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2022 Derby Leaderboard

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”

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!”

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”

How to tell wild steelhead from hatchery steelhead

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”

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