Category Archives: Muskegon River Steelhead Guide

May Offers Up Crystal Chrome Steelhead & 20″ Rainbows!!

May Offers Up Crystal Chrome Steelhead & 20″ Rainbows!!

Here’s Todd from Indiana with an absolute brute chrome steelhead from the Muskegon River.  The recent high waters have brought up a fresh push of steelhead found in select pockets of the river. Here’s Todd with a custom jaw structured steelhead unique to the Muskegon River. Here’s Todd with another “crystal chrome” steelhead. Todd posing… Continue Reading

Spring Steel On The Run!

Spring Steel On The Run!

Here’s Todd from Indiana with some of the best steelhead of the day from the Muskegon River.  The spring run on the Muskegon is in full swing as more numbers of steelhead continue to migrate up the river system. Water levels continue with very high flows for this time of the year offering excellent steelhead… Continue Reading

Winter Just Won’t Let Go!

Winter Just Won’t Let Go!

Here’s Bill pictured top along with his friend Jarrid from Indiana with two days of fishing in spring steelhead paradise where winter just wont let go on the Muskegon River!  Great fish guys! Water levels continue to sustain outstanding levels with water temps above that magical 42-degree point.  With the perfect flows and continued cold… Continue Reading

Sweet 16!

Sweet 16!

(Trystan with a big double stripe steelhead) No better way to celebrate your 16th birthday then hooking and landing your first ever steelhead with dad at your side.   Funny how things work out, this steelhead weighed in at 16lbs on the boga grips and was in excess of 30-inches.  Trystan’s Sweet 16 birthday with the… Continue Reading

It’s….The Final Countdown!

It’s….The Final Countdown!

(Jacob with a beautiful spring steelhead) Here’s Dad with his 11-year-old son Jacob with a very healthy steelhead from the Muskegon River.  It was a tag team effort to bring this big hen to the boat.  Despite her not wanting the photo shoot, booth Andrew and Jacob got the job done bringing this big girl… Continue Reading

November Steel!

November Steel!

Here’s Kurt with a crystal chrome fall steelhead form the Muskegon river.  Steelhead numbers continue to increase as the cold evenings mixed with rain are bringing more steelhead up the river system. Here’s Kurt again with a really nice Muskegon River native brown trout. pst by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

Fall Steelhead

Fall Steelhead

(Jeff with a nice fall steelhead from the Muskegon River) Jeff pictured top holding a beautiful chrome steelhead and his brothers Paul and Jay holding a king salmon. More fall steelhead are entering the river as new batches of salmon make their way up the river system.  Water levels are on the low side holding… Continue Reading

That’s My Boy!

That’s My Boy!

(Jordan Fortuna with his very first steelhead with a fly rod) After years of guiding fathers and sons into really nice steelhead, it was so nice to finally have the opportunity to guide my son into his first steelhead.  I’m extremely proud to introduce you to my 14-year-old son Jordan Fortuna with his very first… Continue Reading

Spring Steelhead On The Move!

Spring Steelhead On The Move!

Sore arms and a worn down net was the name of the game today, as I couldn’t believe the sheer numbers of steelhead I witnessed first hand.  Every once in a while you have one of those days on the Muskegon where you just can’t do any wrong; this was definitely one of those days!… Continue Reading

March Steel Madness Begins!

March Steel Madness Begins!

(John with a beautiful “March Madness” steelhead from the Muskegon) Here’s John pictured with a gorgeous chrome steelhead from his trip this past Saturday. Remnants from the flood last two weeks are evident with high dirty stained water from more than 11,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) flow, which equates to approximately 10 to 15… Continue Reading