All In The Family!

All In The Family!

Keeping it all in the family here’s my new friends from Indiana and Michigan who came to spend a beautiful half day with me this past Saturday in search of the Muskegon River Crowned Jewel…Steelhead! And find it they did with several nice attempts at some great fish including several large size trout and a… Continue Reading

March Steelhead Madness!

March Steelhead Madness!

Here’s me with an absolute monster steelhead from the Muskegon River. Fresh fish continue to enter the river system as longer days and warmer nights are turning the bite on big time! Tale of the tape with this big beautiful chrome hen! Another big beautiful hen from the Muskegon. “Fish the soft pockets” seemed to… Continue Reading

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

February Steelhead!

February Steelhead!

Never gets old trying to fight these magnificent fish. This gorgeous chrome hen pictured above is the prime example as to why winter steelhead fishing on the Muskegon river is so fantastic. Epic battles with massive steelhead using very light fly gear and long rods makes it all the fun! Beautiful colors on this very… 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

Sweet December Chrome!

Sweet December Chrome!

Winter steelhead fishing the Muskegon River is one of the best kept secrets in Michigan. Fishing pressure starts to subside and the steelhead fall back into “winter lies” consisting of deep pools or slow-moving runs with contour to the river bottom. Just like a bear seeks refuge in a deep cave to hibernate through winter;… Continue Reading