Muskegon River Fishing Report – Newaygo, MI – October 3, 2015

Muskegon River Fishing Report – Newaygo, MI – October 3, 2015

Muskegon river salmon and steelhead
Barry with a nice Muskegon river salmon that took an egg sucking leach.

The Muskegon river near Newaygo, MI is presently running a bit below average flows for this time of early fall and it’s hard to understand who’s making decisions on water releases at the Consumers Energy run Croton dam ???  After good rains that brought water levels up in most all west Michigan rivers, the stooges at Consumers are screwing up again…….lets remember that it was a water flow control hiccup from Consumers that brought levels down to WAY below summer levels this past February and killed a LOT of Muskegon river trout. 

Aside from those knuckle heads screwing with flows again, we’re into our fall Chinook salmon run and we have fish, for the most part, staging in deeper pools and runs.  Some are spawning in high gradient areas of the river, but a bulk of the spawning activity will come in the coming week or two.

Resident trout are keying in on some green Caddis that are hatching and should provide the last of our dry fly action before fall and early winter set in.

Not far off are fall Steelhead…..and due to the fair salmon run so far this fall, many are anxiously awaiting the arrival of “fall chrome”.

Present water temperature in the mid 60’s.