Category Archives: Muskegon River Brown Trout

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

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

One In A Million!

One In A Million!

(Greg with beautiful Muskegon River Brown Trout) I’ve been fishing / guiding exclusively on the Muskegon River all year long for well over 20 years.  In that time, I’ve seen many large size river browns but nothing compares to the beauty of this brown!  I’m extremely proud and humbled to introduce my great friend and… Continue Reading

Beautiful Fall Colors!

Beautiful Fall Colors!

(Eric with a beautiful fall Muskegon River Brown Trout) Here’s Eric from Chicago with a beautiful Muskegon River brown trout sporting all its fall colors. Fishing conditions could not be any better with heavy flows and stained waters allowing safe passage for all the migratory big fish to make their way up river. post by:… Continue Reading

Best Season of All! Fall Fly Fishing The Muskegon River!

Best Season of All! Fall Fly 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 fall steelhead and lake run browns follow suite up river in search of salmon roe discharged from actively spawning king salmon. Trout fishing… Continue Reading