Author Archives: Jon Fortuna

February Steelheading!

February Steelheading!

Here’s Clay and Britney from the East Side of Michigan.  Clay holding his first ever steelhead.  31 inches, 14 pounds of twisted chrome steel!  Great job Clay! Not to be out done, here’s Britney posing with her first ever steelhead landed just a few casts after Clays.  Nice job Britney! Water conditions remain excellent for… Continue Reading

February Heat!

February Heat!

Fresh deep snow covering the banks.  Sun light glistening off the snow-covered trees.  Light breeze with the warmth of a propane heater waiting for that very second when the water irrupts.  That unmistakable silver flash and sledge hammer tug of Michigan’s ultimate big game fish as it breaks the water and flips airborne in circles… Continue Reading

Muskegon River Winter Steel!

Muskegon River Winter Steel!

Here’s a really healthy Muskegon River winter steelhead.  Big Bertha didn’t want her picture taken so please forgive the non-smile.  This big Ol’ Girl was full of fight and just didn’t want to give up.  Great fight!  Great winter steelhead! Here’s another nice winter steelhead from the Muskegon.  This buck fought like crazy with several… Continue Reading

Crimson & Chrome!

Crimson & Chrome!

Here’s Josh from Newaygo, MI with an absolute horse of a winter steelhead from the Muskegon river.  Tipping the scale at 16lbs, 32 inches.  Had to pull anchor and drop back for this one. Incredible fight!  Great job Josh!  Congratulations on such a nice steelhead!! One thing I love about winter steelheading is the assortment… Continue Reading

Happy Chrome Holidays!

Happy Chrome Holidays!

Here’s Jack along with his dad John and brother Mike holding an outstanding 33″ chromed out winter steelhead from the Muskegon river. Doesn’t get much better than a 33″, 17lb crystal chrome steelhead brought to the net after a great fight!  Great job Jack!  Incredible steelhead! Here’s John along with his two sons that had… Continue Reading

Winter Lies The Answer!

Winter Lies The Answer!

Here’s an absolute beast of a winter steelhead from the Muskegon river.  Fresh from Lake Michigan with the recent push of water from rain and run-off. Water conditions have been perfect past few days as Michigan’s Mother Nature is tightening her grip on the cold front coming in to stay.  As this colder weather continues,… Continue Reading

Silver & Gold!

Silver & Gold!

Once the water temps drop below that 40 degree mark the steelhead fishing gets easier as the majority of steelhead gang up in large numbers in their winter lies.  These slow moving pools can produce double digit hook ups in a matter of hours.  Great way to get your son or daughter interested in the… Continue Reading

Quest For Chrome!

Quest For Chrome!

Here’s Matt from Grand Rapids, MI with the best of the day from a recent few hour fishing trip.  This 30″ 14lb female steelhead fought incredibly hard and Matt handled it flawlessly bringing this beautiful girl to the boat.  Great job Matt!  Beautiful steelhead. Water conditions are perfect as more steelhead enter the river system. … Continue Reading

17lbs, 33″ of Twisted Chrome Steel!

17lbs, 33″ of Twisted Chrome Steel!

Here’s Jim from Fort Wayne, IN with an absolute beast of a steelhead from the Muskegon river.  33″ Inches and 17lbs of twisted chrome steel!  Great job Jim!  Incredible steelhead!  Congratulations! Here’s Jim’s brother Rick also from Fort Wayne, IN with a nice buck from the MO.  Both Jim and Rick have been avid Pere… Continue Reading

Water Temps Drop As the Steelhead Bite Starts To Pop!

Water Temps Drop As the Steelhead Bite Starts To Pop!

Please welcome my new friends Sherry from Rockford, MI and her brother Austin from Jacksonville, FL.  Sherry with her first ever steelhead that believe it or not hit on her very first cast.  Great job Sherry!  Well done! Here’s Austin, from Jacksonville, FL.  He’s fished and hunted some of the best areas across the United… Continue Reading