Lake County anglers trying to deal with winter weather

BALDWIN — It’s January, and in Lake County, it usually means the fishing should be just fine.

George Tharp, of Ed’s Sport Shop, in Baldwin would agree.

“I got some really good reports on the river (Tuesday morning),” Tharp said. “Browns and steelhead have both been hitting real decent on flies. There’s not any pressure out there so things are looking good as far as fishermen getting out there. It seems like the warm-up has brought in some fresh steelhead. They’ve got some nice trout and a few steelhead at the fly only water.”

As far as lake fishing is concerned, “it depends on what lake you’re on as far as accessibility,” Tharp added. “It’s supposed to cool off again so that should throw everything back up and make it good for the weekend.”

Overall, activity has been mixed as anglers make the transition from December to January with winter weather expected to provide cold weather for the rest of the week.

A spokesperson at the Pere Marquette River Lodge reports that egg patterns and nymphs have been effective for anglers.

“That’s pretty much it for the winter time,” she said.