Help us save our fisheries and hunting grounds

NCGASA’s Annual Fundraising Dinner & Auction was on Nov. 5, 2022 gave away 100+ Guns, 75+ Guided Trips and 5+ Lifetime Fishing & Hunting Licenses and all kinds of other prizes and gear in order to raise money for the nonprofit organization that lobbies on outdoorsmen’s behalf. We fight year round for everyone’s hunting and fishingContinue reading “Help us save our fisheries and hunting grounds”

2022 Derby Leaderboard

All fish measurements and submissions are subject to review. Measurements are based on submitted photographic or video evidence and if the angler followed the Derby Rules. Adult Division: Potential winning entries are subject to a final review by NCGASA reps. Payouts will be determined by NCGASA reps after the final reviews are done.1) Jim PaulContinue reading “2022 Derby Leaderboard”

Products Featured

These products were generously donated to the Derby’s silent auction and anger prize pool. If you would like to donate to the Derby, contact us by email us at MadRiverSteelheadDerby(at) We also have weekly raffles/drawings where we giveaway a donated product/prize to our registered anglers so they may use that item during the Derby datesContinue reading “Products Featured”

2021-2022 Steelhead Winter Run Derby planning has begun!

For Derby #3 Rules: CLICK HEREFor Derby #3 Leaderboard: 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 DecemberContinue reading “2021-2022 Steelhead Winter Run Derby planning has begun!”

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:”

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. Adult Division Leaders 2021 Winners are:$500: 1) 36 and 1/4 inches caught by Zach Hunter on 2/13/21$300 : 2)Continue reading “2021 Derby Leaderboard”

What is steelhead circuli? Hatchery raised traits

What are the physical traits to look for in a hatchery raised steelhead when you’re out fishing on the Mad River? For angling and harvest: A steelhead that has been caught needs to have 75% or more of an adipose fin missing, even if the fish has obvious fin erosion according to California Department ofContinue reading “What is steelhead circuli? Hatchery raised traits”