Category Archives: Dry fly trout fishing Muskegon river

Get Down With It!

Get Down With It!

This brown trout struck the submerged dry fly just below the water column at the end of the drift. More times than not, trout follow the fly all the way to the end of your drift when your fly line straightens out just below the water surface behind you. First couple of pulls to retrieve… Continue Reading

Crystal Chrome Trout On Dry Flies!

Crystal Chrome Trout On Dry Flies!

Here’s a beautiful chromed out rainbow trout that absolutely hammered a dry fly on the first cast through its feeding lane. So nice to see the healthy trout population on the Muskegon getting better every year. The new 15″ minimum regulation is having a very positive impact on the size and quantity of trout improving… Continue Reading

Dry Fly Browns!

Dry Fly Browns!

This nice brown struck the dry fly in the middle of a bright sunny day. Dry fly fishing on the Muskegon has been picking up despite the river not wanting to let go of the slightly high flows. Caddis, sulphur, and drake hatches are in full swing throughout the river system. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

Bad To The Bow!

Bad To The Bow!

This rainbow trout took a dry fly while absolutely gorging in its feeding lane. Surface activity with trout is increasing as the water levels finally start to fall to normal levels for this time of year. Water clarity has increased the fly hatches and the trout who “look up” for them. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

Dries-N-Flies!

Dries-N-Flies!

Caddis, sulphur and gray drake hatches are taking center stage as the high flows start to recede and offer up some excellent dry fly fishing throughout the river system. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

In The Air Tonight!

In The Air Tonight!

Here’s my longtime client and very good friend Todd from Colorado with an absolute crown jewel brown trout from the Muskegon river taken with a dry fly during the gray drake hatch. The new 15″ minimum brown trout regulation put in place last year has been paying off big time with both size like this… Continue Reading

Back-N-Browns!

Back-N-Browns!

Here’s a very healthy river brown from the Muskegon taken with a dry fly despite the high flows. This is what it’s all about; peace and tranquility while dry fly fishing the Muskegon river during the best hatch of the year. The gray drake hatch only lasts a few weeks each year on the MO… 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