John Karakashian's Reports

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

October 3, 2018

We got a bump in water over the last couple days. This has been a heck of a season thus far!!! BIG fish and plentiful numbers!!!

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...

September 17, 2019

What a week!!!  A LOT has happened; and I don't have time for the full blow by blow details, so here is the "Readers Digest" version.  Since I last wrote, the river was fishing well in the lower sections...add a bunch of rain and...

September 3, 2021

Shop Hours 8am – 6pm everyday or Shop On-Line anytime at BBT On-Line Store Just wanted to toss up a quick update before the weekend.  The upper river has cleared up nicely and dropped back to normal levels; however, the lower river is still colored up....

May 24, 2022

The shop is currently open 8am to 6pm daily.  We are stocked up on everything you might need (or want) for all our local streams and lakes.  We are still seeing some items that are not available, but we have supplemented substitute products to...

October 23, 2019

The time has finally come...time to "Turn the Page"!  Steelhead season is upon us and we are dedicated to pursuing them daily.  It was a great salmon season that was extended into overtime; due to the number of quality fish that remained in the...

June 28, 2021

Shop Hours 8am – 6pm everyday or Shop On-Line anytime at BBT On-Line Store Crazy conditions continue around here!  The hex hatch is history (for the most part here on the Pere Marquette River).  It started early (June 4 was the first night I discovered them)...

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...

December 22, 2021

Merry Christmas!!!!  I would like to wish everyone a very happy & healthy holiday season and a Happy New Year!!!!  Thank you for a great 2021!  We are looking forward to an even "fishier" 2022!!!!  It has been a great year overall...more good then...

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...