Peak Color

The fall Chinook salmon run continues to build on the Muskegon River. Nephew-in-law Travis hosted his long-time friend Jeff for whom the the river, the salmon, the fly fishing, the fish hooked and lost were all new. The sunny, high sixties weather and brilliant fall foliage combined with explosive fishing action made for an especially memorable day—even though not one salmon found its way into the net! Our excuse? The fish are large and fresh so our encounters were long lasting, exciting, and ever so close to resulting in pics for this post.

All in all, a great day enhanced with stimulating conversation and the wonder of it all. Thanks, Jeff and Travis; I enjoyed every minute of our time together on one of Michigan’s great rivers, the mighty Muskegon.

Captain Tom Kuieck