Category Archives: Muskegon River fishing guide

Dave & John Kings of the MO!

Dave & John Kings of the MO!

Here’s Dave from Chicago with his friend John who fished with his son the day before.  Dave’s holding his first ever river king that was also taken with a fly rod. And just like the day before….here’s John not to be out done with another hard fighting Muskegon River king salmon. Salmon continue to enter… Continue Reading

Jack & John Kings of The MO!

Jack & John Kings of The MO!

Here’s Jack from New York and Dad John from Chicago with an absolute hog. Jack’s very first ever Muskegon river king salmon.   Taken with a fly rod.  Great job Jack!  Welcome to the club! Not to be outdone, here’s John aka…Dad with a toothy hard fighting king that took him well into his backing in… Continue Reading

Red Tigger Stripe King!

Red Tigger Stripe King!

Here’s my long time client and friend George from Chicago with the best of the day from the Muskegon River.  This big king can only be described as rare and unique with the red “tiger striping” across its flanks.   Only ever seen a few king salmon with these colorful red markings in 20+ years… Continue Reading

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