Gray Drake Lodge & Outfitters  Newaygo, MI   231-250-2846

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Gray Drake Lodge and Outfitters!
7522 S. Gray Drake Bluff
Newaygo, MI 49337

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(231) 250-2846
(231) 250-2845

WE OFFER IT ALL WITH CURBSIDE GUIDE SERVICE! ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS MAKE IT TO OUR LODGE AND REGARDLESS OF THE WEATHER, YOUR TRIP HAS BEEN MADE. OUR HEATED JET AND DRIFT BOATS ARE DOCKED BELOW THE LODGE AND READY TO TAKE YOU OUT WITHOUT THE HASSLE OF FLOATING DOWN THE RIVER IN A SNOWSTORM OR PUT IN A ICED UP BOAT LANDINGS. IF YOU GET COLD, WE CAN WISK YOU RIGHT BACK TO THE LODGE FOR A WARM FIREPLACE OR A STEAMING HOT TUB WITHOUT THE HASSLE OF HAVING TO ENDURE THE REST OF THE DAY!

MATT ALSO TRAVELS EXTENSIVELY, DOING LECTURES, SEMINARS AND PUBLIC SPEAKING!

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The Gray Drake Muskegon Tailwater Trout

The resident brown and rainbow trout fishing is consistently evolving into a spring creek style fishery due to the constant flow management. With the recent invasion of the zebra mussels, which purifies the water, the clarity is impeccable. In addition, heavy aquatic vegetation is adding significant habitat for mayfly nymphs and freshwater shrimp. Very precise presentation of tiny flies and small tippets add an increased challenge to our evolving fishery.

The Muskegon hatches are prolific with June being the peak emergence of the
massive Gray Drake and other major hatches
 -"Streamer stripping in the spring can be very exciting when the bigger browns and rainbows are on the hunt for Chinook Salmon parr fry which are available to the trout by the thousands"
 



January/February - black midge simulium #22 blue winged olives (pseudocleon)
March/April - black stoneflies #14, midges #22-26, blue winged olives #26
May/June - American March Browns #10, Cinnamon Caddis #18, Gray Drakes #12,Isonychia #8, Brown Drakes #8, blue winged olives #26
 & various species of sulphers.

July/August/September - Cinnamon Caddis #18, little green caddis #20-22, blue
winged olives #26, white miller caddis #12 October/November/December - Cinnamon Caddis #18, giant autumn sedge #8, blue winged olives #26, black midges #22 & flying ant hatches.

Starting in 2009, the new cold water bottom draw bubbler will begin on Croton dam by Consumers Power and the Michigan DNR. This will increase dissolved oxygen and lower river temperatures during the extreme heat stress periods. This will greatly enhance the trout fishery and will hopefully increase natural reproduction, trophy size hold-over rates and provide a more consistent stream habitat. More quality regulations will also improve the ability to catch trophy sized trout which the Muskegon has already demonstrated it has the capacity to do so. This is very exciting for the catch-and release angler.
 

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