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.

March 16, 2021

Shop Hours are 8am - 6pm Daily!!! Before I begin my report, I would like to honor a great man and client that passed away this week.  Forest "Woody" Reichert left this world and he left his mark; leaving this earth a better place.  He...

March 10, 2021

Shop Hours - 8am to 6pm everyday!!! Spring has sprung!!!  We have lost most of our snow pack in the woods and the river is rising with a great stain!  The water temp today was at the magical 42.5...so here we go!  The fishing pressure...

March 4, 2021

Shop Hours - 8 am to 6pm everyday We have hit the ground running!  We are not sure if spring has sprung or winter will rip the rug out from underneath us?  Regardless, we have been enjoying the break in weather and tugs on our...

February 10, 2021

Shop Hours 9am – 5pm (Closed Wednesdays until March) Winter has tightened it's grip on us over the last week!!!  Fridge temps, snow and more of the same recipe in the extended forecast.  We certainly knew we were working off borrowed time with such a...

January 14, 2021

Shop Hours 9am - 5pm (Closed Wednesdays until March) We have been enjoying some awesome breaks in the weather and the river has been fishing pretty well for steelhead!  The river is in usual winter mode and water levels are normal.  Although the calendar says...

December 8, 2020

Shop hours are currently 9am - 5pm daily We are offering our “Holiday Special” as a thank you to everyone…20% off Gift Certificates from now until December 24, 2020.  Redeemable for shop merchandise and Lodging (not applicable for guide trips and sale items in the...

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....