Feels great to be back on the river! Feels even better having experienced good top water activity with the cahill & caddis hatch last night.
Recent rains really turned the bite on.
For those who never trout fished the Muskegon River late August thru September the name of the game is patience. These trout are selective. They test every ounce of skill you possess with your fly rod. Longer tippets, multiple fly changes, & timing your cast is crucial for success. Last night, the Muskegon River gods smiled upon me, as I connected with some really nice trout with the bigger ones missed keeping me coming back for more.
Extremely happy to report the water levels (1400 cfs) on the Muskegon are exceptional for this time of year. Never seen better water levels for late August. Surface hatches of cahill and caddis flies are on the rise. Bottom line, the stage is being set for another outstanding fishing season this fall on the Muskegon. Dry flies for trout is center stage right now followed by salmon & steelhead in October.
Fishing dates are filling up fast with some excellent dates still available for late season dry fly trout thru September followed by king salmon and steelhead starting in October.
post by: Jon Fortuna