The Current Magazine Winter 2016/17 - Page 32

Find the full schedule of events for anglers and non-anglers alike on the Hunboldt Steelhead Days website.

Hosts and Partners

Mad River Alliance, Mad River host:

A community driven group working to protect clean local water and the ecological integrity of the Mad River watershed for the benefit of its human and natural communities.

Mountain Community and Culture, Trinity River host:

Dedicated to bringing a community center to the Trinity River Valley as well as promoting the Trinity River Restoration Program which is designed to restore naturally-spawning populations of salmon and steelhead to near

pre-dam levels.

Humboldt Lodging Alliance:

Discounted rates for Humboldt Steelhead Days participants from January to March 2017.

Humboldt Steelhead Days

has returned!

Join us as we celebrate all things Steelhead! CalTrout is hosting the following events:

Jan 13th Eel River Opening Reception, premiering our new film, “Return to Abundance”

Jan 28th Restoration and Spawning Tour of the Van Duzen, tributary to the Eel

Feb 4th Humboldt Steelhead Days Fine Arts Exhibition in Eureka – Arts Alive!

CalTrout is participating as a main collaborator.

February 25th International Fly Fishing Film Festival

at Arcata's Miner Theater

Mar 11th Eel River Steelhead Days Expo

Family-fun activities, speakers, workshops and demonstrations about steelhead, steelhead fishing, and restoration.

As the Eel River host, CalTrout is excited to participate in this annual event, a three-month-long celebration bringing 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 2017, Humboldt Steelhead Days (HSD) 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!

HSD promotes a wide array of weekend events such as the popular IF4 film festival, steelhead expos, photo competition casting and rigging clinics, watershed tours, farm-to-table dinners, films and art exhibitions. All proceeds go toward building community awareness, protection, and river restoration activities on three watersheds: Eel, Mad and Trinity Rivers. These activities are overseen and coordinated by three key HSD beneficiaries, The Mad River Alliance on the Mad, California Trout on the Eel, and the Trinity’s Mountain Community and Culture.