Category Archives: Muskegon River Brown Trout

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

Timing The Rise!

Timing The Rise!

(Muskegon River Brown Trout) More times than not hooking big trout with dry flies is won or lost by timing the rise.  Trout don’t like to waste a lot of energy when feeding and with an over abundance of spent drakes floating down stream these browns position themselves in their specific feeding lane and just… Continue Reading

Dry Flying For Browns!

Dry Flying For Browns!

(Muskegon River Brown Trout) Finally starting to get more consistency with the dry fly fishing on the Muskegon.  This nice brown pictured above smashed a gray drake dry fly pattern and is a prime example of the trout starting to “look up” as the water levels start to drop. This brown is pictured with my… Continue Reading

Stripping Streamers For Browns!

Stripping Streamers For Browns!

Here’s John from Chicago with a nice brown that took a salmon fry pattern on the swing. Trout season is off to high water start!  4,000 cfs and rising was the theme of the day as the high flows on the Muskegon just wont stop. These high flows are good for the wet flies, but… Continue Reading

November Steel!

November Steel!

Here’s Kurt with a crystal chrome fall steelhead form the Muskegon river.  Steelhead numbers continue to increase as the cold evenings mixed with rain are bringing more steelhead up the river system. Here’s Kurt again with a really nice Muskegon River native brown trout. pst by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

Beautiful Fall River Brown

Beautiful Fall River Brown

(Bert with a gorgeous Muskegon River Brown Trout) The king salmon run is in full swing on the Muskegon making for some great opportunities for really large size trout and fall steelhead.  Water temps are on the decline along with water levels.  Much needed rain in the forecast will bring more fish up river. post… Continue Reading

Beautiful Browns On The Dry Fly!

Beautiful Browns On The Dry Fly!

(Beautiful Muskegon River Brown Trout On The Dry Fly) Absolutely love this time of year.  It’s the best of both worlds with the strong numbers of remaining steelhead due to massive flows and the transition to some of the best dry fly trout fishing the Muskegon River has to offer.  Pictured above is one of… Continue Reading

Living A Brown Trout Dream!

Living A Brown Trout Dream!

(Ed holding a “wall-hanger” river brown from the Muskegon) Here’s Ed holding a trophy Muskegon River brown trout.  Photo’s don’t do this fish justice.  Absolutely beautiful 25″ native river brown with “fall colors” in full check. (Ed with another photo of his epic river brown) The Muskegon River gets a lot of notoriety for its world famous steelhead fishing (rightfully so) but very… Continue Reading

Muskegon River Trout On Dry Flies

Muskegon River Trout On Dry Flies

(Jim pictured with a really nice Muskegon river brown trout) Trout fishing the Muskegon river with dry flies has been on fire recently.  Here’s Jim and his son’s Carter (right) and Chase (left) holding an outstanding brown that took a caddis fly on the swing.  These mild temps have produced some excellent caddis hatches in… Continue Reading