Grand River Fishing Report

Grand River Steelhead Fishing Reports - Grand Rapids Fishing - MI
Grand Rapids Steelhead Fishing- Steelhead Fishing Grand River- MI

Grand River Fishing Report ~ Updated Fishing Reports for the Grand River, Steelhead, Salmon, Trout, and Smallmouth Bass fishing located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Guided River Fishing Trips and Tours on the Grand River in Grand Rapids. (231) 519-7348

Spring Steelhead Fishing – Steelhead fishing has been excellent on the Grand River over the past several days. Many Steelhead and Coho Salmon are pushing through the 6th Street Fish latter in downtown Grand Rapids. Water levels are at a medium normal level, offering some decent wading opportunities.

Fishing should remain strong over the next several weeks.

What’s working the best? We been catching the vast majority of Steelhead on chartreuse spawn sacks with an orange floats and 6 King Salmon eggs, drifted under a float or bobber. Float fishing with beads has also been excellent. Chartreuse and orange have both been good. Casting gold spinners or crank baits have also been good.

Updated Grand River Fishing Reports for Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout on the Grand River, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (231) 519-7348

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The Grand River located in Grand Rapids, Michigan is known throughout the area for epic numbers of Spring Steelhead 2019 is no exception, this river is phenomenal for big numbers of Steelhead and Salmon. It’s a larger river with a huge number of migratory fish that travel through Sixth Street daily.
We guide the Grand River when clients want numbers of hook ups or steelhead in the cooler. The Grand River is a put and take fishery with piles of hatchery steelhead.  Great table fare for those who enjoy keeping steelhead for the table.  Steelhead limits are very common on this river.

Michigan Trout Guides – Sucker Spawn (231) 519-7348

Starting to see a lot of insect activity. We landed this nice brown trout on a gray drake spinner (dry fly) Hatches have been good. (6/1)

Mike landed this beauty fishing behind spawning suckers. Great Lakes Suckers are just beginning to spawn. (6/1)

Our main focus now is trout fishing at this time. The river is at a nice level and clear with water temps in the 50s. Large numbers of salmon, steelhead, and sucker fry are present against the shoreline. Sulphurs, gray drake, and caddis are the prime hatches right now. Suckers are also starting to load up which should make for outstanding trout fishing. Muskegon River Trout feed heavily on the eggs of the spawning Red Horse Suckers. The native fish provide a staple food source for our resident brown and rainbow trout.

Trout on the Muskegon River have been feeding heavily on the numerous insect hatches going on right now. The most prolific are the cinnamon sedge caddis and the Gray Drake. These hatches take place in the afternoon and evenings. The Gray Drake spinner fall takes place right at dusk. These hatches offer some of the best trout fishing in Michigan.

Over the past several days, Muskegon River Trout fishing has been going well. We’ve been finding larger, hold over trout daily. At least one 20″ plus trout on just about each guided trip. Seems to be good numbers feeding on the sucker spawn. This trend should continue for the next 10 days or so. Trout on the Muskegon River have been feeding heavily on the numerous insect hatches going on right now. The most prolific are the cinnamon sedge caddis and the Gray Drake spinner fall. These hatches take place in the afternoon and evenings.

Evening Hatch Fishing Trips. $250 for 4.5 hrs.

(Light Spinning Tackle trips also available upon request)

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Ashley displays a gorgeous Muskegon River Brown Trout from the spawn suckers. Sucker spawn is a high protein diet for huge trout.

Toby with a beast of a Brown Trout. This time of years offers the best in Michigan trophy trout.

Nothing in Michigan gets our guides more fired up than the Muskegon River Sucker Spawn Hatch. It’s the true Holy Grail for trophy Brown Trout on the Muskegon River. It’s going on right now! Over 100,000 Red Horse Suckers ascend the Muskegon River searching for the perfect gravel shoals in which to drop loads of liquid yellow gold (sucker Spawn). Trophy Trout follow the suckers into the upper stretches of the Muskegon River near Thornapple, Pine St. and finally the Croton Dam. Its a smorgasbord for the trout, an all you can eat, buffet. Big trout gorge and we are here to chase them!

With fly rods in hand, we hunt these big trout. The largest trout that the Muskegon River has to offer. Sight fishing to fat Rainbow Trout and portly Brown Trout. You can actually see the big trout behind the sucker redds chowing down on sucker eggs, nymphs, and steelhead fry that are just emerging from the gravel. It’s a riot chasing these big trout – We want you to come along and join us!! We offer both full and half day opportunities!

We offer both full days, $350 – 8 hrs. And Half days, $250 – 4 hrs
Both Spinning Tackle or Fly Fishing Gear.

Here are some examples of what Michigan’s Muskegon River Trout feed on the most. Pictured left is two main food sources for May during the Sucker Spawn hatch on the Muskegon and Big Manistee Rivers. (We guide both rivers)

1) Yellow Red Horse Sucker Eggs.
2) Freshly emerged Steelhead Fry from the Muskegon River. Steelhead fry hatch or emerge from the gravel about 15 days after the steelhead eggs have been fertilized and laid. Making the perfect for source for Michigan trophy trout.

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Michigan Fishing Reports for Muskegon, Pere Marquette, and Manistee Rivers.

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Evening Hatch Master Special $250 / 4.5 hours ~ Morning Light Tackle $250 / 4.5 hours
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King Salmon: Starting to see a good number of King Salmon on the Little Manistee River. Lower Pere Marquette River has a few also. Salmon Season is just around the corner. PM & Manistee River trips available.

Trout: Trout fishing is going well. Water levels on the Muskegon River are back to normal. Creek mouths have been holding good numbers of trout. Croton Dam to Pine St is also fishing well. Jade & Cinnamon Caddis emergers

Smallmouth Bass: Smallmouth Bass fishing has been EXCELLENT. Good numbers throughout the river system. Morning and mid day fishing very well. Also seeing a few walleye each trip. Soft plastics fishing well.

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Trout fishing remains strong in the upper river below Croton Dam. Caddis emergence each evening. Salmon, Steelhead and Sucker fry also fishing well for trout.

Beat the Heat! Hot Weather makes for great Smallmouth fishing. Great Kid’s trips!

Salmon parr, Steelhead fry, and Sucker fry are making up the bulk of the trout diet right now. Millions of minnows along the shore line. Fish key on fry this time of year.

