The upper section of the Muskegon river from the Croton Dam on down to the city Newaygo has strong runs of steelhead, salmon and brown trout. It’s a tailwater fishery and as such this section rarely freezes. It provides the angler with winter-time fishing opportunity. In addition, the summer months offer the angler a fantastic opportunity to chase after smallmouth bass and northern pike. Moreover, muskie have been introduced into the system which in time should provide additional angling opportunity.
Ice Fishing on Muskegon Lake
Muskegon Lake, located in Muskegon, Michigan is 4,150 acres and is considered a drowned out river mouth. This makes for excellent northern pike and walleye fishing. The lake also holds perch, blue gills and crappie populations.