Category Archives: Muskegon River Fishing Charter

Water Temps Drop As the Steelhead Bite Starts To Pop!

Water Temps Drop As the Steelhead Bite Starts To Pop!

Please welcome my new friends Sherry from Rockford, MI and her brother Austin from Jacksonville, FL.  Sherry with her first ever steelhead that believe it or not hit on her very first cast.  Great job Sherry!  Well done! Here’s Austin, from Jacksonville, FL.  He’s fished and hunted some of the best areas across the United… Continue Reading

Bad To The Brown!

Bad To The Brown!

Here’s Rod with the Northview Fly Fishing Club of Grand Rapids, MI with an absolutely gorgeous native Muskegon river brown trout. The new 15″ minimum Brown Trout regulations have been in place on the Muskegon river the past few years now and have been producing incredible results like Rod’s river brown. Good numbers of steelhead… 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

Chrome Steel!

Chrome Steel!

Here’s Nick from Chicago with a chrome steelhead from the Muskegon River.  70 degrees one day and back in the 30’s the next.  You’ve gotta love the fall steelhead weather in Michigan! The recent rains have brought the water up slightly along with some new steelhead reaching the upper stretches of the river.  The tricky… 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

Bad To The Bow!

Bad To The Bow!

Here’s Bert with one of the largest, if not the largest 24″ native rainbow trout from the Muskegon river.  Congrats on such a one in a million rainbow Bert! This rainbow was so big (two feet long!) I truly thought it was a steelhead.  In 20+ years guiding exclusively on the Muskegon river all year… 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