Fishing has been slow in Lake County

BALDWIN — Tuesday was a slow day for fishing in Lake County, it would appear, with another snowstorm.

“But the lakes have been doing well for panfish, that would be Big Star for pike, Idlewild, and bass in Wolf lake,” Doug Loomis of Ed’s Sport Shop in Baldwin, said.

Adam Aikens of Pere Marquette River Lodge, said fishing in recent days has been basically nonexistent.

“Not many people are getting out,” he said. “The people that have gotten out have caught a few fish. It’s definitely been tough with the weather.”

Steve Fraley of Baldwin Bait & Tackle, put the following statement on his shop’s website:

“Spring is always a little bit unpredictable as to when we will see our first big push of new fish, but my hope is that the groundhog got it at least partially correct and we will need to expand on those days and hours soon. I have actually seen the best of the run as early as late February a few rare times in the past and it is almost always game on by the first week of March again.”


Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at

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