No other fish inspires anglers more than Great Lakes Steelhead. Known for their ability to savagely strike a bait or fly and nearly rip the rod from your hands, then make four foot high jumps, followed by scorching runs down river! Muskegon River Steelhead are a strong and exhilarating challenge for anglers of all levels. Whether novice or expert, steelhead with put a smile on your face and a bend in the rod that you won't forget!
Michigan Fall Steelhead : (Late October, November, December)
Chrome mint silver steelhead ascend the rivers during the later fall months right after the Chinook salmon begin to spawn. Steelhead are notorious egg robbers that love to gorge on spilled salmon eggs that trickle down stream! Once hooked, these fish are on fire! Jumping and leaping across the river! (Float fishing with light spinning gear or Fly Fishing is our preferred methods this time of year.)
Winter Steelhead: ( January, February, and early March)
Steelhead are the only freshwater game fish that will strike a fly savagely in
in 33°F water, leap relentlessly like a tarpon, make blistering bullish
runs, and test every fly-fishing skill you possess. Our guides are passionate about guiding Winter steelhead! Winter offers solitude, great fishing and a choice of techniques. Back bouncing spawn, Float fishing with spinning gear, fly fishing, and center pin angling are all very productive during this time of year.
Spring Steelhead: ( March, April, and May)
Spring steelhead is the time of the year made for fly fishing and float fishing with light tackle! Steelhead are abundant this time of the year with the largest annual migrations happening in April and May. If you are a fly fishing enthusiast, spring is the time for steelhead on the fly!
During the spring spawn, anglers can actually sight fish for steelhead. West Michigan Rivers offer some of the best sight fishing in the world with crystal clear water flowing through the gravel spawning areas. Watching a buck steelhead violently taking the fly is amazing!
Skamania Summer Run Steelhead: During summer solstice Skamania or summer run steelhead enter several rivers, the Big Manistee and the St. Joseph River are most noted for having the greatest runs. With a close proximity to Chicago, it's and easy drive for Chicago anglers to fish the St. Joe River. Skamania steelhead are without question, the most intense fighters of all the steelhead. Summer run steelhead absolutely love to take a swung fly on the spey.
Michigan Spring Steelhead on the Muskegon River. Light Tackle and guided fly fishing adventures for both expert to novice anglers. Guided trips include all gear, tackle and flies. All equipment is included in all fishing trips, both full and half days.