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Muskegon River Fishing Report – March 15, 2018 – Newaygo, Michigan
The Muskegon river fishing report for March 15, 2018 in the Newaygo, Michigan area is about the 2018 spring steelhead run, which
Sore arms and a worn down net was the name of the game today, as I couldn’t believe the sheer numbers of steelhead I witnessed first hand. Every once in a while you have one of those days
Overall: The return of winter has slowed things down. River steelhead fishing is decent in the lower stretches. Water levels were low and clear levels which makes fishing a little more difficult. Ice on the inland lakes is unpredictable. Caution needs to be used.
Bear River: In Emmet County had reports of some steelhead starting to run.
Betsie River: Steelhead are being caught.
Manistee: Coho salmon and brown trout fishing is picking up for those trolling along the beach. There is one dock in at the First Street launch. Pier anglers caught a couple steelhead and brown trout.
Big Manistee River: Steelhead fishing is decent in the lower river.
Ludington: A few hardy anglers trolling or pier fishing caught steelhead and brown trout. Those trolling were in 10 to 20 feet along the beach.
Pere Marquette River: Steelhead fishing picked up from the Twin Bridges at US-31 to Lake County but cold temperatures have once again slowed the bite.
Pentwater River: Has steelhead for those braving the cold weather.
Overall: Coho salmon and brown trout fishing was picking up in the waters south of St. Joseph. Most of the action came when trolling along the beach but some anglers were going out to 200 feet when the weather allowed.
St. Joseph River: Although river levels are still higher than normal, steelhead action was good as the fish ladders are open and steelhead could be seen. Boat anglers were doing best but shore anglers caught a few.
Dowagiac River: Anglers caught a couple steelhead up near the Pucker Street Dam.
Kalamazoo River: Water levels were still a bit high but anglers have caught steelhead and walleye up near the Allegan Dam.
Grand River at Grand Rapids: Although river levels are still higher than normal, steelhead action was good with a number of fish observed at 6th Street. Walleye were also being caught at a slower pace but they are definitely in the river. Steelhead are being caught in Prairie Creek in Ionia County.
Rogue River: Is also producing some steelhead.
Muskegon: Pier anglers were getting the occasional steelhead.
Muskegon River: Water levels continue to drop and the water clarity was still stained. Steelhead fishing was good but the cold and snow will slow the bite.
White River: Steelhead were caught but the cold spell slowed the bite.
Both my kids are in that childhood stage of trying to decide which of their classmates is their best friend. Which kind of makes me think about this notion of a fish of a lifetime. I think there was a time that I was searching for a – singular —
March 14, 2018
If you were office bound today, chances are it probably looked pretty darn nice outside to you but fly fishing Spring Steelhead was a different story. Don’t let that sunshine fool
If you were office bound today it probably looked pretty darn nice outside. Don’t let that sunshine fool yah! A persistent northerly wind coupled with 35 degree water made for a very chilly day of spring steelhead fishing on the Muskegon River. Thankfully the steelhead were playful and some great memories were made.
If you’re thinking this is going to be a 12-step grip-and-grin tutorial, sorry it ain’t. Nothing against honing up your grip-and-grin technique but we’ve got bigger fish to fry. I want to help us all take a few better pictures this year as we start to head into prime fishing
Women in fly fishing? Yes we all know that there has always been women in the game, and as time goes on, especially these days we are seeing more and more ladies on the water with the best of them. So, do women really fish? Do they really know what’s