Category Archives: Muskegon River Steelhead Guide

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

Winter Steel Paradise~Day Two

Winter Steel Paradise~Day Two

(34″, 18lbs winter steelhead from the Muskegon River) Congratulations to Bob with this absolute brute of a Muskegon River Steelhead!  This fish struck both Bob and Amy before finally taking Bob’s presentation on the fourth strike. (another look at Bob’s massive steelhead…”tale of the tape!”) (Amy with a crystal chrome winter steelhead) (Bob with a… Continue Reading

Day One In Winter Steelhead Paradise

Day One In Winter Steelhead Paradise

(Amy with a massive winter Buck!) (Bob with an early morning surprise!) (Amy pictured with one of the fattest winter steelhead ever seen!) (This girl has been stocking up on the calories!) (Amy with a nice winter steelhead) (Bob with a crystal chrome winter steelhead) (Amy with a beautiful Muskegon river winter steelhead) Here’s Bob… Continue Reading

Winter Steelhead On The Muskegon…Photos Worth 1,000 Words!

Winter Steelhead On The Muskegon…Photos Worth 1,000 Words!

Water levels and temps are perfect for winter steelhead fishing.  To this point the numbers of steelhead in the river system is insane!  New batches of fish continue to make their way upstream offering a multitude of different colored steelhead from bright chrome to crimson red.  Warmer temps for the next few days will bring… Continue Reading

Fall Steelhead~Running Big!

Fall Steelhead~Running Big!

(John with a very healthy fall steelhead from the Muskegon River) Here’s John from the Chicago area with the best steelhead of the day that put up an outstanding fight.   It’s really nice to see the size of these steelhead so far this year are complimenting this years salmon class.  It use to be… Continue Reading

Getting It Done!

Getting It Done!

(Jeff with a beautiful fall steelhead from the Muskegon River) Here’s Jeff from Ohio “getting the job done” with some really nice fall steelhead from the Muskegon River today.  Water levels and clarity are excellent right now setting the stage for some outstanding late fall steelhead fishing on the Muskegon river as we get closer… Continue Reading

Fall Steelheading On The MO!

Fall Steelheading On The MO!

(Bob pictured with a “silver bullet” fall steelhead from the Muskegon River) So far we’re off to a great start with the fall steelhead run.  The recent rains mixed with high water have brought up good numbers of steelhead and have made for some extra ordinary steelhead fishing.  With more rain coupled with cold temps in… Continue Reading

Don’t Be Afraid Of The Rain….Steelhead Love It!

Don’t Be Afraid Of The Rain….Steelhead Love It!

(Bill with a beautiful Muskegon river fall steelhead) (Muskegon river silver bullet) (Bill holding the “best of the day” fall steelhead from the Muskegon river) (Ending the day with chrome) Water levels are on the rise with the rain.  Higher water on rivers is always a good thing.  Especially when it coincides with the natural… Continue Reading