Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Muskegon River Steelhead

Pete and Stu joined me for a half day trip this afternoon on this "extra" February day.  The bite was pretty good and these guys did a good job hooking and landing some nice Steelhead while back bouncing spawn.  March is filling up fast so call now to get your dates.  616-204-4999

2/29/2012  Stu with a Muskegon River Winter Steelhead.

2/29/2012  Pete with a hen from the depths.

2/29/2012  Stu with another Steelhead he caught back bouncing.

2/29/2012  Pete with a colorful male Steelhead.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Grand River Steelhead

For a change of pace Jim and I hit the Grand River for a few hours this afternoon and the bite was pretty good.  Jim and I are pictured below with a few Steelhead we caught back bouncing spawn on the Grand this afternoon.

2/28/2012  A bright Grand River hen.

2/28/2012  Jim with a great Steelhead from this afternoon.

2/28/2012  Another city fish. 

2/28/2012  Jim hit this fish about a full minute into the day!!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Pere Marquette River Steelhead

Centerpin float fishing has been great on the Pere Marquette River this Winter.  There is a good mix of brighter fish mixed in with the colored up winter fish and by the looks of things up river there will be some dropback fish soon as well.  I have March dates available for Muskegon River and Pere Marquette River Steelhead fishing, call 616-204-4999.  Ed is pictured below with some nice Steelhead he caught centerpin float fishing on the Pere Marquette River today.

2/27/2012  Ed with a nice Pere Marquette River Steelhead.

2/27/2012  Michigan Steelhead fishing.

2/27/2012  A colored up Winter buck.

2/27/2012  Float fishing for Steelhead. 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Muskegon River Steelhead Fishing

Brent and Matt are pictured with a few Steelhead from today on the Muskegon River.

2/26/2012  Matt with a nice 12 lb. buck.

2/26/2012  Brent with a winter Steelhead from the Muskegon River.

2/26/2012  Back bouncing for Steelhead. 

2/26/2012  Muskegon River Steelhead. 

Friday, February 24, 2012

Muskegon River Steelhead

We had plenty of action in the 4 hours we spent on the water today but not many of our fish were willing to come to the net.  Liza and Luke are pictured below with a few Steelhead from a windy February day on the Muskegon River.

2/24/2012  Liza with a nice hen.

2/24/2012  Luke with a nice buck from the Muskegon River.

2/24/2012  Back bouncing spawn has been productive for us lately.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Muskegon River Fishing Report

I was back on the Muskegon after a few fun filled days on the PM and the fishing was great.  We got into a bunch of Steelhead on a half day trip and put plenty in the net including a couple double headers.  Ed wins big fish of the day with a 13lb. buck and Tom did a great job his first time back bouncing spawn for Steelhead.  There are good numbers of Steelhead in the area rivers and with the mild temps now is the time to enjoy a day or two before the crowds of spring show up.  Ed and Tom are pictured below with a few of today's Steelhead from the Muskegon River.

2/23/2012  Tom and Ed with their second double of the day.

2/23/2012  Ed with a heavy buck caught back bouncing spawn.

2/23/2012  Tom with a Muskegon River Steelhead.

2/23/2012  A double header out of the second spot of the day.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pere Marquette River Fishing Report

Got the chance to get my wife out on the water today and she was quick to go to work on the Steelhead putting a 10 lb. hen in the net on the third cast of the day.  Then she decided to put the spinning rod down and learn how to fish the centerpin, I had confidence she would pick it up pretty quick given her ability with a fly rod, I was right.  After giving her a quick rundown on how to cast and manage the line two drifts into her centerpinning career the float drops and fish on!!  She fought the fish like she had been using that centerpin for years and brought a nice 7 or 8 lb. Pere Marquette River Steelhead to the net.  Natalie is pictured below with that fish and a few more noteworthy Steelhead from today. 

2/22/2012  Natalie with a nice one three casts into the day!!

2/22/2012  Natalie's first centerpin Steelhead.

2/22/2012  The Pere Marquette River put out some heavy fish today.