Fry is the name of the game right now! Salmon parr, Steelhead fry, and Sucker fry are all along the shore line at this point. Any shade pocket against the shore line is loaded with minnows or fry. Chinook Salmon parr, Steelhead fry, and Sucker fry are making up the bulk of the trout diet right now. Both Smallmouth Bass and Muskegon River Trout are gorging on fry at this time. Sink tip fly lines with fry patterns are working well. Big numbers of trout in the upper river below Croton Dam. Smallmouth Bass are through out the main river. Crank baits and spinners are also working well.

Dry fly fishing for trout has also been very good. Gray Drake linger in the upper river below Croton Dam. Caddis and Caddis emergence every evening from 7pm – dark. Isonychia and light Cahills in the mid section – Thornapple to Henning Park. Smallmouth Bass on the fly has also been excellent. Large poppers and streamers are working best for big bronze backs! Book Now >>> (231) 519-7348

Ed, 90 years young, displays a gorgeous Michigan Brown Trout caught on a sucker spawn imitation.

John with a huge Muskegon River Brown Trout. Much larger fish this season! Great Michigan Trout Fishing.

Michigan Trout fishing has been phenomenal on the Muskegon River. Hot and humid weather has the bugs popping big time! Caddis and caddis emergers are now taking center stage. Most activity occurs in the evenings, after 7pm. Gray Drake spinner falls are still available, offering some trophy fish taking dries.

Sucker spawn by day – Hatches during the evening. What a time to be on the water!

Red Horse Sucker Spawn provides a great meal for larger Muskegon River Trout. Trout gorge on sucker spawn in Michigan Rivers.

During the Michigan Sucker Spawn many nymphs, larvae, steelhead fry, Salmon fry, and sucker eggs are dislodged – Trout feed heavily on these food sources.

Our main focus now is Michigan Trout fishing. The river is at a nice level and clear with water temps in the 50s. Large numbers of salmon, steelhead, and sucker fry are present against the shoreline. Sulphurs, Gray Drake, and Caddis are the prime hatches now. Red Horse Suckers are also starting to load up which should make for outstanding trout fishing. Muskegon River Trout feed heavily on the eggs of the spawning Red Horse Suckers. The native fish provide a staple food source for our resident Brown and Rainbow trout.
Trout on the Muskegon River have been feeding heavily on the numerous insect hatches going on right now. The most prolific are the cinnamon sedge Caddis and the Gray Drake. These hatches take place in the afternoon and evenings. The Gray Drake spinner fall takes place right at dusk. These hatches offer some of the best trout fishing in Michigan. Gray Drake spinner fall at dusk.

Sturgeon sightings are beginning to become common on the Muskegon River. These gentle giants glide next to the boat while trout fishing. Exciting to see!

Over the past several days, Muskegon River Trout fishing has been going great! We’ve been finding larger, hold over trout daily. At least one 20″ plus trout on just about each guided trip. Seems to be good numbers feeding on the sucker spawn. This trend should continue for the next 10 days or so. Trout on the Muskegon River have been feeding heavily on the numerous insect hatches going on right now. The most prolific are the Cinnamon Sedge Caddis and the Gray Drake spinner fall. These hatches take place in the afternoon and evenings.

Hopefully the first of many. Mike with a beast of a brown trout. Streamer fishing has been hot!

Michigan Trout Fishing – Ashallie displays a gorgeous Brown trout while nymphing with sucker spawn.

Fishing Notes for Today: Heavy Gray Drake Spinner Fall this Morning around Pine St.

Suckers Spawning big time. yellow egg patterns. Heavy Gray Drake spinner fall this evening. 9:30pm

Size #10 – Gray Drake Spinner dry fly or rusty dun dry flies.

Trout fishing in Michigan is in full swing! With a cooler than normal spring, the Muskegon River Trout Fishing is just starting. There continues to be small pockets of Steelhead available through May. Water temperatures are starting to climb into the low 50’s. Dry Fly hatches such as adult Stone flies, Gray Drake, and Sulphers will begin to play a key role in the trout’s diet. May and June offer high growth rates for trout, and a smorgasbord of feeding options. Michigan Trout fishing is certainly best during May and June.
Water is clear. Wading is available. Trout fishing is excellent.

Coming soon, Muskegon River Sucker Spawn “Hatch”. Less than one week away! Thousands of Red Horse Suckers ascent into the upper sections of the Muskegon River. Large Brown Trout follow these suckers and when the sucker spawn begins, trophy Brown Trout gorge on sucker eggs. Trout also key on nymphs dislodged by suckers actively spawning. The Muskegon River Sucker Spawn offers clients a chance at true trophy Brown Trout (over 25″) Big Brown Trout feed recklessly during the sucker spawn, and can be sight fished while fly fishing. Casting to specific trophy trout can certainly be exhilarating!
Sucker Spawn Trout Video

Chinook Salmon & Steelhead Fry also play a huge part in the trout’s diet this time of year. Trout take advantage of the millions of fry along the shoreline of the Muskegon River. Any shade pockets along the river are loaded with salmon and steelhead fry making for easy prey for larger trout. Mallard flank fry patterns stripped along soft water near shore offer consistent trout fishing. Fly Fishing with light sink tip fly lines, (Rio DC 150 gr) against the bank works well. Usually the softer pockets hold fish.

Michigan Dry Fly Fishing – As the water temperatures finally warm into the mid 50’s, dry fly hatches are key. Right now, adult stone flies can be seen during the afternoon. Trout feeding on stone flies are easy to see. Big, splashy rises are common for trout feeding on stone flies. Gray Drakes, Sulphers, and Isonychia should begin to pick up in late May, and early June. The Muskegon River boasts the largest Gray Drake spinner fall in the Mid West! Huge clouds of drake spinner fall at dusk.
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Manistee River Trout Fishing – Casey displays a fat and healthy Brown Trout – Tippy Dam Trout

Fat and sassy Rainbow Trout are common on the Muskegon River. Trout fishing is excellent during May & June.

We offer three guided fishing trips for Muskegon River and Manistee River Trout Fishing.

