The great thing about Baldwin is it’s in the center of
Century Circle – which is the best trout, steelhead, and
salmon fishing in the world. Not only do you have the famous
Pere Marquette River in your backyard; you have many great rivers
with a 40 minute radius.
The most local river in the area is the Baldwin Creek River. This
historic river is located on the north branch of the Pere Marquette
and was the first river in the country to house a brown trout.
With the drowned timber and large amount of private property
on this river it sees little pressure and many of its fish die
of old age. I keep this river stocked around the lodge
to help area fishing.
Pere Marquette River
The name is historic among the trout fishing community and has
become well know for excellent steelhead and salmon fishing. From
M-37 to Walhalla the river holds a nice gradient and is a legitimate
trout river the whole way.
Little Manistee River
This River is the brooding ground for all the great lakes steelhead. Because
of its natural gravel bottom this river holds great natural reproduction. Look
for great trout and salmon fishing in the middle of the summer
on our adventurous float.
The most popular canoe river in Michigan with its great gradient
and beautiful scenery the Pine is a delight for the adventuress. The
Pine houses a large brown trout population.
Lower and Upper Manistee Rivers
Big chrome steelhead and salmon always pier this river below
Tippy Dam throughout the year. Almost any month of the
year you can catch a steelhead below this world famous tail water. The
Upper Manistee all the way to Grayling MI has superb trout fishing
and is a must for the summer hatches it brings.
This River is paired with the most consistent winter steelhead
fishing and great trout fishing. The big water will provide
for a good fight for the chrome brutes.
Close to the town of Hesperia you will find a jewel of a stream
with a great run of steelhead and walleye in the spring. A
must fish for those fishing the Century Circle.