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
2-22-2024 Mad River Conditions Report
As of Thursday, the Mad was just above... more »
Kenny Priest
2-15-2024 The Mad was just starting to drop into really good shape prior to the latest round of storms
The Mad was just starting to drop into... more »
Kenny Priest
2-9-2024 The Mad peaked at 13 feet (8,300 cfs) Monday morning and is dropping quickly
The Mad peaked at 13 feet (8,300 cfs)... more »
Kenny Priest
2-1-2024 The Mad peaked at 14 feet (9,845 cfs) early Thursday morning, and is high and muddy
The Mad peaked at 14 feet (9,845 cfs)... more »
Kenny Priest
1-25-2024 The Mad was hovering around 11.5 feet on Thursday, and remains high and muddy
The Mad was hovering around 11.5 feet on... more »
Kenny Priest

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