Steve Fraley's Reports

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

May 6th, 2020

Well, we are excited to be at least partially back in business with our guide services going active tomorrow, but as far as we can tell, it will still be the 15th at this point before we go full storefront. For the time being...

July 19, 2019

Hello from the great state of Alaska! No, I haven’t been eaten by a bear or abducted by aliens, but yes, I have been enjoying the heck out of “being unplugged”... As a matter of fact, this is the first time I’ve used the...

October 15, 2018

Last day messing with Salmon with the first timers father and son team of Ron and Nate. Going well so far. Decided to try a test post to the new site from my phone! lots of fish to hand already, but only a few we’ve...

Part 2, March 17, 2019

Not much too add as far as conditions go from this morning's brief report. The water dropped and cleared a little more during the day, but the bite never really did turn on, at least while we were out; That was one hack of...

September 22, 2018

The season is in full swing and we are having lots of fun out there!

May 20, 2020

Well, in yesterday’s second report I said “more tomorrow” so here it is... I was going to take a few more photos, but it basically looks like it did in the last ones I posted in the BBT site report yesterday right now only...

September 24, 2020

Shop hours are 7am to 7pm daily. My next available date is October 13th at the moment and I still have plenty fall Steelhead dates in late October and November; let’s go fishing!! In the meantime we do have other guide and motel openings...

March 23, 2019

Hi guys, Sorry I didn't get another post up before the weekend, but both Johns did I believe and it is nice to spread them out at least a little bit! Soon enough, we will be adding yet another report page from Donnie Richards who...

May 1st, 2020

Good morning! Day 40, the big four 0... Hope you all are hanging in there ok. Just a heads up on the water conditions. It is “starting” to drop at M-37 as shown on the graph I pulled up here, but I also set the...

September 29, 2019

Kameron had tomorrow and the next day (September 30 & October 1) open up last minute! Call the shop to grab these prime dates! 231-745-3529 All guide dates currently (As I type) available thru October 15th, our traditional end of Salmon season as the focus...