Half Day morning – Light Spinning Tackle trips. These trips are fast paced with lots of trout caught, with a chance at steelhead and trophy Brown Trout. Numbers trout are caught on these trips. We cast small crank baits, spinners, and body baits. It’s a great trip for kids, offering constant activity. ($250 -4.5 hrs)

“Hatch Masters” Evening Dry Fly Fishing – Instructional Casting. Guided half day afternoon trips that fish well into the evening. Dry fly fishing, nymphing, and sucker spawn fishing. These trips offer shots at trophy trout during the sucker spawn, and big fish on dry flies! Half day trout usually begin around 4:30pm. All gear tackle, and flies provided at no additional charge. ($250 – 4.5 hrs)

Full Day Guided Fly Fishing Adventures. Instructional Casting, Dry Fly Fishing, Nymphing with shots at larger fish during the Sucker Spawn, or on dry flies. Streamer fishing can also be excellent. ($350 – 2pm – dark) All gear, tackle, and flies provided at no extra charge.

Epic May Steelhead – Muskegon River

Muskegon River Spring Steelhead

Fully Guided Spring Steelhead Trips for Michigan Rivers.
Full Day Trips ( 8 hours) $395
Half Day Guided Fishing Tours (4 hours) $250

** All Gear, Tackle, Rods, Reels, Fishing Cleaning Provided**
Super Prime Spring Steelhead Dates & Half days available.

Karen with a colorful buck. Introduction to fly fishing. Steelhead fishing has been fantastic – Main run is hear during May. Sight Fishing Fly Fishing Steelhead. (5/7)

Steelhead fishing has been incredible. The main push of steelhead is here now during May. Water temperatures are equivalent of April 20th. Steelhead is way behind schedule and fishing is great.

Our main focus has been sight fly fishing for steelhead on gravel. River water has been gin clear so sight fishing has been excellent. Good pockets of fish in the upper Muskegon River near the Croton Dam. Mid section above Pine St has also been doing well. Temperature and clarity is very good.

Best Steelhead flies have been brown pheasant tail nymphs, salmon fry patterns, sack fry, olive hares ears nymphs. Small egg patterns are also working well. Apricot, Steelhead orange, Oregon Cheese, and golden nugget, all working well in #8, or #10’s. Steelhead Egg Flies Fishing should remain great for the nest 10 days or more.

Open May Steelhead Dates: May 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15th..
After May 15th, guided steelhead trips are $350 for the full day.
Half day afternoon trips are $250 for 4.5 hrs of steelhead fishing.

George with a beautiful hen. Spring Steelhead are just beginning to spawn. May will be very good with lots of steelhead well into June this year.

Jordan with a giant buck steelhead. Double digit days just starting to rock! Spring steelhead just now beginning to spawn.

Two Steelhead on at a time! Yes, It’s about to be really really good fishing! New steelhead still coming in from Lake Michigan.

These steelhead have been gorgeous! Spring has been a month behind with very cold water temperatures. Fishing is just now getting good !

Open May Steelhead Dates: May 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15th..
After May 15th, guided steelhead trips are $350 for the full day.
Half day afternoon trips are $250 for 4.5 hrs of steelhead fishing.

If you’re sitting in your office cubicle, bored, or sitting at home, NOW is the time to get out of the house and fish! May Steelhead dates are filling quickly. We are only offering the $250 half day Spring special until May 15th.

Water temperatures are still very cold! 44 degrees. We are landing at least one steelhead per hour on the Muskegon. It’s a great time to be on the water with little angling pressure and lots of fish. Fishing has been excellent with last week’s high water which shuffled the deck and brought in lots of new steelhead from the lower river. Spring Chromers coming in from the lake with more to come!

It’s nearly May 5th and over 90% of the Michigan Spring Steelhead migration has not even begun to spawn. All of the spawning hen steelhead have not spawned yet. Fly fishing for steelhead is phenomenal right now! If you seen the weather pattern for the past month, you’d swear it was March at best. This year’s spring steelhead feel the same way!

Water temperatures are just barely in the 40’s with the vast majority of the steelhead not even ready to spawn. Gravel fishing over the past couple days has been PHENOMINAL! Double digit days have been the norm with the weather finally warming up, and water levels dropping to a perfect level. The drop has made for some very good fly fishing! Visibly sight fishing for steelhead on gravel is probably some of the best steelhead fishing you’ll ever experience. Watching a fish take your bead or fly. Exhilarating!!

Best Steelhead Tips and Techniques. Right now, free style nymphing for steelhead has been our best bet for numbers of steelhead. Trout beads and small black stone flies, salmon fry patterns, or green PM Caddis have all been working well. Sight fishing to spawning steelhead on gravel has been very effective. Long leaders and quality drifts has been the key to success. Running lines with a small amount of weight, and a two fly rig, or one trout bead with a stone fly dropper. How To Catch More Trout

Bobber fishing on spinning tackle has also been effective. Very small spawn sacks in natural colors have been the best for both trout and spring steelhead. Brown trout have also been very active around spawning steelhead. Look for big numbers of steelhead during May this year. Steelhead are now just getting started and should go well into June this year.

Super Prime Spring Steelhead Dates & Half days available.
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Michigan Salmon Fishing Report – (231) 519-7348

Guided Salmon Fishing Trips for Michigan Rivers. Full Day Trips ( 8 hours) $350
Half Day Guided Fishing Tours (4 hours) $250

** All Gear, Tackle, Rods, Reels, Fishing Cleaning Provided**
Super Prime Salmon Dates & Half days available.
October. 16. 18. 19. 22. 24. 25. 26. 27. 29. ( Manistee River Salmon)
Half Day Afternoon salmon trips open almost every day.

10/9 Update: We had a good soaker rain last night in the North country. Water levels spiked and brought a ton of bright salmon in this morning. Lots and lots of bright King and Coho Salmon. We also landed two adult Fall Steelhead today. Should be and excellent Fall Steelhead year!

Tim displays a gorgeous King salmon from today. Cooler weather and rain has made for some exceptional salmon fishing! Fall Steelhead coming soon!

Oh look!! They’re shiny! Bright chrome Coho Salmon – Manistee River Fly Fishing (9/28)

Justin and Katie with a beautiful chrome Michigan King Salmon. (9/11)

Absolutely crazy numbers of both King and Coho Salmon. Afternoon trips are fishing very well.

