Michigan Trout Fishing
Quality Trophy Brown Trout fishing on the Muskegon River.
(All year long, peak May thru July)
Rainbow Trout, Brown, and Brook
Michigan Trout fishing has always been a passion of mine, whether the Big Manistee or the Muskegon River, Michigan offers world class trout fishing!
Over all, there seems to be four seasons of trout fishing. The first one that comes to mind for most anglers is summer time dry fly fishing. May fly hatches are big on the Muskegon & Manistee Rivers during May, June, and July. Isonychia, Hex, and Gray Drakes are the best hatches during early summer. Caddis is also another very consistent hatch, especially on the Muskegon River. Caddis emergence happen every evening during July and august, offering outstanding trout fishing.
Another great technique for catching trophy trout during the summer months is casting jerk baits. Typically a bass technique, it has been transformed into a top producing way to catch trophy Brown Trout. Rainbow trout, Steelhead, and big Brown trout all love crank baits! Rapala Shad rap is one of my favorites, Husky jerk, and rattling Rogues all fish very well for trout. Try down sizing your lures a bit for trout.
During the fall months, eggs are key for trout. Trout beads in natural colors seem to work best. Egg patterns of any sort usually work well, they represent salmon roe. Trout key in on salmon eggs during the fall months as a major food source. Brown trout also spawn during November and December. Bead fishing continues throughout the winter months.
March and April brings the major spawning for resident Brown and Rainbow trout in Michigan. Some of the best Michigan Trout fishing can be had during March and April. Trout gorge on Steelhead eggs this time of year. Another major food source for trout, are stone flies. Small black Michigan stone flies are an easy meal for trout in March. We guide for Michigan Trout fishing year around on the Muskegon, Pere Marquette, and Big Manistee Rivers.
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