John Karakashian's Reports

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

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....

June 17, 2022

This is going to be short and sweet.  The magical month of June is happening!!!  The river is low and clear, but running warm in the lower sections.  Gray Drakes, Damsels, Yellow Sallies, Big Stones, Iso's and hexes are going to start hatching heavy...

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...

March 10, 2020

New shop hours: 7am - 5pm everyday!!!! Steve posted a very detailed report yesterday, so I am going to keep it brief.  We received a big shot of rain yesterday and last night.  The river and it's tributaries are on the rise.  This was a much...

April 7, 2021

The shop is open 7am - 7pm daily!!!!  We are doing our best to keep product on the shelves; yet the supply chain is still distorted...working on it!  Thank you very, very much for all the support and keeping our guides busy.  We truly...

February 11, 2022

Not much new to share with you at the moment.  I have been busy tying flies, getting orders done at the shop and preparing for a great spring season.  There has been a few brief signs of spring around here in between cold fronts....

John’s Guide Report – 10/16/2018

Shop Hours: 7am to 5pm Seven days a week…please stop in or call for your fishing supplies, guides and/or Motel rooms…231-745-3529. Fall River Clean-Up - Saturday, October 27…Please join us for the day and help keep our river beautiful. We will meet at the shop...

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...

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...