2/22/2012  FVloat fishing has been good on the PM.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Pere Marquette River Steelhead

Float fishing for Steelhead was outstanding on the Pere Marquette River today.  We had a bit of a slow start with chilly air temps cooling the water off to just over 32 degrees over night but once the sun started to warm things up the fish went on the bite in a big way.  We found good numbers of slightly colored bucks and bright hens today along with a fair number of darker fish as well.  The Muskegon River and Pere Marquette River have both been fishing well for us so give me a call if you want to get in on the action.  Ed is pictured below with just a few of the piles of Steelhead he landed today.

2/20/2012  Ed with a Pere Marquette River Steelhead..

2/20/2012  Bright hens were abundant.

2/20/2012  This buck took us for a ride.

2/20/2012  There were a good number of these slightly colored bucks today.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Muskegon River Fishing Report

Steelhead fishing on the Muskegon River was good again today.  John was in town from Arizona for a wedding yesterday and decided to book a half day Steelhead trip on the Muskegon River.  We got a pretty late start of around noon after last night's festivities but the bite was good even in the bright afternoon sunshine.  We caught a bunch of big bellied hens and a few nice bucks as well, none of the fish were chrome but none were very dark either.  I have Wednesday, Thursday and Friday open this week for anyone that wants to chase down some Great Lakes Winter Steelhead on the Muskegon or Pere Marquette River  (616)204-4999.  John is below with a few of this afternoon's Steelhead he caught back bouncing spawn on the Muskegon River.

2/19/2012  John with a plump hen.

2/19/2012  The weather was fantastic this afternoon.

2/19/2012  This buck had an interesting lamprey scar on his back. 

2/19/2012  There seems to be plenty of these fat and sassy hens around.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Muskegon River Steelhead

Steelhead fishing was great today, we just had to cover lots of water to make it happen.  The fish were more than willing to bite and the bites were aggressive it just seemed the fish were grouped up and the groups were spread out.  I have a few openings for next week and the Muskegon and Pere Marquette Rivers are fishing well so give me a call if you want to book a guided Winter Steelhead trip.  Below are Tom and Rudy with a few of today's Steelhead caught back bouncing spawn.

2/17/2012  Tom with a nice buck.

2/17/2012  Rudy with a hen he caught back bouncing.

2/17/2012  A great looking Muskegon River Steelhead.

2/17/2012  Chrome!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Float Fishing for Steelhead

Steelhead fishing was very good today, it seemed like every fish in the river wanted to bite.  We hit all our fish float fishing today on a mix of spawn bags and beads.  We caught a mix of colored winter fish and brighter fish with a couple mixed in that were so fresh they were still dropping scales!!  These mild temps should keep the fishing on the better side of good so give me a call to get out on the water.  Ed and Fritz are pictured below with a few of the many Steelhead from today.

2/16/2012  Ed with a great buck from the Pere Marquette River.

2/16/2012  Fritz with a brand new chrome hen.

2/16/2012  Float fishing produced some good fish today.

2/16/2012  Centerpinning for Michigan Steelhead.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Muskegon River Steelhead

2/13/2012  Marco with a great buck.

2/13/2012  We had to work for our fish today.

2/13/2012  Nick with a Muskegon River Steelhead.

2/13/2012  Marco with a dropback hen.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Pere Marquette Steelhead

Winter showed up again today in a big way, the temp went from 30 at 8:00 am when we left Newaygo to 17 by 2:00 pm when we were leaving Baldwin!!  The wind was blowing the snow in sideways and our centerpins were freezing up but the bite was steady for the short time we spent on the water.  With the forecasted cooler weather over the next couple nights we could run into shelf ice and slush flows in the rivers of West Michigan but we will be fishing through it no doubt.  Jim, Drew and myself with a couple Steelhead caught float fishing the lower Pere Marquette River.

2/10/2012  A nice buck I caught right at the end of our day.

2/10/2012  Drew with a hefty hen.

2/10/2012  Jimmy with a Pere Marquette Steelhead on a cold windy day.