Steve Fraley's Reports

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

September 22, 2018

The season is in full swing and we are having lots of fun out there!

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...

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...

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...

August 8, 2020

Hey guys! Just a quick note today to let everyone know that after just 7 glorious weeks in Alaska rather than the 11 I originally planed, I volunteered to return home early and am now back in Baldwin. I was told that having seniority...

September 30, 2021

Hey guys, I'm gonna make this one short and sweet as there's not much new to tell that you don't already know... The water is low and clear, fish are abundant in the areas that I've been in and so are the anglers for...

September 29, 2019

Kameron had tomorrow and the next day (September 30 & October 1) open up last minute! Call the shop to grab these prime dates! 231-745-3529 All guide dates currently (As I type) available thru October 15th, our traditional end of Salmon season as the focus...

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...

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...

October 6, 2018

New fish continue to enter the system and it looks like we should be good on Kings into the third week of October for anyone interested.