John Karakashian's Reports

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

September 23, 2021

New shop hours are 7am - 7pm Friday & Saturday and 8am - 6pm Monday - Thursday...sorry, but we are short handed!  We have an On-Line shop for off hours purchases or curbside pick-ups.  Give us a call or shop anytime on-line at BBT On-Line. "When...

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....

March 20, 2019

"A faithful friend is the medicine of life"  - Ecclesiastiucus   We have experienced a high water event over this past weekend, but the river is looking perfect right now!  The water temp has been cold, but that is changing daily and warming.  A few fish...

April 27, 2022

Current Shop hours are 8am to 6pm daily!!!  Or shop On-Line anytime!!  Our 2022 spring steelhead season is in the books and I would like to thank everyone that fished with us, shopped in our store and/or stayed at the Motel.  Your continued support...

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...

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...

July 20, 2021

Shop Hours 8am – 6pm everyday or Shop On-Line anytime at BBT On-Line Store The conditions on the Pere Marquette River have consistently been inconsistently.  With that being said the fishing has been good.  We have experienced a couple high water events and now things are...

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...

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....

July 25, 2022

Shop Hours are still 8am to 6pm daily!!! Not much new to report...Enjoying the summer on the river.  It’s attractor season and terrestrial time.  Either early mornings trying to beat the heat or late afternoon with some mousing…that is my program from here on out…stay...