Winter Steelhead Manifesto- An Obession


Coming in the winter issue of Hallowed Waters Journal…”Cold Steel Dreaming-An Obsessive Winter Steelheader’s Manifesto”. The complete Zen bible and passion on this brutal winter game that is a cult gig where endurance, karma, obsessive/compulsive Merlin-esque sorcery qualities are needed to often conjure up the deep freeze bite. The tactical

River Report – November 26, 2020

The Old Au Sable Fly Shop Fishing Report

It’s one curve ball after another when Mother Nature pitches November weather.  Hunting bucks in the Michigan rifle season is the big leagues.  So far this year, I’m batting below the Mendoza line, but it’s not over yet and I’ll keep stepping

Bright things on dark days

A heavy snow weighed down the woods today and I meant to get to the river to “take pictures” and maybe do a little fishing but…  Well, somedays you just don’t get to go.  And that’s okay.  I find a little late night tackle tinkering and fly tying scratches the

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving – RiverQuest Charters


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Dad’s Treat!

November 25, 2020

in Fall Steelhead by Dad’s Treat!

Pretty cool when Dad asks his three sons gathered for Thanksgiving, if they would like to chase some chrome on the Muskegon River with us at RiverQuest the day before the holiday! Needless to say, they were

November 25, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Baldwin Bait & Tackle!!!!  It has been a very challenging year, however we have a lot to be thankful for this year.  Thank you all for the support and business this year…all the guide trips, Motel reservations, visiting the shop and  your kind

Covid Christmas Wish List

It’s that time of year, as an angler we get our promotional boxes inundated with useless ‘NEED TO HAVE’ items for next season. My aim is simple. I will keep it brief, speak only what I have personally used, and share my experience. The rest is up to you. Share

Steelhead Season

Fishing has been pretty good over the last couple weeks. We are officially in the throws of steelhead season. Temps are dropping, although they are dropping slowly and that is drawing out fall a bit which we are happy about. 

Steelhead are around in most every river system at

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