John Karakashian's Reports

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

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....

September 17, 2019

What a week!!!  A LOT has happened; and I don't have time for the full blow by blow details, so here is the "Readers Digest" version.  Since I last wrote, the river was fishing well in the lower sections...add a bunch of rain and...

September 9, 2019

The shop is now open 6am to 6pm seven days a week!  We are very busy and love seeing everyone on the river; hanging out at the shop or at the Motel.  Fishing pressure was outrageous over the weekend in the lower river...please respect...

August 15, 2019

Sorry for the long delay in reports.  After a very busy June and early July guiding, I took some time off to spend with family and friends.  Plus, our annual trip to Alaska just wrapped up (see details below).  Things are good here with...