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Muskegon River Tag

Small windows

It hasn’t been the most hospitable week on the Muskegon River. Winter tightened its grips on the area with cold winds and daily snows. Only  a few small windows of opportunity presented a chance to wet a line. RQ guide Jay Allen saw that window...

Pays to check

Man it felt good to get on the the river today. I missed the previous break in the arctic express while I was laid up from Bronchitis. Conditions on the Muskegon are favorable for winter steelhead with slightly higher than normal flows around 2400cfs and...

It’s official

I think it’s officially safe to say winter has arrived. While our river temperature remains well above average for early December, it should soon drop into the upper 30’s. Swinging for winter steelhead is a challenge—just like winter steelhead are supposed to be! If you want...

Crazy Day

Crazy day swinging flies on the Muskegon River today. I certainly won’t blame the odd demeanor of our steelhead today on them personally! When your living room suddenly reduces space by 50% it likely would cause you to behave a little oddly too! (See pic...

Success is earned

Swinging flies the last couple days has been anything but easy for my boat. Good numbers of steelhead are around, but finding player fish has been challenging. Persistence is key and success is definitely earned. A decent shot of rain is forecasted tomorrow and more “weather”...

Just right

Everything was just right on the river today–good guys and cooperative steelhead! I couldn't have asked for it to have been better for the guys. The river has fallen to a near ideal level. Water temperatures remain right about 50 degrees which is still pretty...

30 degree swing

Yesterday David, Kim, and Bill were chasing Albacore in NC with steady temperatures in the middle 70's. Today the guys arrived in Michigan at the Muskegon River Lodge with steady temperatures in the low forties to swing flies for fall steelhead. That's a 30 degree...

Swings

It’s funny how things go swinging flies for steelhead. The past few days on the Muskegon River has lived up to the reputation of earned success in the world of steelhead. Today things started much better today with a couple quick fish, but quickly turned...

Very November

It was a raw November day on the Muskegon today swinging for fall steelhead. Like yesterday the fishing pressure remained high. By afternoon many folks felt the call of warm dry cabins leaving things much more manageable. Pictured is Sock with a fantastic buck steelhead...

Making Music

Tenor Paul and faux bass, Yours Truly, sang in Fair Haven Church's choir, which we loved doing, and there came to know one another. Paul and his friend Steve have fly fished with me a number of times, but today, Paul and Steve made some...