Steve Fraley's Reports

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

March 19, 2021

Hey guys, Just a quick one from me from the river this morning as I am running low on time as usual and probably ought to pay a little attention to these guys fishing... ? Burning the candle at both ends hardly describes it right now,...

March 1, 2023

BBT WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW 03/02/2023! Sorry for the last minute announcement and any inconvenience, but the shop will be closed and all guides/staff will be unavailable for a brat eating, fish catching, team building exercise!! (It was the only day we all had open...

September 28, 2020

Well... The fish showed up! (Pretty much the same day I posted my last report in the am.) This year is apparently very much like one we had about ten years ago and they simply showed up late. If you were here early and...

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...

July 5, 2023 Water temp warning…

Hey guys, just a quick heads up on our current Pere Marquette River water temperatures if you plan to catch and release! Both John K and I cancelled/rescheduled our trips for this afternoon earlier today as the water temperatures are exceeding 68 degrees for...

March 29, 2019

Report from the river today as I will not have time to do it tonight or tomorrow. Slower start this morning, but we’ve made contact with a fish or two at all three stops so far despite the cold weather last night that caused...

February 17, 2022

Hey guys, I am back from the south, loaded up with vitamin D, all rested up and very ready for the season! The shop is loading up also now, only with new inventory daily and the phone is ringing. If you haven't gotten your...

May 27, 2020

The further down you go the higher and more stained it is, but we're only seeing a small spike so far from the recent scattered storms and I expect it to remain fishable. Anglers have been having good to great success in all sections...

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...

January 22, 2021 – Part 2

I'mmmm back! Better late than never, but I did say "before the end of the day" when I signed off earlier. (Sorry about the delay there.) It's actually been quite busy around here lately with a number of projects. Some that we've had planned...