Muskegon River and Grand River Smallmouth Bass, Trout, Walleye, and Northern Pike

The Steelhead run is winding down on the Muskegon River.  There are some straggler steelhead still around on the Mo but not many, the brown trout and resident rainbow bite has been decent.  Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Pike fishing should be decent once the water drops on the Grand River, Kalamazoo, and other area tributaries and lakes.  If you are interested in a trip this Summer let me know, I will be doing both morning and afternoon trips out of my jet boat and 3 person fishing raft.  Summer run Steelhead trips are also available both on the rivers and on the lakeshore when conditions are right.  

  

 

Muskegon River Steelhead and Smallmouth Bass fishing

Steelhead fishing has been decent lately with some really good days and some tough days mixed in.  I would say that the Steelhead run is winding down on most rivers, we have not seen very many fresh fish showing up and we are catching more and more drop backs everyday.  The Grand is really high and dirty, I would not go near it at the current level.  The Muskegon has been at a good level with good clarity.  

As much as I love Steelhead I am looking forward to some other species.  Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Skamania are right around the corner so if you want to get out on the river or lake let me know and we can get a date set up.  I will be offering Smallmouth trips this summer out of both my jet boat and a 3 person Stealth craft fishing raft.  The raft will be great for getting into some smaller water that is not accessible in a jet boat.

Muskegon River Steelhead

 

Muskegon River and Grand River Steelhead Fishing

Fishing has been really good for Steelhead the past few weeks.  We have been catching good numbers of fish everyday and we are seeing some larger than average sized fish this year.  The Grand River near Grand Rapids as well as upstream all the way up to Webber dam has been good.  The Muskegon River has been good from Croton dam to the lower river.  We should see some good fishing until the end of April by the looks of it as long as we do not get a big warm up that sticks around.

Smallmouth Bass season is right around the corner.  We have some great fishing on our area rivers for Smallmouth from May through September if anyone is looking to book a date.  I am offering jet boat trips as well as smaller water trips on a 3 person fishing raft this year.  Walleye and Skamania are other options for the Summer months as well.

 

 

Spring Steelhead Fishing on the Grand River and Muskegon River

Spring Steelhead have been showing up on the Grand River and Muskegon River over the past couple of weeks.  Water levels have been high and dirty on the Grand River but should drop as long as we do not get a bunch of rain.  The Muskegon has been running high with a good color but we have not seen a big run of fresh fish yet.  Fishing has been good on some of the smaller rivers around around West Michigan with a mix of spawned out fish, fresh fish, and darker winter fish.  The 6th street dam area in Grand Rapids should start heating up for biting fish as the water clears.  We have been catching our fish on both spawn bags and beads lately, plugs have caught fish when we have put the time into plugging as well.  I still have a few days left this spring and if I do not have the day open that you need I can see if another one of the guides that I work with does.  If you are interested in a walk in or a trip on a smaller river in a 3 person Stealth craft hooligan xl raft those trips are available through Getting Bit Guide Service as well.  I will try to get up some fresh pictures as well when I get some more free time.

I am booking Smallmouth trips at this time as well for later this Spring and Summer so if you would like to book a trip for those get with me.  We can do trips on the larger rivers out of the jet boat or we can fish smaller water from a fishing raft.

 

Steelhead Fishing on the Muskegon River and Grand River

Steelhead Fishing has been good on the Muskegon and Grand River when the weather lets us get out.  It looks like the temperatures are going to moderate this week and give us some temperatures in the 30s and 40s.  I still have some Winter dates open if you are looking to get out before Spring.  If you are looking to get into or try Centerpin float fishing let me know and I can bring a couple of centerpin set ups along.  We can always sit back and plug fish if you are looking to do that as well.  Plug fishing is a good way to sit back and relax while you wait for a fish to hit, you can sit back and keep your hands warm while I work the boat and plugs.  If you are looking to get out this Spring for Steelhead give me a call sooner than later so we can set up a date that works out best for you.  Below are a few pictures of some doubles and triples from this Winter.

Muskegon River Steelhead Fishing

 

Winter Steelhead Fishing on the Muskegon and Grand River

Steelhead Fishing has been good for us at Getting Bit Guide Service.  The Muskegon River and Grand River have been fishing good for Steelhead when the weather permits.  We have mainly been float fishing but plug fishing has been good when we have done that as well.  6th street dam area in Grand Rapids on the Grand River should be fishing good when the water drops if you are looking to shore fish, try some jigs and waxworms.  I still have some winter dates open for January and February.

Muskegon River and Grand River Steelhead Fishing Guide Trips

Steelhead fishing is good on the Grand River and Muskegon River with the recent rains that we have had.  We have been doing good on our guided trips everyday with a mix of chrome and dark fish.  Float fishing, bottom bouncing, and plug fishing has been taking fish.  The fish have been spread out pretty good on the Muskegon River from top to bottom, the Grand River has had a few good pushes of fish that have went up past Grand Rapids and new fish arriving as well.  6th street dam has been fishing good for Steelhead with the higher water.

Give me a call or email if you want to get out on a guided steelhead trip this Winter or Spring.

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Muskegon River, Grand River, Pere Marquette River Steelhead Fishing

Fishing has been good most days on the Grand, Muskegon, and Pere Marquette River.  We need rain on the Muskegon and Pere Marquette River but it would be nice if the Grand dried up a little bit more as it has been running high all fall.  The Steelhead have been good sized this year with lots of fish in the 8 to 11lb range with some larger ones thrown in here and there.  The warmer than normal weather should have December fishing great this year so if you are looking for a guide trip December would be a great time to go.  Below are a few pictures from lately.

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Steelhead Fishing on the Muskegon River, Grand River, and Pere Marquette River

Steelhead fishing has been decent lately for us on the Muskegon River, Grand River, and Pere Marquette River.  All of the rivers around West Michigan are seeing some Steelhead and still have a few King Salmon around.  The Muskegon has fish spread throughout the system with most of the Salmon in the upper stretches.  The Grand River is high and dirty right now with most of the action happening at the 6th street dam in Grand Rapids.  The Pere Marquette has steelhead spread throughout with most of the Kings in the upper stretches.

King Salmon and Steelhead Fishing on the Pere Marquette, Muskegon, and Grand Rivers

We have been fishing King Salmon for the past month on the Pere Marquette and Muskegon River.  Fishing has been decent on most days, we have seen a some big mid to high 20lb kings mixed in with the 13 to 18lb fish.  We have been catching our fish on Crankbaits, plugs, and eggs.  We have also caught a few Coho and Steelhead over the past couple of weeks as well.  I still have a few days open in October, November, and December for Steelhead and Salmon fishing on the Grand River and Muskegon River but the dates are going fast.


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