MAD RIVER STEELHEAD DERBY
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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November 14, 2019 By JD Richey Hatchery Steelhead Hatchery steelhead will be missing their adipose fin, which is the small fleshy one on the back between the dorsal fin and tail. You’ll sometimes encounter a fish that’s a “tweener” — one that has a partial adipose fin. While this can occur in the wild (rare), it isContinue reading “How to tell wild steelhead from hatchery steelhead”
Who are the Mad River Steelhead Stewards Volunteer Anglers? Founded in 2015, the Mad River Steelhead Stewards is a volunteer angler program that assists in catching and providing native broodstock steelhead to the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW) Mad River Hatchery in Blue Lake. The Stewards under the guidance and supervision of theContinue reading “Mad River Steelhead Stewards”
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”