Author Archives: Jon Fortuna

Brother Ben!

Brother Ben!

Here’s my brother Ben from La Cresent, Minnesota with a monstrous chromed out steelhead from the Muskegon river. Ben with a matching monstrous buck from the Muskegon.  Very likely the “alpha male” that was paired along side the big female steelhead Ben landed pictured above. Here’s Ben with another chromed out hen brought to the… Continue Reading

One Cast Key Does It Again!

One Cast Key Does It Again!

Here’s Greg from Big Rapids, MI with a beautiful double stripe buck Muskegon river steelhead. Greg with a large rainbow trout from the Muskegon. Greg with another big double stripe buck. Greg with a chromed out hen. Greg with another hard fighting double stripe buck. Greg getting it done again with another big mature double… Continue Reading

Bright As Chrome!

Bright As Chrome!

Here’s Jeff from Chicago with a chrome steelhead so bright he had to wear sunglasses! Jeff with a hard fighting buck that took him into the backing on his fly reel in seconds! Fresh chrome hens continue to enter the river systems keeping the big bucks around. Steelhead remain in the river system in pockets. … Continue Reading

Spring Chrome Muskegon River Steelhead!

Spring Chrome Muskegon River Steelhead!

Here’s Ethan from Big Rapids, MI with a big and beautiful crystal chrome Muskegon river steelhead.  Incredible fight, incredible jumps, with drag screaming pulls until Ethan tired this big girl out bringing her to the net with nothing but smiles and grins all around!  Great job Ethan!!  Beautiful steelhead. Steelhead remain in the river system… Continue Reading

Sweet Spring Chrome Steel!

Sweet Spring Chrome Steel!

Here’s Ruth from Northern, MI with a beautiful crystal chrome Muskegon river steelhead!  With years of fly fishing the Au Sable River in Michigan Ruth decided to try steelhead fishing a try on the Muskegon river and try she did bringing this gorgeous 17lb steelhead to the net.  Congratulations Ruth! Steelhead remain in the river… Continue Reading

Bad To The 23″ Bow!

Bad To The 23″ Bow!

Here’s my great friend John from Nothern Michigan with a 23″ Muskegon River Rainbow Trout. Notice the forked tale?  Prime indication of this incredible rainbow trout.  Rainbow trout are identified by their forked tail.  Steelhead tails are vertically straight in the back verses the forked tail only native rainbow trout have. No, this Muskegon river… Continue Reading

Spring Steelhead On The Run!

Spring Steelhead On The Run!

The Muskegon river steelhead are on the run! Low water and strange weather patterns past few weeks has spread the steelhead out in pockets throughout the river. ElNino seems to have added a special twist to this seasons spring steelhead run. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

Meet The Gunslingers!

Meet The Gunslingers!

Please meet the “Gunslingers.”  Matt pictured left, Bobby on the right, and Jimmy in the middle holding his first ever Muskegon river steelhead that just happened to weigh in at 18lbs on the Boga’s and 33″ of pure twisted crimson red steel!  Congrats Jimmy!  Great job landing that beast!! Jimmy’s beautiful mature double stripe buck… Continue Reading

Getting That Itch? That Itch for Spring Steelhead!

Getting That Itch?  That Itch for Spring Steelhead!

Never gets old.  That pure adrenalin rush you get from hooking the hardest fighting fresh water game fish in North America.  And not to mention doing it on one of the best steelhead rivers in North America. A certain percentage of female steelhead make their way up the Muskegon river system seeking food and refuge… Continue Reading