Steve O’Dette and his guests Jesse O’Brien and Dave S. joined me yesterday to chase chrome on the Muskegon. Water levels have bounced around- up and down lately. River conditions are generally not bad but we would always welcome some rain and cloud cover. It was a trick-or-treat sun burn special yesterday; sunny skies with temperatures in the low 60’s. Steelhead fishing was challenging at best. Dave lost a skipper near the boat and Jessy landed this beautiful Muskegon river brown.
Small clown eggs and pale Oregon cheese eggs have seen most of the action. The “swing” has been productive day to day with blue and silver clown comets bring some pulls in my boat while other “swingers” using black and copper or gun metal green and copper colored patterns are finding aggressive fish. Moderate temperatures are fore-casted to hold through mid-week so the morning bite will be key.
Many thanks to all of you who made this fall’s salmon season a success! Thanks to Tom (my dad) as well for your time this fall. Best of luck to you as you retire to the treestand for the month of November. Dave, Don, Fred, and myself look forward to fishing this month and next chasing the years most exciting fish- fall run steelhead. With dates available please drop us an email or a phone call.
Capt. Steven Kuieck