‘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.

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Biggest Fish Contest: Jan to March of 2017

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.

Here’s what you do:

  1. $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.
  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 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.

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‘Essence of Angling’ Photography Contest from Jan. to March of 2017

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.

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 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.