35 degree reality
Last day of January and possibly the last above average temperature we see in the next week or so was reason enough to swing flies this morning on the Muskegon River. Water temperatures have dropped to a more normal winter reading of around 35 degrees. Slow swings and deliberate drifts will be the norm for the foreseeable future. The Mo’ remains a bit stained from our last high water event and provided a bit of consideration in todays fly of choice. A tan sculpin with gold flash simply was easier to see with the clarity and this thick buck steelhead took notice during my first swing in my second location of the morning. Despite the 35 degree water this buck cleared the water three times in the first two runs! Good stuff for sure…gotta love it!
Capt. Steven Kuieck