Dead Swing Drift With Dry Flies

Dead Swing Drift With Dry Flies

Here’s Mike from Rockford MI with a nice rainbow trout that smashed a caddis pattern on the terminal end of the swing. When fishing dry fly patterns, more times than not trout strike as the fly starts its final swing at the end of the drift. The fly line straightens out and causes the fly toContinue Reading

Dry Flies For Trout On The Muskegon River

Dry Flies For Trout On The Muskegon River

Here’s Bert with one of several trout hooked on dry flies from yesterday. Caddis, sulphurs, BWO’s and gray drakes are present throughout the river system.  Dry fly fishing for trout is doing very well as large size trout are starting to look up more than ever as the sucker spawn starts to draw to aContinue Reading

Gray Drakes…Drakes…Drakes!

Gray Drakes…Drakes…Drakes!

  Here’s Todd from Indiana with an outstanding rainbow trout that took a gray drake pattern. Caddis, sulphurs, BWO’s and gray drakes are present throughout the river system.  Dry fly fishing for trout is doing very well as large size trout are starting to look up more than ever as the sucker spawn starts toContinue Reading

Dry Flies On Fire!

Dry Flies On Fire!

Had an outstanding day of dry fly fishing yesterday, all rainbows (except the one that got away) all in excess of 15 inches plus and fat as footballs. The gray drake hatch has been exceptional the past few days. I’m extremely happy to report the surface activity of feeding trout has also been exceptional.  YouContinue Reading

The Dry Fly Season For Trout Is Here!

The Dry Fly Season For Trout Is Here!

Here’s George with a really nice rainbow trout taken on a drake pattern. Here’s George again with a really nice brown trout taken on caddis pattern. As George would confirm; the dry fly season for trout has begun on the Muskegon.  George hooked several nice trout throughout the day today with several opportunities at someContinue Reading

Trout Fishing On The Muskegon River

Trout Fishing On The Muskegon River

Here’s Jeff from Illinois with a football size rainbow trout that smashed a wet fly on the tail end of the swing. Caddis, sulphurs, and BWO’s are emerging into the evening.  The grey drake hatch has also been very strong in select areas. As the water temps warm up from the air temps in the next few days, so will the trout fishing. RedContinue Reading

One Door Closes As Another Door Opens Wide!

One Door Closes As Another Door Opens Wide!

Here’s Bert with one of a few remaining steelhead on the Muskegon river. As the steelhead run grows closer to the end, the trout fishing is setting up for a spectacular summer.  Water levels are back down to normal levels for this time of the year running at 2000 cfs with very clear visibility. TheContinue Reading

Mid-May Steelhead On The MO

Mid-May Steelhead On The MO

Mike holding some really nice steelhead that made the net on a cold, windy, wet, mid-May day. The recent high waters have brought a fresh batch of steelhead up the river system.  Pockets of fresh steelhead are available in select areas.  Water levels and clarity are perfect right now rising to 3400 cfs today withContinue Reading

Don’t Stop Believing! The Run Ain’t Done Yet…

Don’t Stop Believing!  The Run Ain’t Done Yet…

Here’s Terry (top) pictured with Charles holding some of many nice steelhead hooked today. The recent high waters have brought a fresh batch of steelhead up the river system.  Pockets of fresh steelhead are available in select areas.  Water levels and clarity are perfect right now holding at 2900 cfs with a nice light stain. CaddisContinue Reading

Californication

Californication

Pictured above is my very good friends Mike and wife Lisa from Napa Valley, California with several hook-ups on steelhead throughout the half-day trip today.  Lisa got the job done bringing this really nice 27 Inch, 13lb hen to the boat.  Lisa’s first ever Michigan strain steelhead taken on a fly rod.  Great job today guys!Continue Reading