Category Archives: Brown trout fishing Muskegon river

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

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

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

Dry Flying For Browns!

Dry Flying For Browns!

(Muskegon River Brown Trout) Finally starting to get more consistency with the dry fly fishing on the Muskegon.  This nice brown pictured above smashed a gray drake dry fly pattern and is a prime example of the trout starting to “look up” as the water levels start to drop. This brown is pictured with my… Continue Reading

Beautiful Fall River Brown

Beautiful Fall River Brown

(Bert with a gorgeous Muskegon River Brown Trout) The king salmon run is in full swing on the Muskegon making for some great opportunities for really large size trout and fall steelhead.  Water temps are on the decline along with water levels.  Much needed rain in the forecast will bring more fish up river. post… Continue Reading

Beauty Of The Browns~Lake Run Brown That is!

Beauty Of The Browns~Lake Run Brown That is!

(Muskegon River Lake Run Brown) Nice surprise to hook & land this very long lake run brown this past Saturday. (Spawned Out Female Lake Run Brown) This girl was completely spawned out, very long and thin, almost thought it was a Northern Pike. (Early Morning Steelhead) Managed to get into several really nice steelhead (like… Continue Reading

Living A Brown Trout Dream!

Living A Brown Trout Dream!

(Ed holding a “wall-hanger” river brown from the Muskegon) Here’s Ed holding a trophy Muskegon River brown trout.  Photo’s don’t do this fish justice.  Absolutely beautiful 25″ native river brown with “fall colors” in full check. (Ed with another photo of his epic river brown) The Muskegon River gets a lot of notoriety for its world famous steelhead fishing (rightfully so) but very… Continue Reading

Great To Be Back! Back Into Browns With Dry Flies That Is!!

Great To Be Back!  Back Into Browns With Dry Flies That Is!!

(Football size Muskegon River Brown Trout) It’s a great feeling to be back trout fishing the Muskegon river again after some nice time off this summer.  Couldn’t be happier to report one of the best caddis hatches I’ve witnessed in a long time on the Muskegon river in early September.  Last night’s caddis hatch was… Continue Reading