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Author:Tom Kuieck

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...

Looking Up

Boy, how we love it when the smallmouth bass are looking up for a snack!  Todd and David tossed poppers on the Muskegon today, and the smallies munched away.  Just a delightful day on the water: eagles, osprey, turkeys, deer, willing smallmouth, and great company. ...

Making Memories

Three generations in the boat today: Dick, the grandpa; Matt, the dad, and Eliot, the 12 year old son and grandson—each learning to fly cast for the first time and boating some willing smallmouth bass that rewarded lessons learned.  Though intermittent drizzle marked the morning,...

Love Those Smallies!

So, so good to get back in the boat to chase smallmouth bass with best fishing bud, RiverQuest guide Don Graham.  Despite less than ideal weather—cold front with winds up to 25 mph—the smallies wanted to play, as did a couple of pike.  As one...

Uncle/Nephew Bonding

"Off to Michigan State as a freshman this fall? Great! Proud of you, but we need to go fishing together one last time!" I suspect that customer and long time friend, Jeff, had a conversation something like this with his nephew, Grant, who loves to fish...

Don’s Day!

Captain Don Graham of RiverQuest Charters conducted a clinic on how to hook and land steelhead with indicators today on the Muskegon River. Guide and student was I as Don deftly hooked multiple steelhead (Aren't they all supposed to be back in Lake Michigan by...