John Karakashian's Reports

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

May 29, 2020

The shop is re-opened for business...9-5 everyday!!!   We have been limiting occupancy capacity to 10 and cleaning all surfaces frequently for everyones well being.  It feels very good to have life back in our business and to be back on the river guiding again....

May 13, 2020

Just a quick update...The shop will be re-opening Friday (May 15) for curb side service and mail orders until further notice...Shop hours will be 9am - 5pm.  Our Motel will start taking reservations as well.  We are patiently waiting to fully open our doors,...

May 5, 2020

It has been WAY TOO LONG!!!  First and foremost, I hope everyone is safe and healthy?  And if not, we wish you/them a speedy recovery.   We are all doing fine here in Baldwin...our families and staff are safe and well.  As well as...

March 18, 2020

We are still open for business....Shop hours are currently 7am to 5pm Sunday thru Thursday and 7am to 7pm Friday and Saturday We are in unchartered waters...It has been a crazy week with the Coronavirus Pandemic effecting everyone in the world in some manner.  The...

March 10, 2020

New shop hours: 7am - 5pm everyday!!!! Steve posted a very detailed report yesterday, so I am going to keep it brief.  We received a big shot of rain yesterday and last night.  The river and it's tributaries are on the rise.  This was a much...

March 5, 2020

Current shop hours are 8am - 5pm seven days a week, but will probably be extended very soon. We are still taking applications for shop employee(s)! Please stop in or send a resume to: fishbaldwin@hotmail.com Attention Jason, if you are interested in joining our team. I...

November 11, 2019

It has been a very interesting couple weeks.  Thank you for keeping me busy and out on the river.  As soon as the water level was getting to the perfect level and color, Mother Nature parked a cold front on us (and most of...

October 29, 2019

River Clean-Up this Saturday....November 2, 2019 We will be meeting at 8:30 am at the shop to sort out float plans and hand out trash bags; then re-group for dinner between 6:00 - 6:30 (contact the shop if you can join us, so we have...

October 23, 2019

The time has finally come...time to "Turn the Page"!  Steelhead season is upon us and we are dedicated to pursuing them daily.  It was a great salmon season that was extended into overtime; due to the number of quality fish that remained in the...

October 1, 2019

It is hard to believe, but it's October!!!  The recent rains have pumped up the river again.  The river is high and still on the rise.  The upper sections are "questionable" to wade, but if you know the river bottom you will be fine....