John Karakashian's Reports

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

September 23, 2020

Shop hours are 7am - 7pm Seven days a week!!! Not much new to report...river is low and clear; fish numbers are down but we are having fun!!!  We might not be catching as many as "normal", however we are laughing just as hard most...

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...

September 9, 2019

The shop is now open 6am to 6pm seven days a week!  We are very busy and love seeing everyone on the river; hanging out at the shop or at the Motel.  Fishing pressure was outrageous over the weekend in the lower river...please respect...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

March 18, 2020

We are still open for business....Shop hours are currently 7am to 5pm Sunday thru Thursday and 7am to 7pm Friday and Saturday We are in unchartered waters...It has been a crazy week with the Coronavirus Pandemic effecting everyone in the world in some manner.  The...