Category Archives: Muskegon river steelhead

Getting That Itch? That Itch for Spring Steelhead!

Getting That Itch?  That Itch for Spring Steelhead!

Never gets old.  That pure adrenalin rush you get from hooking the hardest fighting fresh water game fish in North America.  And not to mention doing it on one of the best steelhead rivers in North America. A certain percentage of female steelhead make their way up the Muskegon river system seeking food and refuge… Continue Reading

The Chrome Before the Storm!

The Chrome Before the Storm!

Here’s my great friend Ted from Chicago with an absolute bruiser steelhead from the Muskegon River. I’ve said it before and saying it again here, some of the largest steelhead of the year are hooked and landed during the months of January and February.  Ted’s big steelhead is no exception, tipping the boga grips at… Continue Reading

Sweet Steel Of Mine!

Sweet Steel Of Mine!

Here’s my new friends Tristan and wife Holly from Des Moines, IA holding Tristan’s first ever Muskegon river steelhead that just happened to tip the boga grips at 16lbs and 30+ inches!  Great job Tristan!  Beautiful steelhead! Fresh steelhead are on the move as the water temps start to cool down along with the fishing… Continue Reading

January & February Produce Some Of The Largest Steelhead Of The Year On The Muskegon River!

January & February Produce Some Of The Largest Steelhead Of The Year On The Muskegon River!

Year after year for the past 25 years guiding the Muskegon river has always produced massive steelhead during the dead of winter in January and February, and today was no different. Not sure what triggers these adult steelhead to come up river in the coldest months of the year but they do every year. This… Continue Reading

May Your New Years Be Filled With Steelhead!

May Your New Years Be Filled With Steelhead!

Here’s Bobby from Michigan with a beautifully chromed out Muskegon river steelhead!  With this years El-Nino in full effect, it hardly feels like winter steelheading with way above average water and air temperatures.  Sure makes for some very comfortable winter steelhead fishing. Bob with another really nice steelhead brought to the net!  With only a… Continue Reading

Twisted Chrome Steel!

Twisted Chrome Steel!

What started out as a double-hitter ended up with Carl bringing this beautiful chrome Muskegon river steelhead to the boat.  Great job Carl!  Beautiful fall steelhead! More fall steelhead continue to enter the river system as the water temps continue to cool down and flows rise.  The king salmon run is starting to dwindle down… Continue Reading

Sweet Fall Chrome!

Sweet Fall Chrome!

Here’s Tim from Chicago with a crystal chrome Muskegon river steelhead.  Nothing beats that first tug on the fly rod and especially when it’s a Muskegon river fall steelhead ripping your fly reel into its backing in seconds!  Congrats on a beautiful fall steelhead Tim! Steelhead continue to enter the river system as the water… Continue Reading

Noting Like Your First Fall Steelhead!

Noting Like Your First Fall Steelhead!

Jerry from Battle Creek, MI with his first ever steelhead.  Nothing better than your first steelhead and even better being your first fall steelhead from the Muskegon river!  Congrats Jerry! Luke also from Battle Creek, MI with another young juvenile “skipper” steelhead from the Muskegon river. We finally have been getting some pushes of water… Continue Reading

Steelhead Dreams!

Steelhead Dreams!

Here’s Bob from Madison, WI with an absolute wall-hanger of a Muskegon river steelhead!  The girth on this monster steelhead was incredible.  Largest steelhead of the spring brought to the boat.  Congrats Bob on this 20 pound steelhead! Continue Reading

You Never Forget Your First!

You Never Forget Your First!

You never forget your first steelhead on a fly rod and especially when your first just happens to be 34-inches of twisted crimson red steel tipping the Boga grips at 19 pounds! Congrats Ethan!  Well done.  Incredible fight! Okay.  So, you want to learn steelhead fishing with a fly rod?  Cast here, tight line going… Continue Reading