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Gear up for winter steelhead

Tristen Holmes from Grants Pass, Oregon caught this chrome-bright king while fishing on the Chetco River, Photo by Larry Ellis
On Oregon Waters by Larry Ellis
11/27/15 -- Fresh schools of chrome-bright Chinook pushing 30 pounds were the name of the game on the Chetco River last week, and anglers were able to catch them by pulling plugs and deploying bobbers-and-bait rigs... Full Story

Thanksgiving Eve drive to Baum Lake

View of Crystal Lake Hatchery across Baum Lake, photo by Alex Colvin
Article and photos by Alex Colvin
11/28/15 -- Thankfully more snow has been added in the higher elevations around Burney. Snow began just after 11 a.m. on Tuesday and continued on and off into Wednesday morning. Burney got 1-2 inches, enough that when... Full Story

Early closure of 2015 halibut season

Beyond the Breakers by Tom Marking, author badge,
11/28/15 -- In January of 2015 the, the International Halibut Commission (IHPC) allocated 970,000 lbs. to the 2A zone, 25,220 granted to California (CA receives 4% of the non-tribal portion of this allocation). Due to our success... Full Story

'Lassen County PLM Tag'

Lassen County, California photo by Kevin Luntey
Lassen County, California photo by Kevin Luntey

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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

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Northern California Fishing News, Northern California Hunting Reports

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Northern California and Southern Oregon offer superb fresh and saltwater fishing. Before you make a trip, make sure you have
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So many places to visit and so little time, but if you scan
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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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