Category Archives: Muskegon River Fishing Charter

It Means More When You Gotta Work For It!

It Means More When You Gotta Work For It!

You remember it more when you gotta work for it.  It’s one thing to hook large steelhead and another to get them in the boat.  I think Mark would agree; it’s not easy, but so much fun to fight these powerful fish on light fly gear.  The combination of the fight to getting it to… Continue Reading

Trout Stream Becomes Steelhead Dreams!

Trout Stream Becomes Steelhead Dreams!

What originated as a trout trip quickly became a steelhead dream as the recent rains yet again pushed up another run of fresh steelhead. John from Minnesota with a gorgeous Muskegon river steelhead. Haven’t seen incredible flows like this on the Muskegon for almost two years.  Excellent flows mixed with cool water temps from this… Continue Reading

Not Over Yet!

Not Over Yet!

Sam from Chicago holding a nice mid-May steelhead from the Muskegon river with his friend Jason experiencing fly fishing steelhead on the Muskegon river for the first time.  Welcome to the steelhead club guys! The spring steelhead run on the Muskegon river is not over yet.  Recent pushes of water have brought up a surprising… Continue Reading

Bad To The Brown!

Bad To The Brown!

Here’s Calvin from Madison, WI with a awesome 22-inch Muskegon river brown trout. New regulations on the Muskegon river from 10-inch minimum to 15-inch minimum has increased both the size and quantity of the Muskegon river brown trout population resulting in beautiful brown trout like Calvins.  A new push of rain has raised the water… Continue Reading

Crimson Red Steel!

Crimson Red Steel!

Bob from Madison, WI with a beautiful uniquely crimson red colored Muskegon river steelhead. A new push of rain has raised the water levels once again on the Muskegon and has brought new steelhead up river.  With the cold start to the spring run and the excellent flows with water temps finally getting into the… Continue Reading

May Chrome!

May Chrome!

Paul from Madison, WI with a beautiful chromed out Muskegon river steelhead. A new push of rain has raised the water levels once again on the Muskegon and has brought new steelhead up river.  With the cold start to the spring run and the excellent flows with water temps finally getting into the ideal mid-40… Continue Reading

Brother Ben!

Brother Ben!

Here’s my younger brother Ben from La Crosse, WI.  Ben is an excellent trout angler successfully fishing the Driftless area of Wisconsin for years. Ben has sent me endless photos of monster brown trout he’s caught fishing Wisconsin and surrounding area small creeks and streams. Here’s brother Ben holding one of several killer steelhead that… Continue Reading

Go With The Flow!

Go With The Flow!

Here’s Kurt from Ann Arbor, MI with an exceptional day bringing several nice steelhead to the boat throughout the day. The new increased flows from yesterdays heavy rain have brought yet another push of new steelhead up river. Warmer water temps finally in the mid 40’s have increased the steelheads metabolism making them act more aggressive… Continue Reading

It’s All About Feelings!

It’s All About Feelings!

Here’s my great friend Amy (Bob’s daughter) from Madison, WI with an absolute beast of a Male Muskegon river steelhead. Start of the trip Amy explained it very well and I agree.  “It’s all about feelings.”  Feeling of making that great cast, feeling of running that perfect drift, and feeling of that hard stop when… Continue Reading

Winter Just Doesn’t Want To Let Go!

Winter Just Doesn’t Want To Let Go!

Steelhead fishing conditions are perfect!  Flows have dropped from 5000cfs to mid 4500cfs and the water is starting to clear.  Water temps are just starting to hover around that ideal water temp of 42 degrees. This prolonged recent cold spell mixed with precipitation is exactly what’s needed to trigger new fish up river and lengthen… Continue Reading