Fish two Humboldt rivers for hatchery steelhead: Mad River and Trinity River.
Close to town, easy access, and perfect for all skill levels. Special river access for bank fishermen.
Current river conditions
The Mad will start to fish at 8 feet or approximately 1,500 cfs near Arcata. 7.5 to 7 feet is ideal for bait. The Mad is subject to low flow closures at 200cfs. Call CA Dept. Fish & Wildlife hotline: (707) 822-3164
Mile after mile of riffles, runs, and pools flowing through rocky canyons alongside Highway 299. Humboldt’s ‘Go-to’ stream for fish to 12 lbs. Easy access to fish. A fly fishermen’s paradise.
Upper Trinity typically flows at 450 cfs on the Douglas City gauge, this is fairly clear water.
Lower Trinity at Hoopa gauge – once it gets under 3,000, it will be green. The condition of the south fork will dictate the color of the lower Trinity.
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