Category Archives: Muskegon river steelhead

Crimson & Chrome

Crimson & Chrome

Here’s Drew from Chicago with an absolute crystal chrome Muskegon river steelhead. Relentless rain and cold weather has raised the water levels to ideal fishing conditions we haven’t seen on the Muskegon for almost two years.  This unseasonably cold weather and high flows will prolong the steelhead run well into May! Steelhead can be found… Continue Reading

Spring Steelhead On The Run!

Spring Steelhead On The Run!

Here’s Nick from Chicago with an absolute brute of a Muskegon River Steelhead tipping the boga grips out at 19lbs, 34″ Inches of twisted crimson red steel!  Great job Nick!  Beautiful steelhead! Best of the day with some beautiful colors on Nick’s double stripe buck.  Great fight! Water conditions are high and dirty holding around… Continue Reading

Crimson & Chrome

Crimson & Chrome

Here’s Kurt from Ann Arbor, MI with a beautiful 32-inch Muskegon river steelhead sporting its crimson red winter coat.  These double stripe bucks are the crown jewel of Muskegon river steelhead! Steelhead that remain in the river for an extended period of time (since fall) develop these beautiful crimson red stripes.  These double crimson red… Continue Reading

February Steelhead Heat!

February Steelhead Heat!

Here’s a very healthy big beautiful Muskegon river steelhead seeking refuge from Lake Michigans’ harsh winter environment spending time in the security of the Muskegon river winter lies waiting for that spring thaw.  So nice to see steelhead this healthy filled with eggs waiting to spawn.  These are the quality steelhead you want reproducing creating… Continue Reading

Winter Steelhead

Winter Steelhead

Here’s John from Indiana with his very first Muskegon river steelhead.  Winter steelhead fishing on the Muskegon can be exciting as John found out how powerful these winter steelhead really are. Here’s John again with a beautiful, extremely hard fighting female steelhead from the Muskegon river. Tale of the tape from John’s 17lb, 32″ big… Continue Reading

Fishing Winter Steelhead

Fishing Winter Steelhead

Here’s Brian from Cincinnati with an absolute gorgeous female Muskegon river steelhead.  Check out the beautiful colors on this very healthy stout steelhead.  Incredible fight! During fall months and leading into winter, female steelhead migrate up from Lake Michigan to the specific rivers where they were originally born.  They do so seeking refuge from the… Continue Reading

33 & 1/4″ Inches Of 20-Pound Twisted Chrome Steel!

33 & 1/4″ Inches Of 20-Pound Twisted Chrome Steel!

Every once in a while the Muskegon river flexes its muscle to remind you just how truly blessed and wonderful this river steelhead fishery really is.  Seems these days on the Muskegon, the fabled 20-pound steelhead not only exist but are thriving with growing numbers every year. Please meet my great friend John from Chicago… Continue Reading

So Easy A 6-Year Old Can Do It!

So Easy A 6-Year Old Can Do It!

Here’s my new friends from Howell, MI.   6-year old Ella with Dad helping hold her first ever Muskegon river steelhead!  Congrats Ella!  Welcome to the Steelhead Club!   Good numbers of steelhead are present throughout the river system.  With the continued strong flows and a brief warm spell next week should raise the water levels and… Continue Reading

Big Boy Bows & Bad Ass Chrome!

Big Boy Bows & Bad Ass Chrome!

Here’s Jim from Ft. Wayne Indiana holding his 31 and a half inch, 17 pounds of twisted chrome Muskegon river steelhead.  Incredible steelhead Jim!  Congrats! Not only steelhead, but incredible native Muskegon river rainbow and brown trout are available this time of year as well.  Here’s Jim with a 22-inch wall-hanger rainbow trout longer and… Continue Reading

30-Inches Of Twisted Chrome Steel!

30-Inches Of Twisted Chrome Steel!

Here’s a very unique long and skinny crystal chrome Muskegon river steelhead.  With this steelheads body structure being so long and skinny it almost looks like a Skamania which is a summer run steelhead originally planted in the St.Joseph and Big Manistee river systems here in Michigan. Water temps are dipping down to that 40… Continue Reading