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Heroes on the Water

Hobie Kayaks lined-up at the Bridge Bay boat launch Shasta Lake, photo by Mike Mogler
Article and photos by Mike Mogler 
02/09/16 -- HOW and members of the Hobie Fishing Team launched kayaks at Bridge Bay Marine Sunday, February 7 with great expectations targeting bass. Thank you Bridge Bay Marine for hosting this event. On hand were several... Full Story

Brownie’s Choice

Art work by Isabella Langaman
By Don Webster
Disregard the story’s title. I don’t really have a “first” name. If I did, it would probably be something like Leviathan or Behemoth or maybe Lunker. Officially, I’m a trout. A brown trout. A giant, brown trout. Possibly the biggest, fattest... Full Story

GGSA celebrates with fundraising dinner

02/09/16 -- The Golden Gate Salmon Association(GGSA) will host its 3rd Annual Sonoma Dinner with special guest wine grower and water conservation advocate Phil Coturri, Friday, March 11. The special event will be held at Ram... Full Story

​Upper river clearing good for fishing

By E.B. Duggan, “D” Fishing Guide 
02/08/16 -- The rains have backed off for the time being and the Trinity is clearing fast in the upper sections which should translate into great “Winter Steelhead” fishing. There is plenty of steelhead in the upper river from... Full Story

Weather Page added to MyOutdoorBuddy

From the Editor's Desk, Frank Galusha,

Readers of MyOutdoorBuddy can now access weather forecasts for their location or destination as well as current conditions on highways, mountain passes, harbors and offshore waters by clicking on the...Weather

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.

Douglas County: Outdoor fun from the Coast to the Cascades

Douglas County, Oregon, Reedsport, Mt. Bailey, Diamond Lake, Ice Fishing

By Tyler Dungannon
Douglas County, stretching from crest of the Cascades to the Pacific Ocean, offers a range of recreational opportunities as diverse as the landscape itself. On a summer day, travelers can experience temperatures...Full Story

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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