New Feature

Click on Columnists  to access travelogues, field reports, advice, humorous tales and answers to your Q’s! 


Website of the Week


Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Pacific Outfitters

Recreational Spiny Lobster season opens

Spiny lobster, photo courtesy of CDFW
10/02/15 -- Thousands of lobster fishermen are eagerly awaiting the start of the sport season for California’s spiny lobster, which opens Saturday, Oct. 3 and continues through March 16, 2016.There is currently a strong El Niño event occurring... Full Story

Report elk hoof disease to ODFW website

Elk with hoof deformities while outdoors in northwest Oregon this fall. Trail camera image courtesy of Mike Jackson.
10/03/15 -- ODFW is asking hunters and others in northwest Oregon to be on the lookout for limping elk that may have hoof disease. Report any sightings to the ODFW’s elk hoof disease online reporting page or call... Full Story

Salmon season opens to bubble aficionados

On Oregon Waters by Larry Ellis
10/02/15 -- The 2015 Chetco River Fall Chinook Ocean Terminal Area Season (aka the Bubble Season) officially opened its doors last Thursday to throngs of anglers trolling anything and everything from anchovies spun... Full Story

Sacramento River salmon fishing improves

Eli Horton of San Francisco with Sacramento River fall-run Chinook salmon, photo by Jeff Goodwin
Article and photo by Jeff Goodwin
10/02/15 -- The 2015 Sacramento River salmon season finally appears to be on step with what everyone expected a month ago. This years salmon run has kept river guides and anglers guessing ever since the river opened... Full Story

Get Off the Beaten Path with GeoMaps

Rainbow Falls, Photo © Jimmy Kellett
10/01/15 -- It's that time of year, that time when you feel yourself caught between the lingering echoes of summer fun and the rising calls of the winter ahead. Don't give in to the wintery temptress yet; if you're looking to get in one or two... Full Story

Tough fishing continues on the Klamath

Sebastopol resident David Prudhomme landed this nice Chinook,  Photo courtesy of Alan’s Guide Service
Fishing the North Coast by Kenny Priest
09/30/15 -- Last week, the ocean finally laid down enough to allow the Eureka sport fleet to set their sights on the oh-so-elusive Albacore tuna. A bunch of boats made the 25 or so mile trek out of the Humboldt entrance on Thursday... Full Story

Tundra swans fall/winter tours begin

Tundra Swans, photo courtesy of CDFW
09/30/15 -- As tundra swans migrate in from their Arctic summer grounds, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering a free opportunity to view them from November 2015 through January 2016... Full Story

Bass bite best bet as fall season begins

Orobille Waters by Craig Bentley, author badge,
Oroville Waters by Craig Bentley
09/29/15 -- Fall pattern begins in Oroville area waters as bass bite picks up at Oroville Lake and Afterbay, while kings continue moving through the lower Feather River up into the cooler waters of the low flow. Hunting season opens for... 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.  

Come back to for more Northern California and Southern Oregon fishing, hunting and outdoor news, reports, information, opinions and photos.


A friend to all who love the outdoors since 2006

Website Design Photo Credits: thanks the following individuals for contributing photographs for use on our Home and Section pages: Anders Tomlinson of, Amber Galusha, Casey Allen of Bayside, CA; Jason Haley of Medford, OR; Steve Breth of Burney, CA; Tracy McCormack of Eureka, CA; Grant Thompson of Grand Junction, CO; Richard Bott of Shingletown, CA; Ron Loftus of Yreka, CA; Scott Caldwell of Montague, CA; Lorissa Soriano of Alturas, CA and the late Dave Menke, formerly with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Website Design by Anders Tomlinson

©Copyright 2005-2015 by Frank Galusha, Editor and Publisher. Articles and photos are copyright protected and are published exclusively on the Internet by the publisher and may not be copied, displayed, reproduced or published in any other form without the express written permission of same who reserves all rights. Material supplied by others is the copyrighted property of the respective authors. Re-use of any MyOutdoorBuddy content, graphics and photos without written permission by the author(s) for any purpose is strictly prohibited.