John Karakashian

John Karakashian
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John Karakashian began guiding on the Pere Marquette and Muskegon rivers in 2002 and quickly learned that guiding is extremely enjoyable and gratifying. Read John's full bio.

November 11, 2019

It has been a very interesting couple weeks.  Thank you for keeping me busy and out on the river.  As soon as the water level was getting to the perfect level and color, Mother Nature parked a cold front on us (and most of...

October 29, 2019

River Clean-Up this Saturday....November 2, 2019 We will be meeting at 8:30 am at the shop to sort out float plans and hand out trash bags; then re-group for dinner between 6:00 - 6:30 (contact the shop if you can join us, so we have...

October 23, 2019

The time has finally come...time to "Turn the Page"!  Steelhead season is upon us and we are dedicated to pursuing them daily.  It was a great salmon season that was extended into overtime; due to the number of quality fish that remained in the...

October 9, 2019

It has been an interesting week to say the least!  The BBT family lost a great man this week...Steve's father Stanley passed away a few days ago.  For more details please read Steve's report...https://fishbaldwin.com/2019/10/07/october-7-2019/ Fishing has been really good, however it's about to get much...

October 3, 2019

Just a quick update... the river is ripping high right now!!!!   Warning, please do NOT attempt to wade and only very experienced oarsmen should be on the river the next couple days.  I am sorry to break the news, but the truth hurts...

October 1, 2019

It is hard to believe, but it's October!!!  The recent rains have pumped up the river again.  The river is high and still on the rise.  The upper sections are "questionable" to wade, but if you know the river bottom you will be fine....

September 24, 2019

Thank you to everyone that has been in our boats, shopping at the store and staying at the Motel BBT!  Your support is appreciated!!!  Our salmon season is in full swing right now, but the trout are eating eggs and streamers if you are...

September 17, 2019

What a week!!!  A LOT has happened; and I don't have time for the full blow by blow details, so here is the "Readers Digest" version.  Since I last wrote, the river was fishing well in the lower sections...add a bunch of rain and...

September 9, 2019

The shop is now open 6am to 6pm seven days a week!  We are very busy and love seeing everyone on the river; hanging out at the shop or at the Motel.  Fishing pressure was outrageous over the weekend in the lower river...please respect...

August 30, 2019

Sorry for the delay in reports.  It has been a very busy couple weeks for me.  Trying to get all the fall orders placed for the shop, tying flies to fill my boxes, hunting early kings; plus, my daughters first week in Kindergarten.  Anyways,...