Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Muskegon River Steelhead

Steelhead fishing was very productive today.

10/31/2012  Pete with a great buck.

10/31/2012   There are lots of chrome hens around.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Steelhead fishing was outstanding today, Ed and Ray are below with a couple of many.

10/29/2012  Ed with a chrome bullet hen.

10/29/2012  Ray with one of his Steelhead from today.

Muskegon River Steelhead

Ben and Todd were joined by Todd's daughter Meg today and the fishing was great!!  12 year old Meg did a great job hooking and landing some nice Steelhead.  Below are a few pictures from the day.

10/28/2012  Meg with one of her Steelhead from the Muskegon.

10/28/2012  The Steelhead were on the bite today!

10/28/2012  Ben with a nice chromer.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pere Marquette River Steelhead

Ben and Todd joined me on the lower Pere Marquette River today for some Steelhead action and action is what they got!!  The fishing was very good and the fish went absolutely nuts when hooked, screaming line off the reel and flying out of the water, all you could do was hang on and hope they didn't make it to the timber before you could slow them down.  Ben and Todd are pictured below with a couple Steelhead from today.

10/27/2012  Ben with a bright chrome Steelhead after an intense battle.

10/27/2012  Todd with one out of the same run as ben's above.

10/27/2012  Fishing the PM was a nice change of pace today.

10/27/2012  Pere marquette River Fall Steelhead.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Michigan Fall Steelhead Fishing

Gary, Dan and Mike are pictured with a few of today's Steelhead, fishing was great!

10/26/2012  Dan with a chrome buck from this morning.

10/26/2012  Mike with a good Steelhead from today.

10/26/2012  Gary and a hefty buck Steelhead.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Tom and Jim are pictured below with a couple Steelhead from a very windy day on the Muskegon River. 

10/25/2012  Tom with a nice Steelhead caught in the wind.

10/25/2012  This fish went nuts when Jim hooked it!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fall Steelhead

Steelhead fishing on the Muskegon River was nice today with no boat traffic.

10/23/2012  Fred and Rick with a double header from today.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Muskegon River Steelhead

Today was the last day of eight for the boys from North Hampton, England and Andy from Ireland.  The fishing was nothing short of fantastic!!  We are looking forward to their return in the fall of 2013.  Here's to a safe trip home and see you next year, "cheers"  (with my refined, proper english accent of course).  Thanks to the guides that did a fantastic job, Gabe Nyblad, Tim Vangessel, Jeff Bacon and Mike Dragon, the guys had a great time and are looking forward to next year.  Muskegon River water level is up and down lately but the fishing has been very good.  I have November 9 open for anyone looking to get out for some Fall Steelhead fishing and don't hesitate to call or e-mail for open dates with other guides.  Lee and Dan are pictured below with a couple nice Steelhead from today.

10/22/2012  Lee with a good fish that took us for a ride!

10/22/2012  Dan having some fun on the Muskegon River.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Michigan Steelhead Fishing

Aaron and Steve are pictured below with a couple nice Steelhead from today. 

10/21/2012  Aaron with a chromer in the early morning fog.

10/21/2012  Steve with a dandy Steelhead from today.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Muskegon River Kings and Steelhead

There a few Steelhead moving into the Muskegon River,( though not in big numbers), along with a decent push of new Kings after the rain.  Most of the Kings seem to be making tracks for the upper river to hit spawning gravel and the Steelhead are in tow looking for an easy meal of eggs.  Fishing around concentrations of spawning Kings is the best bet for finding the few Steelhead that are around.  Andy and Andy are pictured with a few fresh Kings and Steelhead from today.

10/20/2012  Andy with a hefty fall Steelhead.

10/20/2012  Not to be outdone Andy finds a good one.

10/20/2012  We ran into a few very fresh Kings today.

10/20/2012  Andy with a hefty hen King.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Muskegon River Steelhead

10/19/2012  Lee and Dan's idea of how to get a day of Michigan Steelhead fishing started.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Michigan Fall Steelhead

Andy and Steve are pictured with a couple of today's Steelhead.

10/17/2012  Andy with a nice chrome buck.

10/17/2012  The fish that are here are in prime condition.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Lee and Dan are pictured below with a cou[ple nice Steelhead from today.

10/16/2012  Dan with a hefty Steelhead from today.

