Northern Pike, Musky, Smallmouth Bass, and Walleye are available on the Muskegon
River during July and August. These are action packed guided fishing for warm
water species during the summer.
The Muskegon River offers a wide variety of resident Rainbow and Brown Trout.
Incredible migrations of Chinook, Coho, Steelhead, and Lake Run Brown Trout. The
ultimate tailwater fishery!
Steelhead is our game! The Muskegon River offers anglers the opportunity for Steelhead
over 9 months a year. Late Oct. - Late May. Winter Steelhead.
New for 2012 are Smallmouth Bass and Trophy Trout fly fishing trips on
the upper Muskegon River near Hersey and Evert. In short, Betts Guide Service
fly fishing guides, based in Newaygo on the Muskegon River, put you where fly
fishing is best at any given time of day and year. Smallmouth.
Steelhead fishing on the Muskegon River is best during the late Fall and Winter.
We average well over a steelhead per hour landed during winter. Both Centerpin,
light spinning, and fly fishing work well.
Hatches: on the Muskegon are vast and prolific. Being
a tail water, it is loaded with caddis of many species. It is also host to large
numbers of Mayflies; Gray Drake, Sulfurs, Blue-winged Olives, and Stone flies.
Best hatch months are May, June, July, August, and September. This river also
has phenomenal streamer fishing in May and June!
Guided Fly Fishing Adventures on Michigan's Muskegon River for Salmon, Steelhead,
Trout and Smallmouth Bass. (231) 519-7348
We also offer guided fishing trips for Women in Fly Fishing! Rhonda with a gorgeous
20lb Steelhead taken on the the Muskegon River in November 2012.
Chinook and Coho Salmon are available on the Muskegon River during the Fall months.
Late August through late October being the primary dates.
for Steelhead is very productive for Michigan Steelhead during the winter months.
Our favorite technique is center pin float fishing. Using
a float and suspending a trout bead or spawn sack below the float. Light spinning
tackle also works great.
During the Fall and Winter migrations
of Steelhead, many fly fishing techniques work well including spey, floating lines
with indicators, running lines with and egg and nymph. We also spend a lot of
time focusing on fly fishing with Alaska trout beads.
fishing charters are available on the Muskegon River throughout the year.
Muskegon River: An Awesome Tailwater
(Steelhead, Salmon, Trout, and Smallmouth Bass)
As winter fades away into spring, our focus
changes to steelhead! The upper sections of the Muskegon River from Croton to
Newaygo, hold volumes of fresh run steelhead, resident Brown Trout and Rainbow.
March is the time frame for the annual migration of Lake Michigan Walleye.
Summer begins, We look forward to wonderful trout fishing and and amazing hatches
that the Muskegon River has to offer. Great populations of resident Rainbow and
Brown trout rising to caddis dry flies!!
Our guides wait all season
for the six weeks of the Gray Drake spinner fall, and may fly hatches of epic
proportion with large rising trout! Please join us for some wonderful trout fishing
on the mighty Muskegon River.
Come join us for the best in Michigan Steelhead Fly Fishing. Steelhead fishing
guides on the Muskegon River during October, November, and December. Guided Jet
Boat Fly Fishing on Michigan's Hottest tailwater.
less than an hour from Grand Rapids, the Muskegon River boast some of the
absolute best Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout fishing in the Great Lakes Region!
With expansive gravel bars, slow deep holes, runs and over fourteen miles of spawning
gravel, it's no wonder the Mighty Muskegon is home to so many trout and game fish
Muskegon River Fall Steelhead.
River is a boat river where jet boats are king. Jet boats allow you to find and
stay with the fish. During the summer months, drift boats and wading are great
ways to cover the river.
Croton is where the Majority of action starts.
For three miles below the Croton dam is solid spawning gravel and expansive riffles.
This section is loaded with many resident trout from 12" to 16".
Muskegon River Fly Fishing Trout.
Mid-section, Thornapple access to Newaygo is where large numbers of Great Lakes
Steelhead and Salmon migrate to hold and spawn throughout the winter and spring.
The months of November, December, March and April are the
best times of the year for Steelhead. Ten pound steelhead are common but there
are fish up to 20 pounds!
Muskegon River Winter Steelhead.
One of the best times to come
fish the Muskegon River's salmon run in October. Our run on the mighty Mo is short
but sweet! Riffles with 200 plus salmon are normal, with hook-ups exceeding forty
or more. Average Chinook is 15 pounds but fish over 30 pounds have been brought
Winter Float Fishing with center pin reels.
the Muskegon River are mostly Steelhead, Chinook salmon, Rainbow and Brown Trout
but also includes Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Lake Run Brown trout. Sometimes
Lake Trout and Sturgeon ascend the Muskegon as well.
to the great quality and diversity of fly fishing in Michigan, Betts Guide Service
is pleased to offer exciting and memorable guided trips on other outstanding Michigan
In addition to guided fishing on the Muskegon River
and given the quality and variety of Michigan fly fishing. The St. Mary's River,
St. Joseph River, and the Big Manistee River also offer the best in Michigan Fly
Manistee River Steelhead in November and December
are great for Fall & Winter. The Manistee receives a late run of Coho Salmon,
Chinook Salmon, and Michigan strain Fall Steelhead. In June and July, it's home
to Manistee River Summer Run Steelhead. August and September is Manistee River
Chinook Salmon Season.
The St. Joseph River near Barrien
Springs, MI offers St. Joseph River Summer Run Steelhead during late May June
We also seasonally guide anglers on the St. Mary's
River for Atlantic Salmon during the Hex hatch. These great fighters also love
flies on the swing!
Betts Guide Service will help you arrange
fly fishing trip lodging, at your request, for you and your group at a place you're
sure to love and remember!
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