John Karakashian's Reports

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

June 5, 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 7 – 11, 19, 24, 26 – 30 & Lots of...

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...