3rd Annual Humboldt Steelhead Days
The 3rd Annual Humboldt Steelhead Days fishing contest — as well as a multitude of angling related events — will span two weeks with three weekends for a total of sixteen days of steelhead angling on three North Coast rivers: Trinity, Mad and Eel.
HSD starts on Jan. 22 with kick off parties on all three rivers and ends on Feb. 6 with an awards dinner and steelhead presentations at the new Sequoia Conference Center in Eureka.
Plus, the International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) will be shown in Eureka and Scotia.
HSD encourages anglers of all types to explore these three watersheds and to fish for a steelhead during the peak of the winter run. If you’re lucky enough to catch a fish, take a photo of your fish in the water and then post the photos to the HSD Facebook page and hashtag them with #humboldtsteelheaddays.
All anglers are encouraged to donate a $35 contest registration fee via the HSD website. Your donation will register you into the fishing contest, plus you’ll get a FREE Tri-Tip dinner ticket for the awards ceremony on Feb. 6 — your $35 will go toward future river restoration projects.
All the anglers who registered and submitted a photo of their steelhead during the contest dates will be eligible to win prizes. More than $3,500 worth of fishing and outdoor gear donated by the HSD sponsors will be up for grabs.
Among the unique angling opportunities will be drift boat access to the middle Mad River “Steelhead Alley,” courtesy of Green Diamond Resource Company. 4-wheel drive is required. Your donation of $100 per boat will go toward local conservation, education, and restoration relating to steelhead and the health of the Mad River. Visit the website for more info.
Visit the webpage to see a list of all the events going on on all three watersheds: http://humboldtsteelheaddays.com/daily-events-schedule/
Special hotel room rates have been arranged for out of the area anglers. To receive these special rates, please ask for the Humboldt Steelhead Days rates over the phone when booking. Visit HSD Lodging page on the website for more info: http://humboldtsteelheaddays.com/lodging-information/
Proceeds from Steelhead Days will support the river restoration, water education, and enhancement programs done by Mad River Alliance, California Trout’s Eel River Forum and projects of Mountain Community and Culture group in Willow Creek.
To sponsor or donate, contact:
Founder of Humboldt Steelhead Days
Executive Director, of Mad River Alliance
707-382-6162 or Mary Burke at 707-825-0420
To Sponsor HSD: http://humboldtsteelheaddays.com/corporate-sponsorships
To Sponsor Mad River Alliance: http://www.madriveralliance.org/donate/