Humboldt Steelhead Days, January – March, 2017

Fish on the Trinity, Mad Or Eel river during the peak of the winter run!

Fishing Contest and Spawning Tours

Produced by Mad River Alliance, California Trout,
The Mountain Community and Culture Board and Humboldt Lodging Alliance


Three Steelhead Watersheds

Pick your favorite spot!

Join the fun

Humboldt Steelhead Days is a three-month-long celebration designed to bring awareness to the iconic Steelhead thriving in the wild waters of Humboldt County.  Held during the “Peak of the Run,” from January 1 to March 31, Humboldt Steelhead Days brings anglers from across the nation to compete for a chance to catch the legendary fish of a thousand casts, with a prize pool of more than $10,000!  All proceeds go toward building community awareness, protection, and river restoration on three watersheds: Eel, Mad and Trinity Rivers.

Donate just $10 and be eligible to win more than $10,000 is cash and prizes by submitting your photo of your steelhead catch. Your $10 is your registration fee. Send photos to or post them to our Facebook page with the hashtag #humboldtsteelheaddays
  • For Fishing Contest Rules, go to our Contest Page

Watch our 2017 promotional HSD video by Malcolm DeSoto of Runaway Kite. 

Donate or Sponsor HSD!

To sponsor Humboldt Steelhead Days, CLICK HERE! For more info, email or call Dave Feral at 707-382-6162.

Humboldt Steelhead Days encourages anglers of all types to get out and enjoy our northern California watersheds. HSD highlights local conservation, education, and restoration relating to steelhead and the health of the Trinity, Mad and Eel River watersheds. Please visit for more information about Humboldt County Lodging and things to do.