Welcome to NCGASA.org’s Annual Steelhead Derby on the Mad River in Blue Lake, CA.
This is a steelhead (hatchery fish only) fishing contest during the winter steelhead season.
All anglers who submit entries will win prizes from our sponsors and partners.

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Become a Derby Sponsor

Dear Community Members – We are asking if you or your company would like to support our organization, the Nor-Cal Guides and Sportsmen’s Association (NCGASA.org) with a donation to our 2nd annual Mad River Hatchery Steelhead Derby? This Humboldt County hatchery steelhead fishing contest will be held from January 1 to March 31, 2021 duringContinue reading “Become a Derby Sponsor”

Measure your hatchery steelhead from closed mouth to fork of the tail with tape on top of the fish.