Category Archives: Muskegon river steelhead

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

All In The Family!

All In The Family!

Keeping it all in the family here’s my new friends from Indiana and Michigan who came to spend a beautiful half day with me this past Saturday in search of the Muskegon River Crowned Jewel…Steelhead! And find it they did with several nice attempts at some great fish including several large size trout and a… Continue Reading

March Steelhead Madness!

March Steelhead Madness!

Here’s me with an absolute monster steelhead from the Muskegon River. Fresh fish continue to enter the river system as longer days and warmer nights are turning the bite on big time! Tale of the tape with this big beautiful chrome hen! Another big beautiful hen from the Muskegon. “Fish the soft pockets” seemed to… Continue Reading

Bitter Sweet!

Bitter Sweet!

Here’s the best of the day among a few others that just didn’t want their picture taken. Including a very large river brown that popped the hook at the net and just didn’t fall back into it. Despite losing the brown, it was a beautiful day with several strong hook-ups in multiple locations. Water conditions… Continue Reading

Well Worth It!

Well Worth It!

Here’s Chris’s brother-in-law Kevin with his very first steelhead from the 2nd half of a winter steelhead trip yesterday. Kevin’s first ever steelhead just happened to be a beautiful 30-inch 16 lb. chrome hen. Not a bad fish to start out with. Welcome to the club Kevin! Great fish! Great fight! Well done! Winter steelhead… Continue Reading

Winter Steelheading!

Winter Steelheading!

Here’s Trevors guest Brad from Colorado with his first and best winter steelhead of the day. Congrats Brad! I’m sure Trevor is so happy for you! This steelhead hit at the very end of the swing when Brad was retrieving his flies. Fishing conditions continue to improve as flows jockey for position back in forth… Continue Reading