Muskegon River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Muskegon River, MI
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Muskegon River, Michigan Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
warmer weather looks to be a week out! Use caution if fishing this week! Temperatures are forecasted to only reach the low to mid teens this week. Overnight lows below zero will increase shelf ice along the river. Access by boat or wading could be problematic this week. If you don't wet a line--you won't pose any fish for the camera. Get out there and fish! To see pictures of recent successes and more detailed information, feel free to stop by our blog take a look: or our Facebook page for straight from the river photos . See you on the river!
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Muskegon River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Muskegon River Lodge
Hawkins Outfitters

Water flow: 1800cfs

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 34 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish:

Best stretch: Croton to New bridge (trout) Croton to Bridgeton (steelhead)

Best access point: Pine Ave, Carmichael Flats ,Thornapple Henning Park, New Bridge,Bigalow creek TU access

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Fish species: Trout (year-round), steelhead & salmon seasonally

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Grand Rapids Airport (GRR)

Person Fishing in a stream

Muskegon River Description

The Muskegon River–a tailwater fishery of western scale and beauty flowing through the small town of Newaygo–is located just 45 minutes north of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Its banks forested and sometimes tall, the Muskegon flows clear and bright over gravel bars only to settle into dark runs and pools full of promise. With miles of expansive river to explore—best, but not exclusively so, by boat—the MO’s fly ...

Techniques & Tips

Winter-mode has settled in... Shiner & Sculpin patterns are best bets right now off the two-handers. Winter trout fishing is set up. Nymphing midge, scuds, and worms are taking trout.

7-Day Forecast And The weather can also be found on our report on the Orvis fishing report page, top right. Watch for changes in report or call the Lodge.

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