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 25, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Baldwin Bait & Tackle!!!!  It has been a very challenging year, however we have a lot to be thankful for this year.  Thank you all for the support and business this year...all the guide trips, Motel reservations,...

November 10, 2020

Sorry for the delayed report, things have been tough (and I have been busy)!!!!  Crystal clear water from top to bottom...and we have been throwing the kitchen sink at them.  Flies, yarn, beads and lures....after all we are Baldwin Bait and Tackle!!!  (Just a...

October 20, 2020

Shop hours are 8am - 6pm daily! After completing a very strong finish to our salmon run; we are switching focus now to steelhead and trout.  It was an impressive late run of kings this year with plenty still around, but mostly past their "expiration...

October 07, 2020

Shop hours are still 7am to 7pm everyday!!! The kings have still been rolling in the lower and middle river...better late then never!!!  It has been awesome battling "Early September" caliber fish in early October!  There are fresh fish still in the pools and staging....

September 30, 2020

Shop hours are 7am-7pm everyday!!! The seasons are changing and so are the fall colors!!!!  We have experienced a week of a solid migration of king salmon.  The run started late and looked weak, but the reinforcements showed up!!!!  There are plenty of fish in...

September 23, 2020

Shop hours are 7am - 7pm Seven days a week!!! Not much new to report...river is low and clear; fish numbers are down but we are having fun!!!  We might not be catching as many as "normal", however we are laughing just as hard most...

September 17, 2020

Shop hours are 7am to 7pm every day!   "The curious thing about fishing is you never want to go home.  If you are catching anything; you can't stop.  If you don't catch anything; you hate to leave in case something might bite."  - Gladys Taber   Things...

September 10,2020

Shop hours are 7am to 7pm everyday!!! Things have been very busy around here both on and off the river.  We have been training new employees, checking in inventory and guiding/scouting for kings.  The last couple days have been a relief seeing, hooking and catching...

September 1, 2020

Shop Hours 9 am - 6 pm  It has been a minute since my last report, but Steve has been keeping you posted since his return.  I have been busy getting the shop in shape for the season, my gear and wrapping up some trout...

July 16, 2020

Shop hours 9am - 6pm everyday The river has cooled off nicely and we are back on the water again.  Please keep an eye on water temps throughout the summer if you are practicing catch and release.  Thanks for giving the fish a break during...