Guided Steelhead fishing on the Muskegon, Big Manistee, and Pere Marquette Rivers. (231) 519- 7348
Over the past several weeks, steelhead fishing has continued to improve with good numbers of fish throughout the river. Lower sections have been fishing well with new chromers moving in from the lake each day.
The Fall of 2013 will no doubt go down in history as one of the largest migratory year classes of Salmon and Steelhead - EVER in the Great Lakes.
Abundant food has made for one of the healthiest and largest sized Steelhead in well over a decade with very good numbers of fish!
During this September on the Manistee River, we landed multiple Chinook salmon over 25 lbs which is highly unusual.
This year's Steelhead are no exception. The photo above, Dave Coumes of Portland, Oregon, displays a gorgeous 16 lb buck Steelhead from this week Monday. Ordinarily, this would be a massive steelhead for Michigan but, so far this season, we have landed an 18 lb buck and several around the
16 lb bench mark. Michigan Steelhead are huge this fall!
River Fall Steelhead Charters
We are consistently
landing at least one steelhead per hour. It's a great time to be on the water
with little angling pressure and lots of fish. Fishing has been excellent with
last week's high water which shuffled the deck and brought in lots of new steelhead
from the lower river. Fall Chromers coming in from the lake with more to come!
fish that seek. Migration times and seasons. Steelhead:
Steelhead are by far the crown jewel of the Great Lakes. These fish are sleek
and powerful! Steelies come to a fly, and readily take bait or spawn throughout
the winter months. Best times for steelhead are late Fall through late May. (
Available October - May) Skamania
- Late June,
- Coho Salmon: Known
throughout the world for endless power, Chinook salmon enter Michigan Rivers in
late August, September, and October. These fish are very aggressive towards gear
or bait in the early season. Fly Fishing for salmon is best in late September
Coho salmon can be found in good numbers on the Big Manistee
River in October-November and take flies or spawn very well.
Learn The River & Locations - Since your steelhead fishing guide
knows the Muskegon and Pere Marquette rivers so well, you can learn a lot from
a trip. We can show you how to run the river, where to find access to the stream
and where you can wade safely. Learn walk-in locations to fly fish and steelhead
Winter tailwater for Steelhead in Michigan.
the Grand River, White River, and Pere Marquette Rivers, the Muskegon is a tailwater
fishery, this means the Muskegon River never freezes! This allows us to guide
anglers throughout the winter months for Steelhead and Trout. Fly fishing during
the Winter is a beautiful time to be on the water with good numbers of Steelhead
and lots of wildlife along the rivers banks. We are also now offering Centerpin
instructionals to learn Centerpin float fishing for Steelhead!
Michigan Winter Steelhead -
Steelhead fishing has been outstanding over the past few days with recent rain
and mild temperatures. If this is any indication of the how this years winter
is going to be, I'm all in. Both fly fishing and floats / spawn has been working
well with good numbers of steelhead throughout the Muskegon River system. Fishing
should continue to be very good.
Reelin' the Steelin' - Fall
steelhead fishing has been exceptional over the past few days. Both techniques,
fly fishing and floats / spawn have been fishing great. Over the past week, we
have received significant rainfall and higher water levels.
Floats & Spawn -(Baitcaster or spinning) Our second favorite technique
that produces numbers of steelhead is floats and spawn. Float fishing provides
a long, perfect drift that presents your offering well away from the boat. Float
fishing is the ultimate "stealth" technique for steelhead in clear water.
Float fishing is a faster paces technique that allows anglers to fish miles of
river per day and cover lots of water searching for active steelhead.
Muskegon River Centerpin fishing for Winter Steelhead ~
Our Spring Steelhead guides are second to none, with custom heated jetboats, new
gear and equipment, heaters, and years of knowledge. Our goal is to make sure
that you have a fantastic Steelhead fishing experience!!
Muskegon River Salmon & Steelhead
charters available throughout the year.
Current River Flow Rates
The Pere Marquette
River "Flies Only" section has been fishing well for both resident Brown
Trout, Rainbow, Steelhead, and Coho or Chinook Salmon. During the Winter months,
look for the slow, deeper pools in the PM River to be holding the most active
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River Fishing Calendar:
Steelhead – March, April, May
– May, June, July, August
Bass - June, July, Aug.
– Late Aug, Sept, Oct.
Steelhead – November, December
Steelhead - Dec, Jan, Feb, March
Video Clip: Float
Fishing Muskegon River Steelhead
One of the best float fishing videos
we have filmed for Fall Steelhead on the Muskegon River and Great Lakes region.
Lots of float fishing with a ton of hook ups and fish landed on video! Now is
the time to float fish Steelhead!
Chicago Fly Fishing Guides ~
We are located
only 3.5 hours from great Chicago Fly Fishing. With just a short drive North,
Chicago anglers can be into some of the best fly fishing Michigan has to offer!
Chicago Fly Fishing anglers will enjoy Steelhead fishing on the Muskegon River.
We are located 3.5 hours from Bass Pro Fly Shops Chicago, IL 60610. Only a short
drive North from Chicago on US-31. Chicago Fly Fishing for Steelhead, Salmon and
Trout is available year around on the Muskegon
River and St. Joseph Rivers.