John Karakashian's Reports

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

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...

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....

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...

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...

March 16, 2021

Shop Hours are 8am - 6pm Daily!!! Before I begin my report, I would like to honor a great man and client that passed away this week.  Forest "Woody" Reichert left this world and he left his mark; leaving this earth a better place.  He...

May 29, 2020

The shop is re-opened for business...9-5 everyday!!!   We have been limiting occupancy capacity to 10 and cleaning all surfaces frequently for everyones well being.  It feels very good to have life back in our business and to be back on the river guiding again....

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....

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...

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!!!

June 5, 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 7 – 11, 19, 24, 26 – 30 & Lots of...