Category Archives: Winter Steelhead Muskegon River

February Steelheading!

February Steelheading!

Here’s Clay and Britney from the East Side of Michigan.  Clay holding his first ever steelhead.  31 inches, 14 pounds of twisted chrome steel!  Great job Clay! Not to be out done, here’s Britney posing with her first ever steelhead landed just a few casts after Clays.  Nice job Britney! Water conditions remain excellent for… Continue Reading

February Heat!

February Heat!

Fresh deep snow covering the banks.  Sun light glistening off the snow-covered trees.  Light breeze with the warmth of a propane heater waiting for that very second when the water irrupts.  That unmistakable silver flash and sledge hammer tug of Michigan’s ultimate big game fish as it breaks the water and flips airborne in circles… Continue Reading

Muskegon River Winter Steel!

Muskegon River Winter Steel!

Here’s a really healthy Muskegon River winter steelhead.  Big Bertha didn’t want her picture taken so please forgive the non-smile.  This big Ol’ Girl was full of fight and just didn’t want to give up.  Great fight!  Great winter steelhead! Here’s another nice winter steelhead from the Muskegon.  This buck fought like crazy with several… Continue Reading

Crimson & Chrome!

Crimson & Chrome!

Here’s Josh from Newaygo, MI with an absolute horse of a winter steelhead from the Muskegon river.  Tipping the scale at 16lbs, 32 inches.  Had to pull anchor and drop back for this one. Incredible fight!  Great job Josh!  Congratulations on such a nice steelhead!! One thing I love about winter steelheading is the assortment… Continue Reading

Happy Chrome Holidays!

Happy Chrome Holidays!

Here’s Jack along with his dad John and brother Mike holding an outstanding 33″ chromed out winter steelhead from the Muskegon river. Doesn’t get much better than a 33″, 17lb crystal chrome steelhead brought to the net after a great fight!  Great job Jack!  Incredible steelhead! Here’s John along with his two sons that had… Continue Reading

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

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

Winter Steelheading!

Winter Steelheading!

Here’s Trevors guest Brad from Colorado with his first and best winter steelhead of the day. Congrats Brad! I’m sure Trevor is so happy for you! This steelhead hit at the very end of the swing when Brad was retrieving his flies. Fishing conditions continue to improve as flows jockey for position back in forth… Continue Reading

Best Gift Of All!

Best Gift Of All!

Best gift of all with a pair of beautiful steelhead from the Muskegon River with the one above weighing in excess of 17lbs and 32 inches. Very healthy! Awesome fight! Awesome fish! Second best wasn’t too shabby either with a bent-out hook and a prayer she fell back into the net! Fishing conditions continue to… Continue Reading