Muskegon River Fishing Report – Newaygo, MI – September 16, 2016

Muskegon River Fishing Report – Newaygo, MI – September 16, 2016

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Steen, from Denmark, with one of his salmon caught while fishing with friend Karsten, also from Denmark. We fished for 3 days, lots of laughs and some really nice fish !

The Muskegon river fishing report for the Newaygo, MI area is still all about warm water and warm water fishing for Smallmouth bass, the occasional Walleye and even Northern pike in the lower stretches.

Fishing with both conventional tackle and fly fishing gear, we can get Smallmouth on both topwater poppers and waking flies/lures, as well as subsurface imitations of baitfish and crayfish.

It won’t be long before the first of our fall run Chinook salmon enter the Muskegon¬†river and begin their annual migration up to the Newaygo & Croton Michigan areas to complete their yearly spawning cycle.

Pere Marquette river Chinook salmon

Karsten with a HEAVY Pere Marquette river Chinook salmon caught while fishing with friend Steen.

Not far behind them will come fall steelhead, which we fish up to Christmas most years.

The last near 2 weeks has found me guiding the lower stretches of the Pere Marquette river for Chinook salmon on conventional gear, braided line, bright lures with strong hooks and I will resume that the end of this weekend.

Present water temperature in the Muskegon river in the 71-72 degree range.