Greetings everyone sorry for the big gap between reports. I’ll try to be a little more regular from here on out.I adopted a black German Shepherd from a rescue this past summer and she has kept me quite busy in my spare time training her.

The winter fishing has been steady this year try eggs, black Stone  and hex patterns for best results right now. With an abundance of fish already in the system and more to come it should be a great spring here on the PM.

This past Wednesday I fished with Steve and our friend Steve troop from barski. We hooked an abundant amount of fish but only managed to get a couple to the net. Some days they just have their way with you. Warm temperatures and venison brats made for a great day on the water.


We are starting to get our spring stock into the shop so we’ll have all those goodies that you need. we’re currently open 9 till 5 and closed on Wednesday with that changing to 7 days a week and new hours come March. we have guides and rooms available for most days yet so give us a call¬† 231-745-3529.

See you on the river,


John Robinson
I am a native of Lake County and have been guiding on the river since 1993. The Pere Marquette has been my playground since childhood and I feel truly blessed to have been born and raised along such an epic river. It brings great joy to my life guiding the waters that my great, great grand parents fished and swam in as children. Whether your goal is indigenous trout or migratory fish the Pere Marquette offers year round fishing opportunities. With over 70 miles of mainstream waters it is truly a great place to be a fishing guide! I've learned a lot of tricks for catching fish on the Pere Marquette and would love to pass that knowledge along to you so, if you're interested in spending a quality day (Or more! ;^) on the water with me just call the shop to set up your trip(s)! Until then, tight lines! John