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