Sunday, April 27, 2014

4-25-14 Fishing Report

Steelhead fishing is a bonanza right now with lots of fish in the river. Some spawning, some dropping back already and some still moving in. Fishing should remain very good for another couple weeks. Water level is currently just under 3,000 cfs and temp is in the upper 40's. Stained but clearing every day. Fry patterns and wooly bugger type patterns are working very well. Swinging flies is also a possibilty now as the water is below 3,000 cfs. Here are a few photos of Dan and John from Friday's trip.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

4-23-14 Fishing Report

After spending the last week and a half off the water because of the massive flooding the Muskegon River has experienced, it was great to get out there again. Water temp is in the mid 40's and lots of bright steelhead are around finally. Pictured is my good friend Mitch with a beautiful hen that ate a flashback squirrel.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

4-12-14 Fishing Report

Steelhead fishing was decent today. Fry patterns (BTS) and egg sucking leeches both were productive. Lots of traffic today! Pictured is Bob with a shiny hen and Mike with a 14 lb whopper buck from today.

Friday, April 11, 2014

4-11-14 Fishing Report

Sorry again for my lack of reports. Between working on our new house and guiding my hands are full. Fishing is improving as the water temp creeps slowly towards 40 degrees. Lots of ice on the ponds will keep the river much colder than normal for the next few weeks for sure. Fishing seems more like mid March than mid April. I've seen a number of polished redds but nothing on them yet. Fishing holes has been productive with a handful of steelhead per day. A good mix of winter and new fish are being caught. Egg flies, bugger type patterns and fry are all working well.
Pictured is Charlie with a great buck from tonight!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

4-2-14 Fishing Report

I apologize for my lack of fishing reports in the last few weeks. Life has been extremely hectic. Anyway, here is a pic from today of Mike with his first steelhead! Congrats Mike!

Water is extremely high (5,500 cfs) and dirty but new fish are beginning to show up... spring may finally be here.