John Karakashian's Reports

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

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 14, 2021

Shop Hours 8am – 6pm everyday or Shop On-Line anytime at BBT On-Line Store June 14 - Water temps are cooling back down to safe levels...good luck out there and enjoy!!! June 10, 2021 Report Things are still out of whack!  Very specific hatches (there are still some...

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...

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...

July 2, 2020

Shop hours are 9am - 6pm I would like to thank everyone that has been keeping me busy guiding.  Unfortunately, this heat wave has caused me to cancel some trips because of the high water temps and stress put on the trout in warmer then...

October 27, 2021

Current Shop hours are 8am - 6pm - Seven days a week! I would like to start this report by thanking everyone that helped us with the River Clean-Up this past Saturday!  Both new and old faces joined the effort and we made a DIFFERENCE!!!...

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...

May 1, 2019

We are shifting gears from steelhead to trout.  It was a great run of steelhead with plenty of fish above average size (I hope this trend continues!!!).  Last Saturday "Officially" kicked off Michigan's trout season and it feels good!  Many sections of rivers and...

March 3, 2022

Spring is trying to bust loose!  Birds are chirping, days are getting longer and steelhead are in the river!  What an awesome time of year!  We have another year of fishing in front of us...spring steelhead, summer trout, fall salmon, steelhead & trout...what an...

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...