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Author:Tom Kuieck

Finally!

It's been a challenge for Captain Don Graham and me to grab a "guides day out," but today we finally pulled it off. The Muskegon River received a nice push of steelhead over the last couple of weeks, and today they dished out some love...

Beautiful, They are…

Captain Don Graham hosted fellow fly fishing guide Bill and me for a guides' day on the Muskegon River today.  Perfect conditions: overcast skies, light wind, and ideal river flows prompted the fish gods to smile on us as each of us brought steelhead to...

Stimulating…

I had the pleasure of hosting Ben from New York City and Matt from Ann Arbor today.  Each year, the guys and four of their buddies fish Michigan steelhead this week for three days; they've plied the Manistee and Pere Marquette, and this year are...

First Times…

For Mike and Eric of Indianpolis, today was all about first times—fly fishing, floating the Muskegon River, landing steelhead and Chinook salmon, and staying at the Muskegon River Lodge. Despite a torrential downpour, these two of five sons-in-law and their father-in-law, Rick, toughed it out...

Bamboo Shoots…

Satisfying, so satisfying it is when a trout rises to a fly one has tied oneself. Imagine, then, how pleased professor and bamboo rod maker, Bill, from Missouri, was when he brought a 16 lb. Chinook to the net on a bamboo rod he built...

All New

Introducing my nephew-in-law, Attila, and his good friend Soren to fall on the Muskegon River was my joy today.  The fall Chinook salmon run continues, though ebbing, and for the guys, witnessing the entire spectacle was all new: the process of spawning with the males...

Connecting with Longtime Friends

So good to host David and Rusty—David fresh from Manhatten and Rusty from Indianapolis—in my boat today. David and Rusty are part of a group of guys who have fished with us RiverQuest guides for years.  They travel to Michigan from all over the country...

Pure Michigan on the Muskegon River

For many, fall is the favorite season and for good reason, as today's fly fishing float trip with Bob Nykamp and his guest, Dr. Tory Seif, exemplified. Cloudy skies gave way to bright rays that bathed the river valley with reflections of gold and crimson....

A Fraternity of Anglers…

Special, special thanks and props to three guys who selflessly gave three fly fishermen from Missouri a three day introduction to Michigan's Muskegon River and its Chinook salmon fishery! Long time Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited member and bamboo rod maker, Ron Barch, along with...

More Than a Fishing Trip!

When three former colleagues and great friends get together on the river, it's sure to be more than a fishing trip!  And that it was for Dave, my former boss, and Tom, whom I supervised for years, who then took my position as Assistant Superintendent...