Lake County anglers having success

Baldwin’s Doug Loomis, of Ed’s Sport Shop, has been seeing favorable signs from recent fishing reports. (Pioneer file photo)

BALDWIN — Fishing activity continues to pick up in Lake County.

“The last two weeks have been good,” Doug Loomis, of Ed’s Sport Shop, in Baldwin said. “People are buying crawlers for the lakes. Most of the lakes are open.”

“Fishing has been great,” Dylan Willetts of the Pere Marquette River Lodge, said. “We’ve been getting good reports from the guides lately. Things are going very well as far as water conditions. Average cubic feet per second for our river is between 600 and 900. We’re sitting around 1,100 right now.

“As far as wading conditions, the water flow deems it safe as long as it’s under 1,200. Just be cautious when you’re crossing the river.”

Leo Cook, of Baldwin Bait and Tackle also had a favorable fishing report.

“Fishing is good,” he said. “Steelhead and brown trout fishing is phenomenal right now.”


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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