Muskegon River Fishing Report – March 30, 2023 – Newaygo, Michigan

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Marty with a nice one from the other day….well done Sir !!!

The Muskegon river has started to drop in level in recent days, after having come up due the weather and heavy rains of nearly 2 weeks ago. Not much for sustained precipitation in the upper reaches of the watershed since then, hopefully rains tomorrow morning hit the “right spot” in mid Michigan, to bring level up below Croton dam.

The spring steelhead run continues and will for a while. These cold nights as of late aren’t helping with river temperatures, as they’re still hovering right at or just below the 40 degree mark.

There are some spawning steelhead in certain areas, but we’re focusing on the pre-spawn fish in the deeper pools and runs, using both fly fishing and conventional equipment.

Looks like some nicer weather is coming in next week and with warmer day and night air temps, we should see river temps begin to climb.

Resident brown and rainbow trout are being caught as well, most not far from steelhead spawning grounds, where they can get an easy meal of loose steelhead eggs !

Until next report, good fishing !


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