Category Archives: Muskegon River Steelhead Guide

Gonna Need A Bigger Net!

Gonna Need A Bigger Net!

Greg from Big Rapids, MI with an absolute monster Muskegon river steelhead. A new push of rain has raised the water levels once again on the Muskegon and has brought new steelhead up river.  With the cold start to the spring run and the excellent flows with water temps finally getting into the ideal mid-40… Continue Reading

Brother Ben!

Brother Ben!

Here’s my younger brother Ben from La Crosse, WI.  Ben is an excellent trout angler successfully fishing the Driftless area of Wisconsin for years. Ben has sent me endless photos of monster brown trout he’s caught fishing Wisconsin and surrounding area small creeks and streams. Here’s brother Ben holding one of several killer steelhead that… Continue Reading

Spring Steelhead On The Run!

Spring Steelhead On The Run!

Here’s Nick from Chicago with an absolute brute of a Muskegon River Steelhead tipping the boga grips out at 19lbs, 34″ Inches of twisted crimson red steel!  Great job Nick!  Beautiful steelhead! Best of the day with some beautiful colors on Nick’s double stripe buck.  Great fight! Water conditions are high and dirty holding around… Continue Reading

Think Spring. Spring Steelhead!

Think Spring. Spring Steelhead!

Had an absolute blast doing a few hours of scouting for some upcoming trips and was blessed with this monster 19 pound, 33-Inch beast of a Muskegon river steelhead pictured top and bottom.  Forgot how fun these steelhead are to fight and try to land with light fly gear.  Incredible fights!  They just don’t give… Continue Reading

Crimson & Chrome

Crimson & Chrome

Here’s Kurt from Ann Arbor, MI with a beautiful 32-inch Muskegon river steelhead sporting its crimson red winter coat.  These double stripe bucks are the crown jewel of Muskegon river steelhead! Steelhead that remain in the river for an extended period of time (since fall) develop these beautiful crimson red stripes.  These double crimson red… Continue Reading

February Steelhead Heat!

February Steelhead Heat!

Here’s a very healthy big beautiful Muskegon river steelhead seeking refuge from Lake Michigans’ harsh winter environment spending time in the security of the Muskegon river winter lies waiting for that spring thaw.  So nice to see steelhead this healthy filled with eggs waiting to spawn.  These are the quality steelhead you want reproducing creating… Continue Reading

Winter Steelhead

Winter Steelhead

Here’s John from Indiana with his very first Muskegon river steelhead.  Winter steelhead fishing on the Muskegon can be exciting as John found out how powerful these winter steelhead really are. Here’s John again with a beautiful, extremely hard fighting female steelhead from the Muskegon river. Tale of the tape from John’s 17lb, 32″ big… Continue Reading

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