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Trout Opener

Statewide, trout season opens today. Traditionally this “holiday” means a lot to many across the State of Michigan as rivers that have been closed since the end of September open up to trout fishing. Enjoy your time today exploring your favorite old haunts.   My son Zach...

No storm let down?

I’m honestly not disappointed that I didn’t have to shovel snow out of my boat all day today one bit. The forecasted snow storm shifted East and left us with several glimpses at the sun throughout the day. It was cold, but our winter steelhead...

February Turning Point

“Unusual” would is the only way to describe this winter’s weather. High water, mostly from rain events, and some family vacation time have kept me off the river for a fairly significant amount of time. While warmer than normal weather and high flows aren’t completely...

Not exactly, but happy

Tranquil weather has not been the theme lately, at least for any length of time. Yesterday was truly a rare day with decent temperatures and calm winds. Together this made for a pretty enjoyable day on the river. The river dropped pretty significantly yesterday. The day...

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...

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...