Category Archives: Muskegon River fishing guide

Sweet November Steel!

Sweet November Steel!

Here’s my great friend and client George from Chicago with a beautifully chromed out fall steelhead from the Muskegon river. More fall steelhead continue to enter the river system.  Water levels are good but temps are above average for this time of year.  Next weeks cold weather is exactly what’s needed to convince more steelhead… Continue Reading

Twisted Chrome Steel!

Twisted Chrome Steel!

What started out as a double-hitter ended up with Carl bringing this beautiful chrome Muskegon river steelhead to the boat.  Great job Carl!  Beautiful fall steelhead! More fall steelhead continue to enter the river system as the water temps continue to cool down and flows rise.  The king salmon run is starting to dwindle down… Continue Reading

Bad To The 22″ River Brown Trout!

Bad To The 22″ River Brown Trout!

Here’s Ed from Hillsdale, MI with an exceptional 22″ Muskegon river brown trout.  This river brown struck Ed’s fly like a lightning bolt and fought like a king salmon with a heck of a pull from the start.  Was such a great surprise to see this wall-hanger brown come to the net!  Congrats Ed!  Incredible… Continue Reading

Sweet Fall Chrome!

Sweet Fall Chrome!

Here’s Tim from Chicago with a crystal chrome Muskegon river steelhead.  Nothing beats that first tug on the fly rod and especially when it’s a Muskegon river fall steelhead ripping your fly reel into its backing in seconds!  Congrats on a beautiful fall steelhead Tim! Steelhead continue to enter the river system as the water… Continue Reading

It All Starts With The Skippers!

It All Starts With The Skippers!

The fall steelhead run always start with the skippers; the juvenile steelhead that migrate first up the river system quickly followed by the adult steelhead.  Landing skippers is the first indication the fall steelhead run is about to happen. Here’s Brian from Cincinnati, OH with a bright chrome “skipper” steelhead from the Muskegon river. We’re… Continue Reading

King Of The Muskegon River!

King Of The Muskegon River!

Here’s Josh from Kentwood, MI with a massive king from the Muskegon river that smashed his swung fly through the deep pool on the retrieve.  If you’ve never experienced fighting these king salmon in the deep pools when they have all their energy fresh from Lake Michigan; you’ve got to give it a try.  To… Continue Reading

Fall Caddis Hatch Heats Up On The Muskegon!

Fall Caddis Hatch Heats Up On The Muskegon!

Here’s Bill from Allegan, MI with some beautiful brown trout taken on caddis dry flies. This recent abnormal warm front has triggered massive caddis fly hatches in the upper stretches of the river sending large size brown trout into a feeding frenzy. Here’s Bill with another large size river brown that smashed his caddis dry… Continue Reading

Complete Your Drift With Dry Flies For Trout!

Complete Your Drift With Dry Flies For Trout!

Here’s a beautiful Muskegon river brown trout that absolutely smashed my caddis dry fly submerged under the water column on the swing.  This brown trout struck my dry fly submerged under the water column just as my fly line straightened out behind me and I started to retrieve the fly at the terminal end of… Continue Reading

Make The Trout See Your Fly Fall!

Make The Trout See Your Fly Fall!

Here’s a gorgeously colored Muskegon river brown trout that absolutely smashed my new Gray Drake dry fly pattern as it gently fell to the water just in front of his face in his feeding lane. In the last blog we discussed how to target rising trout and time their intervals between rises to improve your… Continue Reading

Brown Trout That Go Gulp In The Night!

Brown Trout That Go Gulp In The Night!

Here’s my long time friend Greg from Rockford, MI with a very aggressive brown trout that absolutely smashed his Drake pattern dry fly just before total darkness of the night set in. We’ve talked about it before; timing the rises and how trout start feeding heavier as the sun goes down.  Well that’s exactly what… Continue Reading