Mad is Currently High and Off Color

Mad River - Arcata, CA

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by Kenny Priest
1-23-2020
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The Mad is currently high and off color, sitting at 9.5 feet as of Wednesday. But that hasn’t stopped anglers from catching fresh steelhead according to Justin Kelly of Eureka’s RMI Outdoors. “Guys fishing around the hatchery and along the willow line are catching their share of fish,” said Kelly. There hasn’t been much happening below the Blue Lake bridge. Most of the fish I’ve seen have been hatchery fish, not a lot of wild ones are being caught right now.” As a reminder, the maximum leader length is 6-feet in CA anadromous waters.


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