Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spring Steelhead

Steelhead fishing has been good for us on the Muskegon River.  Water level is around 2,800 cfs. with just the right color, water temp is still on the cold side in the mid 30's.  There are a fair amount of new chrome fish in the system with lots more to come in the weeks ahead.  Boat traffic has been quite high the last couple days but should be back in check after the holiday weekend.
 Anyone looking to get in on the great Spring Steelhead fishing we have here in Michigan don't hesitate to call (616)204-4999 or e-mail for more details or to book a trip.

James and Spencer are pictured with a couple of Steelhead from a fun day on the Muskegon River.  These guys did a great job learning how to back bounce and put a bunch of nice fish in the net as a result.

3/30/2013  Spencer with an awesome chrome hen.

3/30/2013  James with a bright Steelhead from today.

3/30/2013  Spencer was on his game today.

3/30/2013  A colored up hen from the Muskegon River.

Friday, March 29, 2013

It was a Good Friday

Xavier and his big brother Sebastian are pictured with a few of the Steelhead they caught today, the fishing was very good.

3/29/2013  Xavier with a nice buck at 11 lbs.

3/29/2013  Sebastian with a nice hen on a very Good Friday.

3/29/2013  Xavier with a bright chrome hen from today.

3/29/2013  Sebastian with one of his fish from today.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mark and Jim are pictured with some Steelhead from today.

3/28/2013  There are some chrome fish showing up.

3/28/2013  Steelhead fishing has been pretty good.

3/28/2013  Mark with a hen from the morning.

3/28/2013  Jim is happy with this one.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Muskegon River Fishing

Here are a few pictures from my morning and evening trips today.

3/27/2013  Here is Ed with a chrome hen from this morning.

3/27/2013  Fritz had the big bucks dialed in this morning.

3/27/2013  Dallas with a nice bright hen.

3/27/2013  Shawn with one of the nice fish he landed this evening.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spring Steelhead

Ken and Dale had a great day Steelhead fishing on the Muskegon River.  They caught a bunch of big colored up bucks, there are some new chrome spring fish being caught with lots more to come. Water temp is still cold at around 33 degrees and will stay there until we get some warmer weather, when it does start to warm fishing should get very good.
Call (616)204-4999 or e-mail for open dates this spring if you want to get in on some great Steelhead fishing.  Here are Ken and Dale with a few of the Steelhead they caught on 3/25/2013.

3/25/2013  Ken had a little fish envy on this double header.

3/25/2013  Steelhead fishing was great today.

3/25/2013  Dale with one of the nice bucks he put in the net.

3/25/2013  Ken with another nice Steelhead from the Muskegon River.

3/25/2013  Dale and his bear paws with a nice Steelhead.

Monday, March 25, 2013


Here are a few of the Steelhead Kelly and Elex landed on 3/24/2013

3/24/2013  Elex with one of his Steelhead from today.

3/24/2013   This fish fought very well in the 33 degree water.

3/24/2013  Elex with a nice Muskegon River Steelhead

3/24/2013  Kelly with a shiny new hen.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Muskegon River Steelhead Fishing

John, Jared and Tripp all did a good job picking up the back bouncing technique and put some nice Steelhead in the boat today.

3/23/2013  Jared with a nice bright buck from today.

3/23/2013  Tripp with a great chrome buck from the Muskegon River.

3/23/2013  John with a bright chrome hen.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Steelhead fishing was good today on the Muskegon River.  The water has dropped to around 2,500 cfs. and is fairly clear, water temps are cold at around 33 degrees.  We have been catching a mix of winter holdover fish along with a few new chrome ones, there will be a lot more coming as water temps rise over the next few weeks.  I still have a few openings for full day trips this Spring and will also be taking bookings for 4 to 5 hour afternoon trips as daylight hours increase.  Here is Ed with some nice Steelhead from today.

3/22/2013  Ed with a nice chrome hen in our first spot of the day.

3/22/2013   This buck has not been around too long.

3/22/2013  A colored up male Steelhead from the Muskegon River.

3/22/2013  Ed with a dark hen.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Manistee River Steelhead

Steelhead fishing was great on the Manistee River today.  We found a bunch of bright chrome hens along with a handfull of nice bucks one of which was a beast at 14 lbs.  Fritz and John are pictured with a few of today's Steelhead.

3/18/2013  Fritz with a 14 lb. beast right at the end of the day.

3/18/2013  John with a nice Manistee hen.

3/18/2013  Chrome!

3/18/2013  There seems to be an abundance of fish like this one around.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Pere Marquette River Steelhead

Steelhead fishing was pretty good on the PM today.  The water is in great shape at just over 1,000 cfs. with a good stain.  Phil did a great job picking up the back bouncing technique and catching his first few Steelhead, he and Ed are pictured with some nice ones from today.

3/17/2013  Phil with his first Steelhead.

3/17/2013  Ed with a chrome lady.

3/17/2013   Phil with a bright hen from the PM.

3/17/2013  Ed with a dark winter buck.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Water levels are on the rise on our West Michigan rivers after recent rains and Steelhead are on the move.  Fishing has been good and will get very good as more new Spring fish move into the rivers from Lake Michigan.  I still have a few March and April dates open for anyone that wants to get on some great Steelhead fishing this spring.  Below are a few of the fish that we have put in the net the last two days.

3/12/2013  Isaac with one he helped reel in.

3/12/2013  James did a great job landing some nice steelhead today.

3/12/2013  James with a nice winter holdover.

3/11/2013  Dennis with a nice chrome hen.

3/11/2013  Dave with a bright buck from a foggy day on the Muskegon River.

3/11/2013  Dennis with one of his fish.

3/11/2013  A nice buck that took a spawn bag a little too deep.

3/12/2013  Valerie with a Muskegon River Steelhead.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Muskegon River Steelhead

The Steelhead fishing has been good the last few days on the Muskegon River.  Today's rain has the river coming up, just how much is anyone's guess and the feeder creeks are heavily stained which should turn the river much darker over the next day or two.  We have been finding a mix of dark holdover fish and some new chrome ones.  Brad and Howie had a productive half day yesterday afternoon and Jed and Dan had a very good bite on a short half day this morning, below are a few of the fish these guys put in the net.

3/10/2013  Jed with a great hen from a foggy day on the Muskegon.

3/10/2013  Dan with a colored up buck.

3/10/2013  Jed and Dan did work landing well into double digits in 3 1/2 hours this morning!!

3/10/2013  Steelhead fishing was very good today.

3/9/2013  Howie with a hefty chrome hen.

3/9/2013  Brad with a good hen.

3/9/2013  A great looking buck from the Muskegon River.

3/9/2013  Brad with one of the fish he landed.