John Karakashian's Reports

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

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...

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...