Its mid June and the rivers are into their summer transition, The Muskegon warmed up considerably this week due to the “August” like weather, making the trout bite a bit slower for sure, but on the other side the “warm water” species that are available on the Muskegon river seem to be pretty happy. Its been mix of fish this week for sure, smallmouth bass, rock bass, trout and the occasional pike are keeping anglers busy. Our best baits were crawfish colored hot n tots and natural colored small stickbaits that match the salmon fry and river shiners. As for bug activity, still a few gray drakes above the fast riffles, caddis in several sizes and a few Iso’s. Look for trout in the fast water, especially near feeder creeks and streams, until it cools of a bit more.
The PM is entering its summer transition as well, look for the famous hex hatch in the lower sections, daytime attractor flies are starting to produce better, swinging wet flies and bead heads in the riffles and pocket water will also produce a few fish.
Now is a great time to get your fall salmon trips booked, once again we will be offering float/ skein trips mixed in with tossing crankbaits for fall run King salmon on both the PM and Muskegon rivers. Give us a call to get your days locked in.
The recent cooler temps and higher water levels have been perfect for chasing some great trout on both the Pm and the Muskegon rivers. Both rivers are experiencing great evening dry fly fishing during the grey drake spinner falls, cooler evenings are bringing the bugs out a little early, which is nice. There are also Caddis, and Sulphur’s available on both rivers. Streamer fishing on grey or rainy days has also been productive.
Keep in mind that we offer both flyfishing trips as well as light spinning gear trips.
Steelhead season wrap up….
First off I would like to thank all of my clients for booking with me and spending the day with me on the river this past steelhead season, without your continued support I would not be able to do what I love. Thank You !
I finished up my season the last weekend of April and have been busy switching focus to getting my Tiara ready for its summer on the big waters of Lake Michigan, and pulled my driftboat back home from its storage location. We are fully ready to move into our spring trout fishing trips, summer smallmouth trips on the rivers as well as spring and summer charters on lake Michigan. There has been tons of press and media coverage about the future of our great lakes fishery’s, the truth is that for now the lake Michigan is fishing very well for Salmon, browns and lake trout. If you are looking to get some fishing in give us a call, we have openings for both river and lake Michigan out of the port of Ludington.