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Pacific Outfitters

Bobberin’ down the Upper Klamath

A hand holding a Klamath River rainbow over a net before releasing back into the water. Photo by Gary Lewis
Article and photos by Gary Lewis
04/22/15 -- When I started fly-fishing, I took a lot of guys with me. We were all 12 and 13 and lived then on the banks of the Columbia. We’d fish the mouths of tributary streams for trout and panfish then prospect up the little creeks... Full Story

Whiskeytown kokes slow; Hat Creek opening

Fishing was slow at Whiskeytown on the 23rd but the kokanee are as fiesty as ever. Splash!
Article and photo by Mike Mogler
04/24/15 -- On Saturday, April 23 I had a great day fishing Whiskeytown Lake targeting kokanee. Catching wasn't so goood as I have had sporadic hook-ups at best. This time last year I have had several limits by now... Full Story

Controversial regs adopted for L. Klamath

Man holding 2 perch, one in each hand, arms crossed. Photo courtesy of the Samoa Peninsula Fire District
Fishing the North Coast by Kenny Priest
04/23/15 -- The new 2015 Klamath River regulations were approved on Friday, and a couple of them are likely to cause quite a stir amongst anglers. First the good news; we’re looking at a pretty decent return of adult salmon this year... Full Story

​Fishing or Foul Hooking?

CDFW staff photo of Amanda Menefee with largemouth bass by Ken Oda
California Outdoors Q and A by Carrie Wilson
04/14/15 -- When sport fishing for black bass, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) regulations say the fish must willingly take the bait in its mouth. However, it doesn’t say if the hook has to be inside the mouth or not... Full Story

Opening weekend trout fishing report

Convict Lake in the Fall, photo by Elaine Quilici
By Don Quilici
04/23/15 -- This is my annual reminder that it’s almost time to have fun fishing in the Golden State once again. On Saturday, April 25 the 2015 fishing season will open for all applicable lakes, reservoirs, streams, creeks and river... Full Story

Oroville Area fishing and outdoor report

By Craig Bentley
04/23/15 -- Lake Oroville’s surface elevation has been fluctuating a few inches in the last week and is now 763 feet. The surface temperature is back up now at 62 degrees. The water is clear up in the river arms and main body coves... Full Story

Sled Buddies

Sled Buddies, Fort Bidwell, California photo by Lea Huetteman

Fort Bidwell, California photo by Lea Huetteman

Winters in N. California and S. Oregon can produce some stunningly memorable outdoor scenes. Perhaps you have captured an image you will share with us? Please enjoy and add to this collection by visiting our Buddy Photos Winter Outdoors Photo Gallery.

Manzanita Lake, Shasta County

Manzanita Lake at the north entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park resides in the shadow of Mt. Lassen that last erupted in 1915. Lassen is the southernmost volcano in the Cascade Range. Photo by Dru Mogler  More Trinities-Cascades-Sierras photos

Plumas County: Uncrowded Northern Sierra Wonderland

By Jon Baiocchi
Plumas County, population 19,765, contains some of northeastern California’s most overlooked but truly majestic places. Here you will find incredible vistas and boundless outdoor opportunities. If you are seeking adventure and solitude within a short drive of Interstate-5, Highways 99 or 395 and crowded cities, you have found it.
Plumas County,
No matter what season, Plumas County offers countless recreational opportunities.
There is no finer destination for anglers, hunters, hikers, campers, bird watchers, photographers and all other outdoor lovers. More Plumas 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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