Category Archives: Fly Fishing Muskegon River

Bad To The Brown!

Bad To The Brown!

Here’s Rod with the Northview Fly Fishing Club of Grand Rapids, MI with an absolutely gorgeous native Muskegon river brown trout. The new 15″ minimum Brown Trout regulations have been in place on the Muskegon river the past few years now and have been producing incredible results like Rod’s river brown. Good numbers of steelhead… Continue Reading

The Tug Is The Drug!

The Tug Is The Drug!

The tug is the drug and nothing feels better than that first pull from a fall steelhead from the Muskegon river.  And no one knows better than my good friend Ted from Chicago with an absolute crystal chrome beauty from the Muskegon.  Great job Ted!   Doesn’t get much better than Ted’s cosmetically perfect fall steelhead. … Continue Reading

Chrome Steel!

Chrome Steel!

Here’s Nick from Chicago with a chrome steelhead from the Muskegon River.  70 degrees one day and back in the 30’s the next.  You’ve gotta love the fall steelhead weather in Michigan! The recent rains have brought the water up slightly along with some new steelhead reaching the upper stretches of the river.  The tricky… Continue Reading

You Never Forget Your First Fall Steelhead!

You Never Forget Your First Fall Steelhead!

Here’s Paul from Chicago with his very first steelhead that absolutely smashed his egg fly.  Congratulations Paul!  Great fight! Great fish!  Welcome to the Twisted Chrome Steel Club! Water conditions are low and clear right now with good numbers of fall steelhead scattered throughout the river system.  The recent heavy rains will push more steelhead… Continue Reading

Bad To The Bow!

Bad To The Bow!

Here’s Bert with one of the largest, if not the largest 24″ native rainbow trout from the Muskegon river.  Congrats on such a one in a million rainbow Bert! This rainbow was so big (two feet long!) I truly thought it was a steelhead.  In 20+ years guiding exclusively on the Muskegon river all year… Continue Reading

You Never Forget Your First!

You Never Forget Your First!

Here’s Darren with his very first ever Muskegon river steelhead that absolutely smashed a leech pattern!  Congratulations!  Great fish!  Welcome to the steelhead club Darren! Darren’s first ever steelhead just happened to be well over 30-inches.  Not bad for the first ever steelhead taken with a fly rod.  Well done Darren! Cooling temps are starting… Continue Reading

November Chrome!

November Chrome!

Here’s Greg from Big Rapids, MI with a very chromed out fall steelhead from the Muskegon river that absolutely smashed a sculpin pattern. The Muskegon is at a normal level for this time of year.  Decent numbers of steelhead have made their way up the river system. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

Skamania Mania!

Skamania Mania!

Here’s Bert from Rodney, MI with a very long 31″ skamania steelhead from the Muskegon River that smashed a leech pattern. The length and width of this steelhead resembles a skamania (summer run) steelhead originally planted in the Big Manistee and St. Joe rivers.  Occasionally some lose their way and end up here in the… Continue Reading

Sweet Fall Chrome!

Sweet Fall Chrome!

Here’s Mark from Madison Wisconsin with an absolutely beautiful crystal chrome fall steelhead from the Muskegon River. Good numbers of fall steelhead have made their way up the river system with the recent push of water from the rain and colder weather. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

Beautiful Day!

Beautiful Day!

Here’s Marie and her husband Greg from Big Rapids, MI helping Marie hold her first ever king salmon from the Muskegon River.  Great job Marie! Not to be outdone here’s Greg with a fresh Muskegon River king salmon. Water conditions continue to improve with higher flows and colder weather bringing new fall steelhead up stream.… Continue Reading