Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Michigan Steelhead Fishing

Despite low, clear water conditions the Muskegon River has been fishing well for Steelhead.  We could really use some rain to put some water and color in the river.  Boat traffic has been fairly light but will surely change as the calendar hits November.   Pictures from yesterday and today include Brian and Bria and Rick and Fred.

10/30/2013  Fred and Rick catching them 2 at a time.

10/29/2013  Bria with her first of many Steelhead.

10/29/2013  Brian with a nice chrome hen.

Monday, October 28, 2013

The size of the Steelhead this year continues to impress.  Here is Phil and Dave with a couple from today.

10/28/2013 Phil with a monster that weighed 18 lbs!!

10/28/2013  Dave with a chrome fish of average size this year.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Fall Steelhead Fishing

Steelhead fishing has been good on the Muskegon River.  Water level is low at about 1,400 cfs. and very clear, temp is in the high 40's.  The wind over the last few days has put a ton of leaves into the river but the good thing is they will be gone soon.  Pictures is Ed, Fritz, Gary and Brian from yesterday's morning and afternoon trips and Meg, Todd and Ben from today.

10/27/2013  Meg showing one of her fish some love.

10/27/2013  Todd with a nice buck from today.

10/27/2013  Ben with a bright chrome Steelhead.

10/26/2013  Brian with a nice fish from yesterday afternoon.

10/26/2013  Gary with a heavy Steelhead.

10/26/2013  Ed with a double digit buck.

10/26/2013  Fritz with a hard fighting chromer.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Muskegon River Steelhead

Mike and John are pictured with twin 12 lb. Steelhead from today.

10/24/2013  Mike with a nice buck from today.

10/24/2013  John with his big one for the day.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


I guess I'm a little behind on reports here so here it goes.  Steelhead fishing is good and here are a few pictures from the last few days since my last report.

10/23/2013  Phil with a nice buck at 12 lbs.

10/23/2013  Don with a end of the day chromer.

10/23/2013  Double digit fish have been common.

10/22/2013  Chad with a nice chrome buck from Tuesday.

10/22/2013  Joe with a fresh King.

10/22/2013  A hefty hen for Joe.

10/21/2013  This picture pretty much sums up the 8 day trip for the guys from England.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

From the UK to the Muskegon River

Aaron, Andy, Mike, Steve, Luke, Roger and Brian are here from England and Ireland along with Craig from Michigan for their annual 8 day Steelhead trip on the Muskegon River.  Today was day 6 and the boys have had nothing but great fishing so far.  There are some big Steelhead this year with at least one of the four boats landing one in the teens each day this week.  The fish are gorging on the abundance of Salmon eggs this year which should keep dropping into November.  I am looking forward to what the rest of this Steelhead season will bring.  Below are a few pictures from the last few days.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Muskegon River Steelhead

Here are a few pictures of the boys from the UK from day 1 and 2.

10/14/2013  Roger with a massive buck at 16.5 lbs.

10/14/2013  Aaron with a bright chrome Steelhead in the sun.

10/15/2013  Mike with a double digit Steelhead.

10/15/2013  Luke with a nice hen from today.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Alex and his Dad who is visiting from Jerusalem are pictured with a couple very nice Steelhead from today.

10/13/2013  An obese male Steelhead in the morning fog.

10/13/2013  Alex with a beautiful chrome hen.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Muskegon River Steelhead

Steelhead fishing should start shaping up here on the Muskegon River very soon.  There are a few fish around right now but numbers are yet to come, this low water is not helping new fish move in.  I have been targeting Steelhead for the last week now and we are getting a couple a day as long as there is not much boat traffic to contend with.  The fish we are catching are in very good shape and will put you and your tackle to the test.  There are loads of Salmon spawning and still in  pools in the upper river above Newaygo, the egg drop should last easily into November this fall.  We should have a great fall Steelhead season ahead of us so call or e-mail if you want to get in on the action.  I have openings in early December for fall Steelhead.  Below is Ed, Fritz and Chad from yesterday and today.

10/12/2013  Ed with a nice Steelhead from today.

10/12/2013  Chad with one as chrome as they come.

10/11/2013  Fritz with a hefty buck.


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mark and Jim are pictured with a couple Steelhead and a King caught today.

10/10/2013  Mark with a nice chrome Steelhead early this morning.

10/10/2013  Jim with a thick fall Steelhead.

10/10/2013  This King was acting like a Steelhead
sitting behind spawning gravel eating eggs. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Ed and Fritz with a couple Steelhead we found amongst the kings today.

10/9/2013  Ed with a great Fall Steelhead from today.

10/9/2013  There are a small number of Steelhead available right now but when you find one of these bright chrome rocket ships hang on!!!

Monday, October 7, 2013


Ed, Stefan and Mark are pictured each with a bonus fish from today.

10/7/2013  Ed with a nice Steelhead from today.

10/7/2013  Stefan with a good one.

10/7/2013  Mark with a fall Steelhead.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Kings and Steelhead

The Muskegon River is up a little to 1,400 cfs. and still in the mid 60's for water temp.  There are good numbers of King Salmon in the river along with a few Steelhead.  Most of the Salmon are still in deep water but more start to spawn each day, the further you go up river the more spawners you find which also holds true for the chrome fish feeding on their eggs.  Here a few shots of yesterday afternoon's action.

10/ 5/2013  A nice Fall Steelhead.

10/5/2013  Alex with a nice King on the first cast of the day.

10/5/2013  These fish are in prime fighting shape.

10/5/2013  Another afternoon Steelhead.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Muskegon River Salmon

There are already good numbers of Salmon in the Muskegon River this fall and more are on the move.  The river is low and clear and water temp is in the mid 60's which is high for October.  Once we get a drop in water temp down into the 50's we should see a decent push of fall Steelhead follow all these Kings looking for an easy meal of eggs, which should be plentiful this year.  We have been fishing eggs under floats for Salmon with a little back bouncing mixed in and we should have another week to ten days of good egg fishing bringing us right into Steelhead time.  I am booked out thru November aside from the 30th but still have plenty of early December dates available for Fall Steelhead for anyone interested.  Dan brought his wife Robin along with him for this year's Salmon trip and she did very well for her first time float fishing for Kings, below are a couple pictures from their two day trip on the Muskegon River.

What a way to start, Robin's first fish on day one was 28 lbs!!!

Dan following up with a nice hen.

Another for Robin.

Dan with a dark buck.