Muskegon River Fishing

Accessible from Newaygo, the Muskegon River is the second longest river and one of the best kept fishing secrets in Michigan.  People come from all over the world just for the opportunity to fish the Muskegon River, drawing major attention from anglers in search of large freshwater trophy-sized salmon, steelhead, lake-run browns, and native rainbow and brown trout.  At Fly Fire River Guide Service, we welcome these anglers and take pride in the level of expertise we are able to offer them – regardless of skill level. We’re proud to have fished this river exclusively for the last 20-plus years, making the Muskegon more like our second home.

Sun shining on Musekgon RiverThis experience of guiding exclusively on the Muskegon River has been a key factor in our success.  We know every inch of this river system from Henning Park (located downtown Newaygo) to the start of the big game stretch of river at Croton Dam.  We’ve learned the migration patterns of these big game salmon, steelhead, and native rainbow and brown trout that populate the river system year-round and know exactly where to find them throughout the year.

Fly Fire River Guide Service has dedicated more than two decades to guiding fishermen on the Muskegon River.  Even if you consider yourself to be a pro, it’s important to remember that technique doesn’t always equal success. Working with a professional Muskegon River fishing guide who is thoroughly familiar with the river can truly make the difference between a fun day on the water and the fishing trip of a lifetime!

Regardless of whether you consider yourself to be an avid fly fisherman or if your Muskegon River fishing trip will be your very first attempt, we can customize your fishing trip to match any experience level and ensure you go home with a great story to tell. Our mission is to get you on big game fish.  Our goal is to make sure you have fun doing it!

When booking a trip, it’s important to have an understanding of what particular species you want to target.  Whether it’s salmon from September through October or steelhead targeted in three seasons: winter (December thru February) spring (March through May) and fall (October thru November), or native brown and rainbow trout targeted in May through October, just let us know and we will make it happen.  We know questions come up a lot when you’re trying to decide on booking a trip so feel free to call or email us directly with any questions or to book a date.  We can thoroughly explain what to expect depending on the species you choose.

Schedule your Muskegon River Fly Fishing Trip:

Salmon fishing on Muskegon River

  • September – October

Trout fishing on Muskegon River

  • Year Round (peak May – July)

Steelhead fishing on Muskegon River

  • Fall (October-November) Winter (Dec – Feb) Spring (March thru May)

If you’re planning a Muskegon River fishing trip and looking for a guide who knows the river, let Fly Fire Guide Service show you what we are all about during one of our half day and full day fishing trips. Call us at 616-460-6052 today for more information.