Skamania Mania!

Skamania Mania!

Here’s Bert from Rodney, MI with a very long 31″ skamania steelhead from the Muskegon River that smashed a leech pattern. The length and width of this steelhead resembles a skamania (summer run) steelhead originally planted in the Big Manistee and St. Joe rivers.  Occasionally some lose their way and end up here in the… Continue Reading

Sweet Fall Chrome!

Sweet Fall Chrome!

Here’s Mark from Madison Wisconsin with an absolutely beautiful crystal chrome fall steelhead from the Muskegon River. Good numbers of fall steelhead have made their way up the river system with the recent push of water from the rain and colder weather. post by: jon fortuna Continue Reading

Beautiful Day!

Beautiful Day!

Here’s Marie and her husband Greg from Big Rapids, MI helping Marie hold her first ever king salmon from the Muskegon River.  Great job Marie! Not to be outdone here’s Greg with a fresh Muskegon River king salmon. Water conditions continue to improve with higher flows and colder weather bringing new fall steelhead up stream.… Continue Reading

40/30 King Club!

40/30 King Club!

Please welcome the newest member to the 40/30 King Club!  Parish from Atlanta, GA with a 40+ inch 30lb+ massive king salmon from the Muskegon River.  Parish’s first ever king salmon just happened to be an absolute monster taken with a fly rod. Congrats Parish on such an awesome king salmon!  Great fight!  Great fish!… Continue Reading

Once Bit Twice Shy!

Once Bit Twice Shy!

Here’s Ed from Hillsdale, MI with an absolute beast of a Muskegon River King Salmon!  Tipping the scales at well over 30 pounds and in excess of 40+ inches.   Ed’s beautiful Red Tiger Stripe King reminds me of George’s Tiger Stripe King he landed with me a couple weeks ago swinging flies in the deep… Continue Reading

42″ 32lb King Salmon!

42″ 32lb King Salmon!

Here’s Bert from Rodney, MI with an absolute hog of a king salmon tipping the scale at 32lbs and 42″.  Incredible fish!  Incredible fight!  Great job Bert!  Here’s to the one that didn’t get away!! Here’s Bert with a very fresh king that took him into his backing in seconds. Here’s Bert with another monster… Continue Reading

Queen of Kings!

Queen of Kings!

Here’s Amy from Madison, WI with a very healthy king salmon from the Muskegon river.  Amy has been out with me during some of the nastiest weather conditions hunting down steelhead in the fall, winter and spring.  So to be able to fish in beautiful fall conditions with sun and mild temps hooking these powerful… Continue Reading

Dave & John Kings of the MO!

Dave & John Kings of the MO!

Here’s Dave from Chicago with his friend John who fished with his son the day before.  Dave’s holding his first ever river king that was also taken with a fly rod. And just like the day before….here’s John not to be out done with another hard fighting Muskegon River king salmon. Salmon continue to enter… Continue Reading

Jack & John Kings of The MO!

Jack & John Kings of The MO!

Here’s Jack from New York and Dad John from Chicago with an absolute hog. Jack’s very first ever Muskegon river king salmon.   Taken with a fly rod.  Great job Jack!  Welcome to the club! Not to be outdone, here’s John aka…Dad with a toothy hard fighting king that took him well into his backing in… Continue Reading

Red Tigger Stripe King!

Red Tigger Stripe King!

Here’s my long time client and friend George from Chicago with the best of the day from the Muskegon River.  This big king can only be described as rare and unique with the red “tiger striping” across its flanks.   Only ever seen a few king salmon with these colorful red markings in 20+ years… Continue Reading