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Welcome to the Nor-Cal Guides & Sportsmen Association’s annual Mad River Steelhead Derby. Cash and prizes awarded to the biggest hatchery steelhead caught between Dec. 18, 2021 – Feb. 28, 2022.

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2021-2022 Steelhead Winter Run Derby planning has begun!

Sign up for Derby #3: CLICK HERE With a potential La Niña rainy winter fast approaching, Nor-Cal Guides & Sportsmen’s Association (NCGASA) anglers have requested we start the Mad River Steelhead Derby (MRSD) earlier than January 1st for Derby #3. Several anglers from last year suggested the MRSD start in December 2021. We agreed Saturday,Continue reading “2021-2022 Steelhead Winter Run Derby planning has begun!”

Save our Fisheries

ANNUAL FUNDRAISER DINNER IN YUBA CITY: NOV. 6 Help us save our fisheries, raise more fish and fight for your hunting and fishing rights. No donation is too small. Even if you can’t make the dinner, please consider renewing your membership, buying an item on our SHOP page or donate as little as $20 via Pay Pal.

The 2021 Derby Winners are:

The 3 Winning Biggest Fish in the Adult Category are:  1) 36 and 1/4 inches caught by Zach Hunter on 2/13/21 ($500 check) 2) 35 inches caught by Brian Larsen on 2/ 21/21 ($300 check) 3) 34 and 3/4 inches caught by Athan Andronico on 2/19/21 ($150 check) Youth Division Winner (16 years and under) 1) 31 & 1/2 inches caught by Rocco Previde (16 yrsContinue reading “The 2021 Derby Winners are:”

Derby anglers are encouraged to keep any native steelhead’s gills submerged and to donate your catch to the Mad River Stewards Volunteer Angler broodstock collection program that works with the Department of Fish & Wildlife and the Mad River hatchery.