Category Archives: Muskegon River Brown Trout

Bad To The 24″ Brown!

Bad To The 24″ Brown!

Here’s Bob from Madison, WI with an absolute gem; an incredible 24″ Muskegon river brown trout.   Great job Bob!  Incredible river brown!  Congratulations!! The trout fishing in and around the steelhead reds has been on fire lately!  We’ve brought several 20+ inch rainbows and browns to the boat past few weeks. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

Beautiful Brown Day!

Beautiful Brown Day!

Here’s Casey from Wisconsin with an absolute gorgeous Muskegon River Brown Trout!  Not to mention Casey’s first ever steelhead that just happened to tip the scale over 30″ and 15lbs.  Great job Casey! More steelhead continue to enter the river system despite the low clear water.   post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

Silver & Gold!

Silver & Gold!

Once the water temps drop below that 40 degree mark the steelhead fishing gets easier as the majority of steelhead gang up in large numbers in their winter lies.  These slow moving pools can produce double digit hook ups in a matter of hours.  Great way to get your son or daughter interested in the… Continue Reading

Bad To The Brown!

Bad To The Brown!

Here’s Rod with the Northview Fly Fishing Club of Grand Rapids, MI with an absolutely gorgeous native Muskegon river brown trout. The new 15″ minimum Brown Trout regulations have been in place on the Muskegon river the past few years now and have been producing incredible results like Rod’s river brown. Good numbers of steelhead… Continue Reading

Get Down With It!

Get Down With It!

This brown trout struck the submerged dry fly just below the water column at the end of the drift. More times than not, trout follow the fly all the way to the end of your drift when your fly line straightens out just below the water surface behind you. First couple of pulls to retrieve… Continue Reading

Dry Fly Browns!

Dry Fly Browns!

This nice brown struck the dry fly in the middle of a bright sunny day. Dry fly fishing on the Muskegon has been picking up despite the river not wanting to let go of the slightly high flows. Caddis, sulphur, and drake hatches are in full swing throughout the river system. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

Dries-N-Flies!

Dries-N-Flies!

Caddis, sulphur and gray drake hatches are taking center stage as the high flows start to recede and offer up some excellent dry fly fishing throughout the river system. post by: jon fortuna 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

Back-N-Browns!

Back-N-Browns!

Here’s a very healthy river brown from the Muskegon taken with a dry fly despite the high flows. This is what it’s all about; peace and tranquility while dry fly fishing the Muskegon river during the best hatch of the year. The gray drake hatch only lasts a few weeks each year on the MO… Continue Reading