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

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

Don’t Stop…..Believing!

Don’t Stop…..Believing!

(Andrew with a beauty steelhead from the Muskegon river) (Henry with a chrome steelhead) (Andrew with a chrome hen) (Henry with a crystal chrome hen) (Andrew with another chrome steelhead) (Andrew with the last steelie of the day) Here’s Andrew with his Brother-in-law Henry with what can only be described as a strong day of… Continue Reading

The Best Things In Life Never Come Easy!

The Best Things In Life Never Come Easy!

Here’s Bill with an absolute beauty fall steelhead from the Muskegon river.  Patients and perseverance paid off.  Bill’s steelhead hit the fly five feet from the boat on the strip in.  Congrats Bill!  Well earned! Outstanding fight! It’s been an interesting late fall.  Steelhead are scattered throughout the river system but spotty in very low… Continue Reading

Stars~Stripes~ & Steel!

Stars~Stripes~ & Steel!

(Seamus with a massive Muskegon River Steelhead) Here’s Seamus from Plymouth, MI with an absolute monster buck from the Muskegon River.  Congrats Seamus!!  Great steelhead!!! Here’s the “tale of the tape” weighing in on the Boga grips at 16lbs and in excess of 30″-inches.  Great steelhead, great fight! Steelhead numbers are increasing but spread throughout… Continue Reading

Twisted Cold Steel!

Twisted Cold Steel!

Here’s Jim from Chicago with a gorgeous steelhead with some beautiful fall transition colors. As you can see from the photo this cold front has really dropped the weather and water temps dramatically in the past couple weeks.  Fast water, Intermediate and the slow moving pools are the focus as water temps keep dropping to… 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

Sweet Steel Double Tap!

Sweet Steel Double Tap!

Here’s Todd from Northern Indiana with some excellent fall steelhead from the Muskegon river. Winter is coming at least for the time being with this cold front moving through the next few days.  Water temps are dropping to the mid 40’s and water levels have spiked above 3000 cfs.  This is all good news for… Continue Reading

November Steel!

November Steel!

Here’s Kurt with a crystal chrome fall steelhead form the Muskegon river.  Steelhead numbers continue to increase as the cold evenings mixed with rain are bringing more steelhead up the river system. Here’s Kurt again with a really nice Muskegon River native brown trout. pst by: jon fortuna Continue Reading