Steve Fraley's Reports

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

August 6, 2022

Hi guys, long time no post, but hey, I'm still much earlier than expected! (Best part of working in AK for me was going completely dark and being unplugged from the world.) As many of you already know from my personal social media feeds,...

June 22, 2022

Hey guys, yep, I'm still kicking! 🤣 Haven't been posting much because, quite frankly, I've had all my days blocked off for other things and I haven't been fishing "much". (Also, been taking "somewhat" of media break in this world gone mad that's about...

May 2, 2022

Hi guys, sorry about my lapse here, but I've been taking a little me time lately and, per usual, if you've been following BBT's social media, my own social media or John's reports right here you're fairly up to date! You may want to...

April 18, 2022

Hey guys, mostly wanted to remind everyone about the annual cleanup this Saturday. We will meet at the shop at 8am to try and spread out and cover as much river as possible, set up car spots, hand out trash bags (Both on us.)...

April 9, 2022

Hey guys, very short on time today with so much to do on the day off so I'm going very light on all the photos that I simply don't have time to re-size for web use, details and the usual commentary this go around... As...

April 1, 2022

Hey guys, I will post a more detailed report sometime tomorrow during my day off, but a heads up is in order… We are currently in the “use extreme caution” phase of water level. This below is the graph at M-37 from just a few...

March 27, 2022

Hey guys, looks like an unprecedented Sunday report rather than a Saturday this week! (Wound up with both days off due to a covid related re-schedule.) Not much new to report actually, the shop is open 8am to 6pm daily now and we are...

March 19, 2022

03/20/2022 Morning Update: Good news! Water peaked last night and has begun to drop this morning at the M-37 Monitor, Bowman's Monitor and Taylor Road Monitor. Still rising at the Scottville Monitor, but I would expect that to also peak sometime in the next 24hrs... Water...

March 15, 2022

Old pic, new reminder!! The Steelhead bag limit is reduced on the Pere Marquette (As well as several other rivers.) to 1 fish per angler, per day starting today, March 15th, thru May 15th! To be clear, the flies only is still catch and release....

March 4th, 2022

We (My clients, not me, yes, I’m throwing them under the bus, but I told them I would! ;^) couldn’t keep them on the line long enough for our photo ops today, but it was big fun nonetheless with plenty of opportunity! It felt great...