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Spey

Why we love them

Steelhead are simply a fantastic adversary to chase with a fly. Particularly so with the two-handed rod and a swung fly. Yesterday as massive arctic front plowed through the Muskegon River region and at times had you guessing whether you actually were swinging your fly...

Just right

Everything was just right on the river today–good guys and cooperative steelhead! I couldn't have asked for it to have been better for the guys. The river has fallen to a near ideal level. Water temperatures remain right about 50 degrees which is still pretty...

30 degree swing

Yesterday David, Kim, and Bill were chasing Albacore in NC with steady temperatures in the middle 70's. Today the guys arrived in Michigan at the Muskegon River Lodge with steady temperatures in the low forties to swing flies for fall steelhead. That's a 30 degree...

Swings

It’s funny how things go swinging flies for steelhead. The past few days on the Muskegon River has lived up to the reputation of earned success in the world of steelhead. Today things started much better today with a couple quick fish, but quickly turned...

Very November

It was a raw November day on the Muskegon today swinging for fall steelhead. Like yesterday the fishing pressure remained high. By afternoon many folks felt the call of warm dry cabins leaving things much more manageable. Pictured is Sock with a fantastic buck steelhead...

Refreshing

Steelhead fishing from October to early May is a long haul when you look back over the entire season. It certainly was nice and refreshing to make the switch to trout today. The river bumped up a little more than I had expected this morning...

Getting There

Conditions on the Muskegon River are getting back to normal. Currently the river remains pretty big but very fishable around 4300cfs and 35.5 degrees. Depending on how much rain we see this week we should continue to expect slowly falling water conditions. Spring steelhead numbers have...

Trade offs

60 degrees and sunny in February is hard to complain about. However, it certainly comes with some trade offs! Konrad joined me for his first steelhead trip. Things started off pretty solid with a very good early morning grab.  Unfortunately as the sun gained altitude...

Unsettled

Steelhead fishing on the Muskegon River lately has been a lot like the weather—its had its ups & downs. Dr. Buckley joined me yesterday and we enjoyed a very nice January day on river swinging flies. While our opportunities weren't numerous we were graced by some...