Are you looking for more fish plants?
Join us in contacting Fish & Game to request more plants for Plumas County, Belden, North Fork Feather River. Call 916-358-2900 or 530-520-4753. Let your voice be heard!
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The 2016 Iron Chef was held on Saturday, October 8th. It was our 11th Annual Iron Chef competition and it was a good one!
We were pleased to welcome back judges Barbara and Brad Taggart from Lot's A Java Catering in Orovillle. And our third judge was Laurie Sousa, of Oroville, who has worked in the food service industry and is a past Iron Chef winner.
The Iron Chef competition is about cooking and creating the best dish, using the main ingredient chosen for that year. In the past, main ingredients have included: cheese, rice, bacon, ground beef, chicken - just to name a few. This years ingredient was... beans! We had an array of dishes - from dips to side dishes to main dishes. And our judges said this year's judging was the toughest yet!
But a winner did prevail and we are pleased to announce our 2016 Iron Chef honors go to David Shotts for his Super Bowl Bean Dip. The judges ruling is final. Dave won the prize money and will have his name added to the 'prestigious' plaque in the cafe. Congratulations Dave!
We also have a People's Choice award. This award is granted to the person who takes top honors by their peers. Everyone who enters the competition, and their families, also sample all the dishes and then vote for their favorite. In the 11 years we have been doing this, the People's Choice and the judges choice have never been the same! Strange, but true. This year's People's Choice award went to Tiffany Shotts for her dish, Texas Trash Dip. Yes, there's some good eatin' being done at the Shott's household - and some disagreement on who's the better cook! But we'll continue to volunteer to keep sampling if they keep cooking...
Maybe next year you'd like to join us? It is a fun, friendly and tasty event. It is held on the first or second Saturday in October each year. Check the website for next year's official date and ingredient - and we hope to see you there!
Photos shown are from 2015.
We will be updating with photos from 2016 soon!
2016 Caribou Trout Opener
The 2016 Caribou Trout Opener took place on Saturday, April 30th. We had a record turnout with 95 participants! There were 23 kids in the 12 and under category, and 72 adults. Anglers were quite disappointed, however, as there were no plants prior to the opener. There were 348 fish plants made by the State between the last week of March and the first week of May - and Plumas county did not receive one! But our local anglers made the best of it....
Kids 12 And Under
This year's top angler in the Kids division was Quade Lobo, age 11, from Oroville - and it should be noted that Quade was our winner last year, too! Quade brought in a 13 3/4" fish. 2nd place went to 10 year old Katelynn Jordan from Lincoln. She caught a 12 1/2" trout. Our 3rd place winner, and youngest angler to bring in a fish, was Konner Langlitz, age 7, from Oroville. Konner's fish was 11 3/4". Great job junior anglers!
Our adult division was lead by Jeff Johnson from Red Bluff. Jeff brought in a beautiful German brown trout, 20 1/8". 2nd place went to Ryan Carrillo, from Oroville, with a 20" rainbow trout. And 3rd place went to Joey Stephens, also from Red Bluff - 18 3/4". Jeff and Joey were in Caribou to honor a good buddy, Justin, who passed away this last year. Justin always fished the Caribou Opener and Jeff and Joey, who had never been to Caribou before, were fishing in his honor. Justin must have been with them in spirit and guiding them to his favorite spots.... A big congratulations to all our winners and all who participated. And, Justin, rest in peace.
The Opener is always the last Saturday in April. Our Big Fish Contest is $5.00 to enter and we pay 100% payback to the top 3 anglers in adult and kids divisions.
The Opener is a great family event. We offer a pancake breakfast, starting at 6am, the day of the event. We have food specials in our cafe all day - and our shakes are always a good choice! There is usually a fire in the fire pit, and s'more makings are available. We hope you will make plans to join us next year - you may be the next big winner! Of course, you don't have to wait for the Opener to come up and fish... Grab your license and a rod, and come on up! Season runs through November 15th.
Caribou is located in Belden, CA. Our official address is 16242 Hwy. 70, in the beautiful Feather River Canyon. Located at the 'corner' of Hwy. 70 and Caribou Road. You can reach us by phone at 530-283-1384. Come join us!
We will be switching to winter hours effective October 23rd, 2016. We will be open 5-days a week - Thursday through Monday, 8am - 5pm.
The fall colors are changing and, with the recent rainfall, lots of waterfalls to enjoy. We've seen deer, otters and beaver recently. Don't forget your camera - who knows what you'll see...
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The solution to any problem - work, love money, whatever - is
to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be. ~John Gierach
Rivers, lakes, camping, wildlife, waterfalls, hiking trails it's all here! Come join us for the day, the weekend, the entire summer! It's s'more fun at Caribou!