10/16/2012  Lee with a chrome as they get Steelhead.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Muskegon River Steelhead

There are a couple Steelhead showing up after the recent rain, they are not here in big numbers but with some persistence a few can be caught.  Salmon are still filtering through and are by far the better bet for numbers at this time.  Aaron and Steve are pictured with a couple very nice Steelhead from today.

10/15/2012  We had to work for them but persistence payed off with a couple good ones.

10/15/2012  Steve with a very silver Steelhead.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fall Steelhead

Steelhead are showing up in the Rivers of West Michigan and the rain that we are getting today should give us a little more water and the Steelhead a little more motivation.  Got out this morning with Jackie before my afternoon guide trip looking for some chrome and the ones we found were on fire, she is pictured below with a bright chrome buck Steelhead.

10/13/2012  Jackie with a bright Steelhead from the Muskegon River.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fall Fishing on the Muskegon River

The Muskegon River is still very low and clear but there good numbers of Salmon around and a limited number of Steelhead.  We had some good action this morning float fishing for Kings but there is definately not a ton of fish holding in the pools.  Ed and Fritz are pictured with a couple skein eating Kings and a great Steelhead Fritz caught back bouncing.  I still have November 8 open if anyone wants to get in on some Fall Steelhead action.

10/12/2012  Fritz with a great Fall Steelhead.

10/12/2012  The Kings were snapping at the skein this morning.

10/12/2012  A nice fresh hen caught float fishing. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Kings and Steelhead

We started out the day float fishing skein for Kings and the bobbers were dropping, after picking up a Steelhead in the mix we were motivated to get after them.  The next thing you know the kicker motor was running and we had another Steelhead within minutes back bouncing, now we are real excited thinking it's go time but that was to be it until later in the day after switching between fishing for Salmon and hitting the occasional likely spot for Steelhead finally picking up one more.  There are not many Steelhead around yet but the fact there are any at all in these low water conditions is promising and with the amount of Salmon on spawning gravel it's only a matter of time before the scent of eggs draws them in if we don't get the water we desperately need.  Brian is pictured below with a nice skein eating King and a couple Steelhead from today.

10/10/2012  Brian with a plump tight hen caught float fishing skein. 

10/10/2012  I thought Brian had another King when the float took a dive and up came a Steelhead.

10/10/2012  An afternoon Steelhead.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Muskegon River Fishing Report

Water level is very low and clear but Salmon numbers are good.  We need rain badly and lots of it,  it would really kick the King run into high gear along with the fall run of Steelhead.  There are a few Steelhead around right now but the numbers are yet to show up.  I had November 8 and 9 open up recently for anyone looking to get out after some fall Steelhead, these are prime dates and they won't last long.  Bob is pictured below with a nice Steelhead caught amongst the Salmon today.

10/9/2012  Bob with a nice Steelhead from the Muskegon River today.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Bobber Down!!!

Float fishing for King Salmon was very good on the lower Muskegon River today.  Mike and Bill went to work on the kings with floats and skein landing well into double digits with more than twice as many fish hooked.  Muskegon River water level is very low and clear, Salmon numbers are good and Steelhead are there just not in big numbers yet.  Below are a few pictures from today's Salmon beat down.

10/7/2012  Mike with a nice Muskegon River King.

10/7/2012  Bill with a nice Muskegon River King.

10/7/2012  The bite was on today!!

10/7/2012  All the hens are still tight.   

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Michigan Salmon Fishing

We have been doing well float fishing for Kings as the slow steady push continues.  There are not huge numbers of fish coming through but with very little boat traffic there are enough to keep the bobbers going down.  There are a handfull of fall Steelhead around and the numbers are slowly increasing, we will be targeting them asap.  For anyone who wants to fish Steelhead this fall I have a small number of openings in November and other well qualified with plenty of other openings so don't hesitate to call or e-mail  (616)204-4999
Below are a couple pictures from the last few days, look for much more regular updates here now that internet has been reconnected at home.

A nice Fall Steelhead from the Pere Marquette River.

The third double header of the day float fishing skein.

This big boy took Erick for a ride!!

Chrome skein eating King Salmon.

Hey fritz where's your bobber??  Set the hook!!

Float fishing has been great.

Dave with a nice bright King.

A good looking buck Jim caught on skein today.