Category Archives: Muskegon river fly fishing guide

Bad To The 24″ Brown!

Bad To The 24″ Brown!

Here’s Bob from Madison, WI with an absolute gem; an incredible 24″ Muskegon river brown trout.   Great job Bob!  Incredible river brown!  Congratulations!! The trout fishing in and around the steelhead reds has been on fire lately!  We’ve brought several 20+ inch rainbows and browns to the boat past few weeks. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

Time To Shine!

Time To Shine!

Meet the new young fly fishing prodigy from Chicago.  Here’s Kyra holding her first ever steelhead hooked, fought, and landed all by herself with a fly rod.  Kyra’s first ever big Buck just happened to tip the scale at 30-inches and 16lbs.  Great job Kyra!!  Welcome to the steelhead club! Not to be outdone here’s… Continue Reading

Double Red Stripe Brute!

Double Red Stripe Brute!

Here’s Greg with what can only be described as “threading the needle” with a one in a million cast into a log jam only to have the water erupt with this 32″ Twisted Crimson Red Ball of Steel rocketing out of the water!  Incredible fight, incredible story!  Incredible double stripe steelhead!  Congrats Greg!  Not to… Continue Reading

Lightning Strikes Twice!

Lightning Strikes Twice!

For those of you who’ve steelhead fished before you know how difficult it can be to catch a massive steelhead in weeks of fishing let alone a couple days.  Well, here’s Jim from Fort Wayne, Indiana with his 2nd massive steelhead in excess of 30 inches and well over 17 pounds. Jim was out with… Continue Reading

Chrome Steel!

Chrome Steel!

Here’s Nick from Chicago with a chrome steelhead from the Muskegon River.  70 degrees one day and back in the 30’s the next.  You’ve gotta love the fall steelhead weather in Michigan! The recent rains have brought the water up slightly along with some new steelhead reaching the upper stretches of the river.  The tricky… Continue Reading

42″ 32lb King Salmon!

42″ 32lb King Salmon!

Here’s Bert from Rodney, MI with an absolute hog of a king salmon tipping the scale at 32lbs and 42″.  Incredible fish!  Incredible fight!  Great job Bert!  Here’s to the one that didn’t get away!! Here’s Bert with a very fresh king that took him into his backing in seconds. Here’s Bert with another monster… Continue Reading

Queen of Kings!

Queen of Kings!

Here’s Amy from Madison, WI with a very healthy king salmon from the Muskegon river.  Amy has been out with me during some of the nastiest weather conditions hunting down steelhead in the fall, winter and spring.  So to be able to fish in beautiful fall conditions with sun and mild temps hooking these powerful… Continue Reading

Get Down With It!

Get Down With It!

This brown trout struck the submerged dry fly just below the water column at the end of the drift. More times than not, trout follow the fly all the way to the end of your drift when your fly line straightens out just below the water surface behind you. First couple of pulls to retrieve… Continue Reading

Crystal Chrome Trout On Dry Flies!

Crystal Chrome Trout On Dry Flies!

Here’s a beautiful chromed out rainbow trout that absolutely hammered a dry fly on the first cast through its feeding lane. So nice to see the healthy trout population on the Muskegon getting better every year. The new 15″ minimum regulation is having a very positive impact on the size and quantity of trout improving… Continue Reading

Dry Fly Browns!

Dry Fly Browns!

This nice brown struck the dry fly in the middle of a bright sunny day. Dry fly fishing on the Muskegon has been picking up despite the river not wanting to let go of the slightly high flows. Caddis, sulphur, and drake hatches are in full swing throughout the river system. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading