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Fall Steelhead

Pretty Fine

You wouldn't know it by the crazy weather we're having, but fall is progressing right along on the Muskegon River. If I had to guess, we're at or very near peak as far as salmon go, but honestly its a pretty loose guess with as...

Harvest season

Typically when you think of the fall harvest, the images of bushels of apples or wagons of shell corn come to mind. However in our river world the fall run of spawning salmon provide a much needed harvest of caviar for our beautiful Muskegon River...

Our favorite fall colors

Ask any fall fall fly fisherman what his or her favorite fall color would be, pretty sure most will answer the brilliant orange & red spots on a fall brown trout or the bright silver of a fall steelhead! I'm sure happy to report that...

First cast, First time

To be sure, it's rare for a fly fisherman to take that first cast only to hook a 10 lb. fresh run male steelhead, but that's what good friend and former boss of mine, Dave, did—his first fall steelhead ever.  More and more steelhead are...

Laughter is Key!

Some days try as you might–steelhead fishing is really not on your terms! Today was one of those days when I just wanted it bad. Its been a fairly tough week and it was just time for the river to give it back. Yeah right–this...

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...

Swinging with Confidence

Fishing conditions remain about the same on the Muskegon River—ideal! Whether you choose to run around the river looking for that perfect spot or swing the proven glides, a relaxed-confident demeanor seems to separate those consistently posing chrome in front of the cameras and those...