Category Archives: Muskegon river fly fishing guide

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

Kings Of Swing In Deep Salmon Pools!

Kings Of Swing In Deep Salmon Pools!

Here’s Mike with his king salmon taken on the swing in a deep pool staging area.  Mike is pictured along with John/dad on the right and friend Dave on the left. King salmon start to enter the Muskegon river in mid September.  As they migrate up the river system, the kings seek and group up… 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

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

Time The Rise!

Time The Rise!

Here he is!  The man, the myth, the legend!  Bert from Rodney, MI holding a beautiful Muskegon river brown trout that absolutely smashed a dry fly! What makes dry fly fishing for trout on the Muskegon so much fun?  It’s targeting and timing the rises!  More times than not, trout will go into a feeding… Continue Reading

Dry Flying For Bows & Browns!

Dry Flying For Bows & Browns!

Here’s my new friend Mike from Rockford, MI wet wadding in style with a nice Muskegon river brown trout that smashed his dry fly! Mike with a very healthy Muskegon river rainbow trout gorging on flies top water struck Mike’s dry fly with a vengeance!  Great hook-set Mike! Dry fly fishing for trout has been… Continue Reading

Got Trout?

Got Trout?

Dry fly fishing for trout has been on fire past few weeks with caddis, cahills, blue wing olives, and drake hatches taking center stage.  The low clear water is causing the trout to look up more than ever as the red tail sucker spawn has come to an end. The hotter air temps are raising… Continue Reading

You Never Forget Your First!

You Never Forget Your First!

You never forget your first steelhead on a fly rod and especially when your first just happens to be 34-inches of twisted crimson red steel tipping the Boga grips at 19 pounds! Congrats Ethan!  Well done.  Incredible fight! Okay.  So, you want to learn steelhead fishing with a fly rod?  Cast here, tight line going… Continue Reading

One Cast Keys With Flies On Fire!

One Cast Keys With Flies On Fire!

Here’s the famous “One Cast Keys” from Big Rapids, MI with some incredible steelhead brought to the boat.  Greg is literally the only fly angler I know that can catch steelhead without even having to cast!  Congrats Greg!  Thanks for the trips! Continue Reading

Let It Rain!

Let It Rain!

From Chicago pictured left to right here’s Jeff, Brian, and Jim helping Brian hold his very first Muskegon river steelhead which just happened to be a 17lb double stripe buck!  Great job Brian.  Welcome to my addiction! Pictures don’t do this steelhead justice.  Here’s Jeff holding his 37-Inch, 20lb Muskegon river steelhead that nearly pulled… Continue Reading