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Spey

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...

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...

Still transitioning

Last weeks warm weather has slowed our turn toward fall. The overall mood of the trout, smallmouth, and salmon has been off all week. Thankfully the trout were moderately accommodating yesterday before the big winds kicked up. The water temperature on the Muskegon is on...

Birthday Present

I spent a good part of my birthday with my favorite two-handed rod looking for a nice winter steelhead on the swing. I honestly wasn’t going to be disappointed if I wasn’t successful, it was just a great day to be out. Thankfully the river...

Feeling like winter

Ol’man winter was knocking pretty hard on the river today. No, it’s not the first snowy cold day, but with an afternoon high of 28 degrees and a windchill well less, it was definitely feeling like winter. The river remains around 45 degrees and our steelhead...

Stay the course

It’s been a very tough swing this week on the Muskegon River. Thankfully Mother Nature gifted us some decent rain last night and new chrome should be shuffling through the system. Staying the course when things aren’t jiving is always a tough task no matter...