John Karakashian's Reports

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

March 30, 2021

The shop hours are 7am to 7pm daily!!!   The river is low and clear, fishing pressure is high and the fish are spooky!  We have very low water for this time of year and we are working for "biters"! Eggs are slowly taking over with all...

September 6, 2022

Fall Shop Hours 7am - 7pm We are running at full throttle now chasing kings!  The whole crew is back guiding (except Donnie...he'll be back in late October for steelhead).  The shop is packed and we are looking forward to a great fall season!!!  We...

September 1, 2020

Shop Hours 9 am - 6 pm  It has been a minute since my last report, but Steve has been keeping you posted since his return.  I have been busy getting the shop in shape for the season, my gear and wrapping up some trout...

September 15, 2021

Shop Hours 8am – 6pm everyday or Shop On-Line anytime at BBT On-Line Store We are working on extending our hours at the shop...stay tuned!  The shop is loaded up with inventory and more arriving daily, but the supply chain is still limited on some items....

March 10, 2021

Shop Hours - 8am to 6pm everyday!!! Spring has sprung!!!  We have lost most of our snow pack in the woods and the river is rising with a great stain!  The water temp today was at the magical 42.5...so here we go!  The fishing pressure...

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...

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...

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...

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...

March 23, 2021

The river is low and clear at the moment, but we are getting some rain tonight and tomorrow.  There are fish throughout the system, but LOTS of fishing pressure.  It has been really busy.  Please respect your fellow angler and their space!  "Ask before...