Muskegon River Steelhead Fishing Report – Newaygo, MI – December 18, 2015

Muskegon River Steelhead Fishing Report – Newaygo, MI – December 18, 2015

Muskegon river fall steelhead fishing
Curtis, with a very nice Muskegon river steelhead from today

The Muskegon river near Newaygo, MI is still presently running above average flows for this time of mid December and with warmer than average water temps, fishing has been pretty good !  The rains that came through most of Michigan over the last few days, have been some of the better fishing as of late.

For mid December, this is GREAT weather for river fishing and with the additional water, we also had a slight rise in water temperature this past week which brought more steelhead in.   This has brought more steelhead in from the lower river and 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 water temperatures through the rest of December, aside from a small drop in temps over the weekend.

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 some fantastic and energetic STEELHEAD !

Present water temperature is in the 41-43 degree range, GREAT for mid December