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Mad River Steelhead Derby: You could WIN Guided Fishing Trips

The annual NCGASA Mad River Hatchery Steelhead Derby takes place during the winter run in Humboldt County on the Mad River in the Arcata/Blue Lake area on Jan. 15 (6am)-Feb. 29 (6pm). 3 largest measured fish in both the Adult and Youth categories will win! Awards ceremony to be held at Mad River Brewing Co., Tasting Room in Blue Lake on Sunday, March 3 at 2pm. Derby sign ups are now closed, but MEMBERS can still purchase a RAFFLE TICKET to WIN A GUIDED FISHING TRIP or 2-NIGHT STAY! 


Winner Take All Raffle Prize | $50 Raffle Tickets
Purchase a $50 raffle ticket to WIN a Guided River Trip for 2 with Jack Beer Guide Service. Plus, ALL the prizes stuffed into a Mustad Addicted Fishing Chrome Hunter Tackle Backpack – Red, 40L such as: Mustad Addicted Winter Chrome Kit with braid, fluorocarbon, worm jigs, ball jigs, sink-it series jigs, fixed floats, plus a LURED Chrome hard and soft bead pack (100+ pcs), P-Line Fishing Floroclear and Striper Worm TailsKershaw filet knifePucci Red Plastic beadsAcme Tackle spoonsWestern Fishing Operations worms, beads and ThermosBnR Beads and Tackle, Mad River Mfg worms and beadsKeep Em Dry Fishing jigsJann’s Netcraft Spinner BladesSeachoice Tow RopesPlano Organizer Boxes, and more items will continue to be added! Winner Take All Raffle prize is currently valued at more than $850. (Need not be present to win. You must have been a NCGASA member in the last two years in order to win.)

Win a Guided Fishing Trip | $20 Raffle Tickets
Win an Eel River trip for 2 with Fishing the North Coast | Kenny Priest or a Humboldt Bay Halibut trip for 1 with Redwood Coast Fishing | Mike Stratman or win a half day Ocean Trip for 1 on the F/V Wind Rose Charters out of Trinidad, CA with Captain Curtis Wilson or a ocean trip for 1 with Captain Tony Sepulveda of Green Water Fishing Charters out of Eureka or an adventure with Cpt. Jake Mitchell from Seahawk Sportfishing out of Shelter Cover or win a 2-night stay in a Country 3bdr/2b home and AirBnB just minutes away from the Mad River. (Need not be present to win. You must have been a NCGASA member in the last two years in order to win.)

If you’d like to donate fishing product to the Derby please contact us at

Click Here to see some of our sponsors.

Please visit Mad River Steelhead Derby’s website for more details from previous years.

Part of the proceeds from this event go toward helping the Mad River Steelhead Stewards Volunteer Angler Group who contract with CDFW and the Mad River Hatchery to help them with their steelhead broodstock program for the Mad River. 

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