Category Archives: Guided fishing trips on Muskegon River

Water Temps Drop As the Steelhead Bite Starts To Pop!

Water Temps Drop As the Steelhead Bite Starts To Pop!

Please welcome my new friends Sherry from Rockford, MI and her brother Austin from Jacksonville, FL.  Sherry with her first ever steelhead that believe it or not hit on her very first cast.  Great job Sherry!  Well done! Here’s Austin, from Jacksonville, FL.  He’s fished and hunted some of the best areas across the United… 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

Bad To The Bow!

Bad To The Bow!

Here’s Bert with one of the largest, if not the largest 24″ native rainbow trout from the Muskegon river.  Congrats on such a one in a million rainbow Bert! This rainbow was so big (two feet long!) I truly thought it was a steelhead.  In 20+ years guiding exclusively on the Muskegon river all year… Continue Reading

Fall Steelhead!

Fall Steelhead!

Bert from Rodney, MI with a very chrome steelhead from the Muskegon River that took an egg fly and was into the fly reel backing in seconds with aerial assaults and drag screeching runs.  No fresh water big game fish fights harder than a Muskegon river fall steelhead!   Water conditions are ideal for fall steelhead… Continue Reading

40/30 King Club!

40/30 King Club!

Please welcome the newest member to the 40/30 King Club!  Parish from Atlanta, GA with a 40+ inch 30lb+ massive king salmon from the Muskegon River.  Parish’s first ever king salmon just happened to be an absolute monster taken with a fly rod. Congrats Parish on such an awesome king salmon!  Great fight!  Great fish!… Continue Reading

Once Bit Twice Shy!

Once Bit Twice Shy!

Here’s Ed from Hillsdale, MI with an absolute beast of a Muskegon River King Salmon!  Tipping the scales at well over 30 pounds and in excess of 40+ inches.   Ed’s beautiful Red Tiger Stripe King reminds me of George’s Tiger Stripe King he landed with me a couple weeks ago swinging flies in the deep… Continue Reading

Red Tigger Stripe King!

Red Tigger Stripe King!

Here’s my long time client and friend George from Chicago with the best of the day from the Muskegon River.  This big king can only be described as rare and unique with the red “tiger striping” across its flanks.   Only ever seen a few king salmon with these colorful red markings in 20+ years… Continue Reading

In The Air Tonight!

In The Air Tonight!

Here’s my longtime client and very good friend Todd from Colorado with an absolute crown jewel brown trout from the Muskegon river taken with a dry fly during the gray drake hatch. The new 15″ minimum brown trout regulation put in place last year has been paying off big time with both size like this… Continue Reading

Sweet Chrome Of Mine!

Sweet Chrome Of Mine!

I can’t even begin to tell you how good it was to finally have a few hours to fish for myself as it’s been a great fall (fishing wise) this year as we brought several outstanding salmon, steelhead, and trout to the boat with so many great memories to share with so many longtime customers.… Continue Reading

Fall River Browns!

Fall River Browns!

Here’s Bert from Rodney Michigan with a beautiful 20″ fall river brown trout from the Muskegon River that absolutely smashed a leach pattern. We’re already starting to see the positive results of the DNR’s new 15″ regulation for all river browns on the Muskegon. The new change from 10″ is really having a positive effect… Continue Reading