John Karakashian's Reports

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

September 22, 2022

Shop Hours are 7am - 7pm daily The river is still low and clear, but there is and has been some scattered showers over the last couple days.  The recent rain has raised the river level a bit, but I would still call it "normal...

September 6, 2022

Fall Shop Hours 7am - 7pm We are running at full throttle now chasing kings!  The whole crew is back guiding (except Donnie...he'll be back in late October for steelhead).  The shop is packed and we are looking forward to a great fall season!!!  We...

August 29, 2022

NEW SHOP HOURS 7am to 7pm!!!!! Sorry for the long lapse in reports...took a family vacation, been busy guiding, preparing for the fall season and getting the shop stocked up!!!  The fall season is upon us!  The shop is loaded up with rods, reels, tackle,...

July 25, 2022

Shop Hours are still 8am to 6pm daily!!! Not much new to report...Enjoying the summer on the river.  It’s attractor season and terrestrial time.  Either early mornings trying to beat the heat or late afternoon with some mousing…that is my program from here on out…stay...

July 12, 2022

Shop Hours are still 8am to 6pm daily!!! It's hard to believe it's almost Mid-July...WOW!!!  Time flies when your having fun chasing trout.  It's certainly not over!  It's attractor season and terrestrial time.  Either early mornings trying to beat the heat or late afternoon with...

June 17, 2022

This is going to be short and sweet.  The magical month of June is happening!!!  The river is low and clear, but running warm in the lower sections.  Gray Drakes, Damsels, Yellow Sallies, Big Stones, Iso's and hexes are going to start hatching heavy...

June 6, 2022

The shop is currently open 8am to 6pm daily.  We are stocked up on everything you might need (or want) for all our local streams and lakes.  Lots of dry flies, streamers and mice in stock….rods, reels, lines, leaders and tippet too!  Stop in,...

May 24, 2022

The shop is currently open 8am to 6pm daily.  We are stocked up on everything you might need (or want) for all our local streams and lakes.  We are still seeing some items that are not available, but we have supplemented substitute products to...

April 27, 2022

Current Shop hours are 8am to 6pm daily!!!  Or shop On-Line anytime!!  Our 2022 spring steelhead season is in the books and I would like to thank everyone that fished with us, shopped in our store and/or stayed at the Motel.  Your continued support...

March 3, 2022

Spring is trying to bust loose!  Birds are chirping, days are getting longer and steelhead are in the river!  What an awesome time of year!  We have another year of fishing in front of us...spring steelhead, summer trout, fall salmon, steelhead & trout...what an...