Category Archives: Fly Fishing Muskegon River

Not About the #’s. All About The 1!

Not About the #’s.  All About The 1!

Great friend and client John from Chicago with an absolute killer king salmon from the Muskegon River.  Deep pools a.k.a salmon staging areas are stacked with king salmon.   It’s only a matter of time before the salmon run breaks wide open.  Only thing seeming to hold us back is water temps.  Unseasonably warm nights… Continue Reading

Lucky Rabbits Foot!

Lucky Rabbits Foot!

Here’s my client and friend Jim from Ft. Wayne Indiana with an absolute bruiser king salmon from the Muskegon river.  I describe Jim as a lucky rabbits foot because the few recent fishing trips he’s had with me last fall and winter he’s landed some of the largest steelhead I’ve ever seen in back to… Continue Reading

Kings-N-Chrome!

Kings-N-Chrome!

Drew from Chicago with a crystal chrome Muskegon river king salmon that absolutely smashed his fly on the swing in a deep pool.  Drew’s King was one of the most silver fresh kings I’ve seen on the Muskegon.  This king literally was days in from Lake Michigan.  Beautiful king! The deep pool staging areas for… Continue Reading

Back-N-Black Back-N-Kings!

Back-N-Black Back-N-Kings!

Here’s long time friend and client John from Chicago with the best of the day. 42-Inches and 29 pounds of twisted green steel! You just can’t imagine how hard these fish fight until you hook one with a light weight fly rod. Absolutely incredible fights ensue with battles lasting well over 20 minutes. John with… Continue Reading

The Kings & Chrome of Fall Fishing the Muskegon River!

The Kings & Chrome of Fall 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 the fall steelhead and lake run browns follow suite up river in search of salmon roe discharged from actively spawning king salmon. Trout… Continue Reading

Standing Tall!

Standing Tall!

Standing Tall!  Here’s Mark and son Calvin from Madison, WI with two incredible, hard fighting steelhead from the Muskegon river.  Anyone who knows steelhead fishing, knows exactly how hard it is to land one of these magnificent fish at a time.  Well, here’s Mark and Calvin landing a hard to come by steelhead double hitter! … Continue Reading

Best Gift Of All!

Best Gift Of All!

Here’s Jeff and wife Rosanna with a beautiful spring steelhead from the Muskegon river.  This trip was a birthday gift to Jeff from his wife.  And it doesn’t get any better than the gift of steelhead from the Muskegon river!  Happy birthday Jeff!  Thanks Rosanna!! Not to be outdone, here’s Rosanna with her very first… Continue Reading

One Cast Keys!

One Cast Keys!

Here’s my great friend Greg “One Cast Keys” from Big Rapids, MI with some incredible steelhead brought to the boat including the 33-inch, 17lb buck pictured top.  Great steelhead Greg!  Congrats!  Thanks so much for the continued support over the years! Water conditions are very low and clear.  As the steelhead run starts to wind… Continue Reading

Brother Ben!

Brother Ben!

Here’s my brother Ben from LaCrosse, WI with a nice Muskegon river spring steelhead. Water conditions are very low and clear.  As the steelhead run starts to wind down the dry fly trout fishing will take center stage as the black stone fly hatch is in full swing and the gray drake hatch is soon… Continue Reading

Bad To The 24″ Brown!

Bad To The 24″ Brown!

Here’s Bob from Madison, WI with an absolute gem; an incredible 24″ Muskegon river brown trout.   Great job Bob!  Incredible river brown!  Congratulations!! The trout fishing in and around the steelhead reds has been on fire lately!  We’ve brought several 20+ inch rainbows and browns to the boat past few weeks. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading