‘Biggest Fish!’ & ‘Essence of Angling’ Photo Contests

Must be registered or signed up for entry in all contests. Your $10.00 registration fee automatically enters you into the three ‘Biggest Fish!’ contests and the ‘Essence of Angling’ photo contest. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.

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Biggest Fish Contests

Open to all registered anglers and tackle types.

Three ‘Biggest Fish’ Contests on Three Rivers. One each on the Mad, the Trinity, and the Eel Rivers.

  • 1st Place: $1,000
  • 2nd Place: $450
  • 3rd Place: $300

Here’s what you do:

  1. Click here to Sign Up to enter the fishing contest. $10 fee/donation under the Sign Up tab on this website.
  2. Pick up a fish measuring device at: Pacific Outfitters, Bucksport, RMI Outdoors, England Marine all in Eureka or Mad River Tackle in Arcata or Grundmans in Rio Dell. You can sometimes find soft measuring tapes at CVS Stores, Walgreens, Winco Foods, Harbor Freight, the Dollar Store, JoAnn’s Fabrics and Sewing Stores. Or you can order one on this website for $2 and we’ll mail it to you. Under the SIGN UP page.
  3. Catch a steelhead. Lay a measurement device along your fish nose to tail. Take a photo of the fish and tape. Submit your photo to: Biggest Fish Contest Entry Page or to the HSD Facebook page with the #hashtag #humboldtsteelheaddays and include your name, and photo details: where and when the photo was taken. Or you can email them to humboltsteelheaddays@gmail.com. 
  4. Be a good sport. Submit photos of fish from the Mad, Trinity or Eel only, caught between January 1 – March 31, 2017.  All photos will become the property of Humboldt Steelhead Days. Awards ceremony will be held on April 1st at the McKinleyville Teen Center starting at 11am.

That’s it!

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‘Essence of Angling’ Photography Contest

Open to all registered anglers and non-anglers and all camera types. See the event description in News and Announcements. 

Capture a moment on or along the river that resonates with the Humboldt angling experience or along a watershed trail from one of the many Redwood Edventures Quest locations.

  • 1st Place: $1,000
  • 2nd Place: $450
  • 3rd Place: $300

This could be any sort of image, from a swirl of water around a rock, to a happy kid in a drift boat, or families hiking on a trail, or a sunset over redwoods and water. Anything!

Photos will be judged by a panel of local artists and photographers. All photos will become the property of Humboldt Steelhead Days.

  1. Register with Humboldt Steelhead Days.
  2. Take a photo. Submit your photo to Photo Contest Entry Page or to the HSD Facebook page with the #hashtag humboldtsteelheaddays and include your name, and photo details: where and when the photo was taken. Or you can email them to humboltsteelheaddays@gmail.com
  3. Be a good sport. Photos must be from the Mad, Trinity and Eel or their near environs, taken between January 1 – March 31, 2017.


First, second, and third place cash prize winners and honorable mentions will be announced at our ‘End of Season’ Carnival in McKinleville, CA, April 1, 2017. You need not be present to win.