Muskegon River Spring Steelhead Fishing Report – April 8, 20151 min read
The Muskegon river near Newaygo, MI is NOW running at average flows for this time of spring, but sure to change as water levels rise due to the heavy rains that came through west Michigan last night and this morning.
The spring steelhead run is in full swing, with new fish arriving in the Muskegon river, fresh out of lake Michigan on their annual voyage.
We are pursuing them with both fly fishing and light spin tackle gear, in “staging” grounds near their spawning grounds. For the fly fisher, indicator nymphing rigs, swinging streamers, as well as “chuck and duck” drift fishing, will all produce with varying results. The spin angler will do best either bottom bouncing, much like chuck and duck, or running float/bobber rigs. As spawning activity increases, both egg flies and nymph patterns, such as green caddis, pheasant tails and black or brown stone flies, will produce.
Water levels are sure to come up in the next day+, so things are about to get REAL interesting, REAL quick !!
Present water temperature in the low 40’s.
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