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Tasha with an absolutely gorgeous Winter… I mean April Steelhead! Warmer weather ahead!

Scott with a chromer. Starting to see the main push of Spring Steelhead in the upper sections of the Muskegon River. Prime Time is here!

You definitely wouldn’t know it with the weather lately but, right now we are finally heading into the peak of the Michigan Spring Steelhead season on the Muskegon River. Both the Big Manistee River below Tippy, and the Muskegon River below Croton dam are fishing rock star now for steelhead. Good numbers of both winter and spring steelhead are spawning. Water temperatures have finally hit the magic 40 degree mark. We’re starting to see a lot of fish on gravel.

Best techniques right now are bobbers and beads, micro jigs tipped with wax worms (Water is low and gin clear so small is the key) Small spawn sacks in natural colors ( White, orange, peach netting) And of coarse, chuck and duck fly fishing. Sight fishing has been very good with the lower, clear water. Fish have been spooky so light tippet, and smaller, dark flies have been working best. Best Steelhead fly patterns

Look for a lot more spring steelhead to show up during our next significant rain fall. There’s a good number of steelhead still in the lower section that are ready to push into the upper river. Coming soon!

Eric with a colorful buck. Fishing is on fire right now! Next week should be peak week!

Bright Chrome hens! Lots of Steelhead starting to hit gravel and spawn! Spring Steelhead are here.

Michigan Steelhead Fishing Reports for the Muskegon River. Steelhead fishing on the Muskegon River is now in full swing!! Good numbers of steelhead in the upper river with a fair number beginning to spawn. Water levels and temperatures are perfect for the bite, and I think the DNR is finished shocking walleye for this week.

River conditions look favorable over the next week or so. Fishing is phenomenal right now and it should stay that way for awhile.

Best Steelhead fishing techniques for Spring Steelhead: Float fishing (bobber) with trout beads or jigs tipped with wax worms. Fly fishing to fish on gravel is going strong. Dull colored flies, stone flies, hexes, and green caddis are all putting fish in the net. Best Steelhead fly patterns Casting small crank baits has also been working well.

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Emily with a gorgeous hen. Fishing is outstanding right now!

Matt and Emily has some really good fishing. Afternoon’s are also fishing well.

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