John Karakashian

John Karakashian
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.

Argentina 2019

Current shop hours - 9am to 5pm everyday, but closed on Tuesdays…please feel free to contact the shop for current conditions!  231-745-3529 PM Steelhead Report Not much fishing going on right now.  It is bitterly cold with no break in the weather for the next 10...

January 4, 2019

Happy New Year everyone!!!  I hope you enjoyed your holidays with family and friends...I sure did and it was awesome!!!  We would like to thank everyone that fishing with us in 2018!!!  It was an incredible year on an incredible river.  However, without your...

December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas from all of us at BBT!!!  Wishing you the best in 2019...Cheers!!!!!

December 6, 2018

Winter shop hours are now 9am - 5pm everyday (CLOSED on Tuesday’s).  We are slipping into winter mode around here and so are the fish!  Cold water temps have the fish in winter holding water.  Work with floats inside out through the runs &...


The bite has been up and down, but I am seeing more smiles then frowns.  November is challenging on the Pere Marquette River, but I love it!  You earn your fish and work for takes.  Every river has a personality and the Pere Marquette...

November 1, 2018

It is always good to give back and protect our beloved resource.  Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday for the River Clean-Up!  You will be repaid by the fish god’s…it is a great investment!  It is always disheartening to see what...

John’s Guide Report – 10/16/2018

Shop Hours: 7am to 5pm Seven days a week…please stop in or call for your fishing supplies, guides and/or Motel rooms…231-745-3529. Fall River Clean-Up - Saturday, October 27…Please join us for the day and help keep our river beautiful. We will meet at the shop...

October 3, 2018

We got a bump in water over the last couple days. This has been a heck of a season thus far!!! BIG fish and plentiful numbers!!!

September 25, 2018

This has been a heck of a season thus far!!! BIG fish and plentiful numbers…most days we are on them, but they move each day/night (and we’ll see how long it lasts?).

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