Tom Kuieck, Author at RiverQuest Charters
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Author:Tom Kuieck

“Oh, Happy Day!”

The old saw "When the going gets tough, the tough get going!" must have been Nebraskans Byron and his son Alex's mantra today as the heavens pelted us with heavy, nearly unrelenting rain. But the guys pushed through and were rewarded big time! Byron's 26"...

One Season Passes; Another Begins

The 2020 Chinook salmon run on Michigan's Muskegon River is winding down, big time. Fewer and fewer may be seen with each passing day. Although undoubtedly, some late season stragglers will trickle in, a new season is upon us: fall steelhead. Devin and his brother Brent,...

“How about Some Michigan Weather?”

Sheesh! What a day on Michigan's Muskegon River today: gorgeous sunrise; then clouds; then sleet and hail; then lightning and thunder; then heavy rain; then bright sun; then rain; then sleet; then lighting and thunder; and finally, at day's end: bright sun! Whew! But, of course, the...

Persistence!

Hoosier Kaden spent three days with his dad and friends in the McKay group with us fly fishing the Muskegon River for steelhead and Chinook salmon. Kaden learned the cast and line management quickly and was almost immediately rewarded by a steelhead that blew down...

Dad’s Dream

Having fly fished with me for over 20 years, my dear friend and former colleague, Tom, had long hoped to get his son Trevor, who works in Washington DC for a local congressman, into my boat to chase Chinook salmon with a fly rod. Today,...

Peak Color

The fall Chinook salmon run continues to build on the Muskegon River. Nephew-in-law Travis hosted his long-time friend Jeff for whom the the river, the salmon, the fly fishing, the fish hooked and lost were all new. The sunny, high sixties weather and brilliant fall...

Fall Color; Fall Chinook

The operational definition of a gracious host surely must be one who's seeks the best for his or her guest, and especially so, when that guest is a long time fishing buddy. So, today, Paul, with the help of Chinook salmon that snubbed his flies...