Fishing the Muskegon River

Picture yourself fishing from a drift boat or canoe down a broad, magnificent river, surrounded by tall pine and hardwood forests. Long wide riffles, deep pools and long eddies the size of several football fields hold brown and rainbow trout surface-feeding on prolific hatches of mayflies, caddis and midges all day long - some fish approaching trophy proportions. Wild origin stocked Michigan strain steelhead and Chinook king salmon up to 20 pounds haunt the gravel runs. And Pacific king salmon in the 40 pound class haunt the river's gravel runs. The adventurous fly fisher will find challenging and, at times, fabulous angling from the world-class river. No, you are not on the encompassing Delaware River system full of wild trout in the Catskills of the East - not on Montana's Big Horn nor on British Columbia's or Alaska's rivers. You're experiencing a don the Michigan's mighty Muskegon River - a trout, steelhead and salmon wonderland!

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West Michigan flyfishing

Jeff Bacon

West Michigan fishing guide

Jeff Bacon

Feenstra Guide Service

Kevin Feenstra