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Mad River Steelhead Derby: You could WIN Guided Fishing Trips

The annual NCGASA Mad River Hatchery Steelhead Derby took 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 won prizes.  Awards ceremony was held at Mad River Brewing Co., Tasting Room in Blue Lake on Sunday, March 3 at 2pm.


Raffle Prize Winners:
• Winner Take All Addicted Bag + Guided River Trip with Jack Beer for 2: Dale M.
• Eel River Trip for 2 with Fishing the North Coast with Cpt. Kenny Priest: Layton C.
• 2-Night Country Home Stay near the Mad River: Kenny A. (claimed at event)
• Ocean Trip for 1 with Shellback Sportfishing Eureka / Cpt. Tony Sepulveda: Mark H. (claimed at event)
• Ocean Trip for 1 with Sea Hawk Sportfishing Shelter Cove / Cpt. Jake Mitchell: Ben H. (claimed at event)
• Humboldt Bay Halibut Trip for 1 with Redwood Coast Fishing / Cpt. Mike Stratman: Benjamin A. (claimed at event)
• Half Day Ocean Trip for 1 with Wind Rose Charters / Cpt. Curtis Wilson: Mark H. (claimed at event)

If you’d like to donate fishing product to a future North Coast Derby please contact us at

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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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