Spring Steelhead Fishing on the Grand and Muskegon Rivers

Spring is here and fresh Steelhead are showing up daily.  I have mainly been fishing on the Muskegon River but have hit the Grand lately as well.  The Grand River has been pretty high and dirty over the past week or two and is starting to shape up good.  We are forecasted more rain so it could get pretty ugly again for the Grand.  6th street dam in Grand Rapids has a good mix of some fresh steelhead and suckers showing up.  The Muskegon has been fishing decent over the past couple of weeks for us, it seems like fresh fish have been trickling in.  We have seen some pretty good sized fish mixed in with the average size ones that we have been catching.  With a little bump in the water we should see a good push of fish and it will be game on.  It looks like we are forecasted a little cooler weather this week which is good, it should prolong our Steelhead season.  I have some dates later in April that I was holding off on booking so if you want to get out I have the 13th, 18th,19th, 21st, 22nd, 26th, and 27th open.  

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Spring Steelheading on the Muskegon and Grand River

Our Steelhead fishing has been good on the Grand River and Muskegon River.  These warmer temperatures we have had in February has brought in some of our Spring Steelhead and we have been getting good numbers.  It has not been insane easy fishing most days but by knowing the rivers and how to get them we have been putting good numbers of fish to the net everyday.  I expect an earlier than normal run of fish this year with the current water temperatures and lack of ice on Croton and Hardy ponds.  We have already caught a couple of male steelhead in february that were already spawning or were all set to go.  Give me a call if you want to get out, I still have some good dates in March and April open.  I am not sure how May will play out for Steelhead this year with the warmer weather, I am sure the Muskegon will still have fish but how many is another question.  616-570-2946  

Here are a few fish pictures taken since my last fishing report

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Muskegon River and Grand River Steelhead Fishing Guided Fishing

Steelhead fishing has been good for us so far this year, we are catching a mix of fish that have been around for awhile and silver fish that have just shown up.  We have been float fishing mostly but have been taking fish with other methods as well.  If you are looking to get out this Winter or Spring give me a call ASAP as my Spring dates are starting to fill in.  I still have a fair number of days available but the calls are starting to increase.  If you want to get out and try some centerpin fishing that has been the way of choice lately, I have centerpin rods and reels from Raven Tackle for your use.  Winter is a great time to get out and get into a bunch of fish with barely anyone on the water so if you have cabin fever and want to get out give me a call.  Here are a few pictures from the past few outings.

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West Michigan Steelhead Fishing

Winter Steelhead fishing is finally here!  The water temps have dropped and the fish are sitting in their normal Winter holding spots.  We should have some good Steelhead fishing here in West Michigan until we get our Spring run of fish.  The Muskegon river has been where I have mainly fished lately but we have had some decent days on the Grand River as well.  I would imagine the Grand should be icing up and running slush with the colder days we are having but the Muskegon will stay ice free.  I had heard some good reports from the Kalamazoo river before this cold weather hit so there should be good numbers in there as long as there is fish able water.  The Pere Marquette river received a good shot of fish as well and it should fish well for the rest of the winter as long as it does not freeze up.  

Give me a call if you want to get out and beat the cabin fever that usually sets in during January and February, this is a great time to be out enjoying the great scenery and top notch fishing that Michigan has to offer.  

Spring will be here before you know it so if you plan on booking a Spring Steelhead fishing trip let me know ASAP before my dates fill in.  Unless we have a really harsh end to our Winter I would expect our Spring run to show up a little earlier than it has over the past 2 years.  Book your Spring Run Steelhead Fishing Trip today!  616-570-2946

Muskegon River and Grand River Steelhead Fishing Guide Trip Reports

We have had some good Steelhead action while fishing on the Muskegon River and Grand River with a few nice brown trout mixed in.  The Muskegon river seems to have good numbers of steelhead from Croton Dam down to he lake with most of the fish in the upper reaches.  The Grand River has been good for us but the numbers overall in the river seem to be down so far this year.  With the warmer than average weather the fish are just shooting through the lower river and most have either stalled around Grand Rapids or have shot over the 6th street dam to the upper sections of the river.  I have heard good reports for the Kalamazoo river with more than average numbers for that river.  The Pere Marquette river has been fishing pretty good as well for steelhead and resident trout.  

