John Karakashian's Reports

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

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....

September 30, 2020

Shop hours are 7am-7pm everyday!!! The seasons are changing and so are the fall colors!!!!  We have experienced a week of a solid migration of king salmon.  The run started late and looked weak, but the reinforcements showed up!!!!  There are plenty of fish in...

September 23, 2020

Shop hours are 7am - 7pm Seven days a week!!! Not much new to report...river is low and clear; fish numbers are down but we are having fun!!!  We might not be catching as many as "normal", however we are laughing just as hard most...

September 17, 2020

Shop hours are 7am to 7pm every day!   "The curious thing about fishing is you never want to go home.  If you are catching anything; you can't stop.  If you don't catch anything; you hate to leave in case something might bite."  - Gladys Taber   Things...

September 1, 2020

Shop Hours 9 am - 6 pm  It has been a minute since my last report, but Steve has been keeping you posted since his return.  I have been busy getting the shop in shape for the season, my gear and wrapping up some trout...

July 16, 2020

Shop hours 9am - 6pm everyday The river has cooled off nicely and we are back on the water again.  Please keep an eye on water temps throughout the summer if you are practicing catch and release.  Thanks for giving the fish a break during...

July 2, 2020

Shop hours are 9am - 6pm I would like to thank everyone that has been keeping me busy guiding.  Unfortunately, this heat wave has caused me to cancel some trips because of the high water temps and stress put on the trout in warmer then...

June 24, 2020

Shop hours are 9am - 5pm seven days a week!!! It has been an exciting week and lots of hope for the upcoming week as well!  The famous hex hatch has started and is living up to expectations!  The evening floats have been spectacular with...

June 16, 2020

The current shop hours are 9am to 5pm everyday!!! The first day of summer is right around the corner and so is the Pere Marquette River hex hatch.  The highlight of a dry fly fisherman's season and we still have plenty of availability for guide...