Muskegon River Brown Trout!

Muskegon River Brown Trout!

Here’s Drew from Chicago with an absolutely gorgeous Muskegon river brown trout.  Incredible brown Drew!  Congratulations!! Drew and his Dad (Gary) celebrating a well earned victory!  Ever since the DNR raised the legal limit on Muskegon river brown trout from 10″ to 15″ five years ago the brown trout population has started to explode with… Continue Reading

One Cast Keys Strikes Again!

One Cast Keys Strikes Again!

Here’s the famous Greg “One Cast Keys” from Big Rapids, MI with a chromed out Muskegon river steelhead.   Greg is known for hooking nice steelhead within the first cast and here he goes again with hooking and landing this fall steelhead on the very first cast in the first spot we tried this morning. More… Continue Reading

Bad To The Brown!

Bad To The Brown!

Here’s Ed from Hillsdale, MI with a beautiful Muskegon river brown trout.  During the past couple weeks of trips we have lost more than a half dozen of river browns well over the 20-inch mark so it was nice to finally bring one to the net!  Great job Ed! Beautiful colors on these fall river… Continue Reading

It’s Not The Size Of The Fish In The Fight. It’s The Size Of Fight In The Fish!

It’s Not The Size Of The Fish In The Fight. It’s The Size Of Fight In The Fish!

Here’s Kurt from Michigan proving it’s not the size of the fish as much as it’s the size of fight in the fish that makes all the difference. Kurt’s skipper fought just as hard as any full grown steelhead with several acrobatic leaps and blistering drag streaming runs only fall steelhead can produce. Pound for… Continue Reading

Better Sit Down For This Photo!

Better Sit Down For This Photo!

Here’s Jim from Madison, WI with an absolute hog of a king salmon tipping the scales well over 30 pounds and in excess of 40-inches.  Great job Jim!  Incredible Muskegon River King Salmon! Water temps are starting to cool rapidly making way for the peak of the king salmon run and with it fall steelhead. … Continue Reading

So Big It Took 3 Of Them To Hold It!

So Big It Took 3 Of Them To Hold It!

From left to right here’s the three brothers Chris, Brad, and Jeff helping hold Brad’s massive king salmon from the Muskegon River.  Water temps are starting to cool rapidly making way for the peak of the king salmon run and with it fall steelhead.  Water levels and clarity are perfect!  Game on!! post by: jon… Continue Reading

Pictures Tell The Story!

Pictures Tell The Story!

Here’s Stephen taking a seat with this absolute monster king salmon from the Muskegon river weighing in at well over 30 pounds is an understatement.  Just look at it.  To describe the fight as an “Epic Battle” would not be doing justice to this King!  Absolutely incredible.  Congrats Stephen!  Very well deserved!   Colder weather… Continue Reading

Not About the #’s. All About The 1!

Not About the #’s.  All About The 1!

Great friend and client John from Chicago with an absolute killer king salmon from the Muskegon River.  Deep pools a.k.a salmon staging areas are stacked with king salmon.   It’s only a matter of time before the salmon run breaks wide open.  Only thing seeming to hold us back is water temps.  Unseasonably warm nights… Continue Reading

Pink Diamond In The Pool!

Pink Diamond In The Pool!

In 25 plus years guiding on the Muskegon river I’ve never seen a Pink Salmon on the Muskegon until now.  Here’s John from Chicago with an extremely rare Pink Salmon that smashed his fly on the swing in a deep pool.   Incredible fight with the straight pulls like a king salmon mixed with the short… Continue Reading

Crystal Chrome King!

Crystal Chrome King!

Jim from Ft. Wayne Indiana with a picture perfect crystal chrome king from the Muskegon river. King salmon numbers continue to increase as start of the fall salmon run starts on the Muskegon River. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading