Early spring brings early start

TESTING?THE?WATERS–A fisherman at Big Erick’s Bridge in Skanee enjoys a day in the sun as he angles the Big Huron River for success. Pickings are reportedly slim so far, but outdoorsmen, women and kids are off to an early start on the season thanks to recent warm weather.

by Melissa Newland

As the fish start making their way up river, local campgrounds have been packed to the gills with fishermen wanting to wet a line and catch some rainbow trout (steelhead). Though most note the fishing has been pretty slow going so far this season, they are happy to get out and enjoy what nature has to offer. Big Eric’s Bridge State Forest Campground in Skanee has seen its fair share of campers and day trippers this season already, along with the other popular rivers in the area; Falls, Ravine, Slate and Silver. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.