Category Archives: fly fishing salmon on the 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

Crystal Chrome King!

Crystal Chrome King!

Jim from Ft. Wayne Indiana with a picture perfect crystal chrome king from the Muskegon river. King salmon numbers continue to increase as start of the fall salmon run starts on the Muskegon River. post by: jon fortuna 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

Queen of Kings!

Queen of Kings!

Here’s Amy from Madison, WI with a very healthy king salmon from the Muskegon river.  Amy has been out with me during some of the nastiest weather conditions hunting down steelhead in the fall, winter and spring.  So to be able to fish in beautiful fall conditions with sun and mild temps hooking these powerful… Continue Reading

Jack & John Kings of The MO!

Jack & John Kings of The MO!

Here’s Jack from New York and Dad John from Chicago with an absolute hog. Jack’s very first ever Muskegon river king salmon.   Taken with a fly rod.  Great job Jack!  Welcome to the club! Not to be outdone, here’s John aka…Dad with a toothy hard fighting king that took him well into his backing in… Continue Reading

Red Tigger Stripe King!

Red Tigger Stripe King!

Here’s my long time client and friend George from Chicago with the best of the day from the Muskegon River.  This big king can only be described as rare and unique with the red “tiger striping” across its flanks.   Only ever seen a few king salmon with these colorful red markings in 20+ years… Continue Reading

Great To Be King For A Day!

Great To Be King For A Day!

(Jeff from Chicago with a massive king) (Here’s Jeff posing with his king along side Eric and Todd) (Jeff’s Massive 34lb, 40″ king salmon) It’s good to be king for a day as Jeff, Eric, and Todd soon found out.  Jeff pictured top with the best of the day.  34lbs and 40 inches of twisted… Continue Reading

Set The Hook & Hold On Tight!

Set The Hook & Hold On Tight!

(Luke with a very healthy salmon from the Muskegon River) (Mike finished the day with another massive king salmon from the Muskegon) Here’s Mike and his son Luke from Boston with some beautiful king salmon brought to the boat and several other kings that just didn’t want their picture taken. The Muskegon is the last… Continue Reading

2018 King Class!

2018 King Class!

(Rick with an absolute monster hen Muskegon River King Salmon) Here’s Rick’s monster hen and the “tale of the tape” with this girl weighing in well over 30lbs.  Absolute monster! She took over 25 minutes to bring to the net and as you can see she’s eating very well!  This hen is setting the bench mark… Continue Reading