A little effort required–Muskegon River Trout Spey

Swinging Iso nymphs off  trout Spey’s was the name of the game today and Jim and Gerry were rewarded with a terrific Muskegon River brown trout and some nice rainbows with a little extra effort. Smallmouth bass filled in the gaps as we floated. Pictured is Jim posing this beautiful brown trout.

The Muskegon River is fishing well right now despite the extremely low river flow. Water temperatures climbed briefly early this week to 70 degrees, but the influence of cold ground waters gave needed reprieve each night until the cold front came through. The water temperature this morning when I put in was down to 65 degrees. This has come as a nice surprise as we’ve never really experienced sustained low-flows like this and how the coinciding ground waters would have an impact on the overall mean river temperature.