Salmon fishing has been outstanding over the past week! Great catches of Kings, Coho, and a handful of Brown Trout. Warmer weather should prolong this great salmon season. (9/25)

Coming from New Zealand, these guys had some epic salmon fishing. We caught a bunch of salmon. (9/11)

Casting Thundersticks was on fire this morning. Bright salmon in the river big time! (9/10)

Takuya with a gorgeous buck. We’re hooking lots of salmon in the lower rivers right now. Good numbers of salmon but clients are having a lot of dificulty landing these beasts this year! (I guess that’s a good problem to have?)

Starting to see good numbers of King Salmon in the lower Pere Marquette River. Casting Thunderstick crank baits have been fishing well. Should be an excellent year for salmon with the number of fish that are already in the system. It’s not even Labor Day yet and there’s already a ton of salmon entering the river system.

We are finally starting to see good numbers of salmon in the lower Pere Marquette River. Casting crank baits, Thundersticks, are fishing well. This is the first batch. Lots more to come! (8/16)

Huge Michigan King Salmon this year! Thomas displays a 25 lber from yesterday. (8/13)

Mitch with a nice buck salmon. Fish are big this year! They’re going to be tough to land. (8/16)

Things are looking good for Chinook & Coho Salmon this year. River fish are gonna be big and hard to handle this season! (8/13)

Salmon Fishing Forecast – Manistee River

As we enter mid September, the Pere Marquette River has received most of their Fall salmon for the main run.Chinook salmon will continue to migrate the PM but the main push was around September 15th. Those salmon are on a mission to hit gravel in the fly water near Baldwin. “Flies Only” section of the Pere Marquette should be in full swing during late September. Kings are much later this season so they should be interesting to land on the fly.

Big Manistee River is where it’s at! Big numbers of big fish this season!

The largest push of Kings on the Big Manistee River was in early September. Nearly 20,000 adult Coho salmon entered the river and made their way to the coffer dam at Tippy. There have been a lot of Coho and King Salmon above the coffer dam. Limits have been pretty common with more fish on the way.

Kings are a little behind this year so later September and October should offer some excellent salmon fishing well into late October. Gravel fly fishing should be excellent this fall season.

Following on the shirt tails of the King, Steelhead are close behind! Late October and November should have us craving chrome with a vengeance. Water levels are up in Lake Michigan making for a good fall migration this Fall.

What’s Hot – Best Techniques.

Casting Thundersticks has been the tried and true for the past decade. Fire Tiger and bright chartreuse colors get bit very well in the early morning fog. Bone crushing hits and fierce head shakes keep anglers coming back for this adrenaline rush! Kings love Thundersticks and crank baits. Casting across and down has always worked best in my experience.

Pin to win! During the mid day, floats and skein is always our best guide “Go to” technique when the sun is high and bright, Salmon, both King and Coho love to find deep pools or shady pockets. Floating skein to these fish usually gets them fired up! Change your skein often and keep your bait fresh.

Chuck and Duck Fly Fishing. When salmon go to the gravel, there’s only one way that really gets ’em. Long leaders with a trout bead, followed be a dark stone fly or hex nymph usually gets their attention. Male salmon are designed to fight off predators and protect the nest.(Salmon redd) So intruder patterns such as trhe “Egg Sucking Leech” get salmon to move when nothing else will. Big nymphs or streamers can pay high dividends when you can get the flies directly in front of the spawning salmon.

Main ports like Grand Haven, Muskegon, Ludington, and Manistee are starting to report good catches of King Salmon coming in close along the pier heads and along the beach. It’s unheard of but, our guides have already started catching Kings in Muskegon and Pere Marquette Lake. It’s been years sonce salmon have entered the river this early. We will begin running Salmon trips on the Lower Pere Marquette River starting on August 20th.

Shawn Babcock and Chad Schaub will start running Thunderstick – Skein fishing trips early this year. Guided Salmon Fishing Trips will be available for Aug. 20th – October 20th. These trips include use of our gear, tackle, rods, reels, fish cleaning, etc. Everything is included in our Salmon Trips. We offer both Spinning Gear, and Fly Fishing Tackle later in the season.

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We are running (5) full time salmon fishing guides this season, and offering two guided trip choices.
Full day Guided trips ($350) are 6:30 – 3pm and Guided half day afternoon trips. ($250)
Afternoon Trips begin at 3:30pm – 8pm.

**(Everything for fishing is included in all trips)**

We do not offer half days in the morning, and the guides may finish the trips a bit early to clean your salmon for you. (You may keep 3 salmon per angler)

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Hatch Master Afternoon Guided Fly Fishing Trout Trips $250 for 2 anglers. (4.5 hrs)

(Guided Spinning Tackle Smallmouth Bass & Trout Trips also available)
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There’s lots of choices available for anglers during August. Trout fishing at the creek mouths can be excellent, offering shots at trophy Brown Trout and big resident Rainbows, or Caddis hatches in the evenings. Smallmouth Bass can be an outstanding choice for kids. Constant action and lots of bites on Smallmouth trips. We often catch lots of Rock Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike, and an occasional Tiger Musky! These trips are an action packed, fun day on the river.

Trout fishing during the summer can be great if the weather is right. Lots of rain has made for decent trout fishing.

It’s finally summer in Michigan, with the hot weather comes some great fishing! Smallmouth Bass, Trout, Walleye, Northern Pike, and Musky on Michigan’s Muskegon River. As a guide, I have to change it up a bit. Smallmouth and warm water species make better fishing at this time. Guiding for Trout is always my personal favorite, however, hot summer weather and warm water temps are rough on the Trout fishing and sometimes Smallmouth is a better choice.

King Salmon should be a fishing option soon! Port areas like Ludington, Manistee, and Grand Haven are starting to see good numbers of salmon coming in along the lake shore. Strong North East winds push the cold water against the shoreline bringing with it, Salmon and Steelhead. We will begin salmon trips in late August on the lower Pere Marquette River.Salmon Flies for Michigan.

Fall Salmon Season on the Lower Pere Marquette, Big Manistee, and Muskegon River.

Fall Steelhead fishing on the Muskegon River. Float Fishing Destinations for Chrome Steelhead.

