Spring Steelhead On The Move!

Spring Steelhead On The Move!

Fresh spring steelhead are on the move as warmer water and air temps move in with March.  The Muskegon River is setting up for something special as the snow packed surroundings start to thaw as we approach April.  Look for next week’s air temps in the mid 40’s to 50’s mixed with rain to kick-start… 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

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