This weekend marks the start of Humboldt Steelhead Days 2015 – a two-week extravaganza of fishing and fun put on by the Mad River Alliance and CalTrout, with the inimitable support of Dell’Arte International and a raft (hah!) of local sponsors. The goal is to get you out of your armchair and out into the big outdoors to – yes – catch fish! So, of course, there is bribery (aka prizes) in the form of contest categories like First Fish of the Day (one of these every day!), Best Fish Photo, Last Fish In, and many more.
Prizes on offer include a guided drift boat trip with Kenny Priest of Fishing the North Coast, a Steelhead rod and reel, a Kokatat personal flotation device (that’s a life jacket to you landlubbers), fishing gear, rods, reels, and a whole lot more. Prizes will be presented at the Awards Dinner on February 7 at the Wharfinger, where there will be lots of delicious fishy nosh and (of course) Mad River brews.