Thank you so much for your interest in our guided fishing trips on the Pere Marquette River.
Below is an outline of our operation that we hope will answer all of your questions. We look forward to the possibly spending a quality day on the river with you and are committed to giving you the best trip possible on any given day. Please keep in mind however, that making the fish bite and the weather are out of our control.
All guide trips are catch and *release and the majority are fly-fishing, but we do use some spinning gear at times. Please let us know if you have a preference at the time of booking so that we can better plan your trip or, be sure you discuss it with your guide prior.
Our guides welcome all skill levels; from advanced to first-timers. No worries, it is YOUR trip and we will work with you to meet your goals and exceed your expectations. Plus, we like to encourage today’s youth to fish, so a youngster as a partner is always welcome along! Guided trips are $550.00 for a full day trip (one or two anglers) year round, $825.00 for a full day with three anglers (Only certain guides offer the 3 man trip. Check with the shop when booking.) and $425.00 for a half day trip (one or two anglers) only available in the off-season. (Off season varies with our major fish migrations. Guide rates are subject to change. Inquire when calling.) A full day consists of 8 hours fishing and a half day is 4. McKenzie-style drift boats are used as our primary source of river transportation.
Details on Your Day
We include all flies and lures in the cost of the trip! Also included is transportation to and from the river (from BBT), all other tackle (i.e. rods, reels, line, leader, weights, tippet, etc…), **drinks, a hot lunch or dinner on a full day trip and snacks on a half. Please let us know if there are any special dietary needs. (i.e. diet pop, vegetarian, etc…)
You will need to bring: Fishing license, chest waders, polarized sunglasses, rain gear and whatever flies you have that you feel may be of use if you would like to use them. (Our guides will have a good selection of productive flies for the season which is included in the cost of the trip.) Dress appropriately.
Booking a Trip
To book a trip, we will need a major credit card number with an expiration date past that of the scheduled trip date, or the full trip fee at the time of booking. (Credit card numbers are used only as a retainer and you may pay by whatever means you choose after the trip. Cancellations within 30 days notice will be charged the entire fee.) We will also need a mailing address, as well as a home and/or cell phone numbers.
Please call 231-745-3529 to book a trip.
E-mail often doesn’t work as open dates can change rapidly.
Time of trip departure is typically set a day or two in advance and the area of river that will be floated is decided the day of the trip due to changing fish or bug migration and/or conditions.
Baldwin Bait & Tackle Inc.
*Some exceptions have been made in the past for a trophy male fish to be mounted, but we encourage photos and measurements for today’s quality replicas!
**Due to insurance policies, your guide cannot supply alcoholic beverages. Please speak with your guide personally before bringing any along.
***Gratuity is not included in the cost of the trip.