Get Down With It!

Get Down With It!

This brown trout struck the submerged dry fly just below the water column at the end of the drift. More times than not, trout follow the fly all the way to the end of your drift when your fly line straightens out just below the water surface behind you. First couple of pulls to retrieve… Continue Reading

Crystal Chrome Trout On Dry Flies!

Crystal Chrome Trout On Dry Flies!

Here’s a beautiful chromed out rainbow trout that absolutely hammered a dry fly on the first cast through its feeding lane. So nice to see the healthy trout population on the Muskegon getting better every year. The new 15″ minimum regulation is having a very positive impact on the size and quantity of trout improving… Continue Reading

Dry Fly Browns!

Dry Fly Browns!

This nice brown struck the dry fly in the middle of a bright sunny day. Dry fly fishing on the Muskegon has been picking up despite the river not wanting to let go of the slightly high flows. Caddis, sulphur, and drake hatches are in full swing throughout the river system. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

Bad To The Bow!

Bad To The Bow!

This rainbow trout took a dry fly while absolutely gorging in its feeding lane. Surface activity with trout is increasing as the water levels finally start to fall to normal levels for this time of year. Water clarity has increased the fly hatches and the trout who “look up” for them. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

Dries-N-Flies!

Dries-N-Flies!

Caddis, sulphur and gray drake hatches are taking center stage as the high flows start to recede and offer up some excellent dry fly fishing throughout the river system. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

In The Air Tonight!

In The Air Tonight!

Here’s my longtime client and very good friend Todd from Colorado with an absolute crown jewel brown trout from the Muskegon river taken with a dry fly during the gray drake hatch. The new 15″ minimum brown trout regulation put in place last year has been paying off big time with both size like this… Continue Reading

Back-N-Browns!

Back-N-Browns!

Here’s a very healthy river brown from the Muskegon taken with a dry fly despite the high flows. This is what it’s all about; peace and tranquility while dry fly fishing the Muskegon river during the best hatch of the year. The gray drake hatch only lasts a few weeks each year on the MO… Continue Reading

Mid-Mays Cold Spell Helps Warm Steelhead Bite!

Mid-Mays Cold Spell Helps Warm Steelhead Bite!

Here’s Bert and Greg from northern Michigan with some excellent steelhead from the past couple days of trips. This recent Polar Vortex cold spell that came through the midwest has helped the steelhead bite! New fish have come up and drop back steelhead are aggressively feeding as they make their way back to Lake Michigan.… Continue Reading

It’s Not Over Yet!

It’s Not Over Yet!

Here’s Dave from Albion, MI with an absolute beast of a steelhead from the Muskegon River. 17lbs and 32-inches of twisted double stripe steel! It’s one thing to hook steelhead this big; it’s totally another to land one. Congratulations Dave! Great steelhead!! Great fight!! Nice to see fresh chrome around with new pushes of steelhead… Continue Reading