White River Steelhead | Fly Fishing Steelhead Guides
Guided Fly Fishing Adventures
on the White River for Steelhead and Salmon.
December offer the best in White River
Fishing - Winter Steelhead
Brown Trout spawn during
the late fall months. November and
December offers anglers a shot at
trophy Lake-Run Brown Trout. West
Michigan's Spawning Browns on the
White River Winter Steelhead - December
also offers the finest in Fall Steelhead
fishing. Both Fly Fishing and Float
Fishing is excellent at this time!
Come fish Michigan's uncrowded West
Side! The Muskegon River's
"Home of the Chrome!"
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.
Egg flies For
often ask me...What are the best
fly patterns for Fall Steelhead?
My answer: Eggs, Eggs, and eggs!
Steelhead crave Chinook Salmon roe
(spawn) and it is without a doubt
their food of choice during the
I have several
favorites: (1) The Nuke egg
. Fav. Color: Golden/ Egg halo
(2) Estaz Egg - Orange/ Peach
(3) Circus Clown egg.
Low water - Smaller- natural flies.
Higher water - Larger-brighter flies.
in Hesperia, Michigan, the White river is a hidden
treasure among rivers! Located about 20 miles from
Newaygo, The White is is nestled right between the
Muskegon and the Pere Marquette Rivers.
This quaint little
river is fairly shallow and easily waded. The bottom
contour is similar to Au Sable or Pere Marquette with
shallow gravel riffles with holes and runs in between.
The White is generally waded; drift boating is difficult
due to the normal low water as well as a lack of exit
points for boats and other large vessels.. It is mostly
suited to rafts and Wading. Michigan Fly Fishing Guides
has private access to the river for taking out our
drift boats. We generally guide the White when the
Muskegon is too high or a new batch of chromers has
just shown up!
Species in the White
include Steelhead from November through May, resident
Trout year-round but primarily May and June, Salmon
in September and October. Other species include Walleye
and white suckers.
Hatches on the White include Sulfurs, Gray Drake,
Ephrons, and a plethora of Caddis and Stone flies!
Stone flies emerge in late February and March. Primary
hatches are in May, June , July, and August.
The White River includes
many large resident Brown trout, Wild Steelhead, and
Chinook Salmon. I also supports a large number of
walleye in the lower sections near Whitehall - Montague
and White Lake.