Tom Kuieck, Author at RiverQuest Charters
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Author:Tom Kuieck

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...

Sparty Rocks!

Michigan State University sophomore, Grant, had never cast a fly rod for steelhead so today was his first gig. And what a performance it was! Grant flat-out ran a clinic on casting, fish fighting, and landing steelhead, after steelhead, after steelhead. His uncle, Jeff, a...

Fish or Eat?

The spring steelhead run on the Muskegon River continues to build. Fish are holding in dark water, though some are now scouting spawning areas. Long time customers, retired detective Terry and nearly retired attorney Pat, worked the water full bore all day—even to the point of...

Newly Addicted!

Avid hunter and "Panther Marten" fished-upstream-for-trout guy, Mike, has landed steelhead on Big Blue but has never fished them in a river. Today, though, on the Muskegon River, his first steelhead pill was a powerful fish that shot downstream, only to have the hook pull...