Category Archives: Michigan River Steelhead Fishing Guide

Wind Rain & Crystal Chrome!

Wind Rain & Crystal Chrome!

(Corinthia with a beautiful fall steelhead) Despite the 30mph wind, relentless rain coming in from the side, here’s Corinthia from San Jose California with a beautiful fall steelhead from the Muskegon River. Water conditions are perfect for this time of year.  Fresh salmon and chrome steelhead continue to enter the river system. post by:  jon… Continue Reading

Snow in April~April Fools???

Snow in April~April Fools???

Unfortunately this ain’t no April fools joke….that’s real snow in the back ground from this past week of fishing during the snow laden cold front that hasn’t quite yet let go of it’s wintery grip!  Despite the cold starts here’s Pat from southern MI with some outstanding steelhead including the monster hen pictured top of… Continue Reading

The Flies Were On Fire!

The Flies Were On Fire!

Pictured is Andrew (top) with Steve and some outstanding Muskegon river fall steelhead not to mention several king salmon hooked through out the day trip.  The focus today was on salmon but wondered what the outcome would have been if we concentrated on steelhead throughout the day with three for four steelhead strikes within 30 minutes.… Continue Reading

Fall Is In The Air, You Ready To Fish?

Fall Is In The Air, You Ready To Fish?

Fall is an absolutely beautiful time of year to fish the Muskegon river here in Michigan.  Leaves are changing color, air and water temps are transitioning, and trout fishing  is picking up as the caddis fly hatch starts to explode. With it comes the best part of all as the yearly migration of king salmon and fall steelhead… Continue Reading

Rolling…..High & Dirty!

Here’s Herb & Ed with some nice steelhead and a awesome brown trout from a rainy day with high water. Look for the high & dirty water to recede & clear in the days to come.  Steelhead fishing continues to improve as more fish enter the river system. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

2 Days In Steelhead Paradise

Here’s Mark from Minnesota who joined me for the past two days experiencing some excellent steelhead fishing on the Muskegon river in Michigan. More steelhead continue to enter the river system.  Water temps are expected to reach the low 40’s in the next few days.  Much needed rain is in the forecast to raise water… Continue Reading

Serenity Now!!

I don’t know what’s better?  Getting a few hours in to fish, multiple hook-ups, lack of boat traffic, epic battles with chrome so strong they kick your ass in seconds……or all the above?  I choose, all the above!! Don’t let this current arctic blast of cold weather get you down.  Once the water temps dip… Continue Reading

Happy Birthday Scott!

Birthday boy Scott (pictured on right) along with his brother Griff presenting the best birthday gift ever, an awesome Double Stripe, Alpha Male, Muskegon River Steelhead. Here’s proof…it’s better to give than receive. Birthday Gift Giver Griff receiving a reward for his generosity, a beautiful 32″ Hen. With a few words of encouragement from the friendly… Continue Reading

Lansing Angler Makes Good Steelhead Fishing The Muskegon River

Bill from Lansing, MI came out today to break away for some winter steelhead fishing on the Muskegon river.  I give Bill credit; it’s been 10 years since he steelhead fished here in Michigan.  Until now, the only thing he wanted to do was get out of doors to fish the Muskegon river.  This beautiful… Continue Reading