Sunday, June 24, 2012

Muskegon River trout - 6/24/12

What lurks below?

Muskegon muscle

showdown at high noon

Fishing on the MO continues to be productive and surprising at times.  Good numbers of healthy(and growing rapidly) trout are being caught with regularity by nymphing and dry-fly fishing.  Cinnamon caddis continue to emerge daily and have fish constantly looking for pupa.  Blind fishing in areas where trout are know to haunt with floating pupa and adults can produce excellent results.  Trico fishing is just underway and good fish can be caught for the angler willing to be persistent.

Jay Allen,  old school guide

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Muskegon River Trout - 6/15/12

persistence paid off on this nice bow

Bob with a hard fighting healthy rainbow

Theresa w/ a fat bow that wanted it's picture taken with her
Had a great time with Bob and Theresa today probing riffles, pockets, and shoals for trout on the Muskegon.  Fished mostly using freestyle nymphing techniques; what a blast.  They hooked/landed some nice fish and had a few real heart-breakers as well.  Dry fly fishing was a bit off.  Thanks again for a great trip.

Jay Allen,  guide

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Muskegon River Trout - 6/2,3/12

father and son having a great time!

Frank w/ a nice brown caught on a superfine 3 wt...sweet
Had a great time with Frank and Sok for a few days of fishing on the MO.  They managed quite a few fish, many of which targeting rising trout as they fed on pupa near the surface.  Caddis activity was good despite the weather.  Nymphing produced good numbers of fish as well.  Thanks for the great trip(s) guys!

Jay Allen, guide

Friday, June 1, 2012

Cinnamon Caddis - 5/30/12

John stuck this nice Brown on a spent caddis as the light was fading

Fished a half-day with John and had a great time.  Caddis emerged all afternoon and fish were eating them with regularity.  Floating pupa and cut-wing caddis were well received by the trout.  Caught a few other real nice fish during the emergence but had technical difficulties getting their mug shots.  Conditions were pretty close to perfect, the kind of day you just need to soak in!

Jay Allen, guide