John Karakashian's Reports

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

September 25, 2018

This has been a heck of a season thus far!!! BIG fish and plentiful numbers…most days we are on them, but they move each day/night (and we’ll see how long it lasts?).

June 27, 2019

Shop Hours are 8am – 6pm seven days a week.  We have guides and lodging available…please call to inquire or book a trip/room – 231-745-3529.  Currently, my open Guide dates are : June 30   July 1, 2, 10, 11, 14, 16, 18….days/nights available....

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 13, 2019

Things are about to get very interesting...warm weather, big thaw and rain in the forecast.  I am ready!!!!  But be careful wading and stay tuned for current water level conditions.  The fishing has been decent, but we need the water to warm up to...

July 9, 2019

Shop Hours are 8am – 6pm seven days a week.  We have guides and lodging available…please call to inquire or book a trip/room – 231-745-3529.  Currently, my open Guide dates are : July 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 18, 22, 23….days/nights available.  John Robinson...

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 20, 2019

"A faithful friend is the medicine of life"  - Ecclesiastiucus   We have experienced a high water event over this past weekend, but the river is looking perfect right now!  The water temp has been cold, but that is changing daily and warming.  A few fish...

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...

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,...

March 27, 2019

Spring is slowly peeking out!  I spotted my first robin a couple days ago and the fish are starting to spawn a little more.  We still have very cold water...in the mid 30's for the time being, but the temps should rise over the...