| Muskegon River Fishing Reports ~
Hatch fishing at it's finest - Muskegon River Steelhead
Fly Fishing on the Muskegon River.
Season for Steelhead on the Muskegon
River varies from
year to year depending on water levels,
Generally best dates for Steelhead
begin around October 20th, November,
Winter Steelhead fishing is best during
January, February, and Early March.
There are good migrations of Steelhead
and trout at this time. February and
March are prime time for the Stone
fly emergence. Nymphing for Winter
Steelhead can be excellent, bringing
some of the largest fish of the year
Swinging Spey Flies is a great way
to land Steelhead on the Muskegon
River. Other Steelhead patterns like
leeches, egg patterns, and Streamers
produce many Spring Steelhead and
Trout. Trout fishing is very good
on the Muskegon River.
of Water to Fly Fish
are many "Steelhead and Salmon"
runs, riffles, and pools as there
are placid dry fly pools. Steelhead
can be found in the river anytime
from October through late May. In
the fall they are in the river to
feed and can be extremely aggressive
eating almost anything that passes
Egg patterns and woolly buggers are
the most popular in the fall and early
winter along with spey and wet flies.
Late winter and early spring is time
for fishing lighter leaders with smaller
egg patterns and nymphs. The fish
at this time are a little less aggressive
and will not chase flies like they
will in the fall.
Late spring is a great time for steelhead
fishing also. The fish are fairly
aggressive although they can be very
selective. Fishing very small nymphs
with light leaders is often necessary
at this time. Heavy runs of steelhead
can enter in the Spring in preparation
to spawn on the river's many gravel
runs. Salmon enter the river in late
September and can be in the river
until mid November.
River Steelhead in November and December
are great for Fall & Winter. The
Manistee receives a late run of Coho
Salmon, Chinook Salmon, and Michigan
strain Fall Steelhead. In June and
July, it's home to Manistee River
Summer Run Steelhead. August and September
is Manistee River Chinook Salmon Season.
Fly Fishing Trips for Michigan's Winter
and Spring Great Lakes Steelhead on
the Muskegon River, Pere Marquette
river, and White River. Gray Drakes
are the best dry fly on the Muskegon
River. Gray Drake spinners, Gray Drake
dun, and Gray Drake nymphs fish best
in May for Muskegon River trout. Gray
drake inn May are the best fly for
Muskegon river trout fishing. Pere
Marquette River lodging is difficult
to find in Baldwin, Mi . We are outfitters
for Gray Drake hatches on the Muskegon
River. We have Pere Marquette river
guides available for steelhead, salmon,
and trout. Muskegon River fishing
reports are updated daily for the
Muskegon River and Pere Marquette
Rivers. The Muskegon River Steelhead
fly fishing is the best in the Midwest
and great lakes region.
mighty Muskegon River is a famous tributary to Lake
Michigan. Located in Newaygo and flowing into the
east side of the lake. It is well known for its tremendous
runs of Steelhead and Salmon. It is also recently
famous for its population of resident Brown and Rainbow
Trout along with its prolific hatches due to the "Bubbler
System" below Croton Dam.
Muskegon River is a beautiful and mighty river. The
opportunities the river provides, with tremendous
runs of steelhead and salmon along with its quality
population of resident trout and diversity of hatches,
are nearly unmatched. Only its neighbors, the Pere
Marquette and the Manistee, have equal diversity.
of the best times to come fish the Muskegon River's
salmon run in October. Our run on the mighty Mo is
short but sweet! Riffles with 200 plus salmon are
normal, with hook ups exceeding forty or more. Average
Chinook is 15 pounds but fish over 30 pounds have
been brought to hand!
in the Muskegon River consist mostly of Steelhead,
Chinook salmon, Rainbow and Brown Trout but also includes
Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Lake Run Brown Trout.
Sometimes Lake Trout and Sturgeon ascend the Muskegon
addition to guided fishing on the Muskegon River and
given the quality and variety of Michigan fly fishing.
The St. Mary's River, St. Joseph River, and the Big
Manistee River also offer the best in Michigan Fly
River Steelhead in November and December are great
for Fall & Winter. The Manistee receives a late
run of Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, and Michigan strain
Fall Steelhead. In June and July, it's home to Manistee
River Summer Run Steelhead. August and September is
Manistee River Chinook Salmon Season.
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Grand Rapids, MI 49546