If you are looking to get out over the Winter on a guided steelhead fishing trip we should have some good steelhead action for the next couple of months.  Spring will be here before you know it as well so book your Spring Steelhead fishing trips now.

I hope that everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Below is a sample of some of the fish we have been catching.

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Muskegon River and Grand River Steelhead Fishing Report

Steelhead Fishing continues to be amazing for us on the Muskegon River and Grand River.  This warm weather we have been having has had good numbers of fish entering the rivers and the fish have been super charged jumping around and taking long line burning runs.  We are set up to have some great fishing throughout the winter on the Muskegon River.  We have been taking fish while float fishing, back bouncing, and plug fishing.  With the higher water last week I had a day where we shot up into Grand Rapids to the 6th street dam and fished and that was some fast and furious action.  The Muskegon River from the dam down to the lake has been fishing good.  

If you are looking for a gift idea for someone that likes to fish or likes to be outdoors I have gift certificates.  They can be used anytime throughout the year for my river trips,  Steelhead, Salmon, Smallmouth, etc., they are a great Christmas gift.  I still have a good number of January, February, March, and April dates open so help me fill them up and we can go and beat up on some fish.

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Grand River and Muskegon River Steelhead Fishing Guided Trip Reports

Steelhead fishing has been good for us on the Muskegon and Grand Rivers.  We have been catching good numbers on my guide trips everyday.  Although the numbers that are in the rivers have been down a little bit we have still been having great days on the water.  I hear that the Kalmazoo has had a great run so far this year, the PM and Big Manistee I hear have been decent but still a few less fish than normal.  We are expecting rain tonight, tomorrow, and on Friday so that will hopefully bring another batch of fish up the rivers.  

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Muskegon River and Grand River Steelhead Fishing Guide Trips

Steelhead fishing on the Grand River and Muskegon River has been good for us on our guide trips, we are catching good numbers on a daily basis.  We are mainly catching steelhead but the odd lake run brown trout has been gracing us as well.  I still have some dates open for this Fall/Winter so give me a call if you are looking to get out on a guided steelhead fishing trip.  We should have some good steelhead fishing throughout the winter into the spring so if you are going to be in Grand Rapids or around the area book a trip this winter.

Here are a few pictures from this past week. 

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Grand River and Muskegon River Steelhead Fishing

The Steelhead fishing has been good for us on the Grand River and Muskegon River the past few weeks.  There are still some King Salmon in the Muskegon River but the numbers are dropping fast.  The rain we just received over night should bring in some more fish and the cooler weather should help as well.  We will have some great fishing ahead of us so give me a call to book a fall/winter steelhead fishing guide trip.

If you want to get out next summer for some Atlantic Salmon fishing get a hold of me and we can talk over some dates and specifics.  While fishing Atlantic Salmon we usually catch Whitefish, Herring, and occasionally Steelhead and Walleye.  Dates are very limited so let me know ASAP.

If you are looking to book a King Salmon or Coho Salmon trip for next fall I am taking dates now as well.

Below are some happy clients and some great fish.

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Muskegon River and Grand River Steelhead, King Salmon, and Coho Salmon report

We have been catching a variety of fish over the past couple of weeks, we have boated King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Lake Run Brown Trout, Walleye, Smallmouth, and a few Pike.  A few Steelhead are starting to show up in the Grand River, Muskegon River, and the rest of the west Michigan rivers despite the low and clear water.  The Muskegon River still has a lot of King Salmon around, most are on gravel but there are some in the darker as well.  Most of the King Salmon are spread from Croton Dam down to New Bridge on the Muskegon.  We had been picking on some Coho on the Grand over the past couple of weeks and there are still some to be had.  The Rogue still has a fair amount of Coho as well from the sounds of it.  6th Street dam in Grand Rapids has been hit or miss from the sounds of it, if we get some good rain to bump the water levels up that should turn on good.  They have been catching a mix of Kings, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, and a few Lake Run Browns as well down at 6th street dam.  

I still have a few dates left in November and a fair number of dates in December if you are looking to get out.  We should have 6 months of some good Steelhead fishing so get a hold of me ASAP for your Fall, Winter, or Spring Steelhead fishing dates.

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