Muskegon River Chinook Salmon Fly Fishing

Streamer fishing for Chinook salmon can only be described as exhilarating: imagine the chase of a 20″ brown or rainbow trout; now make that a fish that is usually 12-14lbs. 10wt. fly rods are the norm with 350-400gr. Streamer Express lines deliver large (1/0 to 2/0) streamers as your arsenal. This technique takes advantage of the fresh-from-the-lake salmon’s need for an easy meal.


(Late September-Late October)

How can we convey our affection for the wonderful Muskegon River, located just 45 minutes north of Grand Rapids? Surprisingly wild and natural in numerous locations, the river’s extensive and shallow gravel runs draw amazing numbers of Chinook salmon. Single hand rods or switch rods are perfect on the Muskegon for salmon. 

Double digit hookups are common, in what can be a spectacularly beautiful setting of high bluffs and ridges, crystal clear water, and shallow gravel stream beds – set in the colored brilliance of a Michigan fall day. As our home river, the Muskegon River gives us lots of space to fly fish and plenty of Kings to chase. Book early because these trips fill fast with returning clients who, year after year, can’t get enough of fall fly fishing for Muskegon River Chinook salmon.