Monday, December 31, 2012

Final 2012 Report

It's been another great year of Steelhead fishing and we closed 2012 with a band today!!  Ed and Fritz put a beating on the Steelhead in a 5 hour trip this morning and we had the river to ourselves.  I want to thank everyone who fished with me this year for the continued support and I look forward to working hard to make your trips in 2013 just as memorable.  Ed and Fritz are pictured with a couple of today's fish. 

Have a safe and Happy New Year!!

12/31/2012  Ed with a dark Winter buck.

12/31/2012  This fish was off to the races when Fritz set the hook.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Winter Fishing

The water temp is down to 34 degrees on the Muskegon River and has the fish in winter mode.  We have still been putting a decent number of fish in the net on our 5 hour trips.  Brad and Trevor are pictured with a couple of today's Steelhead.

12/30/2012  Trevor with his first ever Steelhead!  Great job.

12/30/2012  Brad with one of the hens he put in the net today.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

John and Will with a couple of today's Steelhead.

12/29/2012  John with a good buck he caught back bouncing spawn.

12/29/2012  Will with a nice hen that fought like crazy.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Muskegon River Steelhead

Rich and Chris had a pretty productive half day on the Muskegon River this morning.

12/28/2012  Chris with a great buck he caught right at the end of the day.

12/28/2012  Rich is all smiles after a hard fought battle.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Winter Steelhead

The Muskegon River is back to low and clear conditions, water temp has dropped to the mid 30's.  Nick and Patrick are pictured with a couple of today's fish.

12/27/2012  Nick with a colored up winter Steelhead.

12/27/2012  Patrick with his first Steelhead.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Pere Marquette River Steelohead

It was like winter on the river today, we had to work a bit for our fish but we ended up having a pretty good day.  Water level on the PM is 900 cfs and dropping with a nice tea color in the lower river, temp is 33 degrees.  Ed and John are pictured with som Steelhead from the Pere Marquette River today.

12/26/2012  Ed with a beautifully colored buck from the PM.

12/26/2012  John with a feisty buck he caught back bouncing.

12/26/2012  Ed with a nice PM hen on a cold winter day.

12/26/2012  Lots of males today.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Steelhead fishing was outstanding again today, Jackie is pictured with a nice one.  I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas ans I will see you on the river again after tomorrow.

12/24/2012  An awesome Christmas Eve buck for Jackie.
Steelhead fishingt was on fire yesterdsay.  We found a bunch of bigger fish with a mix of males and females and there were some bright chromes ones mixed in.  Water level was very nice at 2,300 cfs. and water temp of 37 deg, most of the fish fought like it was 40!  The fishing should stay great as long as we keep some water in the river. Dan is pictured below with a couple nice bucks from sunday.

12/23/2012  Dan with a great buck from sunday.

12/23/2012  Another great looking Steelhead for Dan.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Muskegon River Steelhead

It was strange to fish with a decent amount of water in the river,  I really like the concept of not being able to see the bottom from the opposite side of the river.  Natalie and Jackie are pictured with a couple Steelhead from a short trip today.

12/22/2012  Natalie with a great hen from the Muskegon.

12/22/2012  Steelhead fishing has been great this december.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Windy day steelhead

 Tried fishing in the wind today and we lasted less than an hour but the results were pretty good.  Water level took a jump today up to 2,700 cfs which should really make things interesting over the next week, especially with water temp still near 40 degrees.  Jim and I are pictured below with a couple Steelhead from a very short trip this morning.

12/21/2012  It was a very windy day on the river.

12/21/2012  Jim with a pretty chrome hen before we were blown off the river.


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Muskegon River Steelhead

Ed and Fritz are pictured with a couple Steelhead from a very rainy and windy morning on the Muskegon River.

12/20/2012  Fritz with a chrome hen.

12/20/2012  Ed with a nice Steelhead from today.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December Steelhead

Fishing was outstanding again today.  Pete and Chuck are pictured with a couple of their fish from today.

