Friday, December 17, 2010

Winter Steelhead

Muskegon River levels are very low and clear!!!  Water temp is in the low 30's and shelf ice is present atleast in the mid to lower stretches of river.  Bites come very quickly some days and other days you need to work each spot a bit harder to produce hookups.  Look for fish in classic winter lies including soft water and spots with structure.  Pictured below is good friend Dan and myself with the results of a couple hours of play time this afternoon.
12/17/2010  Dan with a jumping hen in 33 degree water!!
12/17/2010  Myself with a heavy buck that put up a great battle. 

12/17/2010  A nice fat winter hen.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Float fishing for Muskegon River Steelhead

Ed is pictured below with a few nice centerpin caught Steelhead from this morning's half day trip.
12/11/2010  Floatfishing was good this morning.
12/11/2010  A cookie cutter hen
36 degree water temp and this fish still jumped twice!!

12/11/2010  Chrome hen from early this morning.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Winter Steelhead Fishing

Winter has finally arrived, there is snow on the ground and all the "prime time" fishermen are gone!!  The water is up and at a very nice level with just enough color for now, water temp today was 39 to 40 deg.  Depth was the ticket today, most days lately fishing close to the lumber was where it happened but today find the magic depth and it was game on!  Had a fantastic half day trip with Ed this morning, we had the river to ourselves and the fish were on the bite better than I have seen in the last 2 weeks!  We are offering our normal reduced winter rates from Dec. 1 to Feb. 28 $300 full day and $200 half day, half days can be morning or afternoon depending on your preference and schedule.
12/2  This fish put on an aerial show for us.
12/2  Nice buck.
12/2  Muskegon River Winter Steelhead.

12/2  Ed with a nice hen from the Muskegon River.