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Spring Steelhead

Raw

Pretty much the only way to describe today on the river was raw! Cold–blustery east winds accompanied by driving rain, perfect weather for steelhead fishing or sitting in your office. While the steelhead did cooperate in the morning most of the day was spent trying...

“Excelsior!”

Not often that one hears Latin in a fishing boat, but when Dr.Bob Oster, his buddy Ron Barch, and guest Marty—a former professional trumpet player and music professor—would land a steelhead, Bob and Ron would blurt out, "Excelsior!" Pretty cool! To be sure, Muskegon River steelhead...

Pancakes Anyone?

Our RiverQuest customers treat us guides very well and regularly thank us with gratuities at day's end for which we are most grateful. Certainly, today was no exception with host Jeff S generously tipping me and his guest Jeff bestowing a unique thanks.  An ex-Marine,...

Recon Baptism

Today, Dr. Jeff, an accomplished fly fisherman, baptized one my new Orvis Recon 7 wt. fly rods that I had purchased for indicator fishing steelhead. No, he didn't baptize with water but better yet with multiple hookups and a couple of steelhead brought to hand...

First Timer

We RiverQuest guides love introducing people to fly fishing, so today it was my pleasure to put a fly rod in Ken's, which, I learned, was his first time casting with the long rod.  A quick learner, Ken soon was casting beautifully, and then, wham! ...

Never in Fourteen Years…

Have any of my fly fishing customers NOT wanted to savor my succulent, grilled, streamside prepared steak, chicken, or pork loin luncheons, complete with red checkered tablecloth—choosing instead to "Let's keep fishing!" That is, until today! Roger and his brother-in-law John, up from Florida to fish...

Thank Goodness for Steak

The struggle bus was with us this morning on the Muskegon. In fact it took a pow-wow at  lunch to gather the troops and come up with the afternoon plan. Thank goodness for steak lunches— Pictured is Blair with a nice hen that took a swung...

Brews & Steelhead

Great time today visiting with old friends and new from Founders Brewing Co. Thankfully the steelhead cooperated and some great memories were had. I'm also thankful for the new stock of treats in my refrigerator too! Pictured is Mike with a dandy. Capt. Steven Kuieck  ...

One Day At A Time

Steelhead fishing remains a game of patience. Struggle one day, breathe a sigh of relief the next. I wish I could paint a brighter picture, but I'd rather not sugar coat it. As with any day it boils down to being in the right spot...