Category Archives: Muskegon River fishing guide

Get Down With It!

Get Down With It!

This brown trout struck the submerged dry fly just below the water column at the end of the drift. More times than not, trout follow the fly all the way to the end of your drift when your fly line straightens out just below the water surface behind you. First couple of pulls to retrieve… Continue Reading

Crystal Chrome Trout On Dry Flies!

Crystal Chrome Trout On Dry Flies!

Here’s a beautiful chromed out rainbow trout that absolutely hammered a dry fly on the first cast through its feeding lane. So nice to see the healthy trout population on the Muskegon getting better every year. The new 15″ minimum regulation is having a very positive impact on the size and quantity of trout improving… Continue Reading

Dries-N-Flies!

Dries-N-Flies!

Caddis, sulphur and gray drake hatches are taking center stage as the high flows start to recede and offer up some excellent dry fly fishing throughout the river system. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

Back-N-Browns!

Back-N-Browns!

Here’s a very healthy river brown from the Muskegon taken with a dry fly despite the high flows. This is what it’s all about; peace and tranquility while dry fly fishing the Muskegon river during the best hatch of the year. The gray drake hatch only lasts a few weeks each year on the MO… Continue Reading

Mid-Mays Cold Spell Helps Warm Steelhead Bite!

Mid-Mays Cold Spell Helps Warm Steelhead Bite!

Here’s Bert and Greg from northern Michigan with some excellent steelhead from the past couple days of trips. This recent Polar Vortex cold spell that came through the midwest has helped the steelhead bite! New fish have come up and drop back steelhead are aggressively feeding as they make their way back to Lake Michigan.… Continue Reading

The Gift Of Steel!

The Gift Of Steel!

Here’s Ron and his brother John from Michigan taking full advantage of Johns birthday gift to his brother, as Ron holds his first of many steelhead from the day including an 18lb 34″ monster Ron puts in the boat pictured below. Sometimes the smaller steelhead fight the hardest and this was definitely the case with… Continue Reading

All In The Family!

All In The Family!

Keeping it all in the family here’s my new friends from Indiana and Michigan who came to spend a beautiful half day with me this past Saturday in search of the Muskegon River Crowned Jewel…Steelhead! And find it they did with several nice attempts at some great fish including several large size trout and a… Continue Reading

March Steelhead Madness!

March Steelhead Madness!

Here’s me with an absolute monster steelhead from the Muskegon River. Fresh fish continue to enter the river system as longer days and warmer nights are turning the bite on big time! Tale of the tape with this big beautiful chrome hen! Another big beautiful hen from the Muskegon. “Fish the soft pockets” seemed to… Continue Reading

Bitter Sweet!

Bitter Sweet!

Here’s the best of the day among a few others that just didn’t want their picture taken. Including a very large river brown that popped the hook at the net and just didn’t fall back into it. Despite losing the brown, it was a beautiful day with several strong hook-ups in multiple locations. Water conditions… Continue Reading

Sweet December Chrome!

Sweet December Chrome!

Winter steelhead fishing the Muskegon River is one of the best kept secrets in Michigan. Fishing pressure starts to subside and the steelhead fall back into “winter lies” consisting of deep pools or slow-moving runs with contour to the river bottom. Just like a bear seeks refuge in a deep cave to hibernate through winter;… Continue Reading