Steve Fraley

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Steve Fraley has been guiding the Pere Marquette since spring of 1992 and guiding full time both in Alaska and here since 1994. You can follow Steve's personal Facebook and Instagram accounts by clicking the small icons below... Read Steve's full bio.

April 18, 2022

Hey guys, mostly wanted to remind everyone about the annual cleanup this Saturday. We will meet at the shop at 8am to try and spread out and cover as much river as possible, set up car spots, hand out trash bags (Both on us.)...

April 9, 2022

Hey guys, very short on time today with so much to do on the day off so I'm going very light on all the photos that I simply don't have time to re-size for web use, details and the usual commentary this go around... As...

April 2, 2022

Hey guys, good news, she's receding in the upper reaches already and clarity is not bad at all considering the levels. I had contemplated re-scheduling my trip for tomorrow as several others did for today, but after driving around a bit with Kam this...

April 1, 2022

Hey guys, I will post a more detailed report sometime tomorrow during my day off, but a heads up is in order… We are currently in the “use extreme caution” phase of water level. This below is the graph at M-37 from just a few...

March 27, 2022

Hey guys, looks like an unprecedented Sunday report rather than a Saturday this week! (Wound up with both days off due to a covid related re-schedule.) Not much new to report actually, the shop is open 8am to 6pm daily now and we are...

March 19, 2022

03/20/2022 Morning Update: Good news! Water peaked last night and has begun to drop this morning at the M-37 Monitor, Bowman's Monitor and Taylor Road Monitor. Still rising at the Scottville Monitor, but I would expect that to also peak sometime in the next 24hrs... Water...

March 15, 2022

Old pic, new reminder!! The Steelhead bag limit is reduced on the Pere Marquette (As well as several other rivers.) to 1 fish per angler, per day starting today, March 15th, thru May 15th! To be clear, the flies only is still catch and release....

March 4th, 2022

We (My clients, not me, yes, I’m throwing them under the bus, but I told them I would! ;^) couldn’t keep them on the line long enough for our photo ops today, but it was big fun nonetheless with plenty of opportunity! It felt great...

Attention Michigan River Guides! 03/03/2022

Attention River Guides!! This goes out to all legally licensed & insured Michigan River Guides be it State, Federal and/or both regardless of your area of Michigan, the river(s) you fish or the method(s) you use… Please join us at 5:30pm on Saturday, March...

February 24, 2022

Hey guys, it's that time again and the fishing has been "good" to error on the conservative side albeit quite the adventure at times! Also, in some brief shop news, I want to take just a quick minute to welcome Jad Freeland to the...