Thursday, January 26, 2012

Muskegon River Steelhead

1/26/2012  Luke with a nice Winter buck Steelhead.

1/26/2012  Muskegon River Winter Steelhead Fishing.

1/26/2012  Luke with one more on our afternoon half day trip.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pere Marquette River Steelhead

Hit the lower fly water on the PM today with a couple buddies, we were armed with floating lines & indicator rigs and the fish were on the bite.  The water was up and had quite a bit of color, best flies were brightly colored egg patterns.  Jim, Luke and myself are pictured below with a few of today's Steelhead.

1/25/2012  Jim with a Pere Marquette Steelhead.

1/25/2012  Luke with a Michigan Winter Steelhead.

1/25/2012  A nice buck that I landed at the end of the day.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Muskegon River Steelhead

The rain turned the river to chocolate milk today but we were able to sneak in a few fish before it got too bad.  Denny and Josh are pictured below with a couple Muskegon River Steelhead on a rainy January day.

1/23/2012  Josh's first river Steelhead, a grreat chrome hen!!

1/23/2012  Denny with a hen caught back bouncing spawn.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pere Marquette River Steelhead

After breaking through 2+ inches of shelf ice at the boat ramp we spent the day dodging chunks of ice and slush but put some nice fish to the net in the process.  Water temp was 31.6 degrees when we started and peaked out at 31.9 degrees mid day before dropping back to the origional temp.  We did run into an unpassable ice jam and had to turn around before fishing some very productive water but all in all it was a great day on the river fishing for Winter Steelhead in Michigan.  Craig and Daniel are pictured below with a few Winter Steelhead from the Pere Marquette River today.

1/22/2012  Craig with a nice hen from this morning.

1/22/2012  Daniel with a Winter Buck.

1/22/2012  Back bouncing spawn on the Pere Marquette River.

1/22/2012  Daniel with a Winter Steelhead while the sun was shining.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Winter Steelhead

1/17/2012  Dale with a great Winter buck Steelhead.

1/17/2012  Mark with a bright mid January male.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Michigan Winter Steelhead

It finally looks like Winter here in Michigan with a fresh blanket of snow.  Winter Steelhead fishing has been pretty good and with some cold weather settling in most days should be spent with little to no other boat traffic as more people should be hitting the hard water.  Jimmy B. and I got out for a few hours today and caught some Steelhead float fishing.

1/14/2012  Jim with a chrome Winter buck from the Muskegon River.

1/14/2012  Michigan Winter Steelhead from the Muskegon River.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Muskegon River Winter Steelhead

Had a productive half day trip on the Muskegon River with Deb and her son Mike today back bouncing spawn for Steelhead.  We had the river completely to ourselves!  These two had not been Steelhead fishing before and both did a fine job putting some nice Steelhead in the net, a fair number of fish did a good job of getting rid of the hook before we could get a net under them as well.  Besides pretty windy conditions the weather was great and looks to be good for most of the week if anyone wants to get out before real winter sets in. Deb and Mike are pictured below with a few of today's Steelhead.

1/9/2012  Deb with a chrome Winter Steelhead.

1/9/2012  This fish fought very well in the 35 degree water.

1/9/2012  Back bouncing spawn for Muskegon River Steelhead.

1/9/2012  Mike didn't let this fish manhandle him like the other big buck did.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Muskegon River Winter Steelhead??

It sure felt like Spring on the river today, I even had a honey bee land on my water bottle!!  Mark is pictured below with some nice April in January Steelhead.

1/6/2012  Mark with a nice Muskegon River buck.

1/6/2012  The weather was fantastic today!!

1/6/2011  Muskegon River Steelhead.

1/6/2012  January chrome caught back bouncing spawn.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Grand River Steelhead

After a full week off from fishing I hit the Grand River for a few hours this morning with some buddies, we caught half our fish float fishing and the other half back bouncing spawn.  We found ourselves overdressed as the sun came up and I fished in a t-shirt for about 45 minutes!!  The weather looks pretty mild over the next week and there are plenty of Winter Steelhead around so give me a call if you want to get out on the water before winter actually shows up.

1/5/2012  Kris with a Grand River Steelhead.

1/5/2012  Michigan Winter Steelhead from 6th St. Dam in Grand Rapids.

1/5/2012  Jim with another downtown buck.

1/5/2012  A helthy male caught float fishing.