John Karakashian's Reports

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

March 30, 2021

The shop hours are 7am to 7pm daily!!!   The river is low and clear, fishing pressure is high and the fish are spooky!  We have very low water for this time of year and we are working for "biters"! Eggs are slowly taking over with all...

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...

September 9, 2019

The shop is now open 6am to 6pm seven days a week!  We are very busy and love seeing everyone on the river; hanging out at the shop or at the Motel.  Fishing pressure was outrageous over the weekend in the lower river...please respect...

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...

May 28, 2021

Shop Hours 8am – 6pm everyday or Shop On-Line anytime at BBT On-Line Store Sorry for the long delay in reports...I was waiting for some better weather and better bugs.  Well, that kind of sums it up.  Erratic weather patterns and unstable hatches have us doing...

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...

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...

September 17, 2020

Shop hours are 7am to 7pm every day!   "The curious thing about fishing is you never want to go home.  If you are catching anything; you can't stop.  If you don't catch anything; you hate to leave in case something might bite."  - Gladys Taber   Things...

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...

February 10, 2021

Shop Hours 9am – 5pm (Closed Wednesdays until March) Winter has tightened it's grip on us over the last week!!!  Fridge temps, snow and more of the same recipe in the extended forecast.  We certainly knew we were working off borrowed time with such a...