Steve Fraley's Reports

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

October 27, 2020

First off, a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our annual Fall River cleanup on Saturday!!! We wound up with another 6 or 8 folks after this photo below was taken and a total of 10 boats that made their way down...

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...

February 28, 2020

We are still taking applications for shop employee(s)! Please stop in or send a résumé to: [email protected] Attention Jason, if you are interested in joining our team. Hey guys, Anther quick one before the weekend. It "looks like" today and tomorrow are a little on the...

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 15, 2019

Ive got tomorrow off so I’ll post a full report then, but as if this moment the river is still in its banks up here in the fly water. Saw a few fish out on redds yesterday, that should be helpful today! ;^)

June 18, 2020

No PM river report from me today although I did just see in my social media feeds that the big bugs went off good last night, the mousing was also good and some really nice fish were caught! (This might be a really good...

September 22, 2021

Well… I had a very nice person who was headed out with another guide this morning at the launch site take the time to thank me for all the reports over the years and it suddenly occurred to me… I’m not in Alaska any...

September 21, 2019

Hey guys, Not much more to add that hasn’t already been said, but I did promise a full report today so I’ll reiterate! ? The river is currently in great shape with fish throughout the system in every stage of the run from brand new to...

November 2, 2020

- Public service announcement - I hadn't planned on posting again for a little while having just had a few planned days of R&R, but I just got word from the shop that the word on the river is several trees down between McDougall...

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...