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....

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...

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...

May 7, 2021

Shop Hours 8am - 6pm everyday or Shop On-Line anytime at BBT On-Line Store Trout season has slowly been developing and it feels good!  The weather has been very erratic, and we finally received some much needed rain earlier this week and yesterday.  It colored up...

November 25, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Baldwin Bait & Tackle!!!!  It has been a very challenging year, however we have a lot to be thankful for this year.  Thank you all for the support and business this year...all the guide trips, Motel reservations,...

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 1, 2020

Shop Hours 9 am - 6 pm  It has been a minute since my last report, but Steve has been keeping you posted since his return.  I have been busy getting the shop in shape for the season, my gear and wrapping up some trout...

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...

September 30, 2020

Shop hours are 7am-7pm everyday!!! The seasons are changing and so are the fall colors!!!!  We have experienced a week of a solid migration of king salmon.  The run started late and looked weak, but the reinforcements showed up!!!!  There are plenty of fish in...

May 29, 2020

The shop is re-opened for business...9-5 everyday!!!   We have been limiting occupancy capacity to 10 and cleaning all surfaces frequently for everyones well being.  It feels very good to have life back in our business and to be back on the river guiding again....