4 Season River Fishing
Picture yourself casting your line in the middle of the Muskegon River surrounded by tall pines and hardwood forests. Newaygo County brings you world-class river fishing rich with salmon, trout, and steelhead.
Choose the Right Spot for Your River Adventure
Cast a Line in the River
Picture yourself fishing a magnificent river, surrounded by tall pine and hardwood forests. Long wide riffles, deep pools and long eddies the size of several football fields hold brown and rainbow trout surface-feeding on prolific hatches of mayflies, caddis and midges all day long – some fish approaching trophy proportions. Wild origin stocked Michigan strain steelhead and chinook king salmon up to 20 pounds and Pacific king salmon in the 40 pound class haunt the gravel runs. The adventurous fisher will enjoy fabulous angling in all four seasons in the rivers of Newaygo County.
4 Seasons of Fishing
The diverse waterways of Newaygo County allow fishermen to cast a line any time of the year. From spring river fishing to winter ice fishing we have an adventure for you. Our lakes and rivers offer numerous species of fish, our fishing season calendar will help you make the most of your seasonal outing.
Stories from the River
by Carmen Faulkner At sunrise, the serious contenders went out. They walked or snowshoed or rode snowmobiles. Some carried ice shanties, others stuck true to what I would consider to be the ‘old school, torturous’ tradition of sitting on buckets in the wind and cold....read more
by Carmen Faulkner All right everyone, the winter thaw is over! The few days of warm weather and the reminders from green grass poking up from under the usual January snow was wonderful, but wintery conditions have made their way back into the forecast for the...read more
Newaygo County teems with an abundance of water for the experienced or casual fisherman. Thousands of acres of dam-supported backwaters, large and small beautiful lakes, and even hidden ponds provide plenty of opportunity for anglers to enjoy still-water fishing. ...read more
The forests and rivers of Newaygo County are a magical outdoor wonderland where nature is on display year-round. The dense Huron Manistee National Forest, the rivers, lakes and streams -- all spring fed, produce some of the most amazing trout, steelhead, and salmon...read more
One might imagine that in an area where the pursuit of outdoor activities consumes its citizenry throughout spring, summer and fall, folks might pull back in a bit in winter. A little hibernation might be I order once the snow rolls in and the waters turn to ice....read more
Newaygo is the perfect hub to begin your fishing adventure. Whether you are planning an overnight stay or a week long trip, we have the right spot to relax and recharge. What are you waiting for?