Muskegon River Fishing Report – July 22, 2014

July 22, 2014 - Ionia Free Fair 094

Dan with a chunky Muskegon River Brown Trout that was taken on a streamer.

The Muskegon river near Newaygo, MI is running a bit above average flows for this time of summer.

Some insect activity is present with early morning Trico’s coming off prior to the sun hitting the water, followed by sporadic Caddis and Sulphurs throughout the day and early evening.  The trout are not keying in on any of the bugs very much though, more subsurface feeding is taking place over the last week or so.

Smallmouth bass fishing is picking up and will only improve as water temperatures climb, but the really good Smallmouth fishing is yet to come.

Both baitfish and crayfish imitations are getting the attention of both trout and bass when fished close to the bottom with either sink tip or sinking lines.

Present water temperature hovering around the 70 degree mark.