Steve Fraley's Reports

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

January 20, 2022

Hey guys, hopefully everyone is enjoying a happy new year thus far; I know I am! Sorry for the lack of reports, but as many of you that have been following us for very long well know, you'll have that sometimes in the "off...

December 15, 2021

Hey guys, as you can see from the graphs below, despite the additional showers overnight, the river, as of now, continues to drop in the upper reaches and has leveled off in the far lower from the peak spike that this past Saturday's storms...

December 10, 2021 Merry Christmas!

Heck, I almost forgot to post this at all this year and had it not been for a few "regulars" that always take full advantage of it, the announcement might have been missed this year!!! In short, have you, or anyone you know, been...

Down to the wire… December 6, 2021

Hey guys, We're getting down to the wire on this Steelhead thing so I thought I'd toss out another link in addition to the one I posted in my last report... If you want your voice heard do so right now as the deadline for...

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...