John Karakashian's Reports

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

November 14, 2022

The shop hours are 8am to 6pm daily....we will be closed for the gun opener (11/15). Good luck to the Deer hunters and be safe! There are plenty of fish around and throughout the system.  For the most part fishing has been good!...

October 27, 2022

Shop Hours are 8am to 6pm Daily I would like to start this report by thanking everyone that helped us with the River Clean-Up this past Saturday!  Both new and old faces joined the effort and we made a DIFFERENCE!!!  The river is a better...

October 19, 2022

New Shop Hours are 8am - 6pm Daily We are hosting our annual Fall River Clean-Up this Saturday (October 22).  Please help us keep the Pere Marquette River pristine!  Every little bit helps, if we all do our part.  We will be meeting at the...

September 29, 2022

The shop is open 7 am to 7 pm Daily!!! We are burning the candle at both ends...and that is an understatement!  We have been super busy and love it!  Thank you very, very much!!!  I am sorry, but this is another brief report... We got...

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...