Muskegon River Fishing Report – April 27, 2015

Muskegon River

Muskegon River Steelhead

Rob, from OH, with a nice chrome Muskegon river steelhead. Pat (left) and Tom got into some fish as well.

The Muskegon river near Newaygo, MI is running near average flows at this time and in good shape overall as we enter the last 1/3 of our spring steelhead run.

Fishing has been good on some days, very good on others when cloud cover is present and river traffic no real high.

Fish are being caught around spawning grounds, as well as deeper pools and runs where both “staging” fish and “dropbacks” are found.  Staging refers to those fish who have yet to spawn and dropbacks are fish that have spawned and have dropped back off spawning grounds to feed before heading back to lake Michigan.

Muskegon river steelhead

Pat, from CO, with a pre-spawn, chrome Muskegon river steelhead.

It has been a combination of egg imitations and nymphs such as green caddis, hares ear, pheasant tails, black stones and hex’s.

Present water temperature in the upper 40’s.