Steve Fraley's Reports

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

Attention Michigan River Guides! 03/03/2022

Attention River Guides!! This goes out to all legally licensed & insured Michigan River Guides be it State, Federal and/or both regardless of your area of Michigan, the river(s) you fish or the method(s) you use… Please join us at 5:30pm on Saturday, March...

February 24, 2022

Hey guys, it's that time again and the fishing has been "good" to error on the conservative side albeit quite the adventure at times! Also, in some brief shop news, I want to take just a quick minute to welcome Jad Freeland to the...

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...

February 5, 2022

We’ll, it would be a perfect morning were it not for the mourning… Sadly, we lost another great man yesterday, my uncle Stewart moved on at some point in the afternoon while my wife Karen and I were in a plane, and we learned...

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...