Steve Fraley's Reports

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

September 21, 2022

Good morning, The answers to the inevitable questions about the headliner picture are... It's a colored-up lake run Brown, it measured 29 inches from its tail to its very cool nose and it took a brown stone fly on the first cast of a very...

September 8, 2022

Hey guys, quick note, I have a client who has to cancel September 13th, so if anyone is interested in picking up this prime date just give the shop a call. (231) 745-3529. (9/9/2022 morning edit. This date has now been filled. Thank you!)  Nothing...

August 23, 2022

“To be silent the whole day, see no newspaper, hear no radio, listen to no gossip, be thoroughly and completely indifferent to the fate of the world is the finest medicine a man can give himself.” ~ Henry Miller Well, that’s it, I’m back home...

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...