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Meet The New Owners

Who Are Tom & Max Werkman? Tom Werkman:Tom lives in Grand Haven, Michigan and was in the banking industry for 30 years, primarily working as a business banker for community banks and building relationships with clients. He's active in the community, where he serves as the Vice...

A Message From Steve Kuieck

Greetings, After 27 years of guiding on the Muskegon River, I have decided it was time for a change. For those of you that might not know, I started a real estate business in 2018 and have enjoyed its growth since. With the growth of my...

Warm weather = Bass

Bass fishing is very good on the Muskegon as the water has warmed from last weeks heat. Golby & crayfish patterns are good off intermediate lines. Topwater with Boogle Bugs should continue to improve. Pictured is a very nice Muskegon River smallmouth. Big thanks to...

A Day to Remember!

Former Jenison Public High School student of mine, Kevin Shrock, with his son-in-law, Ian, pose the first of numerous steelhead they hooked and brought to hand today. Occasionally, fly fishing for steelhead on Michigan's Muskegon River can be so good that the customers take a...

First Cast a Charm!

Dear friend, former colleague, and now retired Jenison Pubic Schools superintendent, Tom TenBrink, launched one cast and met this Muskegon River buck. Of course, I had to tease him about his magnifying it’s size by nearly having it kiss my camera phone! Steelhead are coursing the...

Guides’ Day!

When Don Graham retired as a long time RiverQuest fly fishing guide due to health challenges, the Muskegon River guide community lost one of its own. Don is sorely missed on the river, and today exemplified that fact as guide after guide expressed happiness that,...

Better with Each Passing Day!

Finally, female Chinook salmon are getting serious about prepping their redds and getting on with their spawning chores. More salmon are in evidence than in just days ago, and, as a result, fly fishing success rates are rising. Today, guide James Sunderman and I had the...

Soggy but Tons of Fun!

The heavens opened repeatedly on Muskegon River valley today as I guided two dear friends and former educational colleagues, Tom and Dave. Tom recently retired as superintendent of the Jenison Public Schools, located in the Jenison suburb of Grand Rapids, and Dave preceded Tom in...

Summer Time!

Friend and long time customer Paul dusted off his fly casting stroke on an perfect Chamber of Commerce day on Michigan's Muskegon River with me today. A few tips here and there, and he was into great fun tossing top water poppers for smallmouth bass,...