Fishing Remains A Little Tough on The Mad

Mad River - Arcata, CA

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fishing The North Coast

by Kenny Priest

According to Justin Kelly of RMI Outdoors, fishing remains a little tough on the Mad. “It hasn’t been great but it does seem that more fish are starting to show up,” said Kelly. “Most of the fish are still congregating near the hatchery. With the storms coming this week, conditions will change dramatically. The river is predicted to blow out Wednesday and will likely be dirty through the weekend.” Kelly added. As of Thursday, the river was flowing at 2,300 cfs and rising. Predicted for a big rise starting Sunday night, peaking around 8,500 cfs on Tuesday morning.

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