A very colored up Muskegon river male Steelhead, from pre-arctic outing the other day !!
The Muskegon river is one of the most diverse fisheries in the Midwest, with a combination of cold and warm water species of fish that can be fished to year round.
The resident population of Rainbow and Brown trout provide some of the best fly fishing one can find in our great state of Michigan. The migratory fish that come into the river throughout the year make up the bulk of our Great Lakes Big Game Fishing, and are sought after by anglers from across the globe who come to fish for them.
The migratory fish that come out of both Muskegon lake and lake Michigan, include Chinook Salmon, Steelhead and lake run Brown trout in the fall and early winter. Walleye, Steelhead, Sturgeon and Gar Pike arrive in the spring, along with Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike in the summer.
Pursued with both fly fishing and light spin tackle equipment, we pursue most of these fish from the comfort of a custom made, 18′ jet sled, however some wade fishing can be done in the summer trout season.
Late winter/spring Steelhead
Larry with an early spring Steelhead…..nice and chrome !
Chris holds a nice Steelhead as Anneke looks on.
Dan with a FAT early spring steelhead…..she’s a plump one !
Gene from IN, with an exceptionally colored up male steelhead from the Muskegon river.
George, from west Michigan, with a nice, bright & BIG Muskegon river steelhead.
Art, with a FAST Muskegon river steelhead!
Isabella with her FIRST Muskegon river steelhead !!
Steve, from mid Michigan, with an “endless energy” steelhead from outing with Jeff, also from mid Michigan
Joe C., from SE Michigan, with a beautiful and very colored up male steelhead from the Muskegon river.
Spring and Summer Trout
Chris, from AZ with a truly world class caliber Muskegon river Brown trout.
Brad with a PIG Rainbow trout !
A very heathy AND chunky Muskegon river Rainbow trout.
Release of a nice Muskegon river Brown that took a streamer.
John with a GREAT Muskegon rive Brown trout!
George holds one of the largest Brown trout I’ve ever see caught on the Muskegon river in over 20 years of guiding there full time.
Jack R., from west Michigan, with a very nice Muskegon river Brown trout.
A Muskegon river Rainbow trout in full colors
Summer Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike
Jeff with a lengthy Northern Pike.
Mark from S.C., with a very nice Muskegon river “Smally”.
Joe, from CT with a rather large Muskegon river smallmouth bass taken “on top”.
Tim, from IN, with a bonus “Hammer Handle” Northern Pike that took a topwater popper on a recent outing for Smallmouth Bass.
Jacob S. from OH , with a nice, chunky one !
Muskegon river Smallmouth bass taken on a streamer.
Fall Chinook Salmon and Steelhead
Byron, from KY holds a nice Chinook salmon caught while fishing with Eddie, also from KY.
Kieth, from SE Michigan, with one of several Chinook salmon he and fishing partner Jim caught.
John, with a “mean and green” Muskegon river Chinook salmon.
Steve, from mid Michigan, with a “sampling” of his Chinook Salmon catch while fishing with friend Jeff and myself.
Tom holds a hefty fall run Chinook Salmon.
Lee, from CT, with a nice, fat and spunky fall steelhead from his outing with Ron.
Ron, from Sonoma, CA – www.rubinfamilyofwines.com – with a fall steelhead that spent as much time on TOP of the water, as well as above it, for the first 8-10 seconds after the hookup….that’s a long time for such spastic behavior !
Tim holds a beautiful male fall steelhead caught while fising with brother Dan….very fun fishing fella’s !
My goodness these fish are FAAAASSSTT !
Dan, from Las Vegas with an absolute screamer of a fall steelhead.
Steve with a great Muskegon river fall steelhead.