Category Archives: Muskegon River Winter Steelhead Fishing

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

February Steelhead!

February Steelhead!

Never gets old trying to fight these magnificent fish. This gorgeous chrome hen pictured above is the prime example as to why winter steelhead fishing on the Muskegon river is so fantastic. Epic battles with massive steelhead using very light fly gear and long rods makes it all the fun! Beautiful colors on this very… 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 Steel!

Winter Steel!

Here’s my good friend Kurt with a matching pair of steelhead from a few hour winter steelhead fishing trip yesterday. Despite the looks, Kurt will attest, these matching pair of steelhead are in fact two different fish is you notice the unique curvature of this steelhead’s spine compared to the one picture top. Winter steelhead… 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

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year~Winter Steelheading!

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year~Winter Steelheading!

(Massive Muskegon River Steelhead) Winter steelhead fishing is now in session and we’re off to a great start!  Today was exceptional with several strong hook-ups all day including this massive 30 plus inch buck sporting the start of his double stripe winter coat. (Another look at this monster steelhead) After years without incident taking photos… Continue Reading

Muskegon River Winter Steelhead Getaway

Muskegon River Winter Steelhead Getaway

Here’s Dave, his wife Corinne and his son Harry from Albion, MI who decided to take a winter steelhead trip as a getaway for his son’s return from the Navy.  It’s pretty common for me to have clients who have never steelhead fished before.  But, it’s very uncommon for these same clients to land every… Continue Reading