Fly fishing the Muskegon River with RiverQuest guide and personal fishing buddy, Captain Don Graham! A busy, productive fall guiding season; sundry “To Do’s;” and various family responsibilities had prevented Don’s and my doing what we love so much—fly fishing together in one another’s boats. We made it happen today, though, and although hookups required persistence, the MO surrendered bright steelhead and a chunky brown trout. Here, I pose an afternoon hen that took us for merry ride downstream only to shortly thereafter connect with a broad shouldered male that I lost at the boat when it leap rolled, as steelhead so often do. All in all, today was a gorgeous late fall day of steelheading with a guy who, with his knowledge of the river and good natured jibes at yours truly, made the day all the more enjoyable. Thanks, Don!
Captain Tom Kuieck