Author Archives: Jon Fortuna

Winter Steelheading!

Winter Steelheading!

Here’s Trevors guest Brad from Colorado with his first and best winter steelhead of the day. Congrats Brad! I’m sure Trevor is so happy for you! This steelhead hit at the very end of the swing when Brad was retrieving his flies. Fishing conditions continue to improve as flows jockey for position back in forth… Continue Reading

Best Gift Of All!

Best Gift Of All!

Best gift of all with a pair of beautiful steelhead from the Muskegon River with the one above weighing in excess of 17lbs and 32 inches. Very healthy! Awesome fight! Awesome fish! Second best wasn’t too shabby either with a bent-out hook and a prayer she fell back into the net! Fishing conditions continue to… Continue Reading

Sweet December Chrome!

Sweet December Chrome!

Winter steelhead fishing the Muskegon River is one of the best kept secrets in Michigan. Fishing pressure starts to subside and the steelhead fall back into “winter lies” consisting of deep pools or slow-moving runs with contour to the river bottom. Just like a bear seeks refuge in a deep cave to hibernate through winter;… Continue Reading

Sweet Chrome Of Mine!

Sweet Chrome Of Mine!

I can’t even begin to tell you how good it was to finally have a few hours to fish for myself as it’s been a great fall (fishing wise) this year as we brought several outstanding salmon, steelhead, and trout to the boat with so many great memories to share with so many longtime customers.… Continue Reading

Back In Steel!

Back In Steel!

Here’s Greg from Big Rapids, Mi with nice chrome steelhead that slammed a leach pattern. Steelhead fishing has been good as water levels start to come down from an excess of flow from last week. Look for the high waters to bring up fresh steelhead from the lower stretches of the river as we head… Continue Reading

November Steel!

November Steel!

Here’s Ed from Hillsdale, MI with some beautiful fall steelhead from the Muskegon River. The bite was on today with several chrome chances and some nice ones brought to the boat! As the water levels remain high for this time of year, more fall steelhead continue to enter the river system. Water levels are holding… Continue Reading

Fall River Browns!

Fall River Browns!

Here’s Bert from Rodney Michigan with a beautiful 20″ fall river brown trout from the Muskegon River that absolutely smashed a leach pattern. We’re already starting to see the positive results of the DNR’s new 15″ regulation for all river browns on the Muskegon. The new change from 10″ is really having a positive effect… Continue Reading

Muskegon River Fall Steelhead!

Muskegon River Fall Steelhead!

Here’s Eric from Hillsdale Michigan with a very chrome fall steelhead from the Muskegon River. Water levels have increased from the recent rains. King salmon are in full swing as numbers of fall steelhead increase. Large size rainbow and brown trout can be found in around the salmon gravel areas. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

Muskegon River Silver Bullet!

Muskegon River Silver Bullet!

(Dave with a Muskegon River Silver Bullet!) Here’s Dave from Chicago with a very hard fighting chrome steelhead from the Muskegon River. Water levels remain ideal for this time of year. Fall steelhead and king salmon continue to enter the river system. Very large rainbow and brown trout can be found in and around the… Continue Reading