REPORT

Muskegon Smallmouth

Mike smiles from behind a great smallmouth.

August 24, 2016:  The Muskegon is at a normal low summer level.    All techniques associated with smallmouth are working, though most fish are found in the slowest water and around submerged timber.   Crayfish patterns work well fished along rocks.  Large poppers are working well in the morning and evening.   Flies with gold flash are always good on the sunny days.    As the baitfish mature in the summer, imitations of emerald and spot tail shiners are a very good bet.

New Stuff:  I have added a series of images to our photo website about the migration/life cycle of a steelhead.   These are all images of fish in the wild.   It can be viewed here.

We continue to sell DVDs at Swingabigfly.com.  You can also visit the video links section of this site to see a trailer for ‘Striking Steel’, our latest DVD.   Also, check out the fly tying materials section–Many people have requested Australian Possum skins and they are now back in stock.      The specials page has some great deals.

Interested in seeing more photography?  Check out Kevin’s SmugMug site here or find him on instagram.

Muskegon River At Croton

  • Water Temp: 71.96 ° F
  • Flow: 1110 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 4.59 ft
USGS