BALDWIN — Fishing is starting to pick up in a major way in the Lake County area.

“Fishing has been pretty good,” Jim McMillon of Baldwin Bait & Tackle said. “The river, we’re still fishing some streamers, small egg patterns and nymphs in the holes and runs, and any deep water in the river. We’re waiting for warmer weather so we can get decent dry fly activity.”

Casey Lanier, of the Pere Marquette River Lodge in Baldwin, agrees.

“It is actually going pretty good,” he said. “I was expecting the river to be up a little more and be a little cloudier than all get out. It looks really good and is fishable. Streamers are going on and I did some nymphing. There still a few steelhead on the gravel.”

Doug Loomis, of Ed’s Sports Shop in Baldwin, is also liking what’s he’s seeing.

“Live bait has been best, but spinners and flies are also working,” he said. “We’re not having as many fishermen out. It rained most of Thursday and is supposed to continue. People are spotting fish, but not as many fishermen are going out.”