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Winter Steelhead

Cold Rewards On The Muskegon River

Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing – February

A balmy 5 degrees at 9am. was the best temperature reading I could find before we headed out for some winter fly fishing today on the Muskegon River. I had certainly hoped it would be a warmer start, but these were the cards we were dealt for today’s charter fly fishing trip. Thankfully the steelhead didn’t seem to mind the chilly temperatures and it wasn’t long before Teresa posed her first Muskegon River steelhead. Teresa’s husband had his chances too, but he readily admits Teresa always gets the photo. Congrats–it was fun for sure!

Capt. Steven Kuieck

35 degree reality

Last day of January and possibly the last above average temperature we see in the next week or so was reason enough to swing flies this morning on the Muskegon River. Water temperatures have dropped to a more normal winter reading of around 35 degrees....

Another Great Day

Winter fly fishing for steelhead on the Muskegon River continues very good as the hen steelhead Gary poses here attests. Fishing with RiverQuest guide Captain Don Graham, Gary enjoyed a great day with multiple hookups and fish landed. The river flow was up following the...

Pays to check

Man it felt good to get on the the river today. I missed the previous break in the arctic express while I was laid up from Bronchitis. Conditions on the Muskegon are favorable for winter steelhead with slightly higher than normal flows around 2400cfs and...

Christmas Wishes

Great to be back on the river today after a snowy cold weather pattern the majority of last week. Joining me today was Nick, our fishing manager from the Grand Rapids Orvis Store. Conditions were nearly perfect today with low skies average river flow. The...

It’s official

I think it’s officially safe to say winter has arrived. While our river temperature remains well above average for early December, it should soon drop into the upper 30’s. Swinging for winter steelhead is a challenge—just like winter steelhead are supposed to be! If you want...

Back to Winter

The calendar still says winter and it certainly showed today.  The big low-pressure system producing all of the snow softened the predictable bite. While the snow and cold breeze gave us raw conditions on the river, the white snow provided the perfect backdrop to highlight the...

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...