Category Archives: Muskegon river fly fishing 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

Go With The Flow!

Go With The Flow!

Here’s William from LaCrosse, WI with this beautiful crimson red double stripe buck!  We talked about the size of the steelhead running on the big side this fall and winter.  Well Williams double stripe buck is the prime example; tipping the boga’s at 18lbs and measuring at a wall-hanger status of 34 inches.  Great job… 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

1 Cast Key Strikes Again!

1 Cast Key Strikes Again!

Here’s Greg from Big Rapids, MI with another one cast miracle bringing this gorgeous 15lb Muskegon river steelhead to the boat.  Great job Greg! The king salmon run is in full swing with incredible numbers not seen in 10 years on the Muskegon river.  With the heavy concentration of king salmon throughout the river system… Continue Reading

Love Those Fall Colors!

Love Those Fall Colors!

Here’s Kenneth from the east side of the state with an absolutely incredible colored Muskegon river brown trout. Absolutely incredible the colors on these Muskegon river brown trout.  Check out the amber red throughout the flank. Not uncommon to hook massive browns and rainbow trout behind the salmon beds gorging on displaced salmon eggs.  Kenneth’s… Continue Reading

Swinging Flies For King Salmon!

Swinging Flies For King Salmon!

Here’s Andrew from Spring Lake with an absolutely massive Muskegon river king salmon taken on a swung fly through a deep pool.  Andrew has caught king salmon before but nothing this big and never on a fly rod.  First ever on a fly rod.  Great job Andrew!  Incredible king!! Here’s Jay (fishing guide out of… Continue Reading

King Salmon On Swung Flies!

King Salmon On Swung Flies!

Here’s Ted from Cincinnati with some incredible Muskegon river king salmon taken with swung flies in the deep pools. Good numbers of king salmon continue to enter the river system making their way into staging areas as the females wait for their eggs to develop and water temps to drop triggering them to make their… Continue Reading

Trout Fishing Dry Fly Style!

Trout Fishing Dry Fly Style!

Muskegon river brown trout taken on a dry fly.  Nothing better than this time of year fly fishing the Muskegon river during the best dry fly fishing for trout of the year.  Caddis, Cahills, and Gray Drakes are present throughout the river system.  60 degree water temps and perfect flows are making way for some… Continue Reading

Crimson Red Steel!

Crimson Red Steel!

Bob from Madison, WI with a beautiful uniquely crimson red colored 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… Continue Reading

It’s All About Feelings!

It’s All About Feelings!

Here’s my great friend Amy (Bob’s daughter) from Madison, WI with an absolute beast of a Male Muskegon river steelhead. Start of the trip Amy explained it very well and I agree.  “It’s all about feelings.”  Feeling of making that great cast, feeling of running that perfect drift, and feeling of that hard stop when… Continue Reading