Category Archives: fly fishing steelhead Muskegon river

Spring Steel Double Stripe Buck!

Spring Steel Double Stripe Buck!

(Jim with a hefty double stripe buck) Here’s my good friend Jim from the Chicago area with some nice steelhead including the massive 33″ 18lb buck pictured top.  Jim has been out with me in some of the nastiest steelhead weather you can imagine so it was nice to finally have a nice mild day… Continue Reading

It’s….The Final Countdown!

It’s….The Final Countdown!

(Jacob with a beautiful spring steelhead) Here’s Dad with his 11-year-old son Jacob with a very healthy steelhead from the Muskegon River.  It was a tag team effort to bring this big hen to the boat.  Despite her not wanting the photo shoot, booth Andrew and Jacob got the job done bringing this big girl… Continue Reading

Spring Steelhead On The Move!

Spring Steelhead On The Move!

Fresh spring steelhead are on the move as warmer water and air temps move in with March.  The Muskegon River is setting up for something special as the snow packed surroundings start to thaw as we approach April.  Look for next week’s air temps in the mid 40’s to 50’s mixed with rain to kick-start… Continue Reading

The Chrome After The Storm!

The Chrome After The Storm!

Negative -35 wind chill, snow accumulations of an inch per hour for well over 24 hours straight, sustained 35 mph hour winds, opening up to a 45 degree day today, with several fresh chrome steelhead waiting to play!  “should’ve seen the ones I lost” was the theme of the day today as some of the… Continue Reading

Quest For January Chrome!

Quest For January Chrome!

(Bob with a beautiful chrome hen) Here’s my long-time friend and fishing partner Bob from Madison, WI with a beautiful chrome hen from the Muskegon River.  Bob shares my chrome addiction and has been out with me for several steelhead fishing adventures over the years.  And I’m sure Bob would agree; this January steelhead was… Continue Reading

Merry Chrome Christmas & Happy New Year From Fly Fire River Guide Service!

Merry Chrome Christmas & Happy New Year From Fly Fire River Guide Service!

Felt great to finally have a chance to break away and do some winter steelhead fishing on the Muskegon landing chrome beauties like this one in late December. Steelhead are poised throughout the river from the lower stretches of Anderson Flats to the upper reaches of Croton Dam.  This recent warm-up has kept water levels… Continue Reading

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