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Steelhead Tag

26 years

In my 26 years of guiding the Muskegon River I have never seen the river this low–it’s honestly shocking to see it like this. I honestly didn’t know if I’d get my sled back to port today. Joining me today was longtime guest and friend...

First’s

The Muskegon River remains extremely low. This is the first time in my 26 years of guiding that I’ve ever seen it this low in the spring. The historical data does show a similar low flow back in the early 2000’s, but I’d argue that...

Family Time

The Glaspie family joined Jay and I today for their first spring steelhead outing. High winds continue to be the common theme over the last few days along with very bright sunny skies. We were very fortunate under these tough circumstances to get the whole...

Ladies Day

Suzy and here sister Barb joined me for a fun filled day of good stories, laughter and some nice fly fishing on the Muskegon River. While we did cast to a few salmon today, we spent the majority of the day fishing the dark water...

Another year of memories

Fall fly fishing on the Muskegon River marks the annual return of many of our longest returning clients. Many have shared this time of year with us for over twenty years in a row. Today marked just such an occasion for the guys from the...

Fall colors

Fall fly fishing on the Muskegon River is well underway. The river has fallen nicely and things are getting back to normal. Salmon are well distributed throughout the system and early fall steelhead have arrived. This beautiful Muskegon river brown trout was poaching eggs behind...

Rewards Schedule?

There are no certanties when it come to steelhead fishing. Somedays you grind it out cast after cast with nothing to show for your efforts and other days you stike gold thoughout the day. This year putting your time has been the name of the...

Brrrrr!

I'll certainly take snow over icy rain, but gosh it was cold today! Where is the global warming? Day two of three with the McKay group was certainly more hospitable than the first.  It was nice to be able to take a few pictures today. Pictured...

Ahhhhhhhhh

What more can I say—pleasant temperatures in the low 60's, good company, and cooperative steelhead! Pretty nice indeed. Pictured is Ty with a beauty from this morning. Capt. Steven Kuieck...