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Guided Fly Fishing Advetures for Trout on the Muskegon River.

A selection of Mojo Clown eggs for high water conditions.

Trout fishing is big business in Michigan
, and its trout fishery is among the finest in the Midwest region. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) maintains six fish hatcheries in the state and stocks millions of trout into lakes and streams across the state each year. Brown, brook and rainbow trout are caught in many lakes and streams and lake trout are favorite targets of Great Lakes fishermen. Lake-run rainbow trout, called steelhead trout are very popular with fishermen and large numbers of these fish are caught in the Great Lakes surrounding the state and during the early fall spawning runs up Great Lakes tributaries.

Welcome to Michigan's ultimate Trout fishing experience for hatch fishing!

A time for Muskegon River Trout! Water levels on the Muskegon River have been just slightly up creating some fantastic trout fishing. Streamer fishing on sink-tip fly lines has been excellent producing many nice fish! The trout of the Muskegon River were on an extended feeding party! Cool water and higher than normal flows produced growth rates that rivaled Western streams at 1.5 inches or better a month! As we head into the height of trout season, the Muskegon River holds some of the best trout we have seen in years!

 A nice rainbow caught on a Gray Drake spinner. Trout fishing is outstanding during the summer months.
Techniques for Trout.

Trout fishermen in Michigan use a number of techniques to angle for trout. Our guides prefer fly fishing. Trout may be caught by nymphing, a bottom fishing technique, with streamers on a sink-tip fly line. Many anglers catch trout with spinners and Rapala lures on standard spinning gear. Trout even maybe caught side drifting with trout beads.


"Hatch Fishing at it's Finest" - Muskegon River Trout

Best hatches in the up coming month for Michigan trout fishing are the Sulpher, Gray Drake, Isonychia, and several species of Caddis. Caddis emergers are fishing the best during the day.

Currently, both rainbow and brown trout are gorging on chinook salmon fry and copious amounts of black stoneflies. Caddis hatches are just getting started and will be quickly followed by grey drakes over the next few weeks.

If you are a trout fisherman, the spring/summer of 2011 will be one not to miss on the Muskegon River.

Muskegon River Gray Drake

During the Summer Months, the Muskegon River offers great Michigan Trout Fishing!

The Muskegon River offers anglers prolific hatches, excellent scenery, and a great tail water fishery for numbers of Trout! The Muskegon Is a Western style river with thousands of trout per mile.

A swarm of Gray Drake spinners hover over a riffle on the mighty Muskegon River.

Jeff with a Great Lakes Fall Steelhead on a clown egg.
A selection of Mojo Clown eggs for high water conditions.
A selection a of Mojo Clown eggs. With it's many color schemes, the Clown egg works in a variety of conditions for both resident Trout and Fall Steelhead.

There is nothing better than casting a dry fly line to a rising 20" Brown Trout. Over the holiday weekend, we've been rewarded with 7 Trout approaching the 20" mark and this is just the very beginning of great fly fishing for Trout. Gray Drake fishing has been excellent.
July offers the some of the finest dry fly fishing in the Midwest!

We have dates open for both full days and the ever popular evening hatch trips- These trips start around 5pm - 10pm. This is possibly the best chance to get into a trophy Muskegon River Brown Trout.

Hatch fishing for Trout during May, June, July and August.

We are sincerely looking forward to the introduction of the "Bubbler System" above the Croton Dam- This should make for some outstanding Trout Fishing below the Dam in Croton. We could once again experience Caddis Super Hatches!

Wow! What a change in weather! Cooler temperatures forecasted and the fishing has been very good! Muskegon River Trout and Smallmouth Bass has been great with the huge amounts on Sucker and Steelhead fry. Fry patterns have been the flavor of the month. Both Trout and Smallmouth have been feeding heavily on fry. Trout have also keyed up on Caddis emergers and or fry depending on the weather.

Muskegon River Trout Fishing- Anglers prefer the Muskegon River for it's prolific hatches and great numbers of Trout available during the Summer months. Large hatches such as the Gray Drake spinner fall, Isonychia Bicolor, and Sedge Caddis offer anglers Western Style dry fly fishing experience in Michigan.

Muskegon River Trout Guides- Michigan Fly Fishing Guides have three full-time fly fishing guides on staff for Muskegon River trout. We guide several rivers for Michigan trout- The Muskegon River, Pere Marquette River, and Manistee River. The Muskegon is our favorite since it has the longest dry fly season and the most trout per mile. Trout anglers can expect good numbers of Trout to be brought to hand during guided fly fishing trips. Trout average 10 -16" Trophy Trout during heavy hatches.

Our guides have a unique understanding on streamside entomology and have spent their lives on the Muskegon River guiding for Trout. We our passionate about fly fishing this river!

Welcome to Michigan Trout Guides for the Muskegon River, Manistee River, and Pere Marquette Rivers. Hatches in West Michigan include Gray Drake, Gray Drake Spinners, and Caddis. Casting soft-hackles on a sink-tip fly line is one our favorites.

May, June, and July offer the best Trout hatches in Michigan. Join our Michigan Trout Guides for great fly fishing action.


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