Category Archives: fly fishing steelhead Muskegon river

Pictures Tell The Story!

Pictures Tell The Story!

Here’s Stephen taking a seat with this absolute monster king salmon from the Muskegon river weighing in at well over 30 pounds is an understatement.  Just look at it.  To describe the fight as an “Epic Battle” would not be doing justice to this King!  Absolutely incredible.  Congrats Stephen!  Very well deserved!   Colder weather… 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

Simple Men!

Simple Men!

Please meet my friends Bob (right) and Paul from Wisconsin with some incredible Muskegon river spring steelhead.  Thank you for such a great time.  Watching you guys battle these magnificent fish was the best part of all.  Congrats guys!!  Thank you so much for the support over the years! Water conditions are low and clear. … Continue Reading

Double Red Stripe Brute!

Double Red Stripe Brute!

Here’s Greg with what can only be described as “threading the needle” with a one in a million cast into a log jam only to have the water erupt with this 32″ Twisted Crimson Red Ball of Steel rocketing out of the water!  Incredible fight, incredible story!  Incredible double stripe steelhead!  Congrats Greg!  Not to… Continue Reading

17lbs, 33″ of Twisted Chrome Steel!

17lbs, 33″ of Twisted Chrome Steel!

Here’s Jim from Fort Wayne, IN with an absolute beast of a steelhead from the Muskegon river.  33″ Inches and 17lbs of twisted chrome steel!  Great job Jim!  Incredible steelhead!  Congratulations! Here’s Jim’s brother Rick also from Fort Wayne, IN with a nice buck from the MO.  Both Jim and Rick have been avid Pere… 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

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