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The Destination Angler Podcast

The Destination Angler podcast is THE podcast for anglers who travel. With Steve Haigh 

We go to the source, the local guides & experts, to build your knowledge of top fishing locations around North America.

Nov 19, 2020

Our destination is the Pere Marquette River in western Michigan.  And our guest is Chris Raines, Senior guide, Pere Marquette Lodge, Baldwin, Michigan.  Known for heavy Chinook, Coho, and Steelhead runs, the PM is also an incredible trout stream.  Plentiful runs, riffles, and deep pools, along with easy wading and access make the PM an angler’s dream.  Chris gives us the low down of the PM from top to bottom and teaches the fundamentals of how to win the epic battle of man versus fish.  Bonus: stories of the guiding life – riding a dirt bike, waders on, and not living in a van down by the river!  

With host, Steve Haigh

Chris Raines, Head Guide, Pere Marquette Lodge

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Pere Marquette Lodge

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Listener Showcase:  Pavel (Pasha) Kirichenko

Pasha is our 1,000th Instagram follower and featured on the show.  He’s an Atlantic Salmon fishing guide in the Kola Peninsula, Murmansk, Russia.   Contact info:

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We welcome your comments: contact host, Steve Haigh, email

Available on Apple, Spotify, or where ever you get your podcasts

Recorded November 5, 2020.  Episode 27.

Music on the show by A Brother’s Fountain, “Hitch Hike-Man”.   

Podcast edited by Podcast Volume