Mad River - Arcata, CA

River Information

Fish Species: Chinook Salmon, Steelhead



Latest Photos

Five year-old Hazel Sloan was excited to say the least after landing this nice hatchery steelhead over the weekend on the Mad River. According to her dad Justin, pictured left, the steelhead was close to nine pounds and was 28.5 inches long.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Justin Sloan
1-16-2020
Photo Credit: Courtesy of NCGASA
1-7-2020
Photo Credit: Courtesy of NCGASA
1-3-2020
Photo Credit: Courtesy of NCGASA
1-3-2020

Latest Fish Reports

Date Report Author
2-25-2021 Mad River Report
The Mad was still high and off color... more »
Kenny Priest
2-17-2021 Liners Are Catching A Few Right Now at The Hatchery
The Mad was still flowing around 4,600 cfs... more »
Kenny Priest
2-11-2021 Just Starting to Drop Into Real Fishable Shape
The Mad was just starting drop into real... more »
Kenny Priest
2-4-2021 Mad River Report
The Mad peaked at 6,700 cfs Tuesday morning... more »
Kenny Priest
1-28-2021 Fishing Remains A Little Tough on The Mad
According to Justin Kelly of RMI Outdoors, fishing... more »
Kenny Priest

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