Fall has officially arrived. Cool weather is dropping our water temperature and will have our fall fish much happier. Salmon numbers are increasing and should soon be noticeable everywhere. Trout fishing remains good, with the exception during Friday’s high winds they have been pretty predictable.

Pictured is Dr. Whetzel with

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Muskegon River Fishing Report – September 20, 2018 – Newaygo, Michigan

Muskegon River Fishing Report – September 22, 2018 – Newaygo, Michigan

Byron holds a beast of a Chinook salmon from our outing on the Pere Marquette river.

The Muskegon river fishing report for September 22, 2018 in the Newaygo, Michigan area is about the cooling weather, onset of the “fall”

Changing colors

Fall is in the air.  The cottonwoods are dropping leaves in the lodge parking lot, the trout are chasing streamers, the fall olives are hatching, and the rivers are empty.  It has been a very fun week, equal parts summer and fall.  Three nights ago I was mouse fishing.  Today

The Kings Of Swing!

(Colin (left) helping BJ hold his first ever King Salmon taken with a fly rod)

Here’s my new good friends Colin (left) and his friend BJ from Texas as they put it in their own words “these fresh water kings ain’t no joke.”  30 minute drag screeching runs, aerial

Sept 17 2018

River time….

After the rains, slow fishing and high waters forced me to reschedule some trips the first week of September, we are back on the water. Running trips on the PM for King salmon. The numbers in the upper river are decent, but I think a big part of

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Sept 17 2018

Bittersweet ending….

Mother nature threw the charter fleet a pretty rough curve ball the last couple weeks of the season, high winds and multiple storm fronts had a big influence on the number of trips we were able to run. High seas are not fun to fish in and the

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Kings Of The River

The Pere Marquette is back into shape since the heavy rains and storms.   The river is floatable now from M-37 to Upper Branch Bridge.  Big thank you to the Baldwin Canoe Rental, some Guides and U.S.F.S. for cleaning up the river.   River has dropped quite a bit and

Mid-September Fishing Report

At the mid-point of September, it has felt more like the middle of summer. After a lot of rain the first part of the month the rivers came up and have since come down. The Betsie still has the “Betsie Stain” to it but reveals that there just aren’t as

September Delight

Today’s bass bugging on the Muskegon stands as a reminder that just because the calendar tells us it’s September, it’s not time to set aside one’s bass poppers and streamers. Today, it was top water action for RiverQuest guide Don Graham and me. Although the bass were fussy and “the

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