Category Archives: Muskegon river fly fishing guide

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

Mid-Mays Cold Spell Helps Warm Steelhead Bite!

Mid-Mays Cold Spell Helps Warm Steelhead Bite!

Here’s Bert and Greg from northern Michigan with some excellent steelhead from the past couple days of trips. This recent Polar Vortex cold spell that came through the midwest has helped the steelhead bite! New fish have come up and drop back steelhead are aggressively feeding as they make their way back to Lake Michigan.… Continue Reading

It’s Not Over Yet!

It’s Not Over Yet!

Here’s Dave from Albion, MI with an absolute beast of a steelhead from the Muskegon River. 17lbs and 32-inches of twisted double stripe steel! It’s one thing to hook steelhead this big; it’s totally another to land one. Congratulations Dave! Great steelhead!! Great fight!! Nice to see fresh chrome around with new pushes of steelhead… Continue Reading

The Gift Of Steel!

The Gift Of Steel!

Here’s Ron and his brother John from Michigan taking full advantage of Johns birthday gift to his brother, as Ron holds his first of many steelhead from the day including an 18lb 34″ monster Ron puts in the boat pictured below. Sometimes the smaller steelhead fight the hardest and this was definitely the case with… Continue Reading

Back in Business!

Back in Business!

First and foremost, Thank You! To the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (mucc.org) who fought for the rights of Fishing Charter Services in Michigan to resume operations as of today, May 7th. The Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) sent two letters to Gov. Whitmer. The first provided language that would allow fishing guides to safely return… Continue Reading