From Chicago pictured left to right here’s Jeff, Brian, and Jim helping Brian hold his very first Muskegon river steelhead which just happened to be a 17lb double stripe buck! Great job Brian. Welcome to my addiction!
Pictures don’t do this steelhead justice. Here’s Jeff holding his 37-Inch, 20lb Muskegon river steelhead that nearly pulled Jeff out of the boat when it struck! World-Class steelhead Jeff! Congrats!!
I’ve said it before and Jeff’s massive steelhead above is just another of many prime examples of just how special the Muskegon River is here in Michigan. Producing numbers of world-class steelhead like Jeff’s every year.
Here’s Brian with a very healthy, big and beautiful chromed out hen.
Here’s Jeff with a beautiful 18-inch rainbow that absolutely smashed an egg fly pattern.
Here’s Brian “getting the hang of it” with another big double stripe buck!
Jeff with a hard fighting steelhead that brought him into his backing within seconds.
And last but not least here’s Jim (a.k.a Mr. Warm Hugs!) getting the job done in the 9th hour bringing this beautiful chromed out hen to the net. Great job Jim! Thank you for braving out the storm!
Water conditions could not be better for the start of the spring steelhead run on the Muskegon river here in Michigan. What started the day out at 3900 cfs, quickly swelled to over 5000 cfs at the end of the day and over 6000 cfs the following day. This recent torrential downpour is exactly what is needed to raise the water levels and bring massive numbers of steelhead up the river system. The timing of this push of water could not be better for the start of the spring steelhead run!! Game on!!
post by: jon fortuna