Category Archives: Muskegon River Steelhead Guide

Crimson & Chrome!

Crimson & Chrome!

Here’s Josh from Newaygo, MI with an absolute horse of a winter steelhead from the Muskegon river.  Tipping the scale at 16lbs, 32 inches.  Had to pull anchor and drop back for this one. Incredible fight!  Great job Josh!  Congratulations on such a nice steelhead!! One thing I love about winter steelheading is the assortment… Continue Reading

Winter Lies The Answer!

Winter Lies The Answer!

Here’s an absolute beast of a winter steelhead from the Muskegon river.  Fresh from Lake Michigan with the recent push of water from rain and run-off. Water conditions have been perfect past few days as Michigan’s Mother Nature is tightening her grip on the cold front coming in to stay.  As this colder weather continues,… Continue Reading

Silver & Gold!

Silver & Gold!

Once the water temps drop below that 40 degree mark the steelhead fishing gets easier as the majority of steelhead gang up in large numbers in their winter lies.  These slow moving pools can produce double digit hook ups in a matter of hours.  Great way to get your son or daughter interested in the… Continue Reading

Quest For Chrome!

Quest For Chrome!

Here’s Matt from Grand Rapids, MI with the best of the day from a recent few hour fishing trip.  This 30″ 14lb female steelhead fought incredibly hard and Matt handled it flawlessly bringing this beautiful girl to the boat.  Great job Matt!  Beautiful steelhead. Water conditions are perfect as more steelhead enter the river system. … Continue Reading

17lbs, 33″ of Twisted Chrome Steel!

17lbs, 33″ of Twisted Chrome Steel!

Here’s Jim from Fort Wayne, IN with an absolute beast of a steelhead from the Muskegon river.  33″ Inches and 17lbs of twisted chrome steel!  Great job Jim!  Incredible steelhead!  Congratulations! Here’s Jim’s brother Rick also from Fort Wayne, IN with a nice buck from the MO.  Both Jim and Rick have been avid Pere… Continue Reading

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

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

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

Best Season of All! Fall Fly Fishing The Muskegon River!

Best Season of All! Fall Fly Fishing The Muskegon River!

Fall is an absolutely beautiful time of year to fish the Muskegon river here in Michigan.  The annual migration of king salmon start to enter the river system and along with it fall steelhead and lake run browns follow suite up river in search of salmon roe discharged from actively spawning king salmon. Trout fishing… Continue Reading