Watch the video: In the Spirit of the North Coast: #HumboldtSteelheadDays
A celebration of Steelhead spawned in the cold, clean waters of Northern California!”
Your ticket enters you in the Humboldt Steelhead Days $3,500 + prize pool!
More than $3,500+ in cash & prizes will be given away during this event!
Prizes include: Thule Roof Racks, Amerigas Crab Pots and Burners, Cabela’s Fly Rods, All Kinds of Fishing Gear from RMI Outdoors, Pacific Outfitters and Mckinleyville Ace Home & Garden Center, a $400 Guided Drift Boat Trip with Fishing the North Coast with Kenny Priest and Rivers Edge Fishing with Micah Woolworth, Kokatat Personal Floatation Devices, a Mr. Heater – Buddy from Blue Star Gas and more to come!
With your ticket: Entry to Awards Dinner catered by Blackberry Bramble BBQ and featuring award-winning Mad River Brewing Co’s Steelhead Extra Pale Ale. Dinner to be held at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka. Click here to buy your ticket online at Hold My Ticket.com
You’ll also receive FREE one-year memberships to Mad River Alliance and California Trout ($70 value) and entrance to all the Mad River Family Fun Day’s fishing workshops and family events on Sat., Jan 24 in Blue Lake Business Park (except Fish Tales 2: A Dell Arte Production).
The money raised from this event will make it possible to provide classes for children on proper steelhead fishing technique and other family friendly fishing events.
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The 2nd year of Humboldt Steelhead Days will include a extended fishing contest range from the Mad River (hatchery) in Blue Lake off the 299 to the **Eel River (catch & release) off Hwy 101 down to Leggett area. (Mad River Map: click here) (Eel River Map: click here). 200 people participated last year and we’re hoping to double that number in 2015.
The event will kick off with a party & mixer Friday night at the Mad River Brewing Company Tap Room. The following morning, the steelhead fishing contest will commence at 7am. The contest will last until Feb. 7 and close at 5pm. (You can register and buy tickets at the kick off party.)
We encourage you to hashtag (label) all your catches with #HumboldtSteelheadDays when uploading them to social media. For contest categories: click here. You can fish for one day, two days or not at all. It’s up to you! Your ticket/donation will go toward future river restorations, so be a part of it — even if you don’t fish.
On Saturday afternoon starting at 1pm, bring the whole family out for Mad River Family Fun Days at Blue Lake Business Park. Mad River Family Fun Days will feature family-friendly, fun include fishing workshops led by local experts, fish focused arts & crafts for the kids. Click here for schedule.
Then later that night, catch “Fish Tales 2,” a variety show hosted by Dell’ Arte International. (Separate ticket required; $10 for adults, $5 for children).
The fishing contest event will end with a awards dinner catered by Blackberry Bramble BBQ at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka near the public pier (Free with HSD ticket). Join us for tri-tip, local microbrews, Steelhead Vineyards wine from Sonoma and watch a slideshow of all your steelhead catches, you’ll have chances to win more than $3,500 worth of outdoor and fishing prizes, and get to talk to various representatives from the fishing and restoration community.
Other event activities include:
Classes @ Blue Lake Business Park on Sat., Jan 28:
Other presentations during the event include:
Steelie partners include (click on links): Blackberry Bramble BBQ, Fishing the North Coast,
R.M.I. Outdoors (formerly Redwood Marine), Mad River Brewing Company, Dell Arte International, Red Lion Hotel, Pacific Outfitters, Coast Central Credit Union, Wes Green Landscaping, the Mill Yard, German Motors, Green Diamond, Mcklinleyville Ace Home & Garden Center, Amerigas, Kokatat, Thule, Humboldt Lodging Alliance, Humboldt County Visitors Bureau, Eureka Crab Crawl Festival, GHD, California Conservation Corps, Blue Star Gas, the City of Blue Lake, MackGraphics, News Ch. 3 in the Spirit of the North Coast, Lost Coast Communications, BiCoastal Media, Mad River Radio, KHSU, Mad River Plumbing, Timber Heritage Association, Redwood Capital Bank, Blue Lake Casino, SHN Consulting Engineers & Geologists, Miller Farms Nursery, Eureka and Fortuna Sport and Cycle, Rivers Edge Fishing, Stillwater Sciences and more to come!
To download our poster, click here: POSTER
Our sponsors last year made it possible to provide classes for children on proper steelhead fishing technique and other family friendly fishing events.
If you’d like to donate your time or services or donate prizes, gift certificates or sponsor this event, please contact Dave Feral at email@example.com or download our sponsorship brochure, click here.
Register or get tickets locally at RMI Outdoors in Eureka, Mad River Bait & Tackle in Arcata, Pacific Outfitters and Grundmans Sporting Goods in Rio Dell.
Need a hotel room, call 1-800-RED-LION Hotel in Eureka, just off HWY 101 and ask for the “STEELHEAD,” reduced room rate package. You’ll receive a FREE ticket to HSD and a California Welcome gift bag.
* This two week family-fun fishing event encourages participants to get outside, learn about our watersheds, and to fish both the Mad River and the Eel River for either hatchery steelhead in the Mad, or wild steelhead in the Eel.
** Note: The Eel River is a catch & release river and the wild steelhead should be photographed in the water. Anglers should avoid taking fish out of the water if they can. Please revive your fish before releasing them.
Tentative Event Schedule:
Friday Jan. 23, @ 6 pm – 9 pm (Free with HSD ticket)
Kick Off Party at Mad River Brewing Company Tap Room
Last minute sign-ups, meet the competition, purchase a membership, raffle & prizes!
Saturday, Jan. 24 @ 7 am (Free with HSD ticket)
Mad & Eel River fishing contests begin at 7am Saturday Jan. 24 & run till 5 pm on Feb. 7
• Catch and release steelhead fishing contest in the Eel River
• Catch & keep a hatchery steelhead fishing contest in the Mad River
Saturday, Jan. 24 continued, @ 1 pm – 4 pm
Mad River Family Fun Days at the Blue Lake Business Park
• Learn how to rig for steelhead like a pro by Seth Naman
• Director Shane Anderson will discuss catch and release techniques
• Family Fun Fish tales for toddlers, and Fish themed music
• Arts & crafts throughout the day for the kids
• Redwood Edventures Quests Overview/Brochures: Take a hike!
Click here for schedule.
Saturday, Jan. 24 cont., @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Family friendly variety show called, “Fish Tales 2,” hosted by Dell’ Arte International. Adult tickets $10, Children $5.
Friday, January 30 @ 7pm: The International Fly Fishing Film Festival at the Arcata Theater Lounge ($5 off with HSD Ticket)
Saturday, January 31 @ 12pm: Presentation on Salmon and Steelhead in the Eel River at the Redwoods State Park Interpretive Center on Ave of Giants near Weott.
Saturday, January 31 @ at 5pm: Presentation on Salmon and Steelhead in the Eel River, Fish Tacos, and a Raffle at the Monday Club in Fortuna
Friday, February 6 @ 6pm: Friends of the Arcata Marsh sponsored talk “Arcata Marsh – The History of a Salmonid Fish Hatchery” at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center
Saturday, Feb. 7 @ 6 pm- 10 pm • Wharfinger Building/Eureka (Free with HSD ticket)
Awards Celebration Dinner catered by Blackberry Bramble BBQ (tri-tip)
• Steelhead Slideshow
• Keynote Speaker: Mikey Wier: Wier is a Patagonia fly fishing ambassador and the owner of Burl Productions, his video production business.
• Prizes & Awards
• Mad River Brewing Co.’s award-winning microbrews
• Steelhead Vineyards wine from Sonoma