Well it looks like another deep freeze is on it's way to West Michigan, it's been a real Winter for sure. Steelhead fishing has been good when you can get out, we have been catching fish float fishing, back bouncing and plug fishing the last few days. There is little to no boat traffic on days the temp is not forcasted to be above 25 degrees so fish are not pressured. Hopefully the next warm up will take us into Spring like weather patterns because it is much more comfortable to fish in above freezing temps. I still have openings in March and April so if you want to get after some Spring Steelhead give me a call. (616)204-4999.
Below are a couple recent pictures of some aggressive plug biters.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Steelhead fishing on the Muskegon River remains good. Today's rain will hopefully put enough water in the system to help move some ice out of the lower river as I'm sure those fish down there are ready to go. 5 hour half day trips are the way to go in the Winter and have been productive thus far so if you are looking to get out give me a call. (616)204-4999 I still have some dates open for this Spring in March and April but they won't last long. Here are a few pictures from the last two days on the river.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Steelhead fishing is still going pretty good on the Muskegon River. Boat traffic is low and the weather has been great the last couple days. Below are a few of the fish we put in the net yesterday and today.
|2/16/2014 Kelley with her first ever Steelhead!!|
|2/16/2014 Mike with a big 12lb. hen.|
|2/16/2014 Kelley the casting specialist with another one of her fish today.|
|2/16/2014 We had a fun day on the river today.|
|2/15/2014 Eric helping hold Jack's beast of a Steelhead.|
|2/15/2014 Eric with a Muskegon River Steelhead.|
|2/15/2014 Jack wanted to drill a hole and fish off this broken piece of shelf ice.|
|2/15/2014 A dark winter buck.|
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Steelhead fishing on the Muskegon River was good again today. Pete and Fred are pictured with a few of the fish they caught back bouncing.
|2/13/2014 Pete with a nice colored up buck.|
|2/13/2014 Fred with one of his fish from today.|
|2/13/2014 Steelhead fishing has been good lately.|
|2/13/2014 This fish hit Fred like a freight train.|
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Steelhead fishing has been good this Winter on the Muskegon River despite colder than normal air temps. Water level is around 1,900 cfs and temp is in the low 30's. Boat traffic is very low on most days and busy days have been a couple other boats. Access is limited to the town of Newaygo up to Croton Dam due to poor launch conditions and a frozen river downstream. We have been splitting our time between back bouncing and float fishing and both methods are producing good numbers of fish. The forecast shows a warm up for next week so if you have a case of cabin fever to get rid of give me a call and book a Winter Steelhead trip before the Spring crowds show up. For those of you waiting for warmer weather I still have some openings in March and April for Spring Steelhead but they will book up quick. Ok now for the good stuff, here are Ed and Fritz with just a couple of the fish they caught today.
|2/12/2014 Ed with a nice hen on a chilly day.|
|2/12/2014 Fritz with a nice Winter buck.|
|2/12/2014 Another one for Ed, fishing was good today.|
|2/12/2014 No shortage of males today.|
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Hit the river for just a couple hours today and the bite was not too bad. We hit a decent number of Steelhead and a nice bonus Lake Run Brown Trout.
|2/8/2014 Kris with a nice Brown.|
|2/8/2014 A pair of bucks that decided it was time to eat at the same time.|
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Ed and Fritz were back on the Muskegon today after Ed's 6 week Florida vacation. We had lots of shelf ice to deal with and did end up running into a section that blocked passage but we caught fish. Spring dates are filling up so get a day or two on the books before they are all gone.
|2/5/2014 Ed's welcome home Steelhead. That tan won't last in this weather.|
|2/5/2014 Fritz with a nice fat hen.|
|2/5/2014 Ed peeking out from under his hat to smile for the camera.|
|2/5/2014 Winter Steelhead.|
|2/5/2014 The end of the road.|