John Karakashian's Reports

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

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...

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...

November 11, 2019

It has been a very interesting couple weeks.  Thank you for keeping me busy and out on the river.  As soon as the water level was getting to the perfect level and color, Mother Nature parked a cold front on us (and most of...

June 12, 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 26, 27, 29, 30   July 1 - 3, 7, 8,...

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...

May 30, 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 31, June 1 – 3, 7 – 11, 19, 24, 26...

June 27, 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 30   July 1, 2, 10, 11, 14, 16, 18….days/nights available....

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...

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...

October 1, 2019

It is hard to believe, but it's October!!!  The recent rains have pumped up the river again.  The river is high and still on the rise.  The upper sections are "questionable" to wade, but if you know the river bottom you will be fine....