Category Archives: fly fishing steelhead Muskegon river

Not Over Yet!

Not Over Yet!

Sam from Chicago holding a nice mid-May steelhead from the Muskegon river with his friend Jason experiencing fly fishing steelhead on the Muskegon river for the first time.  Welcome to the steelhead club guys! The spring steelhead run on the Muskegon river is not over yet.  Recent pushes of water have brought up a surprising… Continue Reading

Gonna Need A Bigger Net!

Gonna Need A Bigger Net!

Greg from Big Rapids, MI with an absolute monster Muskegon river steelhead. A new push of rain has raised the water levels once again on the Muskegon and has brought new steelhead up river.  With the cold start to the spring run and the excellent flows with water temps finally getting into the ideal mid-40… Continue Reading

May Chrome!

May Chrome!

Paul from Madison, WI with a beautiful chromed out Muskegon river steelhead. A new push of rain has raised the water levels once again on the Muskegon and has brought new steelhead up river.  With the cold start to the spring run and the excellent flows with water temps finally getting into the ideal mid-40… Continue Reading

Go With The Flow!

Go With The Flow!

Here’s Kurt from Ann Arbor, MI with an exceptional day bringing several nice steelhead to the boat throughout the day. The new increased flows from yesterdays heavy rain have brought yet another push of new steelhead up river. Warmer water temps finally in the mid 40’s have increased the steelheads metabolism making them act more aggressive… Continue Reading

36-Inches Of Twisted Red Steel!

36-Inches Of Twisted Red Steel!

Here’s my great friend from Madison, WI.  Bob with an absolute brute of a steelhead measuring in at a solid 36-inches and bottoming out my boga grips well over 20 pounds.  Great job Bob!  Incredible steelhead! The numbers of steelhead compared to other years might not be the best but the size of the steelhead… Continue Reading

Winter Just Doesn’t Want To Let Go!

Winter Just Doesn’t Want To Let Go!

Steelhead fishing conditions are perfect!  Flows have dropped from 5000cfs to mid 4500cfs and the water is starting to clear.  Water temps are just starting to hover around that ideal water temp of 42 degrees. This prolonged recent cold spell mixed with precipitation is exactly what’s needed to trigger new fish up river and lengthen… Continue Reading

Spring Steel Fever!

Spring Steel Fever!

Here’s Jim from Ft. Wayne, IN joining me for the first time for some spring steelhead fishing with some outstanding Muskegon river steelhead brought to the boat.  Congrats Jim!  Nice steelhead!! Steelhead fishing conditions are perfect!  Flows have dropped from 5000cfs to mid 4500cfs and the water is starting to clear.  Water temps are just… Continue Reading

Getting It Done!

Getting It Done!

Here the famous Greg “One Cast Keys” with a pig of a Muskegon river steelhead. Wider around his mid section than total length this ball of steel fought like hell!  Great fish Greg! Killer fight!   The steelhead this season have been running BIG! Not to be outdone here’s Bert from Rodney, MI with a chromed… Continue Reading

Crimson & Chrome

Crimson & Chrome

Here’s Drew from Chicago with an absolute crystal chrome Muskegon river steelhead. Relentless rain and cold weather has raised the water levels to ideal fishing conditions we haven’t seen on the Muskegon for almost two years.  This unseasonably cold weather and high flows will prolong the steelhead run well into May! Steelhead can be found… Continue Reading

Spring Steelhead On The Run!

Spring Steelhead On The Run!

Here’s Nick from Chicago with an absolute brute of a Muskegon River Steelhead tipping the boga grips out at 19lbs, 34″ Inches of twisted crimson red steel!  Great job Nick!  Beautiful steelhead! Best of the day with some beautiful colors on Nick’s double stripe buck.  Great fight! Water conditions are high and dirty holding around… Continue Reading