Steve Fraley's Reports

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

November 22, 2021

Howdy Ya'll, First off, I want to say thank you to everyone who's been wishing me a happy birthday today via text, e-mail, messenger and social media. It's been a great one so far, albeit a little cold, spending it with my great friend and...

November 5, 2021

Low, clear and tough describes the conditions here right now as best I can in three words, but if you work hard, make great presentations and cover some good water, you might just get rewarded with a hookup or a few... We've had a few...

October 21, 2021

Sorry guys, looks like I skipped about a week here. Been meaning to sit down and type something out, but I'm currently in the middle of a much needed short break (With the exception of an unscheduled day off a couple of times I've...

October 7, 2021

Hey guys, just a quick report and a few photos from me today. Salmon fishing is still good. The holes up high emptied out for a minute, but a blast that was mid-river made it’s way up and we found ‘em in the deeper...

September 30, 2021

Hey guys, I'm gonna make this one short and sweet as there's not much new to tell that you don't already know... The water is low and clear, fish are abundant in the areas that I've been in and so are the anglers for...

September 22, 2021

Well… I had a very nice person who was headed out with another guide this morning at the launch site take the time to thank me for all the reports over the years and it suddenly occurred to me… I’m not in Alaska any...

September 12, 2021

Hey guys, crazy week... I promised I'd post tonight so I'm gonna, but it's been a little hectic around here to say the least! Not long after posting my report from the river on the 7th that storm hit Dennis and I on the...

September 7, 2021

Got home from AK on Sunday and discovered there was a minor (Read here major. ;^) screw up with my bookings and it turns out I did not have the same guy for five days starting on Monday. (Kind of a relief actually not...

June 2, 2021

T-minus 3 days to AK... Wow, it's been a minute since I posted here on this page, but hopefully you've been able to follow along on our various social media sites or their feeds here on this one. Fact is, I blocked off just...

April 30, 2021

Hey guys, First and foremost a quick reminder that our annual spring river cleanup is slated for tomorrow morning! We will meet at the shop at 9am to hand out garbage bags, sort out how many we are, take a group photo then try to...