Muskegon River Trout Fishing Report – Newaygo, MI – May 31, 20161 min read
Muskegon River Trout Fishing Report – Newaygo, MI – May 31, 2016
The Muskegon river near Newaygo, MI is running near average flows for this time of late May and coming into more “late spring/early summer” like conditions.
After nearly 2 weeks of above average air temperatures in early May, the river quickly transitioned from spring conditions, to early summer conditions, in a matter of a week. It took over 2 weeks for water temps to go from 50 to 55 and less than a week to jump from 55 to 60. What does all of this mean to us…..bugs are out !
Insect hatches including #16 cinnamon Caddis, #14 & #18 Sulphurs & #12 Gray Drakes are providing our best dry fly fishing opportunities of the summer to date. Caddis start earliest, coming out mid day-early evening, followed by Sulphurs in the 6-8 pm range and Drakes as early as 8:30 on cloudy days, but most often shortly after 9 and going up to dusk.
Fishing subsurface during the day/prior to hatches by swinging soft hackles/wet flies, along with indicator nymph fishing, will get fish as well. Our streamer “bite” that was finding will biters & chasers, has all but ended for now, the fish simply have too many choices for easier meals.
Present water temperature in the 60 degree range.
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