Thursday, April 28, 2011

Muskegon River Fishing Report

Had a cancellation today so guide buddy Nathan and I backbounced spawn for a short 3 hour trip this morning to see if the fish would still bite in the super high water.  The end result was Yes they will bite, you may fish a few spots and get blanked but then you run into a spot where you might hook as many as 5 fish, they are definately clumped together and when you put your bait in their face they eat, location, location , location!  We also caught a half dozen chunky little trout that have obviously been gorging on eggs.  Once again there was a mix of pre spawn fish, dropbacks and actively spawning Steelhead, as strange as the weather has been Spring Steelhead fishing on the Muskegon River is going strong.  Back bouncing spawn should remain good atleast through the high water and depending on how fast the dropbacks head for Lake Michigan, even longer.  Pictured below is Nathan and myself with a few Steelhead from today.
4/28/2011  Myself with a dropback hen.
4/28/2011  A nice pre spawn hen from the Muskegon River.
4/28/2011  A tight hen that came out of a soft seam in a pool.

4/28/2011  Nathan with a good buck that fought very hard.

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