The river is flowing 2500CFS and the fishing as well as the weather should be great this weekend. For those nymphing with fly rods, float fishing with conventional gear or chunk-n-ducking/bottom bouncing, the usual tactics and presentations should work well: egg flies, trout beads, stoneflies, green caddis larvae, buggers, hex nymphs, etc are all good choices. […]
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 those who would like to try. Streamer fishing has been very good, with shots at some very nice browns. Both trying to match the salmon fry with […]
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 […]
Smallmouth fishing continues to produce. Larger streamers, crayfish patterns, goby patterns and poppers (during lower light times of day) can all produce fish. We are starting to see a few salmon scattered around and as the water temps drop we should start to see good pushes of them showing up.
As the water temperature creeps over 70F and the river lowers down to normal summer levels, this is the time of year where we start transistioning from trout to smallmouth bass as the main target species. So far this year the smallmouth fishing has been excellent, with many large fish being caught already. Focus on […]
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.
Salmon are starting to show up in system and are beginning to hit the reds. The usual egg flies and wooly buggers are working best. Hopefully the Steelhead will be following soon. The water is still low so be careful in your travels up and down the river. Give the shop a call if you […]
About the class: Scott will be demonstrating how to tie soft-hackle flies for trout. These are some of the most effective flies you can use for trout fishing in the Muskegon. Considering their effectiveness they are very easy to tie. These are a great place to start for those who arent’t experienced at all with […]
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 […]
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 […]