Monday, February 28, 2011

Muskegon River Steelhead Fishing Report

Steelhead fishing on the Muskegon River was great again with another double digit day today, that makes 3 consecutive double digit days!!  We caught a few chrome bucks along with some bright chrome Spring hens today that were HOT, there is definately a nice push of Spring chrome in the system.  Fishing pressure is still low, we are only running into 1 to 3 other boats per day.

2/28/2011  Chris with a hefty buck that was on fire!!
2/28/2011  Plenty of chrome on the way.
2/28/2011  Dime bright Muskegon River Steelhead.
2/28/2011  This buck has not been in the river long.
2/28/2011  Another bright male Steelhead, new fish on the move.

2/28/2011  A chrome Spring hen Steelhead.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Muskegon River Fishing Report

Steelhead fishing on the Muskegon River has been very good since last week's spike in water level.  The river is still holding at a nice level and water temp is in the low to mid 30's.  There are a good number of newer Spring Steelhead in the system along with the Winter holdovers.  Expect fishing to stay fairly consistent from here on thru Spring especially with another good thaw.

Fished a half day with Ed today and had no problem getting well into double digits before noon, the fish were biting more aggressively than I have seen since fall.  Now is the time to get out before the crowds of Spring show up. Call  (616)204-4999 to reserve your date.
2/27/2011  New Spring Steelhead are on the move.
2/27/2011  Ed with a bright chrome Steelhead from the Muskegon River.
2/27/2011  Double digits before noon, I love Winter Steelhead Fishing!!
2/27/2011  Ed with a bright buck Steelhead. 
2/27/2011  Ed with a hefty Muskegon River Spring Steelhead.

2/27/2011  A nice colored buck Steelhead.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Manistee River Steelhead

Fished the Manistee River with friends and guides Kris and Chris today, the bite was great considering we didn't hit the water until 10:00 am and fished behind 6 to 8 boats most of the day.  We even caught a couple bonus Lake Run Brown Trout, Kris is pictured below with the more substantial of the two.
2/26/2011  Kris with a Manistee River Steelhead.
2/26/2011  A nice buck.
2/26/2011  Kris's bonus Brown Trout.

2/26/2011  Chris with a smaller buck.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Muskegon River Fishing Report

Kris and I hit the river for a few hours this morning and the bite was on!!  We were well into double digits in just 4 hours of fishing.  The fishing should be great and even improve from now thru Spring.
Myself with a nice hen.
2/24/2011  Kris with a buck that pulled the boga to 13 lbs!!
2/24/2011  Another healthy buck Steelhead.

2/24/2011  Kris with a nice bright Spring Steelhead.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Muskegon River Fishing Report

Fished a half day this morning with Ed and minus the east wind the weather was great.  The fishing wasn't half bad either with a mix of bright and darker holdover fish.  Water level is still very nice with a decent stain which should keep the fish on the bite.  The next warmup should bring a real good shot of Spring Steelhead to add to the already good numbers of fish in the Muskegon River. 

2/22/2011  Ed with a beautiful buck Steelhead from this morning.
2/22/2011  Ed with a nice spring hen.
2/22/2011  Take away the east wind and the weather was fantastic today.
2/22/2011  Chrome Spring hen.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Snow Storm Steelhead

Brian and Bill had a fantastic day of Winter Steelheading on the Muskegon River.  The fish were on the bite in a big way before the snow storm blew in and we had the river to ourselves, once the snow hit the fishing slowed down but we were still able to catch fish with a bit of effort.  The Muskegon River water level is very nice right now with good color and should hold there for a few days, there is a nice mix of early Spring arrivals and Winter holdover fish.  Below are just a few shots from today.
2/20/2011  Brian with a stout buck.
2/20/2011  Bill with a nicely colored buck Steelhead.
2/20/2011  Brian with a nice hen.
2/20/2011  Bill with a Spring Hen Steelhead
2/20/2011  Brian strikes chrome!!

2/20/2011  The snow was coming down hard!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Winter Steelhead

2/17/2011  Jim with a nicely colored Steelhead.

2/17/2011  Mark with a nice buck from this morning.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Spring or Winter Steelheading??

The calendar says Winter is still here but the weather feels like Spring.  The river has gained a little water from the runoff and is starting to take on just a touch of color, with any luck we will get a good bump in water level along with a good shot of Spring fish over the next few days.  Boat traffic is much lower than anticipated for the weather, February is a great month to hit pre-spawn Steelhead without the crowds. 

2/16/2011  Ed with a hefty buck.

2/16/2011  There are a few brighter fish in the system.

2/16/2011  Ed with a chrome hen
2/16/2011  Scott with a skipper Steelhead.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Muskegon River Steelhead

We had to cover a bit more water today to find the biters but when we found them it was good. 


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Warmer weather on the way!!

Fished with Brad and Tom for the afternoon today and found some nice Steelhead in a biting mood.  Look for the forecasted warmup to hopefully put some water in the river and some color in the water which in turn will bring new fish and shuffle holdovers into new positions making for a some great late winter Steelhead conditions.  There are good numbers of fish in the system now as you can see a lot of them in the clear water.  Take advantage of our Winter Steelhead special thru Feb. 28.
Brad and Tom are pictured below with a few Steelhead from this afternoon.
2/12/2011  Brad with a nice winter hen.
2/12/2011  A nice buck Steelhead.
2/12/2011  This fish was all over the river and even jumped twice!!

2/12/2011  Tom with a spawned out hen.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Fishing was so good yesterday we had to go for a while today as well.  Below is Kris and myself with a couple Steelhead from today.


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Sunday!

Had the river completely to myself this morning and the bite was as good or better than any day I have seen this winter.  There are plenty of Steelhead throughout the system and they are more than willing to bite the right presentation.  Find structure and the right current speed and work the water methodically to produce consistent results.  Below are a few of the fish I landed this morning also a picture of one thing Steelhead love to eat in the winter, caddis casings.
2/6/2011  Mmmmmmmmm Steelhead food!