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Just Perfect – Steelhead Fly Rodding

Steelhead fly rodding

Just Perfect – Steelhead Fly Rodding

What a great time Steelhead fly rodding today on Michigan’s Muskegon River with my friend and pastor, Greg VanderMeer of Fair Haven Church in Hudsonville. Greg is an outdoorsman through and through and has contracted the fly fishing bug, big time.  Glad I am that he has the bug because I love the guy with my having grown spiritually from his preaching, counsel, and friendship. Not only that, he’s a riot to have in the boat!  So, no surprise that I was delighted to host him and get him into steelhead fly rodding all day long, plus be able to fish myself, which at this time of year, I rarely get a chance to do.

With only a light breeze and temps popping the 70 degree mark, Greg and I just soaked it all in: the tremendous fishing; the beauty and fight of these great game fish; the forest coming alive; caddis and black stoneflies emerging; and, of course, the sun; that glorious sun, which erased memories of last week’s weather debacle of rain, ice, and snow.

As for the steelhead run, the numbers of new fish in the river showing up over the last couple of days is very encouraging. Hence, we’re hooking more bright fish than in weeks past. Flows remain unusually high for this time of year due, in part, to repairs underway to the upstream dam.  The fish love it, though, and we’re managing to connect with them at a very good clip.

Thanks for a most memorable day, Greg. I loved every minute of it, which I can attest was simply perfect!

Captain Tom Kuieck

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Prime Muskegon River Spring Steelhead Season is finally here in Michigan and we’re gearing up for a fantastic Spring Rainbow Trout Season and Spring Brown Trout Season! If you are looking to get out swinging flies on the Muskegon River this Spring with an Orvis endorsed guide who can help you find Spring Rainbow TroutSpring Brown Trout or Spring Steelhead, we invite you to give us a call at (616)293-0501 to hear our open dates or visit our Contact Page for more information. While spots will fill quickly, some of the best weeks have availability today although they won’t last long!
For more information on booking your next Spring Steelhead, Rainbow Trout or Brown Trout Fly Fishing trip on the Muskegon River, give us a call us at 616.293.0501. Or email us at info@muskegonriverlodge.com or fishon@riverquestcharters.com to find out which dates are still available!
Be sure to visit our website Muskegon River Lodge for more information on our beautifully secluded, 12.5 acre wooded property with 400 feet of prime Muskegon River footage and incredible water views for our guests to enjoy, its own private chef and plenty of space for large groups. Visit RiverQuest Charters to find out more about our fly fishing charter services and our upcoming fly fishing seasons.  And Follow Us on FacebookInstagram or Twitter to see our most recent catches of Steelhead and Trout.

 

TOM KUIECK
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