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Winter Steelhead

Chasing Winter

The thought of snow blanketing the river banks and weighing heavy on the limbs of our beautiful white pines had been much anticipated by John and Don when they booked their first winter steelhead trip. Unfortunately Mother Nature had a far different vision in store...

Steelhead Calling!

Fresh run steelhead await in the Muskegon River, as the hen I pose from today's float with RiverQuest guide and best bud, Captain Don Graham, attest.  Recent rains and snowmelt popped the flow to over 3,000 cfs, but no matter: the fish are there. Don and...

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...

Just in time for Christmas

The polar plunge has finally retreated back to Canada. 35 degrees on the river felt balmy compared to most days recently. The level finally bumped back to a little closer to normal after several days of wild fluctuations—thankfully! Pictured is Peter with a beauty that took...

Winter Wonderland

A winter wonderland as far as the eye can see. Yes, we've transformed our world to winter white over the past 48 hours. Surely this time of year is one of the most beautiful along our river banks. Short trip today—was rewarded with this nice...

Parting gift

Winter is upon us. Our first Winter Storm Warning is in effect and with it I think it's time to embrace "winter steelhead season". December has proven to be our best month for swinging flies for a second year in a row. And with Peter's...