By Louie Stout

If you like to fish, now’s the time to be out there getting after coho, steelhead, muskies, yellow perch and crappie.

Fishing activity has waned with the depreciating weather but the action has been pretty good for those anglers willing to battle cooler, and oftentimes, wet conditions.

For example, Mike McNulty at Midway Bait in Osceola said anglers are getting limits of trout and salmon on the St. Joseph River while Jim Housman of the Tackle Box in North Webster said muskies are “going crazy” in Kosciusko County lakes and perch limits are being caught on Lake Wawasee.

Brian Hensley of Clear H2o near Edwardsburg said a lot of really nice bluegills are being caught in southwest Michigan lakes and Bonnie Kelley of Kelley’s Bait in Lakeville said the few anglers getting out are doing well on bluegill at Riddles, Pleasant and even Potato Creek.