Category Archives: Muskegon river steelhead

Spring Steel Paradise!

Spring Steel Paradise!

Here’s my great friends Bob (pictured top) and Paul from Madison Wisconsin with what can only be described as something very special spending the past three days in steelhead paradise on the Muskegon river during the peak of the spring steelhead run.  Guys, here’s to the battles won and lost and the stories that will… Continue Reading

The Day After The Storm!

The Day After The Storm!

Here’s Kurt from Ann Arbor, MI with some outstanding steelhead from the day after the winter storm this past Monday which produced snow accumulations in excess of ten inches. Among these great steelhead include Kurt’s  two massive 18lb, 33″ bucks pictured top and bottom.  Great job Kurt! The water levels continue to be amazing for… Continue Reading

Spring Steel Double Stripe Buck!

Spring Steel Double Stripe Buck!

(Jim with a hefty double stripe buck) Here’s my good friend Jim from the Chicago area with some nice steelhead including the massive 33″ 18lb buck pictured top.  Jim has been out with me in some of the nastiest steelhead weather you can imagine so it was nice to finally have a nice mild day… Continue Reading

Twisted Chrome Steel!

Twisted Chrome Steel!

Steve with a massive Chrome steelhead Bert with a beautiful chrome hen Greg with an absolute bruiser spring steelhead from the Muskegon Here’s my good friends Steve, Bert, and Greg with some of the best steelhead of the day including both Steve’s and Greg’s massive spring bucks from the Muskegon River. Water levels remain excellent… Continue Reading

Sweet 16!

Sweet 16!

(Trystan with a big double stripe steelhead) No better way to celebrate your 16th birthday then hooking and landing your first ever steelhead with dad at your side.   Funny how things work out, this steelhead weighed in at 16lbs on the boga grips and was in excess of 30-inches.  Trystan’s Sweet 16 birthday with the… Continue Reading

Spring Steelhead On The Move!

Spring Steelhead On The Move!

Fresh spring steelhead are on the move as warmer water and air temps move in with March.  The Muskegon River is setting up for something special as the snow packed surroundings start to thaw as we approach April.  Look for next week’s air temps in the mid 40’s to 50’s mixed with rain to kick-start… Continue Reading

The Chrome After The Storm!

The Chrome After The Storm!

Negative -35 wind chill, snow accumulations of an inch per hour for well over 24 hours straight, sustained 35 mph hour winds, opening up to a 45 degree day today, with several fresh chrome steelhead waiting to play!  “should’ve seen the ones I lost” was the theme of the day today as some of the… Continue Reading

Quest For January Chrome!

Quest For January Chrome!

(Bob with a beautiful chrome hen) Here’s my long-time friend and fishing partner Bob from Madison, WI with a beautiful chrome hen from the Muskegon River.  Bob shares my chrome addiction and has been out with me for several steelhead fishing adventures over the years.  And I’m sure Bob would agree; this January steelhead was… Continue Reading

Merry Chrome Christmas & Happy New Year From Fly Fire River Guide Service!

Merry Chrome Christmas & Happy New Year From Fly Fire River Guide Service!

Felt great to finally have a chance to break away and do some winter steelhead fishing on the Muskegon landing chrome beauties like this one in late December. Steelhead are poised throughout the river from the lower stretches of Anderson Flats to the upper reaches of Croton Dam.  This recent warm-up has kept water levels… Continue Reading

Sweet December Steel!

Sweet December Steel!

(Tommy with a beautiful crystal chrome hen) Here’s my new winter steelhead fishing friends Tommy from Seattle and his dad Rick from the East side of Michigan with a matching set of beautiful crystal chrome hens from the Muskegon River. (Rick completing the matching set of crystal chrome hens) New steelhead are on the move… Continue Reading