Fall 2022 Breakdown

September: It’s hard to believe that we will be starting our king season in just a few short weeks. Starting the first week of September we will be migrating north to the Manistee and Pere Marquette rivers to get our fix of hard pulling...

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Fishing Report August 2nd 2022

Greetings anglers! Sorry for the lapse in reports. Things have been busy busy the month of July going into August. On the smallmouth front fishing has been steady. Fishing topwater flies and lures in yellow, white and chartreuse in the morning...

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Fishing Report June 30th 2022

As usual it has been a busy month of June. I have wrapped up our trout season and we are in full bass mode. There are a few trout opportunities in the early morning hours but our water temps are approaching 70 degrees and we have some pretty low...

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Fishing Report June 6th 2022

What a crazy past couple weeks it has been. With the birth of my daughter last month, I can’t believe how fast time goes by. Going into the first full week of June, the Muskegon is fishing well for trout and we are picking up an occasional...

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Streamer Pattern “Woodstock 99”

Here is a fun and easy streamer pattern that imitates salmon or steelhead fry. I call it the Woodstock 99. I have been fishing this pattern the past couple springs and early summer swinging it on a 5 or 6 weight rod with a sink tip for trout and smallmouth, but I have no doubt

Fishing Report May 1st 2022

Hi all! My apologies for the delay in reports. Things have been very busy as of late. I am going into the last week of our steelhead season on the Muskegon, although I suspect that we will see steelhead in the river for the next couple weeks. But...

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Fishing Report April 4th 2022

Hi all, quick river update here. The Muskegon is flowing pretty high going into early April. Current flows are fluctuating from 5800cfs – 6000cfs with water temps at 38 degrees. It looks like we are going to get a little break from the rain...

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Fishing Report March 21st 2022

Spring steelhead is in full swing for Tailwater Charters. Since my last report, things are shaping up nicely on the river. Fishing has been steady with some really great days and some days where we have to work for our bites. But we have not gone...

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