EP with a Master Angler Trophy Smallmouth Bass. Bass fishing has been excellent! Late Summer offers the best bass fishing of the year! (7/28)

Muskegon River Trout – Guided Fishing (231) 519-7348

Hatch Master’s Special – Evening Guided Trips for Trout on dry flies. $250 / 2 anglers.
5pm – 10pm

(Guided morning ultra lite spinning fishing tackle trips also available)

** All Gear, Tackle, Rods, Reels, Fishing Cleaning Provided**
Super Prime Spring Steelhead Dates & Half days available.

With the cooler summer so far, Trout fishing and evening hatch fishing has been excellent! Nymphing and dry fly fishing has been productive this season. Caddis have been key. (7/3)

Jess displays a very nice Rainbow Trout taken on the Manistee River below Tippy Dam. (7/3)

Trout fishing on the Muskegon & Manistee River has been excellent! Possibly some of the best, most consistent trout fishing in the mid west, the area below the Tippy Dam boasts some phenomenal trout fishing. Less Rainbow Trout, but piles of very healthy Manistee River Brown Trout. I was very surprised as to number of fish rising to emerging caddis yesterday afternoon. The dry fly fishing was very good. We also caught a ton of trout on soft hackles. Tiny streamers, representing steelhead and sucker fry also fished exceptionally well.
I believe all and all, we’re in for very good trout fishing for the rest of the summer. We offer both guided ultra light spin fishing tackle trips, and guided fly fishing trips on both the Manistee and Muskegon Rivers. All gear, tackle, flies, and baits provided on all guided fishing charters. Text >> (231) 519-7348

Alyssa landed this gorgeous brown trout while fly fishing with sucker spawn patterns. (6/21)

Trout fishing has been excellent at this time. Great fishing with very good hatches. Gray Drake, Caddis, and Sulphers. (6/21)

Dry fly trout fishing is our main focus at this time. Trout on the Muskegon River have been feeding heavily on the numerous insect hatches going on right now. The most prolific are the Cinnamon Sedge Caddis, Gray Drake, and the Isonychia Bicolor. These hatches take place in the afternoon and evenings. The Gray Drake spinner fall takes place right at dusk. These hatches offer some of the best trout fishing in Michigan.

Evening hatch trips have been the most productive.
The river is at a nice level (2000 cfs ) wadeable, and clear with water temps in the 60’s. Large numbers of salmon, steelhead, and sucker fry are present against the shoreline. Sulphurs, gray drake, and caddis are the prime hatches right now. Suckers are also starting to load up which should make for outstanding trout fishing. Muskegon River Trout feed heavily on the eggs of the spawning Red Horse Suckers. The native fish provide a staple food source for our resident brown and rainbow trout.

Over the past several days, Muskegon River Trout fishing has been going well. We’ve been finding larger, hold over trout daily. At least one 20″ plus trout on just about each guided trip. Seems to be good numbers feeding on the sucker spawn. This trend should continue for the next 10 days or so. Trout on the Muskegon River have been feeding heavily on the numerous insect hatches going on right now. The most prolific are the cinnamon sedge caddis and the Gray Drake spinner fall. These hatches take place in the afternoon and evenings.

Guided Salmon Fishing Adventures on the Pere Marquette & Big Manistee River. (August 20th – October 20th)

Guided Salmon Fishing Trips . $300 for 4.5 hrs.

(Light Spinning Tackle – Bait Caster Tackle Salmon Fishing)

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Dr. Bob lands and gorgeous buck on the Mighty Muskegon. Still a few fish around. (5/9)

Phil (82) landed this beast of a buck today – All on his own, I might add. His largest Steelhead to date. Congratulations Phil!! (5/9)

Steelhead numbers on the Muskegon River have lowered over the past few days. Small, isolated pockets of spawning steelhead still remain. Spring Steelhead season is mostly winding down, however, we’ve had some pretty great steelhead fishing the past two days! Pictured above is Dr. Bob (80) and Mr. Phil. (82) Landing some great steelhead, and some very nice trout! Text to book >>> (231) 519-7348

Stacey with a gorgeous buck from this morning. May should offer excellent Steelhead fishing. (5/1)

This guys finished our morning half day with double while floating back to the launch. Chrome drop back hens. (5/1)

Some of the best fly fishing of the year is going on right now for Muskegon River Steelhead. Sight fishing spawning steelhead on gravel is going big time! Lots of small groups on redds. Drop back hens in the dark pockets feeding on steelhead eggs. Trout fishing for larger trout has also been excellent! Stone flies on top! Water levels are dropping – Wading is now an option. Text to book >>> (231) 519-7348

There’s literally so many Steelhead spawning right now, we can’t even take a photo without the other clients hooking a fish!! (4/21)

Steelhead Fishing has been on fire the past few days!! Lots of new fishing spawning big time! (4/21)

Trees are in bloom, weather is nice, and fishing is great right now! I’m not sure words can describe how many steelhead are in the upper river. There are steelhead spawning everywhere in the upper Muskegon River right now. Super uber prime time now for the fly fishing gravel game! Double digets on eggs patterns, stones flies, pheasant tail nymphs, Stone flies, fry patterns, and getting fish in big numbers.

Water levels are normal, 3940 cfs, making for perfect gravel fishing for Muskegon River Steelhead. Clarity is very good, 6′ to 10′ visibility. River is in perfect fishing condition. Should remain excellent for the next several weeks.

Paige with her first steelhead. This girl can fish! She landed a bunch with her dad on and afternoon trip. (4/18)

Congratulations Brian, Epic day on Muskegon River Steelhead – Landing 11 big Steelhead, and two very respectable Brown Trout. Excellent fishing! (4/18)

Great News!! We still have another months of excellent steelhead fishing ahead of us!

Steelhead nirvana and double digit days should be the norm for the next several weeks. Steelhead fishing is definitely prime time right now. Recent rains have brought bright chrome Spring Steelhead.

Water is dropping! (4420 cfs) Water clarity is much more clear.
You can see redds with lots of Steelhead spawning on gravel big time. Water temps in the low 50’s, and the main push is here! Everything is Prime! Steelhead fishing should be excellent for the next 15 days!

Scott with a gorgeous hen, Fly fishing has been excellent! Big number days coming soon! (4/10)

Lots of fish moved up to the upper river. Toby with a stout buck this morning. (4/4)

Steve’s first steelhead. Home of the chrome. Bobbers down! (4/10)

Soggy morning of Spring Steelhead fishing. The constant action kept us warmed up! (4/4)

Today: Water levels area bit higher today but stable and now dropping. 6000 cfs.

