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Spring Steelhead

Big Boy!

RiverQuest guide Captain Don Graham put his guys on steelhead throughout the day today with multiple hookups and fish brought to net with flies and  fly rods. Here, Gary hoists a hefty 14 lb. winter buck that garnered top honors for the day. Congratulations, Gary,...

A Different Kind of Chrome

For years, Devin Boetsma, owner of Schut's Body Shop in Hudsonville, Michigan has repaired, renewed, and—in the case of the 1972 Corvette that I bought new in '72—restored our family's vehicles. I remember his urging me to have the Corvette's bumpers replated with "show chrome,"...

Trade offs–back from the South

It’s been several years since Jim relocated to south Florida from the Detroit, Michigan. Sure, “fun in the sun” is the name of the game in the south, but steelhead aren’t available there and despite all the warm weather fly fishing opportunities Florida has, it’s...

Showing Dad How!

Longtime fly fisherman, Chuck, and his son, Matt, who is new to working the long rod, prevailed over a heavy river flow (5,100 cfs) and frigid 36.5 degree water temperature to secure some steelhead love on Michigan's Muskegon River today. A quick study, Matt learned...

MRO & Muskegon River Steel

Our annual spring steelhead trip with Mad River Outfitters concludes tomorrow. New friends were made and we look forward to seeing this fantastic crew again, hopefully sometime soon. The high-water is slowly falling and the water temperature is slowly climbing. Spring is not in a...

Spring Fever!

Spectacularly gorgeous day on the Muskegon River chasing steelhead with Captain Don Graham today! 5,100 cfs of flow isn't exactly ideal for steelheading or anything else other than a quick trip downstream, but we both were into fish. The one I pose here testifies, as...

Steelhead Weather

Low skies and rain/drizzle provided the perfect backdrop for a successful early spring steelhead outing for Bryant, Mark, and Greg. After yesterday’s  beautiful weather and tough bite I hoped for good results today. Thankfully everything aligned as we hoped and some very nice steelhead got their...

Cabin Fever Cured!

Man, it felt great to get back on the Muskegon River today! Some of the toughest conditions one could imagine to prompt the steelhead to cooperate— bright sunlight and icy cold water,—rendered the fishing difficult to say the least, but after a brutally long winter,...

hen steelhead

Hen Steelhead – New Friends

First-time guests—the Joyners joined me today to fly fish for hen steelhead. While this was the first time I’ve had the pleasure hosting them, they’ve made plenty of memories here before. The river dropped significantly this morning, just prior to the drop Tom landed this thick...