John Karakashian's Reports

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

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...

July 25, 2022

Shop Hours are still 8am to 6pm daily!!! Not much new to report...Enjoying the summer on the river.  It’s attractor season and terrestrial time.  Either early mornings trying to beat the heat or late afternoon with some mousing…that is my program from here on out…stay...

April 22, 2021

Shop Hours are 7am - 7pm thru this weekend and then 8am - 6pm starting Monday (4/26/21) Time to "turn the page"...the spring 2021 steelhead season is wrapping up and our trout season is heating up!  I have had a couple awesome streamer trips since...

April 15, 2024

Shop Hours – 8am to 6pm Monday thru Thursday & 7am to 6pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday Unfortunately, not much has changed since my last report.  This has been a tough spring run with much fewer fish then I can ever remember.  There are still...

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...

October 10, 2023

Shop Hours 7am to 7pm Daily We are finally experiencing some fall weather.  It's been cool & wet and it appears to be here for awhile.  This type of weather will get more fish moving and start bringing in some fall steelhead.  We have been...

November 18, 2021

Shop hours are 8am - 6pm daily I would like to take a minute to make a "Public Service Announcement"...The Michigan DNR is considering and discussing steelhead regulation (bag limit) changes.   Last Wednesday the Natural Resource Commissioners met to discuss a reduction in Steelhead...

November 2, 2023

Shop Hours 8am -6pm Daily Thank you to everyone that cared enough to participate in our Fall River Clean-up!  Thank you...very fun day and we made a huge difference!!!!   We have been grinding in low water again.  The fall steelhead action is paralleling the fall...

October 07, 2020

Shop hours are still 7am to 7pm everyday!!! The kings have still been rolling in the lower and middle river...better late then never!!!  It has been awesome battling "Early September" caliber fish in early October!  There are fresh fish still in the pools and staging....