Casters Fall Steelhead Trip- Nov. 19-22
Join us as we travel to western Michigan, where we will be fishing one of the finest steelhead waters in the world, the Mighty Muskegon River. Spey and traditional fly fishing gear will be used to employ various techniques; which include indicator nymphing, bottom bouncing, and/or swinging streamers. The first 2 days we will be fishing from jet/drift boats with Orvis Endorsed Guides from Gray Drake Fly Fishing Outfitters. The third day we will be on our own (walk and wade). We will be staying at the Orvis Endorsed Gray Drake/Trout and Eagle Lodge.
Steelies or "chromers", as they are affectionately known, are an exceptional fish. They are known to be extremely aggressive, consuming almost anything that comes across their path; sculpins, trout, and other forage fish are prime targets; as well as, many aquatic nymphs, larvae, crustaceans, and (of course) EGGS. The "fall" fish usually begin their migration out of the Great Lakes in October and the "spring" fish start making their move in late February in preparation for their annual spawning ritual. Middle November is historically "peak" for these rockets. Fall steelhead are one of the hardest fighting fish in freshwater. They are amazingly acrobatic, employing cork screws, alligator rolls, high flying aerials, and reverse somersaults. They are fired up on "egg energy". In fact, their migration is triggered by several factors but the main attraction is the smorgasbord of food that the spawning salmon are offering as tablefare. Join in on the excitement and possibly catch the fish of a lifetime!
Only 10 spots available. A deposit of $250 is required ASAP.
- The price for 2 days of guided fishing and 3 nights of lodging is $650.
- The 3rd angling day is a FREE DAY wading on one of the areas tributaries.
- Be sure to bring along a trout outfit and a steelhead oufit along with the appropriate terminal tackle.
- Receive 15% off all clothing and gear if you decide to join us on this trip.
- Airfare, transportation, gratuities, booze, and meals are additional expenses.