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Fall Salmon

Soggy conditions

We haven’t had too many forecasted all-day rains in a while so I shouldn’t complain too much. This being said, I was pleasantly happy when the faucet turned off early this afternoon and things began to dry out. Seasonally cool temperatures along with a good dose...

Dad’s Treat!

First time fly rodders for steelhead and trout, 15 year old Sam and his Dad, Mark, attended a different kind of school today—one on the Muskegon River–learning about casting, drifting flies, and best of all, hanging on for dear life to fish hooked. Both were...

Now That’s a Birthday Present!

Paul treated his friend and former colleague Steve to a day of guided fly fishing on the Muskegon River with me today. Since steelhead are coursing the river in greater numbers, we fished hard for them, but, for whatever reason, they didn't want to play....

Best & First

Great day on the water with some new friends. Right spot, right time was key today and afforded both gentleman some quality opportunities at fall steelhead. Pictured above is Travis with his personal best steelhead on a fly rod and Ted (below) with his very...

Flat-out Perfect!

The Newaygo Chamber of Commerce must have ordered a picture perfect weather forecast for today, including a request for cooperative steelhead and salmon, because it proved extraordinarily pleasant. I had the distinct pleasure of guiding the three member Rudolph group on a day that felt...

“Tradition”

Each year, for more years than I can remember, the McKay group has fly fished with us RiverQuest Charters guides. The guys love our fishery and have amassed memories upon memories of fish brought to hand and lost, along with any number great times experienced...

Behind Schedule

Salmon fishing is slowly gaining momentum. Water temps are the root cause of the slow build into fall season as the river flow is a above average. Cool over night temperatures are forecasted in the short-term and should aid in lowering water temps soon. Big thanks...

Soggy but Tons of Fun!

The heavens opened repeatedly on Muskegon River valley today as I guided two dear friends and former educational colleagues, Tom and Dave. Tom recently retired as superintendent of the Jenison Public Schools, located in the Jenison suburb of Grand Rapids, and Dave preceded Tom in...

“And Away We Go!”

The 2021 Chinook salmon run is getting underway, and today long time customer Paul joined me to chase them with the fly rod. And chase we did. Here Paul poses one of the the kings he put in the net. In short, a great time...