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You Never Forget Your First Fall Steelhead!

You Never Forget Your First Fall Steelhead!

Here’s Paul from Chicago with his very first steelhead that absolutely smashed his egg fly.  Congratulations Paul!  Great fight! Great fish!  Welcome to the Twisted Chrome Steel Club! Water conditions are low and clear right now with good numbers of fall steelhead scattered throughout the river system.  The recent heavy rains will push more steelhead… Continue Reading

Sweet Fall Chrome!

Sweet Fall Chrome!

Here’s Mark from Madison Wisconsin with an absolutely beautiful crystal chrome fall steelhead from the Muskegon River. Good numbers of fall steelhead have made their way up the river system with the recent push of water from the rain and colder weather. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

Get Down With It!

Get Down With It!

This brown trout struck the submerged dry fly just below the water column at the end of the drift. More times than not, trout follow the fly all the way to the end of your drift when your fly line straightens out just below the water surface behind you. First couple of pulls to retrieve… Continue Reading

Great To Be King For A Day!

Great To Be King For A Day!

(Jeff from Chicago with a massive king) (Here’s Jeff posing with his king along side Eric and Todd) (Jeff’s Massive 34lb, 40″ king salmon) It’s good to be king for a day as Jeff, Eric, and Todd soon found out.  Jeff pictured top with the best of the day.  34lbs and 40 inches of twisted… Continue Reading

Crystal Chrome!

Crystal Chrome!

(Ted from Chicago with a crystal chrome fall steelhead from the Muskegon river)  Wanted to send a special thank you out to Ted shown holding a pair of crystal chrome steelhead from the Muskegon river.  Ted has strongly supported my guide business over the years and with it given me the opportunity to participate in… Continue Reading

The Kings Of Madison!

The Kings Of Madison!

Here’s my great friends Bob (pictured top) and Mark (in yellow) from Madison Wisconsin with some absolute monster king salmon caught through out the past couple days.  Great job guys.  Hope you have had some time to rest those arms! The salmon run is in full effect on the Muskegon and with it some great… Continue Reading

Fall Fly Fishing Doesn’t Get Any Better!

Fall Fly Fishing Doesn’t Get Any Better!

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 fall steelhead and lake run browns follow suite up river in search of salmon roe discharged from actively spawning king salmon.  Trout fishing… Continue Reading

Late November Steel!

Late November Steel!

(Corinne with a big late November steelhead from the Muskegon river) (Dave with a nice steelhead) (Bob with a vey healthy hen from the Muskegon) (Bob with a hard fighting buck!) Here’s Corrine, husband Dave, and their friend Bob all pictured with some really nice steelhead from a very mild late November day on the Muskegon River.… Continue Reading

Day #2~ Something Special!

Day #2~ Something Special!

Day two of a final day that will only go down as “something special.”  Whether it’s Bob’s 18lb double stripe crimson red buck or Amy’s 14lb (so fat I cant hold it) hen.  These past two days were simply one of the best steelhead experiences I’ve witnessed in a long time.  Bob and Amy with some epic steelhead battles, both the ones we… Continue Reading

Kings~N~Chrome!

Kings~N~Chrome!

Bert with an outstanding fall steelhead from a warm fall day on the Muskegon river. Bert with a monster late season king salmon in great shape!  Pics don’t do this king justice.  Notice the faint red tiger stripes down the flank.  Awesome fish!  Awesome battle!! The fall steelhead season is in full swing.  Steelhead are… Continue Reading