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
3-24-2022 Some downers are being caught
According to Justin Kelly of RMI Outdoors, the... more »
Kenny Priest
3-16-2022 The Mad opened back up to fishing Tuesday morning and was on the rise
The Mad opened back up to fishing Tuesday... more »
Kenny Priest
3-2-2022 Closed to fishing as of Tuesday morning
Closed to fishing as of Tuesday morning. It’s... more »
Kenny Priest
2-28-2022 Mad River will be closed to angling starting Tuesday, March 1st
Mad River will be closed to angling starting... more »
Kenny Priest
2-16-2022 The river is super low right now
According to Justin Kelly of Eureka’s RMI Outdoors,... more »
Kenny Priest

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