Clarity is actually really good. 3′ – 5′. Stained but definitely not “Dirty” chocolate milk.
River temperature: 41 – 42 degrees.

Spring Steelhead are in faster runs and pocket water staging to jump on gravel and begin spawning heavily. We landed hens today in all three stages. tight skein, loose, and drop backs. (4/6)

Recent rains and perfect conditions have made for some great Steelhead fishing over the past three days. The bump in the water levels have brought a new shot of bright chrome fish into the upper sections of the Mighty Muskegon River.

Small chartreuse spawn sacks, trout beads in natural colors. stone flies, and jigs tipped with wax worms have been producing a lot of fish. Steelhead have moved from winter holding areas to faster spring runs and gravel areas. Fishing should be excellent for the next several weeks. Lots of fish throughout the system with many of them actively spawning. Here are our available dates for April Steelhead – Muskegon River.

Open Guide Dates:
April 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, etc..

Fished the Middle section of the Muskegon River and found the Boat House area to be on fire this afternoon! Toby Landed a monster hen that was getting ready to spawn. Beast Mode. (3/29)

Boat House area was good to us this afternoon. Lots of bright fish moving through that area. Jesse landed this beautiful hen behind the gravel. (3/29)

Things are right on track for steelhead fishing this Spring, maybe even a little ahead of schedule if you ask some anglers. Water levels are actually normal, lower than recent years. We are finding good numbers of Steelhead throughout the Muskegon River system, although, the past few days the fish have been beat on hard, making some days better than others. We’ve been catching a lot more fish during low light conditions the last few days. First light & Last light (which has been the best for me personally). Afternoon half day trips are producing a lot of fish with much less boat traffic. Water tempratures are in the mid to upper 30’s which will begin sending the Spring Steelhead spawning season into full effect here shortly. With some consistent temperatures during the day and temps above freezing at night along with some rain forecasted over the next three days we should be seeing another fresh push of chrome entering the river system. Each morning I am seeing a few active redds but most steelhead are still being found in the deeper holes. Text to Book >>> (231) 519-7348

This Could Be You! Paul with a GIANT Beastly Buck! This steelhead gave an awesome battle, was all over the river! Trophy Steelhead for sure!

The Boys from Ontario just butchering the fish!! Centerpin beat down on some steelhead – Epic afternoon. Who lands 15 steelhead in 3 hours? These guys!

Chris with a chrome bullet hen. Starting to see a lot bright fish, with many beginning to spawn.

Maggie and Allen with a beautiful hen. First time steelhead and absolutely pummeled the fish! Muskegon River is on fire! Fishing is going to be crazy good after this warm up. (3/19)

Pretty much all the local rivers are going strong right now. The Muskegon, White, Pere Marquette, Big Manistee, and Grand Rivers are all fishing very well. Grand River, Muskegon, and White River are really on fire! A lot of chrome fish showing up, and quite a few starting to hit gravel. We landed a drop back female (spawned out) today, so some steelhead are spawning in deep water runs.

Float fishing with spawn, beads, or jig and wax worms are all fishing well. We’ve also been doing great with those crazy pink worms from Raven Tackle, or Berkley Power Worms. Basically, we’re landing a lot of steelhead each day. Half day afternoon trips are also fishing very well.

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You can tell that steelhead are really moving around when you land chrome males. Dave with a really nice, high noon, Spring Steelhead. (3/16)

Afternoon half day trips are really fishing well. Toby displays a beautiful buck from his evening trip. Michigan Spring Steelhead. (3/16)

They’re Here! I’m happy to say that Jake and I both had our first double digit day of the spring. A good mix of bright chrome hens, and some hold over males. We had a phenomenal bite most of the day. Small chartreuse spawn sacks were the key (4 egg bags). We also landed two hens that were spilling eggs this morning. Starting to see some polished gravel with some of the winter steelhead beginning to spawn. Gravel fishing will definitely be going early this season with fish already starting to spawn this early. It’s going to be a great spring steelhead migration but, it’s going to be short and quick. I’m making the prediction that the Muskegon River Spring Steelhead run will be over by April 15th… We are seeing April numbers now already.

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Jonathan with a chrome bullet hen. Lots of bright fish starting to spawn early. More on the way. (3/14)

Steelhead fishing is great and just about to get a lot better. Bright Silver fish are here now! (3/14)

Would you like to catch more Michigan Spring Steelhead? With out question, the number one, best way to improve your fishing experience, learn new techniques, catch and land more Spring Steelhead, is to hire a fishing guide. All the gear, tackle, rods, reels, and premium gear is provided. We offer both spinning tackle options, center pinning, or fly fishing. Its a pretty good deal when you can just hop in the boat, jet to a new spot, and catch fish! We have full day, and half days available in March, April, and May. (231) 519-7348

Holy crap that’s a big buck!! Liam with a colorful buck Steelhead. New fish showing up daily.

Alex with a very beautiful. Each day these fish are getting closer and closer to spawning. Float Fishing for Spring Steelhead.

The pictures above tell exactly how we love to spend our March days with clients. Limits of bright chrome, spring steelhead, and fish in the net! Winter is over and spring has sprung! The Muskegon river is now full of these beauties! Steelhead fishing has been right on track so far this week with new fish entering the river daily. The past three days have offered some very good steelhead fishing. We are averaging one steelhead per hour in the net, and trout have also been plentiful. Water temperatures are about normal. (36 – 37 degrees.) The warm spell last week brought in a lot of new steelhead into the upper sections of the river. Water conditions are just about perfect with water levels, (3600 cfs) clarity, (3′ -5′) and temperatures. It will be very nice this season, not having snow melt flood conditions this year. It’s gravy time from this point forth.

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Chrome bullets showing up every day! New fish coming into the river to spawn. Float fishing center pin with beads and spawn has been excellent!

During the past few days we’ve been catching many bright chrome steelhead. Looking forward to good numbers of Spring Steelhead. Muskegon River Steelhead Guides for Michigan.

