Muskegon River Smallmouth Bass

Rick caught this great fish while fishing with guide Matt Zudweg

July 29, 2016:  The Muskegon is rising with some stain in certain stretches after heavy rains.      Smallmouth bass are active throughout.    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.

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Muskegon River At Croton

  • Water Temp: 74.12 ° F
  • Flow: 1820 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 5.40 ft