EEL, MAD & MATTOLE RIVERS
December 03, 2013
Waiting On Rain
Reports for the
Eel, Mad and Mattole
rivers will resume
in January 2014.
All of these
rivers are currently
closed due to low
Mad River Steelhead Days
Mad River Steelhead Day
takes place along the shores of the Mad River, from
January 25th through February 8th. nce.org
Saturday January 25th is our family
oriented Kick-off Day at the Blue Lake Business Park. Featuring workshops for
families who want to learn how to fish, led by local experts helping you rig
your line like a pro. Arts & crafts throughout the day for the kids, and family
friendly variety show in the evening featuring all things fishy hosted by Dell’
This two week fun fishing event encourages us to get out into the Mad River and
hook a Hatchery Steelhead. Verify your catch at Mad River Tackle in Arcata or
Redwood Marine in Eureka.
Proceeds benefit programs of Mad River Alliance.
To enter Mad River Steelhead Days, register at;
Tackle in Arcata, Redwood Marine in Eureka, Blue Lake Casino,
mail registration donation to Mad River Alliance at P.O. Box 1252, Blue Lake, CA
95525, on line at
Contest Categories include:
First Fish of the Day (each day!), Best Fish Photo, Last Fish In, and many more
Guided Fishing Trips, Fishing Gear, Rods, Reels, THULE Cargo Box, and much more!
Your $35 donation (adults)
to Mad River Alliance registers you for Mad River Steelhead Days. Kids 0-12
Free! Kids 12-18 $25 donation
Once you are registered you
1) Membership to Mad River Alliance ($35 value)
2) Entrance to all Shows and Workshops ($30 value)
(Fishing workshop, Dell’ Arte International variety
show, music by The Hip Joint, and more!)
3) Chance to win prizes daily!
4) Entry to Awards Dinner ($25 value)
5) $10 in Blue Bucks to be used at Blue Lake Casino!
That’s a $100 value for just $35 bucks! And you have another excuse to go
Awards Celebration Dinner
February 8th from 6-10pm
in the Blue Lake Casino's Sapphire Palace. Prizes will be awarded throughout the
evening’s festivities. Opening Ceremony by local Wiyot Tribal leader Cheryl
Seidner. Keynote speaker Mitch Farro, North Coast Fisheries Restoration Expert.
After desert, the fun continues with music by local funk/soul band
The Hip Joint, and more chances to win amazing prizes! This is a great winter
gift idea for the fish lovers in your life.
For river status (low flow closure) updates from Fish and Game please call +1.707.442.4502 for the North coast and +1.707.944.5533 for Central coast streams. Be sure to check out the California Fish and Game regulations before you go. Regulations vary on every river and you need to pay attention to bait and hook restrictions. Due to winter closures on HWYs 5, 101 & 299 we recommend you check Caltrans road conditions as well.
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