Imagine your own private, full log walkout chalet nestled on 12.5 acres of secluded woodlands with 400' of Muskegon River frontage, replete with brown and rainbow trout, Pacific salmon, and steelhead holding right out front. It's the Muskegon River Lodge on western Michigan's Muskegon River. Offering national quality fly fishing year round, the Muskegon River with its anadromous runs of steelhead and salmon and resident brown and rainbow trout is a substantial western style river with prolific caddis and mayfly hatches and tremendous numbers of salmon and steelhead fry supporting the fishery. Technical and deep nymphing, dry fly fishing, sinktip streamer stripping, and two-handed Spey casting presentations produce in season. The Muskegon is a remarkable river, and best of all, it's yours t View more...o enjoy. Whether you're a party of two or a group of eight, the Muskegon River Lodge is reserved exclusively for you and your guests. Slip into the hot tub, settle into the sauna, kick back in the lounge, or scan the river for rises from the deck overlooking the river. Walk to the rivers edge and board large, comfortable, jet boats expressly designed for fly fishing and piloted by RiverQuest Charters fly fishing guides, licensed by the State of Michigan and the United States Coast Guard. At days end, refresh and kick back with the extraordinary culinary creations of Chef Jennifer Zirkle. The Muskegon River Lodge, intimate and beautiful-perfect for your next fly fishing adventure, couples get-away, or corporate retreat.
Brown trout, King salmon, Rainbow trout, Smallmouth Bass, Steelhead
RiverQuest Charters guides are above all lovers of fly fishing and gracious, enjoyable hosts. You will often find them on the river on their days off—fly fishing. They love to teach, and that is why they count it a special privilege to introduce people of any age, and with no prior fly fishing experience, to the great sporting tradition of fly fishing. For the more accomplished fly fisherman or fisherwoman, our Muskegon River fly fishing guides respect your knowledge and skills and will accordingly give you plenty of space to cast and fly fish in the manner to which you are accustomed. Moreover, RiverQuest guides themselves are continually learning new techniques, staying abreast of new tackle technology, entomology, and, of course, the latest and greatest fly patterns. Although our gui View more...des seek to give all their clients something new to experience, they learn much about fly fishing, life, and the fish they pursue from their valued clients and friends.
RiverQuest Charters specializes in two-handed Spey techniques as will as techincal single hand fly fishing. Seasonally we fish for Steelhead, Chinook Salmon, Resident Rainbow & Brown Trout, and Smallmouth Bass.
We pride ourselves as a "Catch & Release Only" guide service.
January - February: Steelhead; resident brown and rainbow trout
March - early May: Steelhead; resident brown and rainbow trout
Early May - early July: Resident brown and rainbow trout
July - August: Smallmouth bass; resident brown and rainbow trout
September: Resident brown and rainbow trout; Chinook salmon
October: Chinook salmon; steelhead
Mid-October - December: Steelhead