Muskegon River Steelhead


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Michigan Brown Trout Fishing - Muskegon River Trout

Michigan Brown Trout Fishing - Muskegon River Trout 

Muskegon River Trout fishing continues to be consistently productive with good numbers of quality trout.Cinnamon caddis has been the main stay of fly fishing. Caddis dries and Caddis emergers going throughout the day and evenings. Caddis super hatches in the evenings! Isonychia and light cahills (Stenonema Ithaca) producing some of the biggest fish. Nymphing has also been producing good numbers. Caddis pupa, baetis nymphs, and pheasant tails all working well fished near the bottom. Crayfish patterns are also working well for both trout and smallmouth.  Michigan Fly Fishing
  Top Flies this week for Brown Trout fishing: X-Caddis (# 16) Caddis Emerger (#16- 18's)
Z-lon pupa (#16-18) Rusty Soft hackle (#16) Iso Parachute (# 12) Mojo Sac fry. #8

 Over the past several weeks I have divided my time into two distictive guided trips for the summer.   Both have been incridible productive for summer trime brown trout.  Deep water freestyle nymphing & Dry fly fishing damsel dry flies against the shoreline.  Both have worked well all summer for our Clients. 
Greg with a gorgeous brown trout from the Muskegon River.
Dry fly fishing damsel patterns produced a fantastic day of trout fishing yesterday for Bob. He guided the middle section of the Pere Marquette River, fishing streamers and floating damsel patterns against grassy shorelines and undercut banks.
      There are lots of suckers spawning and encouraging the bigger browns and rainbows to feed on nymphs behind sucker redds. Excellent numbers of Gray Drakes seen in the last couple of days, mostly during the afternoon period. Many of stocked Trout targeting dry fly Caddis with an occasional big fish on the surface. As water temperatures increase, larger Trout will come up. Sulpher emergence is soon to come. Streamer stripping with salmon fry patterns has been working well for larger Trout - We need warmer water to get the big boys to chase streamers.
More Information for trout fishing on west Michigan rivers such as the Muskegon, Pere Marquette River, and Manistee River.    Michigan Fly Fishing Report      (231) 519-7348

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Winter Steelhead on the Muskegon River. Winter Steelhead Guides (231) 519-7348

Winter Steelhead in Michigan - Float fishing guides. (231) 519-7348

Mild temperatures over the past month have made water temperatures above average and favorable for steelhead fishing. With the ridiculous numbers of Fall Steelhead that entered the river in November/ December, January and February should offer some outstanding Winter Steelhead fishing throughout the Winter months. Steelhead on the Muskegon River are certainly larger than average, as we have had three Steelhead near 17lbs, and one over 18 pounds! That is a trophy in anyone's book with most fish averaging in the 10 lb range!

Our best techniques over the past two weeks have been fly fishing with the Alaskan bead technique and floats/spawn combo is also working very well producing over a steelhead per hour. Trout fishing has also been excellent in the upper river with resident trout being healthy, fat and sassy!

Step on board for one of the best Fall / Winter Steelhead runs in over a decade! If you ever wanted to learn to steelhead fish, now is the time! Steelhead fishing has been very good over the past week making this December one of the best migrations in over a decade. Both the numbers of steelhead and the average size have been larger that years past. This trend should offer tremendous fishing oppetunities through December and the winter months. The long-range weather looks to have our run of above normal temperatures ending and seasonal conditions becoming the norm. Steelhead fishing forecast looks excellent! Muskegon River Fishing Report