July 29, 2014: The Muskegon is currently at 1,600 cfs. Water temperatures are around 70 degrees. Crayfish patterns are still serving up smallmouth consistently. Surface fishing has also been good with white, yellow, and black poppers. The current conditions are prime for summer smallmouth bass fishing throughout the Muskegon system. Hatches of blue winged olives, cahills, and zebra caddis have been occuring.
At first, we thought it was a big smallmouth. Then we thought it was a big catfish. When Karin landed it, it turned out it was a dogfish. This is a common fish but quite rare to catch on a fly. It took a crayfish pattern.
What's new on our other sites:
July 26: New photos of game fish added. Click here.
July 10:. New gallery of predators and prey posted. Click here.