Category Archives: Muskegon river steelhead

Water Temps Drop As the Steelhead Bite Starts To Pop!

Water Temps Drop As the Steelhead Bite Starts To Pop!

Please welcome my new friends Sherry from Rockford, MI and her brother Austin from Jacksonville, FL.  Sherry with her first ever steelhead that believe it or not hit on her very first cast.  Great job Sherry!  Well done! Here’s Austin, from Jacksonville, FL.  He’s fished and hunted some of the best areas across the United… Continue Reading

The Tug Is The Drug!

The Tug Is The Drug!

The tug is the drug and nothing feels better than that first pull from a fall steelhead from the Muskegon river.  And no one knows better than my good friend Ted from Chicago with an absolute crystal chrome beauty from the Muskegon.  Great job Ted!   Doesn’t get much better than Ted’s cosmetically perfect fall steelhead. … 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

You Never Forget Your First Fall Steelhead!

You Never Forget Your First Fall Steelhead!

Here’s Paul from Chicago with his very first steelhead that absolutely smashed his egg fly.  Congratulations Paul!  Great fight! Great fish!  Welcome to the Twisted Chrome Steel Club! Water conditions are low and clear right now with good numbers of fall steelhead scattered throughout the river system.  The recent heavy rains will push more steelhead… Continue Reading

You Never Forget Your First!

You Never Forget Your First!

Here’s Darren with his very first ever Muskegon river steelhead that absolutely smashed a leech pattern!  Congratulations!  Great fish!  Welcome to the steelhead club Darren! Darren’s first ever steelhead just happened to be well over 30-inches.  Not bad for the first ever steelhead taken with a fly rod.  Well done Darren! Cooling temps are starting… Continue Reading

Twisted Chrome Steel & Fat Bows!

Twisted Chrome Steel & Fat Bows!

Here’s Ed from Hillsdale, MI with a steelhead so bright chrome it threw off my camera focus. Ed with a small skipper from the Muskegon.  These young steelhead are usually the precursor to a major push of fall steelhead on the way upriver. Ed with a very healthy 20″ rainbow trout. Water conditions are at… Continue Reading

Sweet Fall Chrome!

Sweet Fall Chrome!

Here’s Mark from Madison Wisconsin with an absolutely beautiful crystal chrome fall steelhead from the Muskegon River. Good numbers of fall steelhead have made their way up the river system with the recent push of water from the rain and colder weather. 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