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?).

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...

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 1, 2019

We are shifting gears from steelhead to trout.  It was a great run of steelhead with plenty of fish above average size (I hope this trend continues!!!).  Last Saturday "Officially" kicked off Michigan's trout season and it feels good!  Many sections of rivers and...

December 8, 2020

Shop hours are currently 9am - 5pm daily We are offering our “Holiday Special” as a thank you to everyone…20% off Gift Certificates from now until December 24, 2020.  Redeemable for shop merchandise and Lodging (not applicable for guide trips and sale items 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....

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...

May 22, 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 : May 28, 30 & 31  June 1 - 3, 7 - 11,...

January 14, 2021

Shop Hours 9am - 5pm (Closed Wednesdays until March) We have been enjoying some awesome breaks in the weather and the river has been fishing pretty well for steelhead!  The river is in usual winter mode and water levels are normal.  Although the calendar says...

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...