Category Archives: Trout Fishing Muskegon River

Dry Flies For Trout

Dry Flies For Trout

Muskegon river brown trout taken on a dry fly.  Nothing better than this time of year fly fishing the Muskegon river during the best dry fly fishing for trout of the year. Check out the beautiful translucent blue gill plate on this brown.  This translucent blue gill plate is a unique feature found only on… Continue Reading

Trout Fishing Dry Fly Style!

Trout Fishing Dry Fly Style!

Muskegon river brown trout taken on a dry fly.  Nothing better than this time of year fly fishing the Muskegon river during the best dry fly fishing for trout of the year.  Caddis, Cahills, and Gray Drakes are present throughout the river system.  60 degree water temps and perfect flows are making way for some… Continue Reading

Starting To Look Up!

Starting To Look Up!

Muskegon river brown trout taken on a dry fly.  Nothing better than this time of year fly fishing the Muskegon river during the best dry fly fishing for trout of the year. Caddis, Cahills, and Gray Drakes are present throughout the river system.  60 degree water temps and perfect flows are making way for some… 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

The Kings & Chrome of Fall Fishing the Muskegon River!

The Kings & Chrome of Fall Fishing the Muskegon River!

Fall is an absolutely beautiful time of year to fish the Muskegon river here in Michigan.  The annual migration of king salmon start to enter the river system and along with it the fall steelhead and lake run browns follow suite up river in search of salmon roe discharged from actively spawning king salmon. Trout… Continue Reading

Bad To The Bow!

Bad To The Bow!

Here’s Bert with one of the largest, if not the largest 24″ native rainbow trout from the Muskegon river.  Congrats on such a one in a million rainbow Bert! This rainbow was so big (two feet long!) I truly thought it was a steelhead.  In 20+ years guiding exclusively on the Muskegon river all year… Continue Reading

Crystal Chrome Trout On Dry Flies!

Crystal Chrome Trout On Dry Flies!

Here’s a beautiful chromed out rainbow trout that absolutely hammered a dry fly on the first cast through its feeding lane. So nice to see the healthy trout population on the Muskegon getting better every year. The new 15″ minimum regulation is having a very positive impact on the size and quantity of trout improving… Continue Reading

Bad To The Bow!

Bad To The Bow!

This rainbow trout took a dry fly while absolutely gorging in its feeding lane. Surface activity with trout is increasing as the water levels finally start to fall to normal levels for this time of year. Water clarity has increased the fly hatches and the trout who “look up” for them. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading