Late April Fishing Report

As April winds down, I can say I’ve never experienced one like this one before. The steelhead fishing was affected by the lack of rain and high water from a snowpack that never happened in this El Nino year. Winter was mild and so was the run of fish as

Brother Ben!

(Ben with a monster Muskegon river steelhead!)

Here’s my brother Ben from La Cresent, Minnesota with a monstrous chromed out steelhead from the Muskegon river.

(Ben with a matching monster buck from the Muskegon)

Ben with a matching monstrous buck from the Muskegon.  Very likely the “alpha male” that was

One Cast Key Does It Again!

(Greg with a double strip buck)

Here’s Greg from Big Rapids, MI with a beautiful double stripe buck Muskegon river steelhead.

(Greg with a big rainbow trout)

Greg with a large rainbow trout from the Muskegon.

(Greg with another double stripe buck)

Greg with another big double stripe buck.


Bright As Chrome!

(Jeff with a crystal chrome Muskegon river steelhead)

Here’s Jeff from Chicago with a chrome steelhead so bright he had to wear sunglasses!

(Jeff with a hard fighting buck!)

Jeff with a hard fighting buck that took him into the backing on his fly reel in seconds!

(Jeff with another


You know when you’ve earned something.  Maybe it was a week of fishing when, after 4 days of wretched luck but hard effort, a giant fish is found at the last hour of the trip.  That’s earning it.  Or maybe it’s trying all week to fool one difficult trout and,

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