As is the case with fly fishing for trout, most anglers would probably say they prefer a topwater method that allows them to witness an explosive strike rather than fishing flies subsurface. Although it’s a hard fact that less oppurtunity comes when fishing topwater, its also hard to argue that that watching a bass explode […]
The First Flies we are going to focus on are minnow patterns. In my opinion they are as effective as any other patterns on our river and compared to fishing crayfish streamers, much for easy to use. Since the Smallies are looking up it is not necessary to sink a baitfish fly very deep. Although […]
Muskegon River @ Croton Dam: 2900cfs (just slightly higher than average for this point in the year) with good visibility. The water temp is just below 60F. Trout fishing has been quite good. Although we are yet to see any real significant hatches so far, there are some march browns, stoneflies and caddis hatching for […]
WATER TEMP 54 DEGREES FLOW RATE 3600CFS GAGE HEIGHT 6.71FT Steelhead fishing continues to remain very productive for late in the season with eggs, stoneflies, fry patterns, and streamers all producing fish. There’s still a mix off fresh fish, spawning fish and dropbacks available in good numbers. We’ve also started to see some really nice […]
We have been getting some good fishing reports or steelhead and trout fishing.
As posted on Facebook last week, the flow of our river was dropped down to a dangerous level of 800 cfs overnight. This was in undoubtedly enough to harm insect life and salmon and brown trout eggs that were exposed to the below zero temperatures when levels were at a point where the gravel they […]
1. Wednesday January 24, 7pm with Drew Rosema of FEENSTRA Guide Service 2. Thursday February 1, 7pm with Chris “Uber” Raines of Pere Marquette River Lodge & The Blue Bonefish in Belize. 3. Wednesday February 7, 7pm with Jon Ray & Ed McCoy of Hawkins Outfitters. 4. Wednesday February 21, 7pm with Matt Zudweg of […]
We’ve got some great used fly rods in the shop right now and would much rather sell them to you guys than have to mess with ebay. Here’s what we have: 1. Sage Graphite II DS2 9’6″ 8wt – $179 SOLD 2. Sage Graphite III RPL+ 9’0″ 6wt – $179 3. Sage Graphite III […]
Fall weather is finally here, and since it also came with spring like rainfall, steelhead season has really picked up. The water has started to come down and is currently flowing at 4440 CFS with the gage height at 7 1/2 feet. Water temps also experience a decline from 61 degrees on Monday to 57 […]
Lots of fish in river now, Salmon, Steelhead and lake run Browns are all hot now, with this rain it will only get better. Most fish are keying on the eggs, both flies and beads.