Muskegon River Fishing Report – June 8, 2021 – Newaygo, Michigan

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Muskegon River Fishing Report – June 8, 2021 – Newaygo, Michigan

Bruce came up from Indianapolis with his brother Brian for a couple days out of the office….and got a GREAT Muskegon river smallmouth bass one of those days.

The Muskegon river fishing report for June 8, 2021 in the Newaygo, Michigan area continues to find low and clear river conditions making the “headlines”.  After a few days of decent flows the week before last, the river has come down once again and is incredibly clear.  Click HERE for current Muskegon river water flow data.

This time of June is historically right in the sweet spot of overall river conditions for the fly fishing enthusiast, as a majority of  the insect hatches that provide dry fly fishing opportunities, occur this month.  This has not been the case “yet” and I’m still holding out hope to see more Sulphur and Gray Drake flights and spinner falls, over the next 10 days – 2 weeks or so.  River temperatures dictate a lot of such hatches and we just saw the Muskegon river get above the 63 degree mark for the first time this year…..a lot should be happening in the near future if we’re going to see decent hatches on the Muskegon river for 2021.   Click HERE for current and forecasted weather, for the Newaygo, Michigan area.

We have had some good smallmouth bass fishing when going in between trout spots, with many of them having just completed their annual spawn.  They wanted nothing to do with us mid to late spawn, but the post spawn feed bag was put on last week !  

We’re going to reach “mid summer” conditions much sooner than normal this year due to the overall drought that continues to find most of the Midwest with low stream and lake levels and this means water temperatures will climb quickly.

With both fly fishing and light spin tackle equipment, I will be fishing smallmouth and pike on the Muskegon and Grand rivers through the rest of the summer.  I am also likely to do some guiding on the upper Pere Marquette river this summer for trout, during terrestrial/hopper time, which is usually July and early August.

Should anyone be thinking about getting out for a few hours of walk in-wade fishing and you’re in search of a report on fishing or bugs, feel free to call – 616-560-3195.

Good fishing !


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