Steve Fraley's Reports

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

March 25, 2021

Hi guys! In the tradition of "We're in the middle of the season and have no time!" or, "We're burning the proverbial candle at both ends.", etc., etc..... I'm gonna follow suit with John and try to make this short! Our BIG NEWS is...

September 12, 2021

Hey guys, crazy week... I promised I'd post tonight so I'm gonna, but it's been a little hectic around here to say the least! Not long after posting my report from the river on the 7th that storm hit Dennis and I on the...

April 9th, 2019

BBT’s PM River Cleanup is Saturday, April 20th. Mark your calendar and details to follow... My next available open days are April 17 & 18, but we have other guides available on other days as well! This report is coming to you from the river...

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...

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...

April 23rd, 2020

Well, here we are, approaching the end of lockdown/quarantine day 32. I’m not gonna dwell on that too much here however as everyone has an opinion on this and there are very few of those that are exactly alike... (All pictures in this report...

February 7, 2020

Current shop hours are 9am - 5pm (Closed on Wednesday until March.) We are 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.  The days are getting longer and the...

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...

April 18, 2022

Hey guys, mostly wanted to remind everyone about the annual cleanup this Saturday. We will meet at the shop at 8am to try and spread out and cover as much river as possible, set up car spots, hand out trash bags (Both on us.)...

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...