Category Archives: Winter Steelhead Muskegon River

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

17lbs, 33″ Of Twisted Crimson Winter Steel!

17lbs, 33″ Of Twisted Crimson Winter Steel!

(John with a massive double stripe winter steelhead) Here’s my good friend John from the Chicago area with the best of the day.  This steelhead smashed the fly from the initial strike and took off like a bat out of hell!  Awesome fight! (John with another strong winter steelhead) These two massive steelhead John landed… Continue Reading

The Chrome After The Storm!

The Chrome After The Storm!

Negative -35 wind chill, snow accumulations of an inch per hour for well over 24 hours straight, sustained 35 mph hour winds, opening up to a 45 degree day today, with several fresh chrome steelhead waiting to play!  “should’ve seen the ones I lost” was the theme of the day today as some of the… Continue Reading

Quest For January Chrome!

Quest For January Chrome!

(Bob with a beautiful chrome hen) Here’s my long-time friend and fishing partner Bob from Madison, WI with a beautiful chrome hen from the Muskegon River.  Bob shares my chrome addiction and has been out with me for several steelhead fishing adventures over the years.  And I’m sure Bob would agree; this January steelhead was… Continue Reading

Winter Steel Paradise~Day Two

Winter Steel Paradise~Day Two

(34″, 18lbs winter steelhead from the Muskegon River) Congratulations to Bob with this absolute brute of a Muskegon River Steelhead!  This fish struck both Bob and Amy before finally taking Bob’s presentation on the fourth strike. (another look at Bob’s massive steelhead…”tale of the tape!”) (Amy with a crystal chrome winter steelhead) (Bob with a… Continue Reading

Day One In Winter Steelhead Paradise

Day One In Winter Steelhead Paradise

(Amy with a massive winter Buck!) (Bob with an early morning surprise!) (Amy pictured with one of the fattest winter steelhead ever seen!) (This girl has been stocking up on the calories!) (Amy with a nice winter steelhead) (Bob with a crystal chrome winter steelhead) (Amy with a beautiful Muskegon river winter steelhead) Here’s Bob… Continue Reading