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Smallmouth Bass

Chasing Smallmouth

On what proved a gorgeous, Chamber of Commerce day on Michigan’s Muskegon River, long time customer and friend Paul joined me for a guided float trip for smallmouth bass. We had the river to ourselves nearly all day, save the occasional soaring eagles, squawking herons,...

First Time

Faced with the perennial “What should I get my husband for Christmas?’ question, Bernie’s wife decided to buy him a RiverQuest Charters fly fishing float trip, something totally new to him. I can’t imagine what he thought when he opened his gift and saw the...

New & Familiar

Smallmouth bass fishing continues to be good on the Muskegon River. Whether you enjoy top-water or streamers, both are regularly taking bass. Look for this fishing to continue through early September. Pictured above is new friend Mike and his son with a nice double and...

First Time Fly Fishing

Chris and his son Henry joined me this morning for an introduction to fly fishing experience on the Muskegon River. While today was Henry’s first time fly fishing, it certainly wasn’t his first time fishing. Henry proudly told stories of the the Redfish and sea...

Bamboo Bass

Kris joined me today on the river to fish for smallmouth bass. Over the course of our early trips this year Kris had expressed a desire to fish some of her bamboo rods she has collected. The bass were very eager today and it didn’t...

Jammed up

Muskegon River smallmouth bass fishing was a little odd today in my boat. The river seemed to be void of fish in some areas while others were jammed up with fish. I haven’t really seen it quite like this over the last several trips. Obviously...

Dirty Water Smallmouth Bass

The Muskegon River is on the rise and heavily silted from the numerous rounds of thunderstorms this week. Despite these tough dirty-water conditions Kris found success with her top-water poppers. Conditions will likely be challenging for the next several days before the river settles down...

Summer Bass—Hot

Summer Smallmouth bass fishing has been “hot” this week. I can honestly say it might be some of the best top-water fly fishing for bass I’ve personally witnessed in a very long time! Boogle bugs are my jam! Experiment color to suit the interest day-to-day, but...