Water Color is Perfect on The Mad

Mad River - Arcata, CA

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fishing The North Coast

by Kenny Priest

The water color is perfect on the Mad, and fresh steelhead are still being caught. Flows were right around 290 cfs (7 feet) on Wednesday afternoon. With a new layer of snow in the hills, it should stay green until it closes at the end of the month. The slight rise put the downers on the move, but plenty of fresh ones are still coming in. Bobbers, spinners and plugs fished with side planers are all working.

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