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I really enjoy the float and fish on the Muskegon year around. Anyone here fish it often? Just checking to see if guys tend to fish more all season or target a certain time of the year? Floated this past holiday weekend and it was a different experience to say the least!
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Hi Scott,

I've never been to this river but have a friend nearby, do you live near it?

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It is just a little over an hour drive to get there from the house and 20 min south of the cabin. I am wanting to look for a place on the river to build or buy a small cabin to retire in. Retirement is a ways off yet for me but would like to see if I could have myself setup in the next 15-20 years! The first half of life has gone by pretty quickly since it has been here and gone!
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Scott,

I've been fishing the Mighty Mo for the past 25 years. I have a cottage on the river, so I consider it my home river.

I would say the one downside is its popularity with folks tubing. It really doesn't bother me too much because I fish early in the mornings and late in the evening.

It is a very scenic river, particularly scenic during the fall.

This year was pretty atypical due to the extreme high water levels during late spring and early summer.
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It's a very over-exploited river...

I avoid it like the plague, better fishing opportunities with a lot less people to the South and North...

The Mo is a prime example of what too many guides on a river can do...

If you don't mind crowds, it can be good fishing, I just cannot stand crowds, you can't fish that river on a Wednesday without seeing over a dozen boats...
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It's a very over-exploited river...

I avoid it like the plague, better fishing opportunities with a lot less people to the South and North...

The Mo is a prime example of what too many guides on a river can do...

If you don't mind crowds, it can be good fishing, I just cannot stand crowds, you can't fish that river on a Wednesday without seeing over a dozen boats...

I enjoy the river itself. It is getting harder to find some solitude anymore. Are you posting about a chrome tax on the MI forum?
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It's a very over-exploited river...

I avoid it like the plague, better fishing opportunities with a lot less people to the South and North...

The Mo is a prime example of what too many guides on a river can do...

If you don't mind crowds, it can be good fishing, I just cannot stand crowds, you can't fish that river on a Wednesday without seeing over a dozen boats...
Nobody fishes there anymore because it's so crowded.
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Nobody fishes there anymore because it's so crowded.
Did you read your own statement here?

I never had any interest in that river other than Fall steelhead, it's one of the more crowded rivers in the state that time of year...
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