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

It’s Not Over Yet

It’s Not Over Yet

Bill from Indiana with some really nice steelhead on a cold windy day with very little boat traffic. Recent rain and cool weather has brought pockets of steelhead up from the lower stretches of the river. Water levels and clarity are perfect holding around 3200 cfs with a moderate stain. In years past, May has offered reallyContinue Reading

May Showers Bring Steel Flowers

May Showers Bring Steel Flowers

Greg (pictured top) and Bruce with their first ever steelhead taken with fly rods. Recent rain and cool weather has brought pockets of steelhead up from the lower stretches of the river.  Water levels and clarity are perfect holding around 3200 cfs with a moderate stain. In years past, May has offered really nice steelheadContinue Reading

The Boys From Wisconsin

The Boys From Wisconsin

The boys from Wisconsin (pictured from top in order Paul, Ben, & Bob) with some outstanding steelhead and Paul with one of the biggest Muskegon river brown trout I’ve seen in a long time taken on a stone fly.  Also, Ben is holding a very uniquely shaped steelhead.  It almost looks like a pink salmon.Continue Reading

With Special Guest…Eddie Crouch & The Full Moon Rock Band!

With Special Guest…Eddie Crouch & The Full Moon Rock Band!

Pictured above is the lead guitarist from my favorite rock band out of Hillsdale Mi, Eddie Crouch & the Full Moon.  Ed & Bert hooked some exceptional steelhead.  Here’s a few of many hooked. Water levels are perfect again rising to 3100 cfs with a nice stain.  This most recent rains and lack of fishingContinue Reading

“This Fly Fishing Thing Is Kinda Fun!”

“This Fly Fishing Thing Is Kinda Fun!”

Quote of the day from Andrew, “this fly fishing thing is kinda fun” after landing his first steelhead, first cast of the day on a fly rod (top picture).  Andrew and his wife Kristy holding some of many nice steelhead hooked throughout the day. Water levels are good at 2700 cfs with a light stain.  SteelheadContinue Reading

Chrome Sunrise

Chrome Sunrise

Eric from Hillsdale, MI and Bert from Rodney pictured with some outstanding steelhead on a very tough fishing day with bright sunlight and heavy boat traffic.  Hats off to Eric executing pin point casts and lightning fast line management.  Great Job Eric!! Water levels have dropped to 2800 and remain clear to a light stainContinue Reading