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Fall Steelhead

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...

Familiar faces

Long-time guest and friend Bill Sidor and his college buddy Dave Hartley joined me for their annual fall steelhead trip today on the Muskegon River. The “swing” lately has been very challenging for my boat. Short grabs and inconsistent fly patterns have provided more gray...

Grinding

I can’t exactly explain the fishing over the last three days. It’s been a tough swing, plain and simple. The fish have been willing, but shy. Very short grabs/quick grabs have been the theme swinging flies. The river is very clear and almost down to...

No words necessary

Not many words necessary to sum up Logan’s satisfaction. Congratulations! The weather looks to dry out by mid-week, hopefully we can shed a little flow and get things back to a more reasonable normal. Capt. Steven Kuieck...

Trending

It looks like the weather will trend towards drier conditions as the week progresses. This should allow us to get back to a more normal pattern as the water drops. Determination has remained key. Miles poses an awesome buck steelhead under the direction of RQ...

Yo-yo

Mother Nature continues to let the faucet run. Rain and snow continue to be the daily theme on the weather front. The Muskegon was falling nicely but us now edging higher as some of the North country’s snow has melted. Hopefully this will be very...

When the stars align

Swing flies for steelhead hasn’t been easy the last day or two as the Muskegon River rose again from the recent rains. Thankfully the river fell slightly today and the overall mood of the steelhead was much improved. Tim (pictured above) took his first Spey casting...