-inch Lahontan Cutthroat trout taken at Pyramid Lake on Feb. 23. Photo courtesy of Valarie Taylor of Crosby Lodge
By Frank Galusha
02/26/15 -- If you haven’t caught a giant Pyramid Lake Lahontan Cutthroat, a good time is coming. Another derby will be held at the lake and hosted by Crosby Lodge during the weekend of March 14 and 15 – you won’t want to... Full Story

Fish the ocean without permission?

Ken Oda fishing on San Gregorio Beach, south of Half Moon Bay, CA (Photo by Amanda Menefee)
California Outdoors Q&A by Carrie Wilson
02/27/15 -- If I am in need of food for myself and family, would it be a crime to catch fish from the ocean for subsistence without a license, and if so, why? With inland waters I realize that lakes are stocked, policed and maintained... Full Story

Sea turtle gets airlift to warmer clime

Sea Turtle, USFWS photo
02/25/15 -- Solstice, a distressed sea turtle that was rescued and then successfully treated by the Oregon Coast Aquarium and U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), headed back to warmer waters. Swimming is a turtle’s... Full Story

Tackle innovator to be at Nor-Cal Sports Show

02/27/15 -- Radio show host, seminar speaker, television personality, outdoor writer, author, photographer, angler/hunter- Sep Hendrickson will make one appearance Saturday March 7th at 2:00p.m. at the Nor-Cal Boat, Sport, and RV... Full Story

Sacramento River Dewatered Salmon Spawning Beds

Salmon spawning beds dewatered in Sacramento River near Red Bluff, January, 2014, photo by Dave Vogel, Golden Gate Salmon Association
Sacramento River near Red Bluff, California, January, 2014 photo by Dave Vogel

Hopefully scenes such as this won't recur again as California's salmon runs are in great jeopardy. Despite the drought, there is still much water to enjoy but if the drought continues we will keep a record of The Way It Is! Add your Drought Photos by clicking here.

Alturas, Modoc County

Alturas, Modoc County, Lea Huetteman,
Alturas is located on the Pit River at an elevation of 4370 feet offering an abundance of wilderness and natural beauty in a remote, peaceful location. The population was 2,827 at the 2010 Census. More Lake Modoc Photos                              Photo by Lea Huetteman

Jackson County: Among the Country's Best for Sportsmen

By Jason Haley
Jackson County is famous for the mighty Rogue River, majestic mountains for skiing, biking and hiking and prime farmland that yields award-winning wines and gourmet fruit. It’s also gateway to North America’s deepest lake and Oregon’s only National Park, Crater Lake. It features distinct versions of all four seasons, healthy fish and wildlife populations, diverse terrain and habitat types and the gamut of outdoor recreation opportunities.

Jackson County, Rogue River, majestic mountains, skiing, biking, hiking, prime farmland, award-winning wines, gourmet fruit, Crater Lake. Four seasons, fishing, wildlife, outdoor recreation
Outdoor life is year-round in Jackson County and what to do can get confusing if you consider the countless choices.

The County is characterized by Mt. Ashland on the south and Mt. McLoughlin, Rustler Peak and the Pacific Crest on the east. Mt. McLoughlin can be seen for miles around and calls to outdoor lovers from the valley floor below. Emigrant, Lost Creek, Agate, Willow, Applegate, Lake of the Woods, Hyatt and Howard Prairie are just a few of the lakes available for fishing, boating, and water sports. Upper and Lower Table Rock, the Applegate Valley, Sky Lakes Wilderness and the cultural attractions of the Cities of Medford, Ashland and Jacksonville just scratch the surface...More Jackson County.

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