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Muskegon River Tag

Fall Brown Trout

The McKay group is with us just as they have been for past nearly 20yrs this week in October. Always a group we look forward seeing each season! New to the group is 15yr old Kaiden from Indiana. While the salmon and steelhead proved tough...

Lets say winter now

I’ve been reluctant to start using the word “winter” in my posts mostly cause I really haven’t been ready, but I think it’s time. Melting snow has dipped the river temperatures consistently below 38 degrees lately. Now that the flow is a little more reasonable...

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...

Another year of memories

Fall fly fishing on the Muskegon River marks the annual return of many of our longest returning clients. Many have shared this time of year with us for over twenty years in a row. Today marked just such an occasion for the guys from the...

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...

Redemption

Heart break this morning as our first fall steelhead of the season for my boat fell short of the net. It was really a comedy of errors as both clients lines managed to tangle into each other. As I was trying to untangle and ultimately...

Fall colors

Fall fly fishing on the Muskegon River is well underway. The river has fallen nicely and things are getting back to normal. Salmon are well distributed throughout the system and early fall steelhead have arrived. This beautiful Muskegon river brown trout was poaching eggs behind...

Fall is here

Fall is Here! Even though the current weather is more like summer, the cool weather from earlier this month has brought fall to the rivers. Chinook salmon as expected are running super-sized this fall. Many fisherman and guides on Michigan’s early running rivers have posted pictures of...