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Fall steelhead Tag

Seasonable

It certainly felt seasonable today on the Muskegon River today swinging flies. The temperature hovered around 40 degrees most of the day, only about 35 degrees cooler than the past 5 days. I’m not gonna lie, I was cold. Thankfully our fall steelhead were happier today...

Tough swinging

Last couple days swinging flies with the Stewart group has made for enjoyable days on the river but tough overall steelhead fishing. We’re finding fish, but man they’re not coming easily! Hopefully tomorrows cloud cover will make up for tough conditions while they enjoy their...

Real Steel

Long-time guest and friend Jon Rudolph joined me today for one of his annual fall trips. The weather and fishing didn’t disappoint with a little of everything today. While I have had a good number of clients successfully bring a steelhead to the net this...

Familiar faces

Long-time guest and friend Bill Sidor and his college buddy Dave Hartley joined me for their annual fall steelhead trip today on the Muskegon River. The “swing” lately has been very challenging for my boat. Short grabs and inconsistent fly patterns have provided more gray...

Trending

It looks like the weather will trend towards drier conditions as the week progresses. This should allow us to get back to a more normal pattern as the water drops. Determination has remained key. Miles poses an awesome buck steelhead under the direction of RQ...

TGIF Steelhead

TGIF isn’t something that you typically hear from a fishing guide anywhere, everyday is a Friday for us wink wink. However, TGIF was the common theme for the guys joining us from Sun Med. They were thrilled to kick their weekend off early on the...

See you in 20

Last day with the McKay group today and were already looking forward to 2020! It’s been a great few days with the crew–many nice steelhead and salmon were posed for the camera. Conditions were certainly nicer todayy than yesterday and allowed for a few more...

High skies

High skies and dropping water made for some tough fly fishing on the Muskegon River for  steelhead today. Perseverance and determination are always key on days like these. Pictured is Mark under the guidance of RQ guide Ryan Randolph with Marks first steelhead. Congrats! Capt. Steven...