Trout fishing on the Muskegon River is in full swing; hatches have been very good on the warm evenings with very prolific numbers of gray drakes taking the center stage. Caddis and sulfers are also present in good to very good numbers depending on the section or river and the given day. Joining me recently was Ben Elanbaas and his mother. While the dry fly opportunities were minimal on this given day due to a change in weather the sub-surface streamer bite kept us entertained. Articulated fat heads on 300gr streamer lines were key. Surprisingly the Muskegon River smallies were very active with the relatively cool waters.

Paperwork and marketing has been filling my hours the last couple days as we progress toward the opening of the Muskegon River Lodge. While I can’t quite state my excitement in words I can only say that this phase of the process only provides a minimal blemish toward the future. Some have asked whether we intend to make any noticeable changes to the surrounding of “cottonwood flats”; I can assure you that all will remain the same as far as mother nature is concerned! With a lot of hard work ahead of us we look forward to its many challenges. Should you or anyone you know have any questions or concerns please feel free to drop us an email.

Capt. Steven Kuieck