The Muskegon river near Newaygo, MI is back to running just below average flows for this time of the fall season.
Fresh Chinook salmon are in, as well as increasing numbers of fall steelhead. Quality salmon should be around through this week, maybe into next, depending on any water flow changes.
Steelhead are the fish of choice as we get into the heart of fall, as a mix of adult and young "skippers" are in the river system. Any increase in water flows will certainly urge more adult fish to work their way upstream.
Trout are keying in on larva & eggs kicked up during the salmon spawning process and feeding heavily in anticipation of the colder months ahead.
Water temps are in the low 50's near Newaygo.
A traditional tailwater fishery, the Muskegon is a true "big river". It spans more than 100 yards at its widest points and flows over 200 miles south and west from northern lower Michigan, into the port town of Muskegon on the lake Michigan shoreline. This rich river system is home to numerous insects & hatches and host to resident rainbow and brown trout. The Muskegon river also receives migratory runs of fall salmon and spring steelhead that provide outstanding big game action for the fly fisher. Most all fly fishing techniques are employed on the mighty Muskegon, from dry fly to indicator nymphing, streamers and bottom bounce nymphing for migratory big game.