John Karakashian's Reports

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

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...

February 11, 2022

Not much new to share with you at the moment.  I have been busy tying flies, getting orders done at the shop and preparing for a great spring season.  There has been a few brief signs of spring around here in between cold fronts....

December 22, 2021

Merry Christmas!!!!  I would like to wish everyone a very happy & healthy holiday season and a Happy New Year!!!!  Thank you for a great 2021!  We are looking forward to an even "fishier" 2022!!!!  It has been a great year overall...more good then...

November 18, 2021

Shop hours are 8am - 6pm daily I would like to take a minute to make a "Public Service Announcement"...The Michigan DNR is considering and discussing steelhead regulation (bag limit) changes.   Last Wednesday the Natural Resource Commissioners met to discuss a reduction in Steelhead...

October 27, 2021

Current Shop hours are 8am - 6pm - Seven days a week! 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!!!...

October 13, 2021

Shop hours are 7am – 7pm Friday & Saturday and 8am – 6pm Monday – Thursday.  We have an On-Line shop for off hours purchases or curbside pick-ups.  Give us a call or shop anytime on-line at BBT On-Line. It's time to turn the page and...