Category Archives: Dry fly trout fishing Muskegon river

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

Flyin~High With The Dry Flies!

Flyin~High With The Dry Flies!

Here’s Nick from Chicago with what started out as a first time dry fly casting instructional course and turned into a dry fly casting clinic put on by Nick as he picked up the fly casting quickly with no problem and was rewarded with this nice rainbow trout that absolutely smashed his dry fly.  Great… 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

Stripping Streamers For Browns!

Stripping Streamers For Browns!

Here’s John from Chicago with a nice brown that took a salmon fry pattern on the swing. Trout season is off to high water start!  4,000 cfs and rising was the theme of the day as the high flows on the Muskegon just wont stop. These high flows are good for the wet flies, but… Continue Reading

Fall Fly Fishing Doesn’t Get Any Better!

Fall Fly Fishing Doesn’t Get Any Better!

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

Beautiful Browns On The Dry Fly!

Beautiful Browns On The Dry Fly!

(Beautiful Muskegon River Brown Trout On The Dry Fly) Absolutely love this time of year.  It’s the best of both worlds with the strong numbers of remaining steelhead due to massive flows and the transition to some of the best dry fly trout fishing the Muskegon River has to offer.  Pictured above is one of… Continue Reading

Muskegon River Trout On Dry Flies

Muskegon River Trout On Dry Flies

(Jim pictured with a really nice Muskegon river brown trout) Trout fishing the Muskegon river with dry flies has been on fire recently.  Here’s Jim and his son’s Carter (right) and Chase (left) holding an outstanding brown that took a caddis fly on the swing.  These mild temps have produced some excellent caddis hatches in… Continue Reading

September Trout~Dry Fly Style On The MO!

September Trout~Dry Fly Style On The MO!

(Todd pictured with a nice rainbow trout that took a dry fly) A dry caddis fly produced this healthy rainbow trout for Todd yesterday.  While the past few cool days with heavier flows has been producing nice caddis hatches, this recent warm spell and lower water levels has temporarily slowed the hatch a little.  The… Continue Reading

Fall Fly Fishing Is Upon Us On The Muskegon River!

Fall Fly Fishing Is Upon Us On The Muskegon River!

Fall is an absolutely beautiful time of year to fish the Muskegon river here in Michigan.  Leaves are changing color, air and water temps are transitioning, and trout fishing  is picking up as the caddis fly hatch starts to explode. With it comes the best part of all as the yearly migration of king salmon and fall steelhead… Continue Reading