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CDFW snapshot of accomplishments: 2014

Bighorn Sheep, photo courtesy of CDFW
01/31/15 -- Multiple wildlife encounters, bears in Bakersfield, fish rescues, elk captures, marijuana eradication, newly established sheep herds, a centennial celebration and the drought were among the many issues that engaged... Full Story

How to Make 'Grilled Rosemary Salmon'

By Frank Galusha
01/30/15 -- 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 not only edible... Full Story

Rain should improve steelhead action

Pictured is Jim Inglis from Redding with a solid 15 pound Smith River steelhead he caught and released with guide Kevin Hicks
In-River Fishing by Dave Jacobs
01/31/15 -- It looks like the time has finally arrived! This coming week Northern California and Southern Oregon are going to see the return of wet weather, giving all of our favorite Winter steelhead fishing rivers a much needed boost in flows... Full Story

Klamath regulation changes in the works?

Kay Eichert from Paso Robles, CA. with her first ever steelhead, caught on the Eel River. Photo courtesy of Kenny Priest
Fishing the North Coast by Kenny Priest
01/29/15 -- When the California Fish and Game Commission reconvenes on Feb. 11-12 in Sacramento, several new fishing regulation proposals will be discussed. There are two on the agenda that could potentially have a huge... Full Story

CDFW monitoring band-tail pigeon mortality

Band-tailed pigeon, photo courtesy of CDFW
01/30/15 -- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is closely monitoring the population of band-tailed pigeons for mortality this winter. Band-tailed pigeons are California’s only native pigeon. They spend their winter from central... Full Story

Hoisting sturgeon to pose for photos?

Oversized white sturgeon being held slightly out of the water to pose  for a quick photo, courtesy of Carrie Wilson
California Outdoors Q&A by Carrie Wilson
01/30/15 --  I’ve seen several pictures over the years of anglers hoisting oversized sturgeon out of the water and dragging them back to the dock for pictures. Isn’t it against the law to treat fish that are to be released this way... Full Story

Hank, Black Labrador Retriever

Hank, Black Labrador Retriever, north fork Trinity River, California photo by Dawn Justice
North Fork Trinity River, California photo by Dawn Justice

Outdoor dogs are a great part of the fun when you are in N. California or 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 Outdoor Dogs Photo Gallery.

Shasta County: An inland outdoor recreation empire

By Gary Heffley and Frank Galusha
Shasta County is famous for its man-made wonders: Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake, Whiskeytown Lake, Lake Britton, the Sundial Bridge and several monuments to man’s ability to construct mighty highway bridges but the county is also blessed with scores of natural marvels.

Shasta County,
There are so many wonderful outdoor destinations in Shasta County most visitors and even some locals never get the opportunity to see and enjoy them all.

Three often snow-capped mountain ranges: The Trinities, the Cascades and the northeastern Sierras surround Shasta County. Many peaks, including Shasta Bally to the west, Mt. Shasta to the north and Mt. Lassen to the east, can be seen from many points across this paradise for those who love all things outdoors. More Shasta County

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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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