Thank you to all our sponsors for allowing us to put on this inaugural hatchery steelhead derby.

Mad River Steelhead Derby Awards Party will be held on Saturday, March 7th at Six Rivers Brewery starting at 5pm.

NCGASA Leaderboard: Hatchery Steelhead Fish Measurements

1. Richard B.: 35.75 
2. Zach H. 34.5
3. Brian L.: 34.25
Chris D: 33
Jared: 32.5
Tyler V: 32
Ishan: 31.5
Ben: 31
Kirk: 30.5
Del: 29
Ruben: 29
Dylan J.: 28 (youth)
Tyrone: 28
Doyle: 28
Ross: 26.5
Jaycob 26.5
Frank E.: 26
Mitchell: 26

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Hatchery Steelhead Fishing Contest

Winter fishing derby or contest on the Mad River in Blue Lake, California. This inaugural derby is sponsored by the Nor-Cal Guides and Sportsmen's Association. https://ncgasa.org/

Part of the proceeds will benefit the Mad River Stewards volunteer angler broodstock collection program.

We will be fishing for Hatchery Steelhead starting Jan. 1 and will run through the end of February, 2020. First sign up as a member of NCGASA for $20 and enter the Mad River Steelhead Derby for $10. You will receive a NCGASA decal for signing up and will receive updates from NCGASA.

Catch a Mad River hatchery steelhead, measure it from the nose to the fork of the tail, take a photo of the total measurement and also a photo of you and your hatchery steelhead harvest. The measurements must be clear and visible. Ok to submit close up photos of nose and tail measurements as well. Submit the photos to MadRiverSteelheadDerby@gmail.com or post them to the Derby's Facebook page or Derby Group page on Facebook. There is also a MRSDerby Instagram page.

Would you like to partner, sponsor or donate to this event? Contact us.

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