RiverQuest Charters guides are, above all, lovers of fly fishing and gracious, enjoyable hosts. As a matter of fact, you will often find them on the river on their days off...fly fishing. They love to teach and that is why they count it a special privilege to introduce people of any age, and with no prior fly fishing experience, to one of the great sports...their sport.
$495 per boat per day. For more information click our rates page.
Rainbow and brown trout
January–February: Steelhead; resident brown and rainbow trout
March–early May: Steelhead; resident brown and rainbow trout
Early May–early July: Resident brown and rainbow trout
July–August: Smallmouth bass; resident brown and rainbow trout
September: Resident brown and rainbow trout; Chinook salmon
October: Chinook salmon; steelhead
Western Michigan, Muskegon River, 45 miles north of Grand Rapids at Newaygo.
Typical weather by season.
MONTH: High / Low
JAN: 29 /14
FEB: 32 / 15
MARCH: 42 / 24
APRIL: 56 / 35
MAY: 69 / 45
JUNE: 78 / 55
JULY: 83 / 59
AUG: 81: 57
SEPT: 72 / 50
OCT: 60 / 39
NOV: 46 / 30
DEC: 34 / 20
RiverQuest guides supply lunch, beverages, snacks, and have premium fly fishing gear available for your use.
Seasonal clothing (our boats are spacious, extra clothes go along way when it's cold).
Steelhead fishing: 7-9 wt. rods, 9-11 ft.
2 spools- WF floating line, .25 floating running line or equivalent
Spey 12.5'-14' 7-9 wt.
Skagit or Scandi—intermediate or floating w/ .030 floating running line
Salmon fishing: 8-10 wt. fly rods, 9-10 ft.
3 spools- WF floating line, .30 floating running line or equivalent, Streamer Express type lines, 300-400 gr.
Trout fishing (dry/nymph): 4-6 wt. rods, 8-10 ft.
WF floating line
Trout fishing (streamers) 6-8 wt. rods, 9 ft.
Streamer Express type lines, 250-300 gr.
Smallmouth bass fishing: 6-8 wt. rods, 9 ft.
2 spools- WF floating line, Streamer Express type lines, 200-300 gr.
Catch and release only
Lodging assistance available