September 14, 2017: The river is low and is clear. The smallmouth are active and the fishing is good. Look for smallmouth in the slowest timber in the cooling water temps. Mature minnows and gobies are a primary food source right now, with crayfish as a reliable standby. Larger patterns always seem better in late summer. Topwater fishing with sizable poppers can be great during the low light periods. Limited numbers of salmon are available but are trickling in due to low water.
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Muskegon River At Croton