Tom Kuieck, Author at RiverQuest Charters
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Author:Tom Kuieck

Best Buds Plus One

"Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire (for fishing) is so delightful!" And so it was for son Ryan and his best bud since sixth grade, Ken—plus Ryan's neighbor Brandon, who fished the long rod for the first time and met his first Chinook...

Reconnecting!

Super time reconnecting with Dave and Tom, two colleagues from my past career and dear, dear friends. Both guys exemplify excellence in the role of superintendent of schools with Dave having retired from the Jenison Public Schools and Tom serving as the current superintendent. Both...

Going to School

When Adam and his Dad Jim accepted an invitation to leave their dairy farm in Indiana, all they knew was that they were going to some lodge in Newaygo, Michigan to go fishing. They had no idea what fish they would chase, whether they could...

And That’s a Wrap!

Last bass trip of the season for me, and Jim and Mary capped it off with just a perfect bass bugging day on the Muskegon River. Both are getting into fly fishing big time, and their enthusiasm, fabulous fall atmospherics, and some cooperative smallmouth bass...

Not Done Yet

The 2017 Muskegon River steelhead run is winding down, but fishable numbers continue to course the river—some of which are bright, recent arrivals.  Tom poses an experienced buck, but two of the steelhead that he and Dave hooked were silver rockets that put both of...

Uncle & Nephew, Part II

Last week, Jeff hosted his nephew, Grant, in my boat, and today he introduced me to his other nephew, Jack.  Jack has gotten the fly fishing bug of late, and today was his first crack at steelhead on the fly. Despite his granting numerous premature...

Duet

Choral director, Dr. Bob Oster, and his best bud, bamboo rod maker, Ron Barch, struck some sweet chords today on the Muskegon River. With the river flow abating, off color water increasingly clear, and summer temps and sun marking the day, the guys flat-out had a...