Author Archives: Jon Fortuna

Wind Rain & Crystal Chrome!

Wind Rain & Crystal Chrome!

(Corinthia with a beautiful fall steelhead) Despite the 30mph wind, relentless rain coming in from the side, here’s Corinthia with a beautiful fall steelhead from the Muskegon River. Water conditions are perfect for this time of year.  Fresh salmon and chrome steelhead continue to enter the river system. post by:  jon fortuna Continue Reading

One In A Million!

One In A Million!

(Greg with beautiful Muskegon River Brown Trout) I’ve been fishing / guiding exclusively on the Muskegon River all year long for well over 20 years.  In that time, I’ve seen many large size river browns but nothing compares to the beauty of this brown!  I’m extremely proud and humbled to introduce my great friend and… Continue Reading

Kings Of The Muskegon!

Kings Of The Muskegon!

(John with a powerful king) (Graham with a beautiful king on the swing) (Ian with a massive king) Here’s my new international friends John, Graham, and Ian from Scotland with what can only be described as a special day of swinging flies for salmon in the deep pools.  Great job guys, outstanding king salmon! Fishing… Continue Reading

Red King Rising!

Red King Rising!

(Brian with a vey unique red flanked Muskegon River King Salmon) Here’s my new international friends Brian (pictured top) and Eddie from Scotland with some outstanding salmon from the Muskegon River including Brian’s amazing 34lb, 41″ red flanked buck!  Amazing fish!  Amazing day swinging flies in the deep pools for salmon. Special thanks to my… Continue Reading

Great To Be King For A Day!

Great To Be King For A Day!

(Jeff from Chicago with a massive king) (Here’s Jeff posing with his king along side Eric and Todd) (Jeff’s Massive 34lb, 40″ king salmon) It’s good to be king for a day as Jeff, Eric, and Todd soon found out.  Jeff pictured top with the best of the day.  34lbs and 40 inches of twisted… Continue Reading

Beautiful Fall Colors!

Beautiful Fall Colors!

(Eric with a beautiful fall Muskegon River Brown Trout) Here’s Eric from Chicago with a beautiful Muskegon River brown trout sporting all its fall colors. Fishing conditions could not be any better with heavy flows and stained waters allowing safe passage for all the migratory big fish to make their way up river. post by:… Continue Reading

Kings On The Swing!

Kings On The Swing!

(John with a very fresh Muskegon River King Salmon) Here’s my great friend and long time Fly Fire customer John and his guest Dave from Chicago with what turned out to be an outstanding day of swinging flies for King Salmon in the deep pools on the Muskegon River. I’d like to give a special… Continue Reading

Best Season of All! Fall Fly Fishing The Muskegon River!

Best Season of All! Fall Fly Fishing The Muskegon River!

Fall is an absolutely beautiful time of year to fish the Muskegon river here in Michigan.  The annual migration of king salmon start to enter the river system and along with it fall steelhead and lake run browns follow suite up river in search of salmon roe discharged from actively spawning king salmon. Trout fishing… Continue Reading

Timing The Rise!

Timing The Rise!

(Muskegon River Brown Trout) More times than not hooking big trout with dry flies is won or lost by timing the rise.  Trout don’t like to waste a lot of energy when feeding and with an over abundance of spent drakes floating down stream these browns position themselves in their specific feeding lane and just… Continue Reading

Brown Trout Offering!

Brown Trout Offering!

(Trevor’s Muskegon River Brown) Here’s Trevor from Arizona with a beautiful Muskegon River brown trout that smashed a dry fly. Dry flies have been the top producer past days of trips.  Drakes and caddis patterns have taken center stage.  Trout are rising throughout the river system with some pockets producing better than others.  Water levels… Continue Reading