I’ve been posting fishing reports for over 15 years, and I’ve been trying all day to think of the best way to explain this so everyone is on the same page. Most clients read a fishing report and then will book a date three weeks after the post was originally made, and then wonder why they had a three fish day on a guided trip, instead of the double digit days they had seen me post about weeks prior…The best way to explain this particular fishing report, THERE IS A SHIT TON OF STEELHEAD IN THE RIVER… NOW!! As in, you should’ve booked two weeks ago and should be fishing NOW. The Muskegon, White, and the Grand Rivers are all loaded with chrome steelhead with hardly anyone fishing them. News Flash folks…The main Spring Steelhead run has been here for four days now. I’m not sure why people are waiting to fish, but this is me telling you to book your trip now, not two weeks from now, but NOW! They’re here, with a lot more coming.. Not Joking… Helen Keller could catch a limit of Steelhead right now…(231) 519-7348

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Winter Steelhead – Michigan Style! Toby with a gorgeous hen. Averaging one steelhead per hour, and lots of trout!

Mild weather has made for outstanding (Not quite ) Winter Steelhead Fishing. Perfect water levels and temperatures. Great Fishing! (1/21)

Toby & Nate putting on a clinic with chrome fish. Double digits in the net over the past couple days. (1/21)

Jutta with her first chrome mint silver Steelhead from the Muskegon River. Fishing has been excellent during the December warm spell. Floats and spawn putting some big fish in the net!! (12/14)

Toby getting in on the action! Steelhead fishing has been very good so far this Winter. Consistent fishing on the Muskegon River for Steelhead & Trout. (1/21)

FeeBee with one of six steelhead she landed. There’s good numbers of steelhead through the system. Floats and spawn in bringing fish into the net! (1/20)

Fishing was so good, I actually caught one. Chrome bullets are all over the place right now! (1/21)

Open January Dates. 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30.

Mild temperatures have made for some exceptionally good Steelhead fishing over the past few days! Double digit days in the net, have been common in the middle to lower sections of the Muskegon River near Newaygo for bright chrome Steelhead. We are also starting to see good numbers of resident Brown trout beginning to spawn in the upper sections. Thornapple area has always been known for perfect gravel and spawning Browns during this time of year.
Bobber fishing with floats and spawn has been our bread and butter, top producer. Bead fishing, and Fly fishing are also producing good numbers of Steelhead each day. Fishing is far better this fall than last year at this time. There are A LOT of Steelhead in the river system right now, offering some great Fall / Winter fishing.
We are offering both guided Full & Half day fishing trips for Steelhead. Light Spinning Tackle or Center pin has been producing the most fish. All Gear, Tackle, Bait, and Fish Cleaning is provided on all Guided trips on the Muskegon River. Full Day (8) hour Trips are $350 / Two Anglers.

Half Day Trips (4.5 hr) are available for (2) anglers at $250.

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Carly with with a gorgeous buck! There seems to be good numbers of Steelhead throughout the river system. (11/22)

Trophy Steelhead have been coming to the net often this year. Seems to be a very good year class of Fall – Winter Steelhead on the Muskegon River. (11/22)

Floats and spawn has been averaging one Steelhead per hour on most days. Steelhead fishing has been generally very good so far, and should only improve with perfect water conditions. There seems to be good numbers all throughout the Muskegon River. Lower Sections have been fishing exceptionally well.

Steelhead are finally here in fishable numbers! I must say that it’s much better than last fall to say the least! Steelhead fishing has been consistent over the past week. Three to six a day has been the norm, some days, better than others but at least we’re hooking plenty of steelhead every day, with a good mix of resident trout.

Floats and spawn has been fishing well. Fly fishing has also been doing well and getting fish to the net. Water levels remain perfect, with most of the leaves gone as well. This year’s steelhead seem very healthy. Hopefully there are many more on the way as we welcome Fall, and cooler weather.

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It sure took long enough for us to get some much needed rain! River levels are finally back to historic, fishable levels. Heavy rains over the past several days should keep the water levels around our normal, 2000 cfs mark. This should significantly help our Fall Steelhead numbers in a big way.

There still continues to be large numbers of older spawning salmon from Croton Dam through Newaygo – museum area, River Front Park. Lots of salmon on gravel. Digging salmon provide an excellent food source for marauding steelhead and egg robbing trout. Fishing behind these salmon can produce some gleaming chrome silver Fall Steelhead!! I’ve also seen a fair number of Lake Run Brown Trout so far this season.

Doug with a very nice Fall Steelhead that we landed while fishing for salmon in the upper section. Higher water levels spread out the fall fish throughout the system.

Scott with a gorgeous Muskegon River Fall Steelhead. Recent rains have really helped the Steelhead migration in the lower river. New fish entering the river. Centerpinning floats and spawn is fishing exceptionally well.

Steelhead Update: Recent rains from last week certainly gave a boost to the fishing! Over the last couple of days, Steelhead fishing has improved with new fish entering the river daily! Chrome bullets are on the way.

Floats and spawn have been doing well. Is time to get out some new centerpin gear, and start making some long drifts for acrobatic chrome jumpers that we miss so much! Its going to be an incredible Fall, it’s just getting started! Like us on FaceBook – Get up to date reports! (231) 519-7348

Greg with a beast of a Fall Steelhead! Welcome back to the Mighty Muskegon River. “Home of the Chrome!”

Chad displays a gorgeous Lake Run Brown Trout. Fall is a fantastic time for all sorts of really big fish!

Fishing has been going along nicely! The Big Manistee is in full prime salmon season at this point. Good numbers of Kings below Tippy Dam. Mid sections of the Manistee, starting to see fishable numbers of bright chrome bullet steelies. With good rains last week and cooler nights, most of the Northern rivers are starting to get a trickle of Fall Steelhead.

The Muskegon River has a very good number of King Salmon. Everything here is two weeks behind schedule, water temperatures are in the mid to low 50’s at this time. The river level is very low right now offering excellent wading opportunities near the museum in Newaygo, and in the upper section near Pine Street and below Croton Dam.

Fall Steelhead are definitely on the horizon! Fishing is certainly much better so far this year, compared to last fall. Fish are more plentiful and stout. It should make for and excellent rest of October and November!

Let us know if you’re interested in a Fall Steelhead, Trout, or Salmon fishing adventure! We now have full time guides on the Muskegon River & Big Manistee. We will hook you up!

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Early Salmon on the Pere Marquette & Manistee.

Toby with a PM Beast!

Chrome fish entering the river.

Mike’s first salmon experience!

