Steve Kuieck, Author at RiverQuest Charters
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Author:Steve Kuieck

Soggy conditions

We haven’t had too many forecasted all-day rains in a while so I shouldn’t complain too much. This being said, I was pleasantly happy when the faucet turned off early this afternoon and things began to dry out. Seasonally cool temperatures along with a good dose...

Faithful to the end

Jonathan and his son Matthew joined me today on the Muskegon River for their first fall steelhead and salmon fly fishing trip. Both avid fishermen, they quickly grasp the new technique and found success pretty quickly. As is often the case early fall steelhead can...

Best & First

Great day on the water with some new friends. Right spot, right time was key today and afforded both gentleman some quality opportunities at fall steelhead. Pictured above is Travis with his personal best steelhead on a fly rod and Ted (below) with his very...

Fall weather & chrome

Finally felt like fall this morning with overnight low’s in the upper 30’s. Still no frost yet, but I’m not going to complain!  Steelhead fishing is beginning to take shape, while the salmon numbers remain relatively low. Pictured is Peter with a couple nice early...

Return To MI

The Willet family is with us for a couple days for their annual fall Muskegon River fly fishing trip. Water flows are up after another bout of rain and with it are a few new silver dimes! Congratulations Darryl–sweet early fall steelhead! Excited to see how...

Behind Schedule

Salmon fishing is slowly gaining momentum. Water temps are the root cause of the slow build into fall season as the river flow is a above average. Cool over night temperatures are forecasted in the short-term and should aid in lowering water temps soon. Big thanks...

Wow!

I’m not sure how much luck Kris has left in her bag? A beautiful September Steelhead last week on her two-hander and today, one of the best brown trout I’ve ever had a client catch (ever) on the swing no less! Wow!   Obviously Kris is no...

September Steelhead

September Steelhead are often hard to come by on the Muskegon River. Patience and a little bit of luck always help. Kris fishes with me often and has been working on her two-handed game over the last year both for trout, smallmouth bass, and of...

Firsts

First time fly fisherman, first time using a trout Spey, first and only trout she’s ever caught…. Donna and Mike joined me today for their first river fly fishing trip. To say quite a memory was made might be an understatement. Congratulations Donna, most seasoned...