Category Archives: Muskegon River Brown Trout

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

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