Category Archives: Muskegon river fall steelhead

The Tug Is The Drug!

The Tug Is The Drug!

The tug is the drug and nothing feels better than that first pull from a fall steelhead from the Muskegon river.  And no one knows better than my good friend Ted from Chicago with an absolute crystal chrome beauty from the Muskegon.  Great job Ted!   Doesn’t get much better than Ted’s cosmetically perfect fall steelhead. … Continue Reading

You Never Forget Your First Fall Steelhead!

You Never Forget Your First Fall Steelhead!

Here’s Paul from Chicago with his very first steelhead that absolutely smashed his egg fly.  Congratulations Paul!  Great fight! Great fish!  Welcome to the Twisted Chrome Steel Club! Water conditions are low and clear right now with good numbers of fall steelhead scattered throughout the river system.  The recent heavy rains will push more steelhead… Continue Reading

You Never Forget Your First!

You Never Forget Your First!

Here’s Darren with his very first ever Muskegon river steelhead that absolutely smashed a leech pattern!  Congratulations!  Great fish!  Welcome to the steelhead club Darren! Darren’s first ever steelhead just happened to be well over 30-inches.  Not bad for the first ever steelhead taken with a fly rod.  Well done Darren! Cooling temps are starting… Continue Reading

Fall Steelhead!

Fall Steelhead!

Bert from Rodney, MI with a very chrome steelhead from the Muskegon River that took an egg fly and was into the fly reel backing in seconds with aerial assaults and drag screeching runs.  No fresh water big game fish fights harder than a Muskegon river fall steelhead!   Water conditions are ideal for fall steelhead… Continue Reading

Twisted Chrome Steel & Fat Bows!

Twisted Chrome Steel & Fat Bows!

Here’s Ed from Hillsdale, MI with a steelhead so bright chrome it threw off my camera focus. Ed with a small skipper from the Muskegon.  These young steelhead are usually the precursor to a major push of fall steelhead on the way upriver. Ed with a very healthy 20″ rainbow trout. Water conditions are at… Continue Reading

November Chrome!

November Chrome!

Here’s Greg from Big Rapids, MI with a very chromed out fall steelhead from the Muskegon river that absolutely smashed a sculpin pattern. The Muskegon is at a normal level for this time of year.  Decent numbers of steelhead have made their way up the river system. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

Skamania Mania!

Skamania Mania!

Here’s Bert from Rodney, MI with a very long 31″ skamania steelhead from the Muskegon River that smashed a leech pattern. The length and width of this steelhead resembles a skamania (summer run) steelhead originally planted in the Big Manistee and St. Joe rivers.  Occasionally some lose their way and end up here in the… Continue Reading

Sweet Fall Chrome!

Sweet Fall Chrome!

Here’s Mark from Madison Wisconsin with an absolutely beautiful crystal chrome fall steelhead from the Muskegon River. Good numbers of fall steelhead have made their way up the river system with the recent push of water from the rain and colder weather. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

November Steel!

November Steel!

Here’s Ed from Hillsdale, MI with some beautiful fall steelhead from the Muskegon River. The bite was on today with several chrome chances and some nice ones brought to the boat! As the water levels remain high for this time of year, more fall steelhead continue to enter the river system. Water levels are holding… Continue Reading

Muskegon River Fall Steelhead!

Muskegon River Fall Steelhead!

Here’s Eric from Hillsdale Michigan with a very chrome fall steelhead from the Muskegon River. Water levels have increased from the recent rains. King salmon are in full swing as numbers of fall steelhead increase. Large size rainbow and brown trout can be found in around the salmon gravel areas. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading