2021 Derby Leaderboard

All fish measurements and submissions were subject to review. All winning fish entries were subject to a final review. Measurements were based on submitted photographic evidence and if the angler followed the Derby requirements and rules.

Caught on a Yakima Bait Mag Lip and released.
Caught on Gamakatzu barbless hooks. P-Line fluorocarbon. Mad River Drifter. Pink, red and orange beads all from RMI Outdoors.
Caught on Mad River Manufacturing Bead
Caught on Lured Beads
Caught with beads on a Center Pin float
Brad Jacks submitted a 9.5 lb hatchery steelhead he caught on a BNR Tackle Bead

Adult Division Leaders

2021 Winners are:
$500:
1) 36 and 1/4 inches caught by Zach Hunter on 2/13/21
$300 : 2) 35 inches caught by Brian Larsen on 2/ 21/21
$150: 3) 34 and 3/4 inches caught by Athan Andronico on 2/19/21

Correctly entered fish will win prizes from our sponsors
• 34 and 1/4 inches by Ben Herring on 1/19/21
• 34 inches caught by Seth Waters 1/1/2021
• 34 inches caught by Brian Larsen on 2/13/21
• 33 and 1/4 inches caught by Mike Smith on 2/27/21
• 33 inches caught by Seth Waters on 1/1/2021
• 32 and 1/2 inches caught by Shane Ranstrom on 2/19/21
• 32 & 1/4 inches caught by Fred Contaoi on 1/1/21
• 32 & 1/4 inches caught by Zach Hunter on 2/10/21
• 32 inches caught by Randy Houk on 1/31/21
• 32 inches caught & released by Kirk Yonker on 1/12/21
• 32 inches caught by Ted Henry on 1/12/21
• 31 & 3/4 inches caught by Scott Gantt on 2/6/21
• 31 & 3/8 inches caught by Richard Burrow on 1/23/21
• 31 inches caught by Doyle Miller on 1/19/21
• 31 inches caught by Tyler Vaughn on 1/25/21
• 31 inches caught by Jim Paul on 2/7/21
• 30 & 3/4 inches caught by Mike Smith on 1/29/21
• 30 & 1/2 inches caught by Kelly McGittigan on3/5/21
• 30 & 5/8 inches caught Jared Carper on 1/12/21
• 30 & 1/4 inches caught by Chad Gaser on 1/17/21
• 30 inches caught by Johnathan Johnson Sr on 1/11/21
• 30 inches caught by Ben Herring on 1/12/21
• 30 inches caught by Jaycob Corn on 1/22/21
• 29 & 3/4 inches caught by Tanner Jones on 2/10/21
• 29 & 1/8 inches caught by Jared Carper on 1/5/21
• 29 inches caught by Andrew McLaughlin on 1/10/21
• 29 inches caught by Tyrone Bachus on 1/12/21
• 28 & 3/8 inches caught by Brad Jacks on 1/3/2021
• 28 inches caught by Tyler Collins on 1/3/2021
• 28 inches caught by Jaycob Corn on 1/19/21
• 27 & 3/4 inches caught by Mike Smith on 1/9/21
• 27 & 5/16 inches caught by Chris Driscoll on 1/20/21
• 27 inches caught by Jaycob Corn on 3/31/21
• 26 & 1/2 inches caught by Frank Emerson on 1/21/21
• 26 & 1/2 inches caught by Darin Birnie on 1/7/21
• 26 inches caught by Erik Van Steinberg on 1/5/21
• 26 inches caught by Del Kelly on 1/22/21
• 25 inches caught by Jaycob Corn on 1/23/21
• 20 and 1/2 inches caught by Ruben Rios on 2/4/21
• 20 inches caught by Sage Rios on 2/4/21

*Disqualified fish did not meet the Derby requirements and rules as stated or an overall length measurement could not be discerned from the available photos.

Youth Division Leaders

Caught on a 8 mil Trout Beads
Caught on BNR Beads

Youth division (16 years and under)
$150 RMI Gift Card:
1) 31 & 1/2 inches caught by Rocco Previde (16 yrs old) on 1/26/21

Correctly entered fish will each win prizes from our sponsors:
• 29 inches caught by Cole Vandenplas (14 yrs old) 1/17/2021
• 22 inches caught by Jackson Kelly (13 yrs old) on 1/23/2021

We’d like to thank our sponsors and partners for allowing us to put on this annual event for our Derby hatchery steelhead anglers and Mad River Steelhead Stewards. Product and Tackle Donations are accepted from Dec until April to be included in our angler prize pool. Visit Mad River Steelhead Derby on Facebook or Instagram accounts for more photos, product raffles, weather reports, river levels and weekly fishing reports from Fishing the North Coast.

Published by Mad River Steelhead Derby

A hatchery steelhead fishing contest on the Mad River in Blue Lake, CA