Sunday, November 14, 2010

Report 11/11/10

Mr. Byker with a great fish from Thursday. Taken on his first time ever using a Spey rod. Sculpins and leeches have been taking fish. We sure could use some rain. Water levels are very low.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Report 10/24/10

Here is my brother Jamie with a very nice Muskegon river rainbow that was caught being greedy. Many salmon available at this time. Steelhead are spread out throughout the system.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Report 10/16/10

Salmon fishing remains good at this time. We could use some more rain to raise the river level. Reports of a few fresher fish entering the river have been circling. Trout fishing behind active salmon redds has been productive as well. A few steelhead are around, but it will be a while before fishable numbers appear.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Updated Report

Smallmouth are still making a showing on the Muskegon. With a couple to hand on Friday. By all accounts, the Salmon movement is under the way. I wouldn't run to get your yellow rod just yet. The Grand River has a decent number of fish in it, as well as, some steelhead and a rare lake run brown being caught.

Check out Kevin Feenstra's new DVD at It is sure to be very informative and some great footage!

Booking now for October and November!

Friday, September 3, 2010


Yes, I realize this is way overdue. Hot temps in the air and in the water have kept me from posting anything on trout fishing on the Muskegon River this summer. The smallmouth bass fishing was excellent this summer. Feeding poppers and streamers to these bad boys of summer has been fun. It appears the page has turned on the hot weather and fall is knocking on the door. Whispers of Salmon are floating through the air. Sounds so poetic. Don't be fooled. Once these guys enter the dining hall, they really make a mess. Long runs and aerial acrobatics are all part of the game.

I will be booking trips the end of September through October for King Salmon on the Muskegon River.

To coincide with the Salmon migration, I will also be offering trout/ steelhead fishing trips. Using indicator nymphing and swung fly techniques using single handed and two handed rods. Don't be the last of your friends to catch a steelhead or lake run brown on a swung fly....not to be missed!

Nick Garlock

Thursday, April 1, 2010


A fine specimen of Muskegon River Steel! Fish are being caught with egg flies, fry patterns, and some swung fly opportunities are presenting themselves. I am seeing some fish dropping back. Heavy afternoon Black Stonefly flights which is getting some trout looking up. Please ask for rain!

Just a snapshot from the Chicago show.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fly Show!

This weekend I am at the Greatwaters Fly Fishing Expo in St. Charles IL. Http://

I will be working the Feenstra Guide Service booth.

It is cold out with a warming trend coming next week I will be on the water. Until then, bugs need to be tied. Good numbers of steelhead are around if you look in the right places!



Monday, January 25, 2010

Fishing Report 1/25/10

Fished the PM today with good friend Jeff. Water was a bit high and very stained. This fish came on a green and copper swung fly.