The Mad River is a river in upper Northern California. It flows for 95 miles (150 km) in a roughly northwest direction through Trinity County and then Humboldt County, draining a 497 square mile (1290 km²) watershed into the Pacific Ocean north of the college town of Arcata near Arcata-Eureka Airport in McKinleyville. The river's headwaters are in the Coast Range near South Kelsey Ridge.

The best baits for this lake

Strike King Bladed jigs 1/2 oz / Blue Glimmer Thunder Cricket

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LUNKERCANDY Crankbaits Cell Mate Sugar Daddy 6

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Lifted Jigs Jig Heads Iball Jigheads

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XCalibur Jerkbaits Tour Series Jerkbait 95mm - 4 Pack

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Strike King Minnows & swimbaits KVD Dream Shot

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SteelShad Swimbaits 6

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