4 Season River Fishing

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

Early Winter Getaway

Early Winter Getaway

With the busy holiday season behind us, who isn’t ready for some “me time”? Maybe a quiet walk in the woods, casting a line along a rapidly flowing riverbank, or pedaling through the pines can provide the renewal you seek. Newaygo County welcomes all seekers to come...

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Fall River Exploration

Fall River Exploration

As the summer season begins to wind down, our minds begin to wander to all of the great fall activities before us. Late summer, into early fall, brings the perfect weather for outdoor experiences of every sort. Paddle the waterways, bike The Dragon, fish the river,...

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Spring Fishing in the Rivers of NewayGo County

Spring Fishing in the Rivers of NewayGo County

River Fishing & Spring Camping Cool, crisp morning air, your first morning cup of coffee brewed by campfire, sunshine sparkling across the river, and a full day laid out in front of you reserved for fishing. Longing for the simplicity of a campsite and a few days...

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White River Adventure

White River Adventure

   Early in the morning I left Lowell and arrived to drop my canoe and gear at Flowing Wells Park west of White Cloud. A short drive to the end of Bingham Road provided a great parking spot and marked the start of my bike ride back to the canoe. Having paddled...

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Kids Free Fishing!

Kids Free Fishing!

Beginning in 1983, Russell Gilbert Kids Free Fishing is a day where families can gather for fun times and even have a chance to win big money!  On the first Kids Free Fishing day, 8 anglers joined in the fun & over the years, they have seen over 400 anglers...

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DISCOVERING NEWAYGO COUNTY 4

DISCOVERING NEWAYGO COUNTY 4

The waves lapping on the shoreline. The babbling of a nearby creek. The sounds of water bond us with memories of the past, and dreams of the future. Life is sometimes muddy, and turbulent, but water washes away the stress of everyday life. As I discover the County...

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Time to Fish? Always in Newaygo County..

Time to Fish? Always in Newaygo County..

Having grown up in Newaygo County I never really thought about how blessed we are with all the rivers, lakes and streams we have around us for fun, and recreation.  After moving to Indiana I was shocked and missed this great natural treasure of Newaygo County.  ...

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Success at Dam to Dam 2018

Success at Dam to Dam 2018

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....

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Dam to Dam Ice Fishing Tournament

Dam to Dam Ice Fishing Tournament

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...

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Cast Your Line

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?