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...

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 25, 2018

This has been a heck of a season thus far!!! BIG fish and plentiful numbers…most days we are on them, but they move each day/night (and we’ll see how long it lasts?).

March 5, 2020

Current shop hours are 8am - 5pm seven days a week, but will probably be extended very soon. We are still taking applications for shop employee(s)! Please stop in or send a resume to: fishbaldwin@hotmail.com Attention Jason, if you are interested in joining our team. I...

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...

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 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...

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....

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...

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...