12/19/2012  Pete with a nice hen.

12/19/2012  Chuck with a hefty buck that put up one hell of a fight!

12/19/2012  Another for Pete.

12/19/2012  Chuck did a great job his first time backbouncing.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Muskegon River Steelhead

Steelhead fishing was very good today on the Muskegon River.  Ed and John are pictured with just a few of the fish they tamed this morning.

12/18/2012  The morning bite was on fire, here is Ed fishing by Christmas light..

12/18/2012  John put on his happy face for this chrome buck.

12/18/2012  We found lots of bright chrome Steelhead today.

12/18/2012  There were some darker fish like this one mixed in as well.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Manistee River Steelhead

Steelhead fishing was great on the Manistee River today, the water was pretty clear but there was very little boat traffic and the fish were hungry.  Smaller tributaries are starting to put some color in the rivers after the recnt rain which should make things even better.  Justin and I are pictured below with a couple Steelhead from the Manistee River today.

12/17/2012  Justin with a hen he caught back bouncing spawn.

12/17/2012  Manistee River Steelhead.

12/17/2012  Justin with another from today.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Steelhead Fishing

It was great to be back on the Muskegon River after a vacation in the Carribean and I was welcomed back by some pretty good fishing.  Water level is low and clear but that may change with the rain we've recieved over the last 24 hours.  All the fish we caught today were fairly bright and fought well in the 40 degree water temp.  I have some open dates between now and Christmas for anyone looking to get out in the unseasonably mild weather after some Steelhead.  Winter prices are also in effect,  half days are $200 and full days are $300.  Jackie and I are pictured below with a couple of today's fish.

12/16/2012  Jackie with a nice hen.

12/16/2012  Myself with a chrome bullet.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Custer's Last Stand

Had some fun on the PM today, the pics and video below tell the story.

12/8/2012  Natalie and Jackie with a double from the Pere Marquette.

12/8/2012  Natalie and myself with a nice snowy morning Steelhead.

12/8/2012  Jackie with a nice hen.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Operation Clean Sweep

The Steelhead fishing was on fire today,  it almost seemed like every fish in the river hadn't eaten in a week and they couldn't resist a spawn bag.  Jim and I are pictured with a couple nice ones from this morning.

12/7/2012  Jim with a bright chromer.

12/7/2012  This buck has not been in the river long.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Steelhead Fishing

Steelhead fishing on the Muskegon River was great again today. 

12/5/2012  Ed and Fritz with one of the double headers they hooked today.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Muskegon River Fishing Report

The Muskegon River is at a nice level at 1,900 cfs. with a slight stain and the fishing has improved big time.  The bite was on today and we found plenty of good sized bucks to pull on, these fish fought like crazy!!  Jim, Kris and I are pictured with a sample of today's action.
I have December 6, 7, 8 open for anyone looking to get out, the Steelhead fishing has been great with a little more water in the river and should continue with new fish on the move.

12/4/2012  Jim and myself with a double header.

12/4/2012  Jim with one of the big boys we found today.

12/4/2012  Kris with a nice colored up Steelhead.

Monday, December 3, 2012

December Steelhead

Steelhead fishing definately improved with the slight bump up in water level from yesterday, which is now at 1,700 cfs.  Mark and Jim are pictured with a little of this morning's action.

12/3/2012  Jim with a chrome buck that put up an epic battle.

12/3/2012  Mark with one of his Steelhead from this morning.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Muskegon River Fishing Report

The Muskegon River rose to 1,500 cfs. today with water temps in the low 40's which should help shuffle some fish around and refresh the fishing a bit.  Steelhead fishing has been pretty good lately but we have had to work for them on some days.  Greg, Tom and Steve are pictured with some Muskegon River Steelhead from today.

12/2/2012  Greg with a chrome hen from today.

12/2/2012  Steve with one of his fish from today.

12/2/2012  Tom with a little buck.