Every angler who registered for the 2022 Derby received a free raffle ticket into our weekly Mad River Steelhead Derby Friday Gift Giveaways. All kinds of products were donated to the Derby from various fishy sponsors. Each week (normally on Fridays), NCGASA reps will draw one name out of a jar and reveal the winner.Continue reading “Friday Sponsor & Donors Raffle”
All fish measurements and submissions are subject to review. Measurements are based on submitted photographic evidence and if the angler followed the Derby Rules. To submit your entry, visit the Rules page on this website for instructions. Please measure and photograph your entry at or on the Mad River watershed. We prefer to see photosContinue reading “2022 Derby Leaderboard”
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 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:”
Photo by Mike Smith. Last day of the Mad River Steelhead season 2021. Thank you to all our Derby participants for making year #2 so much fun. We hope you all had a good time and made some new fishing friends this year. A lot of you have already won raffle prizes from our sponsorsContinue reading “That’s a wrap on steelhead season!”
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 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”
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 natural 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”
2021 Derby Sponsor List with URL Links: Click Here! If you want us to promote your business, shoot us an email to become an official 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 toContinue reading “Become a Derby Sponsor or Donor”
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