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
11-19-2020 Mad River Conditions
Predicted to peak at 490 cfs early Thursday... more »
Kenny Priest
11-12-2020 New Zealand Mud Snails found in the Mad River
In mid-October, a large density of New Zealand... more »
Kenny Priest
3-26-2020 Mad River Fishing Report
The Mad was at 7.5 feet and on... more »
Kenny Priest
3-19-2020 Water Color is Perfect on The Mad
The water color is perfect on the Mad,... more »
Kenny Priest
3-12-2020 Fishing Could Bust Wide Open
Plenty of fresh steelhead are still being caught... more »
Kenny Priest

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