Steve Fraley's Reports

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

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!

April 2, 2021

Hi guys, just another quick one from me this morning, but I wanted to give "fair warning" to those of you making the trek up this weekend and, wish you all a Happy Easter. Between fishing pressure, water that is now in the extreme...

March 18, 2020

Shop hours are currently 7am to 5pm Sunday thru Thursday and 7am to 7pm Friday and Saturday! Please stop in if you're in the area! Like everyone else we are feeling the impact of the current zombie apocalypse and the timing couldn't be worse!...

April 3, 2020

We are still checking our phone messages and emails daily. Please leave a message with your return contact information and we will be happy to ship you any product or mail out a gift certificate!! We are not however, offering any type of curb service...

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...

November 17, 2020

Well, we didn't call it Baldwin "Bait & Tackle" for no reason I guess, but if you'd have asked me a month ago if I'd ever be running more than just flies or pitching a little hardware on my guide trips I most likely...

October 22, 2018

Hi guys, Sorry it's been a minute since last report, but I continue to burn the proverbial candle at both ends and I'm loving it... Hopefully the Facebook and Instagram post I have been doing have shown up in the feeds on our site here...

May 19, 2020

The river has surpassed the peak of this past May 1st at the M-37 gauge and is showing no signs of “flattening the curve” anytime soon. I’m going to go check on my friend Joe’s place on the Little South at some point this...

March 11, 2020

03/11/2020 Update! Man this water up here looks awesome!!! (Not kidding, we love big flows and the clarity is good!) There’s a lot more water flowing in from the Baldwin right now than there is from the mainstream above it. In case you’re wondering what...