Category Archives: Muskegon river fall steelhead

Muskegon River Fall Steelhead!

Muskegon River Fall Steelhead!

Here’s Jeff from Grand Rapids, MI with an incredible 33.5″ 19lb crystal chrome hen steelhead from the Muskegon River.  Water levels are perfect with water temps slowly dropping to the mid 40’s. Seemed to have found some fresh steelhead on the move as Jeff landed this hard fighting crystal chrome buck.  One of those days… Continue Reading

One Cast Keys Strikes Again!

One Cast Keys Strikes Again!

Here’s the famous Greg “One Cast Keys” from Big Rapids, MI with a chromed out Muskegon river steelhead.   Greg is known for hooking nice steelhead within the first cast and here he goes again with hooking and landing this fall steelhead on the very first cast in the first spot we tried this morning. More… Continue Reading

It’s Not The Size Of The Fish In The Fight. It’s The Size Of Fight In The Fish!

It’s Not The Size Of The Fish In The Fight. It’s The Size Of Fight In The Fish!

Here’s Kurt from Michigan proving it’s not the size of the fish as much as it’s the size of fight in the fish that makes all the difference. Kurt’s skipper fought just as hard as any full grown steelhead with several acrobatic leaps and blistering drag streaming runs only fall steelhead can produce. Pound for… Continue Reading

The Kings & Chrome of Fall Fishing the Muskegon River!

The Kings & Chrome of Fall 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 the fall steelhead and lake run browns follow suite up river in search of salmon roe discharged from actively spawning king salmon. Trout… Continue Reading

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