Muskegon River Steelhead Fishing Report – Newaygo, MI – December 14, 2015

Muskegon River Steelhead Fishing Report – Newaygo, MI – December 14, 2015

Muskegon river Steelhead
Chris holding a nice, chrome Muskegon river steelhead, as Anneke looks on.

The Muskegon river near Newaygo, MI is presently running well above average flows due to the heavy rains that came through most of Michigan over the last 24 hours and look to subside at some point today.

For mid December, this is GREAT weather for river fishing and with the additional water, we also had a slight rise in water temperature and collectively, this will bring even MORE steelhead in out of lake Michigan.  This will set us up for some very good late December and January steelhead fishing and based the present long range forecast, we will stay well above average temperatures through the rest of December.

We’re still fishing steelhead and resident trout with both fly fishing and light spin tackle equipment, both are getting it done and it’s more a matter of personal preference than anything.

Some great resident Rainbow and Brown trout are being caught as well as the “Crown Jewel” of Great Lakes big game fish……the STEELHEAD !

Present water temperature is in the 43-44 degree range, GREAT for mid December.