Anglers worry about low Muskegon River

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BRIDGETON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Anglers who fish along the Muskegon River in Newaygo County are expressing concerns over low river levels, with some pointing the finger at Consumers Energy.

Steve Hough found out how low the river was Wednesday when his jet boat got stuck in shallow water.

"We hit hard when we hit that gravel," Hough told 24 Hour News 8. "The fishing was good, but on the way out, we got on a gravel bar that normally I blow through no problem and we got hung up."

Photos sent to 24 Hour News 8 from people living along the river illustrate the low levels.

"It doesn't happen like this every summer," Charlie Atkinson, an employee of Muskegon River Fly Shop near Newaygo, said.

He and other are also eying water temperatures: Lower levels means warmer water, Atkinson explained.

Full story: WOOD TV

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