HSD Year #6 Dates Announced

Posted on: September 14, 2018

The Humboldt Steelhead Days hatchery fishing contest, year #6, will run Saturday, Jan. 19 to Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. • HSD #6 Kick Off Party:  Satuday, Jan. 19 at Mad River Brewing Co, Tap Room from 5pm to 9pm • Kids Fishing Event: Saturday, Jan. 26 in Blue Lake at Prasch Hall • Mad River Clean Up: […]

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Teach kids how to fish

Posted on: September 6, 2018

Bring the family down to #RMIOutdoors in Eureka this Saturday (Sept. 8, 2018) for the 40th anniversary sale as well as the Trout Pond! We’ll show the kids (16 and under) how to fish and they can take home their fish. Sponsored by RMI, CA Dept. Fish & Wildlife, Mad River Alliance and Humboldt Steelhead […]

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Free Fishing Day on Sept. 1

Posted on: August 30, 2018

Fishing the North Coast by Kenny Priest The Times-Standard, every Thursday in the Sports Section Saturday is Statewide Free Fishing Day: On Saturday September 1, people may fish California’s waters without a sport fishing license. All regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, report card requirements, fishing hours and stream closures remain in […]

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HSD Gear now available!

Posted on: August 24, 2018

NEW! HSD Gear available for purchase. Email us at info@madriveralliance.org for more info. You can also find a limited amount of HSD gear at Mad River Brewing Co., Tap Room in Blue Lake, CA.  

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Steelhead showing up on the Klamath

Posted on: August 24, 2018

Photo courtesy of Mike Coopman’s Guide Service Fishing the North Coast with Kenny Priest August 23, 2018 Fishing Report featured every Thursday in the Times -Standard newspaper’s Sports Section River Report: Lower Klamath The steelhead fishing remains solid and we’re catching a few salmon reports Mike Coopman of Mike Coopman’s Guide Service. He said, “There are […]

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Arcata resident Scott McBain landed this nice winter steelhead on a drift down the South Fork Eel River in early February. Steelhead season will come to a close after Saturday for most rivers, including the South Fork Eel. The Smith and the main stem Eel will remain open to fishing. Photo courtesy of Kenny Priest/Fishing the North Coast

Winter steelhead season coming to a close

Posted on: March 29, 2018

Fishing the North Coast by Kenny Priest March 29, 2018 Last weekend’s storms brought a little more rain than expected, with enough falling to keep the majority of the coastal rivers high and off color leading into the final week of steelhead season. As of Wednesday, only the Smith, Chetco, and the very upper reaches […]

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Fortuna resident Aaron May landed this quality winter steelhead while fly fishing on the Van Duzen River last weekend. The fish measured 31-inches. Photo courtesy of Aaron May

Klamath salmon on the rebound

Posted on: February 23, 2018

Photo Caption: Fortuna resident Aaron May landed this quality winter steelhead while fly fishing on the Van Duzen River last weekend. The fish measured 31-inches.   Fishing the North Coast, Posted on February 22, 2018 by Kenny Priest/For the Times-Standard We’ve got a long way to go, but it looks like the worst may be […]

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2018 HSD Fishing Contest Results

Posted on: February 18, 2018

HSD Year #5 Fishing Contest: Click Here to view photos Mad River Contest Final Results: 1) Gary Fogle: 37 inch hatchery steelhead (also caught a 32 inch steelhead, but donated his other prize to next angler on leaderboard) 2) Garrett Miller: 33 inch hatchery steelhead 3) Brian Larsen: 31.5 inch hatchery steelhead 4) Dan Heffernan: […]

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Chico resident Evan Oetinger landed this nice winter steelhead on a recent trip to the Smith River. With very little rain in the forecast, coastal rivers are running low and clear, making conditions tough for steelhead anglers. Photo courtesy of Evan Oetinger

Mad River is probably as good now as it’s been all season

Posted on: February 16, 2018

Despite low flows, steelhead options are plenty Posted on February 15, 2018 by Kenny Priest of fishingthenorthcoast While the lack of rain has most steelhead anglers singing the blues, there are however, a few bright spots. Especially if you like to throw on a pair of waders and head to the river bar. The Mad River is probably as […]

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Coastal rivers are in great shape, but bite remains tough

Posted on: February 8, 2018

Mad River is just turning steelhead green Posted on February 8, 2018 by Kenny Priest of fishingthenorthcoast This past weekend saw all of our coastal steelhead rivers turn some shade of green – some emerald and some olive. Condition-wise, it was probably the best we’ve had this season. But pristine conditions only last so long. And […]

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Nine-year-old Sean Jones of Santa Rosa landed this nice steelhead all by himself on a recent trip to the Mad River with his father Troy. This weekend should be ideal for winter steelhead anglers as most of the coastal rivers will be fishable. Courtesy of Troy Jones — Contributed

River conditions looking ideal for the weekend

Posted on: February 3, 2018

Fishing the North Coast by Kenny Priest Times-Standard newspaper It’s shaping up to be one heck of a weekend on the North Coast — expect the green water euphoria to be in full effect. All of the coastal rivers, except for possibly the main stem of the Eel, will be some shade of green. This […]

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Green water on the horizon

Posted on: January 25, 2018

Chris Anderson of Laytonville landed this bright hatchery steelhead at daybreak last week on the Mad River while fishing with guide Damon Albright. Photo courtesy of Damon Albright Green water on the horizon Posted on January 25, 2018 by Kenny Priest of fishingthenorthcoast Our coastal rivers are finally getting the flushing and scouring they desperately need. The latest […]

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