Muskegon River Fishing Report – July 5, 2017 – Newaygo, MI
The Muskegon river near Newaygo, MI is running a little above average flows at this time of early July, after having slowly come down after a series of heavy rains came through most of Michigan in the last week – 10 days.
We are into the heart of our summer season chasing Smallmouth bass, some resident Rainbow and Brown trout when conditions are right and the occasional run in with Walleye and Northern pike.
With both fly fishing and light spin tackle gear, we can fish both topwater poppers/waking flies-lures, as well as subsurface imitations of crayfish and baitfish to get into fish throughout the day.
There are still a few trout rising to #18-20 Trico’s first thing in the morning, for those looking to cast a dry fly to a rising trout.
Present water temperature in the 67-68 degree range.