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The Muskegon River is known for its massive runs of Spring & Fall Steelhead, and the large Chinook salmon run in the fall. The Muskegon has great hatches of caddis and Gray Drakes during the early summer, but fishing gets tough when water temperatures rise to near 70 degrees.
Most Midwestern anglers have heard of the Muskegon, but do not think of great smallmouth fishing when talking about the Muskegon. The Muskegon watershed from near the town or Hersey Michigan, downriver to the town of Newaygo Michigan can produce great days and evenings fishing hundreds of rock piles, logjams, and cross backs looking for "Bronze backs."
Smallmouth love anything that looks like a meal! When water temps on the Muskegon rise, the smallmouth fishing can turn on as well providing excitement for anglers of all skill levels. Flies and light tackle both work well for these fresh water brutes. Many evenings provide great topwater or surface action. Poppers and surface or shallow running baits can produce dozens of boils and hits on the surface. Fishing streamers and body baits allow anglers to fish deeper water areas during changing weather patterns.
Smallmouth bass feed on baitfish, leeches, sculpins, and many of the hatches the Muskegon River produces. On warm evenings, throwing poppers on a fly rod is exciting and explosive. The weather in Michigan in late summer can provide many good to great days of fishing on the Muskegon River for smallmouth bass.
Smallmouth fishing on the Muskegon River starts heating
up in July, and will fish well into August. River fishing smallmouth Bass
can be fun if you know where to go, and what to use. A fishing guide can
help make an ordinary day, a fishing trip of a lifetime. Guides are on
the river just about everyday, and a good guide can help you catch fish
even when fishing is slow. The use of a boat helps anglers to cover large
amounts of water, and provides hundreds of places to cast in search of
Muskegon River Smallmouth. Other rivers in Western Michigan also fish
well for river smallmouth, such as the Grand River and Flat River both
located close to Grand Rapids Michigan.