Category Archives: Muskegon River fishing guide

33 & 1/4″ Inches Of 20-Pound Twisted Chrome Steel!

33 & 1/4″ Inches Of 20-Pound Twisted Chrome Steel!

Every once in a while the Muskegon river flexes its muscle to remind you just how truly blessed and wonderful this river steelhead fishery really is.  Seems these days on the Muskegon, the fabled 20-pound steelhead not only exist but are thriving with growing numbers every year. Please meet my great friend John from Chicago… Continue Reading

So Easy A 6-Year Old Can Do It!

So Easy A 6-Year Old Can Do It!

Here’s my new friends from Howell, MI.   6-year old Ella with Dad helping hold her first ever Muskegon river steelhead!  Congrats Ella!  Welcome to the Steelhead Club!   Good numbers of steelhead are present throughout the river system.  With the continued strong flows and a brief warm spell next week should raise the water levels and… Continue Reading

Big Boy Bows & Bad Ass Chrome!

Big Boy Bows & Bad Ass Chrome!

Here’s Jim from Ft. Wayne Indiana holding his 31 and a half inch, 17 pounds of twisted chrome Muskegon river steelhead.  Incredible steelhead Jim!  Congrats! Not only steelhead, but incredible native Muskegon river rainbow and brown trout are available this time of year as well.  Here’s Jim with a 22-inch wall-hanger rainbow trout longer and… Continue Reading

30-Inches Of Twisted Chrome Steel!

30-Inches Of Twisted Chrome Steel!

Here’s a very unique long and skinny crystal chrome Muskegon river steelhead.  With this steelheads body structure being so long and skinny it almost looks like a Skamania which is a summer run steelhead originally planted in the St.Joseph and Big Manistee river systems here in Michigan. Water temps are dipping down to that 40… Continue Reading

Man Of Steel!

Man Of Steel!

Here’s Connor from Northern Indiana with an absolute crystal chrome Muskegon river steelhead. Men of steel from left to right; brother Cameron and Dad celebrating Connors first ever fall steelhead!  Great job Connor!  Welcome to the steelhead club! Water temps are dropping and flows are rising making way for an excellent transition from fall to… Continue Reading

Bad To The Brown!

Bad To The Brown!

Here’s Ed from Hillsdale, MI with a beautiful Muskegon river brown trout.  During the past couple weeks of trips we have lost more than a half dozen of river browns well over the 20-inch mark so it was nice to finally bring one to the net!  Great job Ed! Beautiful colors on these fall river… 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

Better Sit Down For This Photo!

Better Sit Down For This Photo!

Here’s Jim from Madison, WI with an absolute hog of a king salmon tipping the scales well over 30 pounds and in excess of 40-inches.  Great job Jim!  Incredible Muskegon River King Salmon! Water temps are starting to cool rapidly making way for the peak of the king salmon run and with it fall steelhead. … Continue Reading

So Big It Took 3 Of Them To Hold It!

So Big It Took 3 Of Them To Hold It!

From left to right here’s the three brothers Chris, Brad, and Jeff helping hold Brad’s massive king salmon from the Muskegon River.  Water temps are starting to cool rapidly making way for the peak of the king salmon run and with it fall steelhead.  Water levels and clarity are perfect!  Game on!! post by: jon… Continue Reading

Pictures Tell The Story!

Pictures Tell The Story!

Here’s Stephen taking a seat with this absolute monster king salmon from the Muskegon river weighing in at well over 30 pounds is an understatement.  Just look at it.  To describe the fight as an “Epic Battle” would not be doing justice to this King!  Absolutely incredible.  Congrats Stephen!  Very well deserved!   Colder weather… Continue Reading