Today’s bass bugging on the Muskegon stands as a reminder that just because the calendar tells us it’s September, it’s not time to set aside one’s bass poppers and streamers. Today, it was top water action for RiverQuest guide Don Graham and me. Although the bass were fussy and “the big one got away,” it was a restorative kind of day: partly cloudy skies, pleasant temps, light air, and wildlife galore: eagles, herons, ducks, geese, a muskrat, a beaver, songbirds, and enough action to keep us on our toes.
We’ve enjoyed a terrific summer of smallmouth fly rodding on the Muskegon River, and today reminded us anew about how much we enjoy chasing them with the long rods on top. Soon, the six and seven weight rods will be replaced by the ten weights as we shift our attention to Chinook salmon and then on to fall steelhead with two-handers and lighter single-handers. Gotta love fly fishing the MO—so much fun with much more to come!
Here Don poses one of the bass he boated and released.
Captain Tom Kuieck