Grand River Salmon fishing has been great the last couple of days! Recent rains have brought in a large push of Coho Salmon below Sixth Street. Good numbers of Chinook, Skamania Steelhead, and Lake Run Brown trout are also present. Salmon and Steelhead fishing in Grand Rapids is very under rated. The Grand River receives one of the largest migratory Coho – Steelhead runs in Michigan. We offer guided fishing on the Grand River, Rogue, White, Pere Marquette, and big Manistee for Trout and Salmon during the Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring. Come and join us for outstanding Fall Fishing!

Due to everything being late this fall, October should offer exceptional late season salmon. Last Fall, October dates hooked the most fish per day by far. Chinook salmon run well into late October for great fishing!

Casting Thundersticks for bright chrome Kings on the Pere Marquette & Big Manistee Rivers.

Salmon Season 2015. Our available open dates are September 14, 15, 17, 18, 28, 29, 30. Any dates in September that are not listed are already booked, mornings. Afternoon Charters ( 3:30pm – 7:30pm) are available for $250 per 2 anglers. We are guiding salmon on the Pere Marquette & Manistee Rivers.

Vinnie with a very nice King Salmon from the mouth of the Big Manistee River. We are starting to see a handful of salmon in both the Pere Marquette & Manistee Rivers. It’s going to be a great fall! (9/3)

Kelsey with a very nice male Chinook salmon from the Manistee River near Tippy Dam. Salmon fishing on the Pere Marquette River and Manistee. Salmon fishing coming soon! Book now before dates are filled!

We are still guiding for Smallmouth and Trout at this time but, Salmon fishing is just around the corner. Both the Pere Marquette & Manistee Rivers each have a handful of salmon at this time. Conditions should improve as we get later into the month. Early Season salmon are a blast whether casting thunder sticks, or float fishing bobbers and skein, both produce great catches.
Later September, and October, we will be fly fishing the Big Manistee River. We expect a different class of angler now on the Manistee River, as this section of river, (Below Tippy Dam) is single hook only for salmon, fly fishing should be phenomenal this year as most anglers will be fishing legally this year. Endless possibilities for great fishing this fall on the Manistee River below Tippy Dam for salmon. We are certainly excited!

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Robbie with a trophy Muskegon River Smallmouth Bass from Shangri-La. Late August offers the best in Smallie fishing during late summer. River trips offer a fun adventure before the kids head back to school.

Smallmouth Bass fishing at it’s finest! Late Summer bass fishing on the Mighty Muskegon River. (8/12)

Daniel with a giant slob of a Smallmouth Bass. Shang-ra-la has been fishing exceptionally well this year! (8/12)

The weather is hot and summer is winding down. There is still tons of fishing oppertunities to do before the kids go back to school. During the dog days of August, top water smallmouth is at it’s best! Vicious strikes and big smallies coming to the net! Smallmouth Bass Shang-ra-la!

Another overlooked fishing opportunity is terrestrial fishing for big trout. Trout love crickets, grasshoppers, and a Muskegon River favorite, the flying ant! Trout love terrestrials during the later part of the summer.

Now is also the time to make your reservations for Chinook Salmon trips. We only have a limited amout of dates for salmon and prime dates good fast! Fall Steelhead fishing is also on the horizon!

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April displays a giant late summer Smallmouth Bass. August and September offer the best in really big Smallies! Top water action is great when water temperatures are warm. Late season Smallmouth Bass on the Muskegon River.

Atlantic Salmon on the Upper St. Mary’s rapids! Hot weather here (down state) makes for phenomenal Salmon fishing in the North country! Light Spinning tackle & fly fishing are available. (August 2 – August 15)

Bone jarring strikes from Smallmouth Bass on top water buzz baits! August Smallmouth.

Fired up about Atlantic Salmon! These amazing fish chase down and hammer small flies and minnow imitations during late summer! Come just us for great white fish fishing and Atlantic Salmon up North! Available August 2 – August 15.

Cooler Weather up North, and Atlantic salmon on the brain! For the past 10 days we’ve been fishing in Northern Michigan for Atlantic salmon. These fish are amazing, taking small flies in an aggressive fashion. Fly fishing and spinning tackle has been very effective for these fish! These fish are incredible! Huge jumpers!

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Hot weather and summer Smallmouth are upon us. If you’re looking for an affordable, action packed guided fishing trip before school starts, check out Smallmouth Bass on the Muskegon River. Smallies just love top water lures, poppers, and soft plastics! Awesome jumps, hard hits, and down and dirty fights on light tackle!

Michigan Smallmouth can’t be beat! Summertime offers excellent Smallie fishing on the Muskegon River. We offer light spinning tackle, Bait caster, and fly fishing for big Smallmouth Bass on West Michigan Rivers.

Steve with a giant Smallmouth Bass from Hardy Pond on the upper Muskegon River. Summer produces big Smallmouth.

July 3rd – Hatch fishing and dry fly fishing has been outstanding during the last couple of days! We’ve been spending a lot of time doing boat – wading trips and having great success for some really nice quality trout.

Best hatches have been cinnamon caddis, which have been popping (emerging) regularly every evening from 7pm well into the night. Soft hackles and wet flies have also been fishing well while swinging them on a floating line in the surface film.
Hatch trips are from 5pm – 10 pm.

Caddis Emergence & Dry Flies.

Steve with a giant Smallmouth Bass from Hardy Pond on the upper Muskegon River. Summer produces big Smallmouth.

Muskegon River Brown Trout – Summer trout fishing has been excellent so far this summer. Good numbers of trout throughout the upper river. Caddis dry fly fishing has been very good most of the day into the evenings. (7/5)

Gorgeous summer time trophy Brown trout that Toby landing this morning while stripping streamers! This brown hammered Mojo Bi-polar parr pattern. (7/2)

Michigan Skamania Steelhead also love streamers! Toby with a chrome steelhead from today. A bump in the water gets all the fish ready to eat!! Excellent fishing coming up next week. (7/3)

We had an epic day today fishing streamers for trophy brown trout & Steelhead!! Water levels are perfect for great trout fishing, whether nymphing, streamers, or dry flies, conditions are ideal for days over 30 trout or more in an outing. Hatches are also going to be prime time next week with rain and warmer weather. Expect great hatches of caddis, Gray drakes, and Isonychia bicolor – Making for some great trout fishing!

We are offering morning (Spinning) or evening (Fly Fishing) – 5 hour half days for $250.
Morning half days are available for Trout and Smallmouth on Light Spinning tackle.

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