Steve Kuieck, Author at RiverQuest Charters
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Author:Steve Kuieck

No Monday Blues Here

Sure, the weather started off pretty rough, but the dropping water had the steelhead in full-send mode today. I honestly can’t think of a better way to start the week. Pictured above is Jamie with a fantastic steelhead this morning and Rob with a nice...

Earned it

Opportunities the last two days have been numerous, but landing early fall steelhead lately has been tough. This time of year, they simply are a handleful and they have been anything but foregiving. Water flows are up from the rains this week, be patient with the...

Early Chrome

Early fall steelhead opportunities continue to be available. Patience and “right-place and right-time” remains key. Pictured is Dave with a beautiful early fall steelhead from today on the Muskegon River. Capt. Steven Kuieck...

Very Fall

Dark and dreary today on the river—definitely feeling like fall. Wayne and his son Jeff joined me today for an intro to salmon. Thankfully after numerous fights and lost fish a few nice salmon made it to the net. Jeff thought I was kidding when...

Manageable

The salmon continue to run very large this year. Landing a manageable sized fish is proving to be a task. Pictured is Mark with a salmon that fit the manageable bill. Seeing some great steelhead showing up on the early rivers...

Officially Fall

Fall salmon fishing is slowly progressing on the Muskegon River. New salmon can be found scattered throughout the system all the way to Big Blue. The first push of salmon from a couple weeks ago have settled in the pools up stream as they wait...

Residents

Fall has officially arrived. Cool weather is dropping our water temperature and will have our fall fish much happier. Salmon numbers are increasing and should soon be noticeable everywhere. Trout fishing remains good, with the exception during Friday’s high winds they have been pretty predictable. Pictured...

A bit of everything

The return of warmer weather has slowed the progression of fall on the Muskegon River. Pretty typical for this time of year really. Water temperature is fluctuating from the upper 60’s to about 70 degrees on the warmest afternoons. This weather pattern will hold through...

Simply September

The kids are back in school: moms are smiling; and unofficially, the youngsters hitting the books marks the beginning of our favorite season of the year—fall! Cool nights and with it, dropping water temperatures, transition us from summer bass and trout to the eventual arrival...