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Fall Steelhead

“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,...

As nice as they come

Nick and his wife Chelsey joined me on the Muskegon River today. While Nick has fished with me a number of times before, this trip was token of my appreciation for using my Real Estate services this spring. Steelhead fishing in the ultra clear water has...

Real Steel

Long-time guest and friend Jon Rudolph joined me today for one of his annual fall trips. The weather and fishing didn’t disappoint with a little of everything today. While I have had a good number of clients successfully bring a steelhead to the net this...

Ladies Day

Suzy and here sister Barb joined me for a fun filled day of good stories, laughter and some nice fly fishing on the Muskegon River. While we did cast to a few salmon today, we spent the majority of the day fishing the dark water...

Beautiful

Sunny skies and beautiful fall colors provided a pretty nice backdrop for Dr. Scott Westhouse and his father. Probing the dark water behind the spawning salmon produced several nice river trout and another skipper steelhead. Salmon numbers are improving, but still behind normal. Pictured (top)...

Last day of Summer

Today day marks the last official day of summer as Fall officially begins tomorrow. I had the opportunity to go fishing this morning personally and despite the relatively low odds of success with my two-hander I was simply happy to swing a fly and fish...

Mission Accomplished!

Nebraskan Byron told me at the outset of his two days of fly fishing with me that although he had fly fished for steelhead on most of the storied west coast rivers, he had long wanted to land a Michigan steelhead. Yesterday, with the buck...