Turkey seasons continue
BIG RAPIDS — The second of three turkey hunting seasons will be ending this week, and a month-long third season is right around the corner.
So far, it seems the overall season, which started on April 17, has been a good one.
"We've gotten 19 turkeys in as of (Monday)," Tanner Havens of Frank's Sporting Goods in Morley said. "I've had four brought in the second season and 15 last week from the first season. They're doing pretty well. It sounds like the guys that have gotten them missed some beforehand."
Pete Kaling, area DNR wildlife biologist, also like what he's seen so far.
"It has been a good season with several hunter bagging heavier than average toms so far," he said.
Lake County fishing
Fishing activity is picking up in Lake County.
The Pere Marquette River Lodge in Baldwin said river fishing remains good despite the rain and high water.
"The steelhead run is starting to taper off," Ben Harbison of the Pere Marquette River Lodge said. "There's a few holdouts. Its looking like it will be over in a couple of weeks. There's still a lot of fish in the river. It's fishing well. The brown trout are starting to show themselves a little more. It's beginning to feel like spring a little more."
Spawning continues, a spokesperson said