John Karakashian's Reports

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

November 1, 2018

It is always good to give back and protect our beloved resource.  Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday for the River Clean-Up!  You will be repaid by the fish god’s…it is a great investment!  It is always disheartening to see what...

June 17, 2021

Shop Hours 8am – 6pm everyday or Shop On-Line anytime at BBT On-Line Store The Pere Marquette River is fishing well right now day and night.  The river temps have cooled down, but the water is still very clear.  We had to take a small break...

September 15, 2021

Shop Hours 8am – 6pm everyday or Shop On-Line anytime at BBT On-Line Store We are working on extending our hours at the shop...stay tuned!  The shop is loaded up with inventory and more arriving daily, but the supply chain is still limited on some items....

May 13, 2020

Just a quick update...The shop will be re-opening Friday (May 15) for curb side service and mail orders until further notice...Shop hours will be 9am - 5pm.  Our Motel will start taking reservations as well.  We are patiently waiting to fully open our doors,...

October 07, 2020

Shop hours are still 7am to 7pm everyday!!! The kings have still been rolling in the lower and middle river...better late then never!!!  It has been awesome battling "Early September" caliber fish in early October!  There are fresh fish still in the pools and staging....

March 5, 2020

Current shop hours are 8am - 5pm seven days a week, but will probably be extended very soon. We are still taking applications for shop employee(s)! Please stop in or send a resume to: [email protected] Attention Jason, if you are interested in joining our team. I...

August 30, 2021

Just wanted to post a quick update.  Heavy storms rolled through the area Friday evening. 3 inches of rain was concentrated on the Baldwin River and caused significant flooding.  The river has crested, but there are probably several new trees across the river.  Baldwin...

October 1, 2019

It is hard to believe, but it's October!!!  The recent rains have pumped up the river again.  The river is high and still on the rise.  The upper sections are "questionable" to wade, but if you know the river bottom you will be fine....

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...

May 22, 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 28, 30 & 31  June 1 - 3, 7 - 11,...