Michigan Fly Fishing Guides for the Muskegon River Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout. Muskegon River.

Michigan Fly Fishing Guides for the Muskegon River Steelhead, Salmon, and Trout. Muskegon River.
Betts Guide Service - "The first and only name in guided fishing in Michigan". Guided Fly Fishing on Michigan's Muskegon River, Pere Marquette River, and Manistee Rivers for Salmon, Trout and Steelhead. (231) 519-7348

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Muskegon River Steelhead - Steelhead Fly Fishing!

Muskegon River Steelhead - Water levels are up and Steelhead fishing is prime! Over the past few days, we received some much needed rain to bump up water levels. Levels and water temperatures have been prime to get steelhead on the move. Tuesday and Wednesday, the wind and the rain made fishing challenging but our anglers landed a fair amount of both skipper steelhead and adult fish. From Pine St. to lower bridge in Newaygo, there seems to be an even number of steelhead, no major groups of fish, just scattered throughout the system. Michigan Steelhead Reports
Floats and spawn
has been our technique of choice for covering water. Fly fishing has also been great, keeping up with bait fishing numbers. Citris clown eggs and golden/egg nuke eggs have been fishing well. TroutBeads have also been excellent while fishing behind the salmon. (Yes. There have been a very good amount of fresh - clean looking salmon around Thornapple and Newaygo.) Steelhead have also been close by, Cabin hole, Aquarium run, and the Tire Hole, have all been holding Steelhead around the Thornapple launch, High rollaway area has also been good in the deep gravel areas and in the riffle. Trout have also been active behind the salmon.
Michigan Steelhead Flies

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Muskegon River Fall Steelhead

Muskeon River Steelhead fishing has been outstanding the past few days. John display a gorgeous Steelhead landed while fly fishing with a peach clown egg pattern. Egg flies have played a huge role in landing Salmon and Steelhead as Chinook roe or spawn has been the primary food source. November is the best month for Fall Steelhead as numbers begin to improve!