Category Archives: fly fishing steelhead Muskegon river

Sweet December Steel!

Sweet December Steel!

(Tommy with a beautiful crystal chrome hen) Here’s my new winter steelhead fishing friends Tommy from Seattle and his dad Rick from the East side of Michigan with a matching set of beautiful crystal chrome hens from the Muskegon River. (Rick completing the matching set of crystal chrome hens) New steelhead are on the move… Continue Reading

Stars~Stripes~ & Steel!

Stars~Stripes~ & Steel!

(Seamus with a massive Muskegon River Steelhead) Here’s Seamus from Plymouth, MI with an absolute monster buck from the Muskegon River.  Congrats Seamus!!  Great steelhead!!! Here’s the “tale of the tape” weighing in on the Boga grips at 16lbs and in excess of 30″-inches.  Great steelhead, great fight! Steelhead numbers are increasing but spread throughout… Continue Reading

Sweet Fall Chrome!

Sweet Fall Chrome!

(Ed with a massive fall steelhead from the Muskegon River) (31″, 17lbs of Twisted Chrome Steel!) Day two in fall steelhead paradise as Ed lands an outstanding 171b chrome buck!  This steelhead gives new meaning to the term “Muskegon river silver bullet” as this buck jumped several times and took Ed deep into his backing… Continue Reading

It’s Not Over Yet……

It’s Not Over Yet……

From left to right here’s Jim, Bert, and Greg from northern Michigan with some excellent spring steelhead from the Muskegon River. The spring steelhead run is far from over on the Muskegon river.  High flows mixed with precipitation is keeping the steelhead wheels cranking on the MO.  With the current water conditions now there will… Continue Reading

May Steelhead On The Move!

May Steelhead On The Move!

Here’s Jeff pictured top along with his brother with some really nice spring steelhead from the Muskegon River. The spring steelhead run is far from over on the Muskegon river.  In fact, there’s more steelhead now in the river system than there was in early April.  High flows mixed with precipitation is keeping the steelhead… Continue Reading

Spring Steelhead Still On The Run!

Spring Steelhead Still On The Run!

(Mark, Calvin, and Adam with some outstanding steelhead from the Muskegon River) From left to right here’s Mark and his two sons Calvin and Adam from Wisconsin with some exceptional steelhead brought to the boat over the past two days of fishing. The spring steelhead run is far from over on the Muskegon river.  In… Continue Reading

It’s All About….The One!

It’s All About….The One!

(George & Lenore from Chicago with a massive spring steelhead from the Muskegon River) Great to have my good friend George and wife Lenore from Chicago back in the boat with me!  It’s been a while, but George sure made up for lost time by helping his wife land this massive spring steelhead from the… Continue Reading

The Wisconsin Connection

The Wisconsin Connection

(The Boys from Wisconsin) From left to right the boys from Wisconsin with Mark holding a nice spring steelhead from the Muskegon River along with Bob in the middle and Paul on the right.  My friends from Wisconsin came out the past few days for their annual spring steelhead fishing adventure which turned out to… Continue Reading

That’s My Boy!

That’s My Boy!

(Jordan Fortuna with his very first steelhead with a fly rod) After years of guiding fathers and sons into really nice steelhead, it was so nice to finally have the opportunity to guide my son into his first steelhead.  I’m extremely proud to introduce you to my 14-year-old son Jordan Fortuna with his very first… Continue Reading

The Crown Jewel Of The Muskegon River~All 22 Pounds & 36 Inches Of Him!!

The Crown Jewel Of The Muskegon River~All 22 Pounds & 36 Inches Of Him!!

(Mike Mooney (right) holding his record 22lb, 36″ steelhead from the Muskegon River) Felt more than blessed to guide my client last week into my first legitimate 20 pound steelhead.  Now I’ve had the absolute joy to guide Mike Mooney (pictured right) holding his record setting 22 pound, 36″ massive Muskegon River steelhead!  Pictures don’t… Continue Reading