Category Archives: Muskegon River Steelhead Guide

Muskegon River Winter Steelhead Fishing!

Muskegon River Winter Steelhead Fishing!

Here’s Kurt from Ann Arbor, MI with a nice double stripe buck winter steelhead from the Muskegon river. When water temps drop below the 40-degree point, steelhead seek out winter lies in rivers slow moving deep pools.  They do so for protection from the elements and to avoid exerting too much energy in the cold… Continue Reading

Silver & Chrome!

Silver & Chrome!

Here’s my good friend George from Chicago with a bruiser of a Muskegon river steelhead! What started out as a slow bite quickly turned around as the sun came up and the bite turned on! Not to be outdone, here’s Nick, my other good friend from Chicago with a picture perfect chromed out Muskegon river… Continue Reading

Let It Snow! Let ‘Em Go! Let ‘Em Grow!

Let It Snow! Let ‘Em Go! Let ‘Em Grow!

Beautiful day fishing steelhead on the Muskegon river.  The bite was very strong with several opportunities at  some great steelhead including the ones pictured here! The size of these steelhead this fall have been incredible.  Most of the steelhead brought to the net this season have been in excess of 25-inches and 13 to 14… Continue Reading

19lb 33″ Of Twisted Chrome Steel!

19lb 33″ Of Twisted Chrome Steel!

Here’s Ed from Hillsdale, MI with an absolute wall-hanger.  19 pounds and just shy of 33-inches of chromed out Muskegon river steelhead!  Absolutely amazing fight!  Was a miracle just to get in the boat.  This steelhead hit and went immediately upstream sending Ed into his backing.  Circled the boat four times and at the last… Continue Reading

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