Category Archives: Guided fishing trips on Muskegon River

33 & 1/4″ Inches Of 20-Pound Twisted Chrome Steel!

33 & 1/4″ Inches Of 20-Pound Twisted Chrome Steel!

Every once in a while the Muskegon river flexes its muscle to remind you just how truly blessed and wonderful this river steelhead fishery really is.  Seems these days on the Muskegon, the fabled 20-pound steelhead not only exist but are thriving with growing numbers every year. Please meet my great friend John from Chicago… Continue Reading

So Easy A 6-Year Old Can Do It!

So Easy A 6-Year Old Can Do It!

Here’s my new friends from Howell, MI.   6-year old Ella with Dad helping hold her first ever Muskegon river steelhead!  Congrats Ella!  Welcome to the Steelhead Club!   Good numbers of steelhead are present throughout the river system.  With the continued strong flows and a brief warm spell next week should raise the water levels and… Continue Reading

Muskegon River Fall Steelhead!

Muskegon River Fall Steelhead!

Here’s Jeff from Grand Rapids, MI with an incredible 33.5″ 19lb crystal chrome hen steelhead from the Muskegon River.  Water levels are perfect with water temps slowly dropping to the mid 40’s. Seemed to have found some fresh steelhead on the move as Jeff landed this hard fighting crystal chrome buck.  One of those days… Continue Reading

Better Sit Down For This Photo!

Better Sit Down For This Photo!

Here’s Jim from Madison, WI with an absolute hog of a king salmon tipping the scales well over 30 pounds and in excess of 40-inches.  Great job Jim!  Incredible Muskegon River King Salmon! Water temps are starting to cool rapidly making way for the peak of the king salmon run and with it fall steelhead. … Continue Reading

So Big It Took 3 Of Them To Hold It!

So Big It Took 3 Of Them To Hold It!

From left to right here’s the three brothers Chris, Brad, and Jeff helping hold Brad’s massive king salmon from the Muskegon River.  Water temps are starting to cool rapidly making way for the peak of the king salmon run and with it fall steelhead.  Water levels and clarity are perfect!  Game on!! post by: jon… Continue Reading

Not About the #’s. All About The 1!

Not About the #’s.  All About The 1!

Great friend and client John from Chicago with an absolute killer king salmon from the Muskegon River.  Deep pools a.k.a salmon staging areas are stacked with king salmon.   It’s only a matter of time before the salmon run breaks wide open.  Only thing seeming to hold us back is water temps.  Unseasonably warm nights… Continue Reading

Crystal Chrome King!

Crystal Chrome King!

Jim from Ft. Wayne Indiana with a picture perfect crystal chrome king from the Muskegon river. King salmon numbers continue to increase as start of the fall salmon run starts on the Muskegon River. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

Back-N-Black Back-N-Kings!

Back-N-Black Back-N-Kings!

Here’s long time friend and client John from Chicago with the best of the day. 42-Inches and 29 pounds of twisted green steel! You just can’t imagine how hard these fish fight until you hook one with a light weight fly rod. Absolutely incredible fights ensue with battles lasting well over 20 minutes. John with… Continue Reading

The Kings & Chrome of Fall Fishing the Muskegon River!

The Kings & Chrome of Fall Fishing the Muskegon River!

Fall is an absolutely beautiful time of year to fish the Muskegon river here in Michigan.  The annual migration of king salmon start to enter the river system and along with it the fall steelhead and lake run browns follow suite up river in search of salmon roe discharged from actively spawning king salmon. Trout… Continue Reading

Crimson & Chrome!

Crimson & Chrome!

Here’s Josh from Newaygo, MI with an absolute horse of a winter steelhead from the Muskegon river.  Tipping the scale at 16lbs, 32 inches.  Had to pull anchor and drop back for this one. Incredible fight!  Great job Josh!  Congratulations on such a nice steelhead!! One thing I love about winter steelheading is the assortment… Continue Reading