Best of Buds!

Best of Buds!

Bert pictured top holding a nice king salmon along with his best friend Dave from Grand Rapids, MI.  The salmon run is in full swing now on the Muskegon river.  Steelhead are present in and around spawning salmon.  Water levels are on the decline dropping from 1700 cfs to 1300 now.  Look for the rainsContinue Reading

Fall Steelheading Is Here!

Fall Steelheading Is Here!

  (Mark pictured with a very chrome Muskegon River Fall steelhead) Mark from Wisconsin holding the very first silver bullet of the year!  Good numbers of steelhead have entered the river system.  In and around spawning salmon have been the best producers. For you diehard steelhead anglers out there (like me) we have several datesContinue Reading

Massive King Salmon Caught On The Muskegon River!

Massive King Salmon Caught On The Muskegon River!

(Calvin with a monster King Salmon from the Muskegon River) (Mark pictured with his first King Salmon from the Muskegon River) (Calvin with a monster hen from the Muskegon) (Mark pictured with his large hen) (Calvin with another big hen) (Calvin ending the day with a really nice King) Calvin and his Dad Mark withContinue Reading

Muskegon River Trout On Dry Flies

Muskegon River Trout On Dry Flies

(Jim pictured with a really nice Muskegon river brown trout) Trout fishing the Muskegon river with dry flies has been on fire recently.  Here’s Jim and his son’s Carter (right) and Chase (left) holding an outstanding brown that took a caddis fly on the swing.  These mild temps have produced some excellent caddis hatches inContinue Reading

Gift Of Kings!

Gift Of Kings!

(David pictured with a massive Muskegon river king salmon) It’s one thing to view photos of these magnificent fresh water king salmon.  It’s by far another to feel the strike, holding the rod, as your reel is ripped into it’s backing in seconds; with the water exploding 200 yards down stream with your fly lockedContinue Reading

34Lb, 43″ King Of The Muskegon River!

34Lb, 43″ King Of The Muskegon River!

  (Gino pictured with a massive 30+lb, 43″Muskegon River king salmon) Who would have guessed?  90 degree day, bright sunlight, 68 degree water temps, low water and nothing but solid hook-ups with massive Muskegon river king salmon including Gino’s monster that bottomed out my 30lb boga grips instantly.  Massive king salmon!  What a day!  TheContinue Reading

September Trout~Dry Fly Style On The MO!

September Trout~Dry Fly Style On The MO!

(Todd pictured with a nice rainbow trout that took a dry fly) A dry caddis fly produced this healthy rainbow trout for Todd yesterday.  While the past few cool days with heavier flows has been producing nice caddis hatches, this recent warm spell and lower water levels has temporarily slowed the hatch a little.  TheContinue Reading

Fall Fly Fishing Is Upon Us On The Muskegon River!

Fall Fly Fishing Is Upon Us On The Muskegon River!

Fall is an absolutely beautiful time of year to fish the Muskegon river here in Michigan.  Leaves are changing color, air and water temps are transitioning, and trout fishing  is picking up as the caddis fly hatch starts to explode. With it comes the best part of all as the yearly migration of king salmon and fall steelheadContinue Reading

Great To Be Back! Back Into Browns With Dry Flies That Is!!

Great To Be Back!  Back Into Browns With Dry Flies That Is!!

(Football size Muskegon River Brown Trout) It’s a great feeling to be back trout fishing the Muskegon river again after some nice time off this summer.  Couldn’t be happier to report one of the best caddis hatches I’ve witnessed in a long time on the Muskegon river in early September.  Last night’s caddis hatch wasContinue Reading

Brown Trout On The Fly!

Brown Trout On The Fly!

Here’s Jack with a really nice Muskegon River brown trout that took a dry fly. The gray drake hatch is in full effect on the Muskegon river.  Several different fly hatches are available throughout the river system with the gray drakes taking center stage in both the mornings and evenings. Dry fly fishing for troutContinue Reading