Category Archives: fly fishing the Muskegon river

Bad To The 23″ Bow!

Bad To The 23″ Bow!

Here’s my great friend John from Nothern Michigan with a 23″ Muskegon River Rainbow Trout. Notice the forked tale?  Prime indication of this incredible rainbow trout.  Rainbow trout are identified by their forked tail.  Steelhead tails are vertically straight in the back verses the forked tail only native rainbow trout have. No, this Muskegon river… Continue Reading

Spring Steelhead On The Run!

Spring Steelhead On The Run!

The Muskegon river steelhead are on the run! Low water and strange weather patterns past few weeks has spread the steelhead out in pockets throughout the river. ElNino seems to have added a special twist to this seasons spring steelhead run. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

Getting That Itch? That Itch for Spring Steelhead!

Getting That Itch?  That Itch for Spring Steelhead!

Never gets old.  That pure adrenalin rush you get from hooking the hardest fighting fresh water game fish in North America.  And not to mention doing it on one of the best steelhead rivers in North America. A certain percentage of female steelhead make their way up the Muskegon river system seeking food and refuge… Continue Reading

Bad To The Bone! Brown Trout Fishing The Muskegon River!

Bad To The Bone!  Brown Trout Fishing The Muskegon River!

It’s surly not getting old; the brown trout fishing on the Muskegon river just keeps getting better and better!  Never seen so many nice river browns brought to the net in the past year.  Whether it be dry flies during the drake or caddis hatch, C&D egg flies behind redds, nymph fishing, stripping streamers, you… Continue Reading

January & February Produce Some Of The Largest Steelhead Of The Year On The Muskegon River!

January & February Produce Some Of The Largest Steelhead Of The Year On The Muskegon River!

Year after year for the past 25 years guiding the Muskegon river has always produced massive steelhead during the dead of winter in January and February, and today was no different. Not sure what triggers these adult steelhead to come up river in the coldest months of the year but they do every year. This… Continue Reading

May Your Holidays Be Filled with Big Bows & Killer Browns! Happy Holidays from Fly Fire!!

May Your Holidays Be Filled with Big Bows & Killer Browns!  Happy Holidays from Fly Fire!!

Here’s Jim from Ft. Wayne, IN with a big & beautiful naturally reproduced Muskegon river rainbow trout! Jim with one of several nice brown trout brought to the boat throughout the day.  From the beginning of September to now, the trout fishing on the Muskegon river has been incredible.  Never seen so many big trout… Continue Reading

Massive 24″ Muskegon River Brown Trout!

Massive 24″ Muskegon River Brown Trout!

Here’s Chris from Chicago with what can only be described as a 24″ Muskegon river brown trout of a life time!  Tipping the tape measure at 24-inches, this natural river brown is a wall-hanger!  Congratulations Chris on this amazing native Muskegon river brown trout! Notice the adipose fin (small nub like top fin just up… Continue Reading

Find Your Way Back!

Find Your Way Back!

Felt great to find my way back to the river to get some casts in before picking clients up even if it was just for a few minutes.  Even better to land this chromed out buck in what little time I had the opportunity to fish! More fall steelhead continue to enter the river system. … Continue Reading

Twisted Chrome Steel!

Twisted Chrome Steel!

What started out as a double-hitter ended up with Carl bringing this beautiful chrome Muskegon river steelhead to the boat.  Great job Carl!  Beautiful fall steelhead! More fall steelhead continue to enter the river system as the water temps continue to cool down and flows rise.  The king salmon run is starting to dwindle down… Continue Reading

Bad To The 22″ River Brown Trout!

Bad To The 22″ River Brown Trout!

Here’s Ed from Hillsdale, MI with an exceptional 22″ Muskegon river brown trout.  This river brown struck Ed’s fly like a lightning bolt and fought like a king salmon with a heck of a pull from the start.  Was such a great surprise to see this wall-hanger brown come to the net!  Congrats Ed!  Incredible… Continue Reading