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?).

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...

April 4, 2019

The shop is still a mess from the flood, but will be getting new carpet soon.  Please excuse our mess for the time being…we will be better then ever soon enough.  The shop hours are 7am to 5pm Sunday through Thursday and 7am to...

October 3, 2018

We got a bump in water over the last couple days. This has been a heck of a season thus far!!! BIG fish and plentiful numbers!!!

John’s Guide Report – 10/16/2018

Shop Hours: 7am to 5pm Seven days a week…please stop in or call for your fishing supplies, guides and/or Motel rooms…231-745-3529. Fall River Clean-Up - Saturday, October 27…Please join us for the day and help keep our river beautiful. We will meet at the shop...

November 1, 2018

It is always good to give back and protect our beloved resource.  Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday for the River Clean-Up!  You will be repaid by the fish god’s…it is a great investment!  It is always disheartening to see what...

11-12-2018

The bite has been up and down, but I am seeing more smiles then frowns.  November is challenging on the Pere Marquette River, but I love it!  You earn your fish and work for takes.  Every river has a personality and the Pere Marquette...

March 4, 2019

Sorry for the long delay in reports...not much to discuss that was really news worthy.  But March is here and spring steelheading has kicked off on the Pere Marquette River for another season.  The weather has been pretty unpleasant, but things are looking better...

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...

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...