Muskegon River Fishing Report-December 15, 2022-Newaygo, Michigan

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Charlie with a NICE ONE !

West Michigan saw some very unusual weather come through the last couple of months, from sunny, 70+ degree days , to blinding snow storms that dumped inches of snow in a matter of a few hours, some of those came over a week-10 day time frame ! A result of this was that river temperatures throughout the state remained higher than normal going into December, but it looks like we’re fast approaching “winter mode” for these rivers. The Muskegon river in particular held very good temperatures much longer than it normally does, having stayed in the mid to upper 40’s for a number of weeks leading up to the arrival of December.

All that being said, there are still both migratory steelhead and resident Brown and Rainbow trout in the Muskegon river that are feeding and will continue to do so throughout the winter. As river temperatures drop, so will the fishes metabolism and feeding habits.

I will still be out pursuing both after the holidays come to an end, as December and January fishing on the Muskegon river can be not only productive for “winter conditions”, but also quite pretty when the weather allows for it.

Both full and half day trips are available during the winter months, however half days are most common and we focus on the warmest part of the day to fish.

For any considering a spring outing for our spring run steelhead, know that I’m running out of open dates and if even on your radar, so to speak, it may be best to call soon to learn more about my limited availability – 616-560-3195.

Have a good Friday and weekend ahead !


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