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35 degree reality

Last day of January and possibly the last above average temperature we see in the next week or so was reason enough to swing flies this morning on the Muskegon River. Water temperatures have dropped to a more normal winter reading of around 35 degrees....

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...

Quick start

Last day with the Danhausen group wrapped up today. Things got off to a quick start as the steelhead continued to be eager just as the day before. However by mid-morning the hunt for player fish was on. Unfortunately things stay pretty flat much of...

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...

Parting gift

Winter is upon us. Our first Winter Storm Warning is in effect and with it I think it's time to embrace "winter steelhead season". December has proven to be our best month for swinging flies for a second year in a row. And with Peter's...

Thankful

As we said goodbye to our guests of the past few days and reflect on the memories of the trip, it's hard to be crabby about our successes or the tough hand we were dealt with some truly remarkable weather—four sunny days near 70 degrees...

Ditto

Another bluebird sunny day on the Muskegon River—a prime ingredient to a successful day of swinging flies for steelhead, LOL! Thankfully the steelhead didn't seem to mind today and a few very nice fish found their way in front of our cameras! Pictured is Mark...