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Smallmouth Bass

Best day ever?

Smallmouth bass fishing on the Muskegon River is very good right now. Thankfully this warm summer weather favors these fun river fish. Bill and his son Patrick joined me for what may be one of the best, if not the best day day of top-water...

Finally a cooler day

Kristine has been itching to get back on the river for some top-water smallmouth bass fishing but the oppressive heat kept us hopeful for a nicer day. Thankfully we found a nice window to hit the river and Kristine was rewarded with some good opportunities...

First Time!

Dad Jeff and 11 year old son, Tyler, cast fly rods for smallmouth bass for their first time today with me on the Muskegon River. Although the cold night before may have prompted the bass to seal their lips until after lunch, it was a...

Guides Day Out

RiverQuest Captain Don Graham and I hit the Muskegon River today to chase smallmouth bass. Gorgeous weather; no boats; three retired couples in kayaks; and that was it—just us, Mother Nature and the bass. We started with streamers, hooked a couple of fish, and soon...

Absolutely Perfect!

Great day fly fishing the Muskegon River today with two of my dearest colleagues and friends from my teacher/administrator days with the Jenison Public Schools! Dave Dresslar, the retired superintendent, and Tom TenBrink, the current superintendent, annually fly fish with me in the spring for...

Father/Son Great Times!

Smallmouth bass fishing on the Muskegon today didn't disappoint father Dick and son Doug or their guide, yours truly.  With flows at 1,100 cfs, which is below normal for this time of year, the fish were concentrated in their preferred holding spots, certainly more so...

Some like it hot

Summer smallmouth fly fishing is heating up. While the warm weather has us leaving our resident trout alone, smallmouth bass love the hot weather! While it’s a favorite to target summer bass on the surface with Boogle bugs, sub-surface presentations with crayfish, golby, and baitfish...