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Hatch fishing at it's finest - Muskegon River Steelhead fishing

Swinging Spey Flies is a great way to land Steelhead on the Muskegon River. Other Steelhead patterns like Stone Flies, egg patterns, and Streamers produce many Spring Steelhead and Trout.

Steelhead Fly Fishing on the Muskegon River.

The 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, and December.

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 to hand!


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.


Mandy with a really nice Steelhead from February.

Lots of Water to Fly Fish

There 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 them.

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.


Mandy with a really nice Steelhead from February.

Jeff with a Great Lakes Fall Steelhead on a clown egg.
 
Dave with a beautiful April  Spring Steelhead caught on the fly.

Muskegon 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.

Guided 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.


The 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.

The 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.

One 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!

Species 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 as well.

In 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 Fishing.

Muskegon 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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