February 9, 2016: Numbers of steelhead are decent and a limited number of fresh fish are in here now; water temps are cold in the low 30’s. The river has been high for the past several days and remains high for this time of the year. However, it is now dropping slowly. In the high and cold winter water, fish edges of the river and current breaks created by timber and rocks. Look for water that is slower than the main current. Sculpins are increasingly productive; blue and silver is always good at this time of the year as well. Trout fishing along the edges is good right now. Nymph fishing in the quiet water, swinging small patterns, and stripping large ones along the edges are all rated tactics.
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Muskegon River At Croton