Fishing Reports

Pere Marquette River fishing reports for trout, salmon, and steelhead by the guides from Baldwin Bait & Tackle.

July 19, 2019

Hello from the great state of Alaska! No, I haven’t been eaten by a bear or abducted by aliens, but yes, I have been enjoying the heck out of “being unplugged”... As a matter of fact, this is the first time I’ve used the...

11-12-2018

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...

August 15, 2019

Sorry for the long delay in reports.  After a very busy June and early July guiding, I took some time off to spend with family and friends.  Plus, our annual trip to Alaska just wrapped up (see details below).  Things are good here with...

November 13, 2018

Hey guys, seems like John and I both keep slacking a little then suddenly decide to post very close to one another, but I'm good with that for now as I will, once again, refer you to his report for more detail! (Trying to...

May 1, 2019

We are shifting gears from steelhead to trout.  It was a great run of steelhead with plenty of fish above average size (I hope this trend continues!!!).  Last Saturday "Officially" kicked off Michigan's trout season and it feels good!  Many sections of rivers and...

June 27, 2019

Shop Hours are 8am – 6pm seven days a week.  We have guides and lodging available…please call to inquire or book a trip/room – 231-745-3529.  Currently, my open Guide dates are : June 30   July 1, 2, 10, 11, 14, 16, 18….days/nights available....

October 7, 2019

Hey guys, As some of you already know, and many of you have already guessed, on October 1st I made arrangements for my guide trips to be taken care of by others, left our business in the more than capable hands of my partner and staff...

April 9th, 2019

BBT’s PM River Cleanup is Saturday, April 20th. Mark your calendar and details to follow... My next available open days are April 17 & 18, but we have other guides available on other days as well! This report is coming to you from the river...

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...

March 27, 2019

Spring is slowly peeking out!  I spotted my first robin a couple days ago and the fish are starting to spawn a little more.  We still have very cold water...in the mid 30's for the time being, but the temps should rise over the...