Mad River Fishing Report

Mad River - Arcata, CA

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by Kenny Priest

The Mad was at 7.5 feet and on a slight rise as of Wednesday morning. The water had a little bit of color, but remained fishable following the rain on Tuesday. According to Justin Kelly of RMI Outdoors of Eureka, there are still a lot of fish around. “We’re starting to see quite a few downers, but there are plenty of fresh ones coming in too,” said Kelly. “I’d say it’s about a 50-50 mix right now. Most of the fish coming in are wild, and most of the downers have been hatchery. Roe has been the bait of choice with all the downers around, and there’s enough water now to drift fish effectively. Soft beads under a float and spinners continue to catch fish as well.”

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