Category Archives: Muskegon river steelhead

Fall Fishing On The Muskegon River!

Fall Fishing On The Muskegon River!

Fall is an absolutely beautiful time of year to fish the Muskegon river here in Michigan.  The annual migration of king salmon start to enter the river system and along with it the fall steelhead and lake run browns follow suite up river in search of salmon roe discharged from actively spawning king salmon. Trout… Continue Reading

It Means More When You Gotta Work For It!

It Means More When You Gotta Work For It!

You remember it more when you gotta work for it.  It’s one thing to hook large steelhead and another to get them in the boat.  I think Mark would agree; it’s not easy, but so much fun to fight these powerful fish on light fly gear.  The combination of the fight to getting it to… Continue Reading

Trout Stream Becomes Steelhead Dreams!

Trout Stream Becomes Steelhead Dreams!

What originated as a trout trip quickly became a steelhead dream as the recent rains yet again pushed up another run of fresh steelhead. John from Minnesota with a gorgeous Muskegon river steelhead. Haven’t seen incredible flows like this on the Muskegon for almost two years.  Excellent flows mixed with cool water temps from this… Continue Reading

Gonna Need A Bigger Net!

Gonna Need A Bigger Net!

Greg from Big Rapids, MI with an absolute monster 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 ideal mid-40… 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

May Chrome!

May Chrome!

Paul from Madison, WI with a beautiful chromed out 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 ideal mid-40… Continue Reading

Brother Ben!

Brother Ben!

Here’s my younger brother Ben from La Crosse, WI.  Ben is an excellent trout angler successfully fishing the Driftless area of Wisconsin for years. Ben has sent me endless photos of monster brown trout he’s caught fishing Wisconsin and surrounding area small creeks and streams. Here’s brother Ben holding one of several killer steelhead that… Continue Reading

Go With The Flow!

Go With The Flow!

Here’s Kurt from Ann Arbor, MI with an exceptional day bringing several nice steelhead to the boat throughout the day. The new increased flows from yesterdays heavy rain have brought yet another push of new steelhead up river. Warmer water temps finally in the mid 40’s have increased the steelheads metabolism making them act more aggressive… 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

36-Inches Of Twisted Red Steel!

36-Inches Of Twisted Red Steel!

Here’s my great friend from Madison, WI.  Bob with an absolute brute of a steelhead measuring in at a solid 36-inches and bottoming out my boga grips well over 20 pounds.  Great job Bob!  Incredible steelhead! The numbers of steelhead compared to other years might not be the best but the size of the steelhead… Continue Reading