January & February Produce Monster Steelhead On The Muskegon River

January & February Produce Monster Steelhead On The Muskegon River

Beautiful 33″, 17lb chrome hen! Year after year January and February has always produced some of the biggest steelhead of the year on the Muskegon river and this year is no different.  Water levels are on the rise with the recent run-off. The higher water has brought more steelhead up the river system. Nice crimson redContinue Reading

Winter Steelhead Fishing Techniques On The Muskegon River

Winter Steelhead Fishing Techniques On The Muskegon River

David from Chicago pictured with a really nice brightly colored chrome hen. Here’s David and his friend Mack form Chicago with some really nice steelhead caught during their winter steelhead trip in the middle of January. Fishing steelhead in the middle of winter on the Muskegon river can be exciting as the majority of the steelhead willContinue Reading

Muskegon River Winter Steelhead Getaway

Muskegon River Winter Steelhead Getaway

Here’s Dave, his wife Corinne and his son Harry from Albion, MI who decided to take a winter steelhead trip as a getaway for his son’s return from the Navy.  It’s pretty common for me to have clients who have never steelhead fished before.  But, it’s very uncommon for these same clients to land everyContinue Reading

Winter Steelhead ~ On Fire!

Winter Steelhead ~ On Fire!

Here’s Troy from Rockford, MI with some outstanding steelhead (especially for a guy who never caught a steelhead before) during his four-hour guided winter trip today. Winter steelhead fishing is in full effect on the Muskegon river.  Winter rates include 1-2 anglers fishing 4 to 5 hours during the warmest part of the day for $250.  TheseContinue Reading

Getting It Done!

Getting It Done!

Here’s my 13 year old son Jordan pictured with some great steelhead including this really nice 30 inch buck landed just before the snow started to fly this morning on the Muskegon river.  Jordan had several opportunities at some great steelhead within a few hours of fishing today.  Great job Jordan! These ideal water tempsContinue Reading

December Chrome

December Chrome

Even if it was just for a few hours, it was nice to finally get a chance to break away and do some fishing for myself today along with my good friend Bert from Rodney, MI.  We did really well.  The bite was on again!  Almost every spot we stopped produced fish.  It’s amazing toContinue Reading

Just A Double Stripe Buck Kind of Day!

Just A Double Stripe Buck Kind of Day!

Rusty and his son Gavin helping to hold Dad’s 14lb, 30″ outstanding double stripe male steelhead. Here’s dad returning the favor helping to hold Gavin’s first ever steelhead.   A 30″ 13lb mature double stripe buck.  Not bad for a 13 year olds first steelhead.  Great fish Gavin.   You “earned” it!  Well done!! Rusty holding a steelhead thatContinue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving From Fly Fire River Guide Service!

Happy Thanksgiving From Fly Fire River Guide Service!

Here’s Bob with another really nice fall steelhead (well earned) from a cold rainy day on the Muskegon river. Here’s Amy with a great brown trout.  Have to give Amy credit, as she not only stuck it out through two solid days of fall steelhead fishing in some of the most adverse weather conditions oneContinue Reading

Beautiful Day!

Beautiful Day!

Here’s Amy with an absolute beast of a male steelhead that took a nymph pattern on a switch rod indi-style! Not to be outdone despite some trash talk from daughter to father.  Here’s dad with the quote of the day;  “go ahead and cast Amy, my time will come”.  Your time did Bob, in the formContinue Reading

Chrome Before The Storm

Chrome Before The Storm

Here’s Yutao with a really nice steelhead from yesterday before the cold front. Cooler weather is here.  Water temps are currently in the high 40’s but expected to drop quickly in the next few days as the warm fall weather is over.  As water temps start to fall steelhead will stack-up seeking winter lies in slower moving pools. All that’s needed now is aContinue Reading